Last week, artists married Jennifer Koch and Gregg Blasdel celebrated 17 years of marriage and 30 years as a couple. They both produce art independently and have been collaborating on prints together since 2004. Their home is a maximalist dream, with colorful collections of work created by self-taught artists from across the country. Jennifer owns and operates a frame store called Frames for you and Mona Lisa too. Gregg has been a researcher and art teacher for 30 years. In 1968 he wrote a seminal article in Art in America on grassroots artists, and he spent his life documenting them.
Eva knows the couple well, as she is their neighbor and friend. She spent a Sunday afternoon with them in their studio, looking at the two printed proofs of their collaborative works entitled “Marriages of Reason”.
If you would like to see some of Jennifer and Gregg’s work for yourself, you can rent their Guest rooms, which is filled with their creations. You can also view their collaborative work at New New Art Studio in Burlington from December 7-17.