Well, we’re still gearing up to replace the roof but it’s been a slow process. Our fundraiser late last year was just short of being a failure. However, thanks to 23 very gracious individuals, we did obtain about $2700 which we are still sitting on. The next step is to find a roofer/contractor who can give us some free step by step advice on how to do the job ourselves (anybody know one?). We don’t even know if it’s going to be possible with only $3000, but what other choice is there? Such is life. We’re still going to try our hardest.
On a brighter note, when we do finally get ICE back on it’s feet (hopefully by the fall) one of our first orders of business will be to have an exhibition with local artist Tom Driscoll.
In the past, ICE has been solely at the disposal of the 4 guys involved (and we’re still not going to be taking submissions or anything like that) – but when our buddy Tom Driscoll invited us to see his studio, we were all so impressed that we knew we wanted to show his work (he also got extra points for being the only local artist to come to every opening at ICE, usually accompanied by another great San Diego artist, Richard Allen Morris). Tom is a highly under appreciated artist that has been making art in San Diego for many years (he even used to have a studio right across the street from ICE!) We know Tom will do something great with our space, but until that time please enjoy some photos we took during our visit to Toms studio (the slideshow can be viewed full screen):