The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council and local art enthusiasts Cathy and Bob Adorni, long-time friends of the late Thomas Kinkade, have “popped” open an art gallery in downtown Port Clinton. The display, “Come Share the Light,” features the Adornis’ extensive collection of Thomas Kinkade’s art.
The couple lived in California for 30 years before moving to Port Clinton in 2006. In 1990, the Adorni’s started to appreciate the talents Kinkade had to offer. They met Thom was he was 37 at an event in Van Nuys, Calif., and started collecting his art in 1995. In 1997, the Adornis met Rick Barnett, Thom’s business partner and friend, and immediately formed a friendship. The Adornis relationship with Thom and Rick became a personal one, spending time with their friends and family and even traveling with them to Washington, D.C., for the presentation of Thom’s Christmas painting to President George Bush at the National Christmas Tree Lighting.
Stop in and see special artwork created just for the Adornis by Thom and his children; Thom’s earlier artwork and listen to the fascinating stories they have to offer! Fall in love with some of the art and they might even sell it to you. The pop-up gallery, at 113 Madison St., Port Clinton, will be open for several weeks so check for hours.