Jimi Hendrix said, “The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.” 


For our ‘Once Around’ exhibit we wanted to celebrate the spirit and passion that defines a life.  The original proverb from an anonymous author was ‘you only go around once’ to which another anonymous author added ‘so make the most of it.’   


And making the most of it is exactly what these pop icons brought to life by Russell Young did.  None toed the line.  Marilyn, Liz and Bardot ignored it.  Morrison, Bowie, Elvis, Jimi and Sid road right over it with their mug shots as proof.   


“I fell off my pink cloud with a thud” describes Taylor’s romantic journeys of love, marriage and divorce x 8.   Marilyn said, ‘Regrets are stupid.”  And Sid said, “Don’t let them take you alive.” 


There are no angels in this exhibit unless you agree with what Jim Morrison said that “Death makes Angels of us all.’