JW ART GALLERY
The Old Hurley Store
|For over 12 years, Joe's art was included in several gallerys and shows in the Phoenix, AZ area and many of his custom pieces went into local collections. So, when Karin retired from the book publishing buisness, we decided it was time to move into our future. Many hours of perusing maps and browsing the internet looking for a place to establish our gallery lead to a visit to the thriving art community of Silver City, New Mexico. We made a quick trip to the area in July of 2005 and, after more research, found what was to become the JW ART GALLERY: The Old Hurley Store in Hurley, just 14 miles southeast of Silver City.|
We settled on the Chino Mining Company's
buildings (now Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold) as the best site for our
enterprise. Built in 1911, the 18,000 sq. ft. buildings are in 4 “sections”.
The wooden building shown on the right is comprised of 2 rooms. The first
is 4850 sq. ft, (with a second floor) and beside it a 2,450 sq. ft room (with
a basement and a hand-pulled freight elevator). There is a connecting building
of 900 sq. ft. (which is Joe's art studio) and then the red brick 3,500
sq. ft. Old Hurley Store.
A unique space for a Fine
Art Gallery, Printmaking Workshop and a Picture Framing Facility. In
the front of the gallery, is a small Gift Shop and a Museum that
recounts the history of Hurley as well as the Mimbres Indians and various
copper and silver mining sites in the area.
Click here to see the Renovation of the GALLERY
The Hurley "stacks" were taken down on
June 5th, 2007, and we lost our landmark.
Email for a video of that event.
And . . . as an extra added attraction, a train rumbles by
and shakes our buildings 3-4 times a week!
Or, a 100-year-old tunnel under the tracks through which
you can stroll to reach the other side of town?
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