Jack Hobbs, president and founder of South Street Gallery, announces Kevin Wool of Quincy has been named South Street Gallery’s new manager.
“Kevin is the perfect fit for this role,” said Hobbs, who added, “He knows the framing side of the business inside out. In his previous work, he visited literally every art gallery in New England. He knows the artists, he knows the owners, he knows current and emerging art trends, and he has met and worked with hundreds of artists. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our Gallery!”
Wool is working with Hobbs to further the Gallery’s mission of discovering and promoting new artists, while continuing to expand the Gallery’s framing business.
He spent a dozen years in the picture framing industry, as a representative for several framing and moulding companies which serve frame shop and gallery owners throughout the region. This gave him in-the-field experience working directly with hundreds of gallery owners and picture framing shops, consulting on their framing supply needs. His work resume includes Décor Moulding & Supply, Studio Moulding and Don Mar Moulding. He also represented the companies at various trade shows and also presented product lines at the New England Professional Picture Framers Association yearly convention.
Wool also spent 14 years with Boston Photo Imaging, working with clients in the healthcare, higher education, advertising and financial industries.
“South Street Gallery is a great place to be,” Wool said, adding, “I enjoy working with artists and individuals who need framing assistance, so that their work can be showcased in the best possible light. We are planning many exciting new innovations at the Gallery and we invite everyone to come by, say hello, and see what we’re doing.”
The South Boston native is an avid runner in his leisure time; he has run several marathons, several half marathons and a number of shorter races including 10K and 5K. He is married and the father of a daughter, who just became a registered nurse.