A FEW EXAMPLES--PREVIOUS WORK
CLEARWATER REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
In a short window of four months, we transformed a library atrium space and two hallways into a fine art gallery in preparation for a series of travelling exhibitions. The space had many natural light challenges that had to be solved to both protect the artwork and also meet museum standards, yet not significantly alter the public space.
CLYDE BUTCHER GALLERIES
It has been a joy working for this renowned landscape photographer, his family and staff for many years. Laughing Guava has helped create four nationally-traveling exhibitions, a pop-up gallery, a website, and has researched and written didactics for exhibits, brochures, booklets and books.
BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE
As an on-call installer, Laughing Guava has worked on multiple exhibits with museum staff. From hanging photography and didactics to touching up paint, installing vinyl and handling artifacts, if it is part of an exhibition, it has been done. This natural history museum hosts both traveling and in-house exhibitions.
COLLECTIONS STORAGE REDESIGN
MANATEE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
The museum was looking for a way to more efficiently use their small storage space, reuse current shelving and also use their small budget efficiently and effectively. After many permutations considering current and future artifact storage needs, a plan was decided upon and the museum took over from there.
PETTIGREW HOME AND MUSEUM
SIOUX FALLS, SD
One of my favorite galleries from years ago was in a museum addition on an 1800s historic home. We restored the floors and converted a space in the museum annex to be reminiscent of the original museum that occupied the space. Using original artifacts collected by the owner, original and reproduction cases, and original paperwork, the exhibit showcased the collecting habits of turn-of-the (last)-century travelers.