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Two Sisters Fine Art Gallery may be a new venture, but its origins started back in the childhood days of Lynn Farrar and her sister Cynthia Stott. Stott remembers watching her sister sketch everything from Peggy Fleming during the 1968 Winter Games, to horses, trees and ballet dancers.
You might say it's a marriage of the minds or right and left brain. "I've watched Lynn with her art career for many years and she is a very talented artist but I asked her once what classes she didn't take at BYU that would have helped her art career. Without hesitation, the answer was, 'business classes.'"
Last summer when Stott was in Utah having a girls weekend away with her three college age daughters at the inspiring Johnson's Mill, she spawned the idea of the gallery to show her sister's creations and as a way to make a living if she moved to Utah. Lynn, already making a success of her art, selling at upscale galleries in Park City and the Avenues downtown Salt Lake, agreed that it would be great to have more space to show her work.
I remember the instant I had the idea, says Stott. I was standing in the wonderful Eldelwiess gallery in Midway talking to owner Sherry Omans. It dawned on me, that "I could open an art gallery."
Bob Johnson made reservations for Stott and her girls at the Snake Creek Grill. While at the grill, as she was noticing the clientele of the grill, the upscale menu, and understated elegance of the roadhouse style resturant, Stott began to appreciate the location as a possibility.
Earlier, she had spotted the Bonner House, but when negotiations with the owners didn't seem to be going well, she began to look at alternate locations. "When I was at the Bonner house I noticed the two front entrances, and the plaque that indicated it had historically been the home of a polygamist family. I winked at my sister and said, 'We could call it 'two sisters' and everyone would wonder.'" The name stuck even though the location didn't.
"For the first time in my life, something fell into place. As the gallery idea unfolded, everything opened up as if it was supposed to happen. Every step of the way I had ideas and doors open up to me. I felt like for the first time in my life things just easily and naturally came together. I like the idea of nurturing the artists and letting them know their work is appreciated."
Along the way Cynthia met and contracted with other artists: Alison Armstrong, Joyce Baron, Lisa Chamberlain, Jason Christensen, Lonni Clarke, Lynn Farrar, Linda Fisher, Anne Gregerson, Dinah Ihle, Brian Kershisnik, Jes MaHarry, Jack Morford, Karrie Baldwin Penney, Dennis Smith, Sophie Soprano, and Linda Tay'nahza'. These artists are currently represented by her gallery.
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