“There are few true visionaries….
They come and go…  Rarely…..
Once they succumb to the status quo..  
Their vision is quaffed.  Trimmed…
Squelched…
Out goes the fire of true inspiration.  .
Then it’s rehashing old views and repetitive  imagery of what was once hot. 
Worn out and working for gold coins they creep along as miners digging up pretty much empty pans of tired and useless 
soil….
Enter the true visionaries….
They never grab on to the status quo…
They alone are exploring the unique possibilities of what is becoming…
They alone  are the true avante guard ….they alone see……
Cutting through the clouds of nonsensical horse pucky… .
images of  AGAIN and AGAIN……
Barf.. vomit.. and ordinary……urp.
Visions can enthrall…..
Visions can ignite…
The human spirit. …
God bless the God damn visionaries…
For without us there’s no fucking reason to be born…
Unless boredom 
Gets you off.” Gary Savage

When you love art, you love it all, in whatever form it presents itself. I feel lucky to consider the artists my friends as we embark on a new journey together, even sharing some of the risks. Artists are brave, they are the soldiers of humanity and it is the passion that resides within them that makes them different. Gary Savage is not only a local legacy for his persona and a talented painter but also a gifted writer. He has a collection of essays from decades of “rantings” that will be released eventually in an art book and alongside works. He is currently working on his newest masterpiece, this work in progress with ascending lotuses and Rohan Padmashna, which means ascending in Sanskrit. There is much to look forward to at Evo. As Gary says, “Bafflement will be our superpower.”