Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto 78: The Secret to Life with Harrison Gallery
In this episode of the Podcast, Mark Baratto sits down with artists Helen and Ben Harrison to talk about their gallery on White Street, but in a surprise turn of events, ended up talking about their life at sea. I think the below quote sums it up – enjoy!
“In the 1970s my husband, Ben, and I spent four years building a thirty-eight foot sailboat in Costa Rica, a massive project for two gringos in a foreign country. Starting with a bare hull, we designed and constructed this giant sculptural object of functional art using self-taught traditional wood techniques that set the stage for my present work. While traveling and living aboard, which we did for 11 years, I began my transition from boatwork to sculpture.”
Read About Their Journey In Sailing Down The Mountain: A Costa Rican Adventure More on Harrison Gallery
Located in the southernmost city in the continental United States, Harrison Gallery has become a local institution, earning a reputation as a destination for some of the best fine art in the area.
A privately owned and operated art studio and show space, the gallery was opened by Helen and Ben Harrison in 1986.
Harrison Gallery represents a select group of artists from whose work, along with that of the Harrison’s, make the gallery a truly personal and unique artistic experience that should not be missed.
Ben Harrison’s music:https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Hy8T1RUaoSDiLKqElGFV4?si=b0ZIGZSIQGi4b24_qEgylg