Michelle has three very special fans in Tucson, Arizona, where she grew up. Eric and Angie Firestone also live in Tucson, with their daughter Parker (great name!). Angie is a horse lover and has sent her hunter to Cross Creek West in the past for some tuning up.
Angie’s husband Eric is the owner of Eric Firestone Gallery, a wonderful art gallery in Tucson specializing in the exhibition of “comprehensive collections of fine art and furniture from the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries. American Modernist and Regional artworks are paired with exceptional examples of American Arts and Crafts furniture, decorative objects and lighting. The gallery, set in two historic Josias Joesler designed adobes, offers visitors a unique sense of a 1930s era Tucson and provides an intimate environment for the ever changing exhibits that have garnered the Eric Firestone Gallery a national reputation.”
During the Tucson Fall Circuit last November, Eric gave Michelle a challenge: Win the grand prix that Sunday and he would give her a painting! Unfortunately for Michelle, a blue ribbon was not in the cards that day, and the generous offer was a thing of the past…
…until a few weeks ago when Eric phoned, having heard about Michelle’s and Socrates’ win at the Arizona Winter Festival on March 8. The offer was renewed, and Michelle is now the proud owner of an original early watercolor by Arizona artist Doug Denniston – a desert landscape to remind her of her roots.
To say we were astounded by this generosity is an understatement. Thank you Eric and Angie for your extraordinary gift!