EXCERPT from A Whirlwind of Textures  by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013

It was a long way from Minnesota for Warren and Joan Malkerson, owners of Gallery 408 on Twelfth Street in Carrizozo., New Mexico.

After spending a lifetime working in corporations in the east and mid-western states, Warren retired and asked his wife, “Where do you want to be?” With maps and magazines scattered over the kitchen table, each made a list of desirable characteristics of their new location, and arrived at the following common characteristics: lots of warmth, sunshine, interesting things to do, no pollution, no people pollution, and wide vistas.

Since Joan had grown up in Colorado, she felt at home in the high desert, mountains and forests of the west, so New Mexico seemed a logical candidate. Being quickly smitten by the mountains and blue skies of Ruidoso, they moved to the Angus area sixteen years ago and after traveling back and forth to Minnesota where children and grandchildren reside, Warren decided that now was the time to help his wife fulfill her artistic dreams.


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