Newell gallery joins Kaufman Wood Studio in Quincy's arts corridor

Posted: Mar. 25, 2013 8:27 am Updated: Apr. 8, 2013 9:15 am

Herald-Whig Senior Writer

Terry Newell Crooked Creek Gallery got a big welcome to Kaufman Wood Studio last weekend, with about 100 people attending a soft opening in Quincy's arts corridor.

"It was great. We had a big crowd," George Scholz, one of the proprietors, said.

Jacqueline Kaufman Wood and her husband, Paul, have been operating the Kaufman Wood Studio for nearly a year at 609 Hampshire. Kaufman Wood does photography and other forms of art. The Woods also perform in the band, Seven Days Fuller, which performed during the weekend open house.

"George came by and asked if they could share the front room for some of Terry Newell's things. Sharing a space and working together should help everybody out," she said.

Terry Newell does photography of a different type, with enhanced photography that accentuates color or shading. Some people buying his art wonder if they're buying paintings or photographs, Newell said.

"I've done one-man shows from Chicago to California," Newell said.

More than 50 of his works hang in the First Bankers Trust building at 12th and Broadway. The Granite Bank Gallery, near Fifth and Maine, previously showed his works, and Carthage Memorial Hospital displays his art as well. He paints as well, and as owner of Newell Chevrolet in Carthage, Newell and his brother did pieces with car paint.

"It was enamel, but the fumes were poisonous, so we stopped doing that," he said.

Newell said one of the popular points about his enhanced photography is that he can take shots to order.

"I can literally get the scene out someone's back door if that's what they want," Newell said.

He has a 44-inch printer that produces "archival quality" prints with acid-free components and ink that can last 100 years. He works to keep prices low enough that buyers can afford it.

Newell also produces greeting cards.

Other forms of art are in the gallery. Joshua McCurdy, a potter from Hannibal, Mo., has works on display. Needlework by Creations by Shayna Rost also is featured.

Kaufman Wood and her father, Todd Rost, revamped the studio last year. They created a space where brick walls are displayed in some areas and other complimentary colors and textures can be seen from floor to ceiling.

"My dad really gave the building new life," she said.

The studio and gallery will hold special showings at least every other month, with special emphasis on "third Saturday gallery night."

Newell's artwork will be featured permanently. Other local artists' work will be added or rotated in so that visitors and shoppers will have new items to see.

Newell's wife, Sue, is a designer who also has helped come up with displays for Newell's art works.

The Newells continue to operate Crooked Creek Productions at the old sheriff's office and jail in Carthage.