OPINION

Pfliiger: Artists happy to have local showcase

Posted 8/29/22

This is response to the letter written by Vincent Lynch (“PORA gallery not same as Village Store,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 10, 2022).

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OPINION

Pfliiger: Artists happy to have local showcase

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This is response to the letter written by Vincent Lynch (“PORA gallery not same as Village Store,” Sun City West Independent, Aug. 10, 2022).

This is not the first time Mr. Lynch has commented on his displeasure regarding the del Sol Gallery. The first time was on a Sun City West community Facebook page.

As a Sun City West resident and fellow artisan, I was very happy when PORA stepped up to make a place for us artisans to showcase and sell our crafts after the Recreation Centers of Sun City West shuttered the Village Store. The reason behind closing the Village Store was a “tax issue,” but lo and behold, PORA was able to work around said “tax issue” and after renovating a portion of the PORA building, they opened up the gallery for us artisans.

If PORA officials could figure out how to open up, sell our crafts and satisfy the IRS tax rules, then why couldn’t the RCSCW officials?  That’s the question you should be asking. If PORA could do it, why couldn’t the RCSCW do it and keep the Village Store open? Instead they chose to turn their backs on us residents and close the doors to the Village Store. So if there is anyone you should not be happy with, it should be the RCSCW officials.

Thank you, PORA officials, for renovating and opening up such a nice gallery where the residents of Sun City West can showcase and sell their crafts!

Carole Pfliiger

Sun City West