The Loch Gallery at 1516 4th Street SW provided us with another experience, that of a very classy commercial art gallery. The art that one will enjoy at this venue includes work by a number of contemporary artists, but also a nice historical collection. Again, the proprietor, Ian Loch (son of David Loch) was very welcoming, as was Nancy Smith, pictured below with tour participant and friend, Michelena. I was taken by a few images in the exhibit, Best of the Contemporary. Jacques Payette’s encaustic pieces struck me as rich with multiple layers and textural qualities. The wolf bronzes also appealed to me because of my recent work. It was such a fantastic day of viewing art. I will try to keep my readers updated on future tours that will cover other venues with the same delicious energy!