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1976 was a year of revolutionary change.
Apple threw open the doors of imagination, Tiananmen Square launched
a reverie for freedom, and we were born. Now, all grown up, we celebrate
the cultural revolution that was born in the year of our birth (well, Vynsie’s
and Jully’s — Derek was born in 1977, but we let him join us anyway).
The declaration of freedom from rigid boundaries, so that art is not just paint
on a canvas; humanity is not regional but global; the earth is not only where
we live, but our source of life; life is serious, but also precious and should be
lived with joy, passion, a giant wink of humor, and a great deal of thoughtfulness.
It is this thoughtfulness with which we choose every item and art offering in
our store, gallery, and workshop. Want to know more about our store?
Come on in. Every item in our shop has a story and we love to share those
tidbits of history with anyone who has a mad case of cultural curiosity.

We are Vynsie, Jully, and Derek and WE ARE 1976.




photograph taken by ShopKid


Video from our good friend Roger Peters.

Also, thank-yous to writer Jan Crockett for her words and photographer Jeremy Sharp for his eyeballs.
Big big thanks.