By day, John LaBry is a business development director at Micron Technologies. At other moments in his life, he buys and sells art.
LaBry has dealt in art and in his younger years he painted as well. Now, for the first time, he’s putting walls and roof around his art enterprise.
He plans on a Dec. 16 opening for his LaBry Fine Arts in the Mercantile Building at 8th Street Marketplace, 404 S. Eighth Street, Suite 166.
The opening show will offer art from two local artists, Tarmo Watia and Geoff Krueger, and two artists from New Mexico and Louisiana. LaBry said he sees high quality and true artistic expression in his exhibitions.
“My goal is to source art that demonstrates both exceptional technical and emotional expression,” said LaBry, whose background is in physics. “The art will be in the few hundred to $10,000-plus range.”
LaBry liked the thought of having a gallery in BoDo.
“I liked the venue,” he said. “I like that several hotels are in the works. I like the new JUMP center.”
Susan Gianella will be the gallery manager.