Posts Tagged ‘Ralph Gorton’

Ralph Gorton in Rossion Supercar  on Car ChasersThe guy on the right in the picture here is Ralph Gorton, who owns the Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo, CA, a gallery where I’ve shown my work for three years now.  I had a solo show there in late 2012 and my work has done really well in California thanks to Ralph and Ken at the Just Looking Gallery.  It’s been a great ride but getting to know Ralph a little bit has been a real kick.

He is a a larger-than-life character in all ways, including the height that helped him become a Division I basketball star in his college days.  He is known to be an astute  entrepreneur, a lover of art, a well-known college basketball coach and mentor, an athlete, a father and husband, a mountain climber and wilderness explorer, a sometime model (there’s a story there!) and a world-class storyteller.  And a pretty good guy , to boot

I think he would be a perfect specimen for reality television.  Well, tonight he makes it there on The Car Chasers on CNBC at 10 PM.  It’s a show where they try to locate specific cars for would be buyers and Ralph is in the market for a Rossion Supercar, a limited edition hand built sportscar built here in the US that has crazy speed.  Zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds.

Here’s a link to a short clip from tonight’s episode.

And in case you were wondering what it feels like to go from 0-60 in under 3 seconds, here’s a video from Tesla who makes a new electric four door sedan with the ability to do just that. It gives you the immediate reactions of a few normal folks who were also wondering.

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Just Looking Gallery, SLO - GC Myers Show 2012 aWell, we got home last night after several days on the  west coast for my show this past weekend at the Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo.  And though it was very wet , we had a great time.  We saw a lot of great sights, from  the heights of Yosemite  down to the coastal area around  SLO.  But it was the friendliness and warmth of the people there that made the biggest impression.  We met so many wonderful people.  My biggest complaint is that they were there to hear about my work  so I did more talking  when I would rather be listening, hearing about their lives and stories.

But it was a great trip and we have so many people to thank, from Ralph Gorton and Ken McGavin at the gallery  to the many folks who made it to the show, many traveling from quite a distance.  It was great to get to know Ralph and Ken better and to hear their entertaining stories.  And they do have some great stories.  They made Cheri and me  feel very welcome.  I will relate a few more details in the coming days but for the moment, I am still a little fatigued from the trip and am settling back into the studio routine this morning.

Again, many,many thanks to everyone who crossed our path this past week.  It was a real pleasure.

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