Many who have met the dynamic, energetic artist can surmise how the gallery came to be named. Mr. Pitts, often seen wearing his trademark apparel of a bow tie, decided that naming the gallery as such would undoubtedly cause those to visit to have no doubt as to whose art would be on the walls.
Greg Pitts has exhibited extensively including exhibits with Romero Britto and Purvis Young, and has celebrity clients including Sherri Shepherd and Donald Pliner. His abstract art has garnered a tremendous amount of attention in recent years. Clients have purchased his artwork internationally and he was a successful exhibitor this past December 2010 at Miami Art Basel. His artwork can be found in the Netherlands, South Africa, Vienna, Austria as well as various cities throughout the United States and Canada. His art has been compared to Detroit's Heidelberg Project.
He decided to make Findlay, Ohio the birthplace of his gallery because of his childhood memories. Growing up, he would come here to shop and dine with his mother very often as a child and decided to pay homage to her by creating The Bow Tie Gallery. His mother passed away about a year ago. She worked at RCA/Harris in Findlay, Ohio for over 20 years.
The gallery will feature a diverse selection of Mr. Pitts' creations, ranging from his early works that garnered him the moniker "The Black Jackson Pollock", several unique "eco-art" pieces created from recycled and found objects as well as photography from his diverse collection of images from locales such as Puerto Rico, Cuba and various locales.
The Bow Tie Art Gallery is located at 113 E. Crawford Street, Findlay, OH.
The ribbon cutting is to take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 2, 2011. The grand opening celebration will be on Saturday September 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The hours for the gallery for this special weekend are Friday Sept 2nd from 6pm-10 pm, Saturday Sept 3rd from 12 noon - 9 pm, Sunday September 4th from 1pm - 6pm and on Monday September 5th from 10 am - 2 pm.
For any additional information, contact the gallery at 1-888-535-9108 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.