LETS TALK ABOUT A CURATOR
This past year I had the honor of meeting a most curious man, the curator of the The Gallery at Mills Park in Orlando, Florida. At first he appears to be a mild mannered man, but once you get him going about the art on his walls, you see a whole different being. This man is Boris Douglas Garbe. His story alone is a story of strength and perseverance. Ill let him tell you more about that, but when it comes to art, he has an incredible passion for both the artwork and the artists. He is a giver, a helper, a cheerleader, and a believer.
Boris believes that artists and their work tell a story, and it is with such passion, he wants to tell that story. When someone enters the gallery, to view the art, he immediately gets up to greet them, introduce himself and then begins. This curator is a story teller and along with his animated personality he begins, even jumping on the furniture at times with excitement, as he tells the stories that the artist portrays. His passion is evident, and his love for artists and their art goes even further than the gallery itself. Boris makes it his business to travel the Orlando art scene, always supporting artists, other galleries and the Art scene. Sometimes I wonder when this man sleeps, as he also hosts a talk show, gives radio interviews and does his best at promoting his Gallery.
Women and young curators are a passion of his. Boris recognizes the disparity with women in the arts and therefore encourages women to push forward with their craft. He mentors and teaches young college students as to, how to be a Curator of a gallery themselves one day. All of these extra things are just part of this mans passion for the arts. If you were to ask any artist in Orlando, they would agree that Boris Douglas Garbe walks the walk when it comes to supporting art. I am so pleased to call him a mentor and a friend. Feel free to stop in at the Gallery at Mills Park, Orlando, and grab a tour from this amazing curator and meet his best friend and constant companion, Lump!