What started as a plan to find a painting studio for painter Ronald Houck has turned into Lodi's newest fine art gallery, Studio 20, which opened this week at 20 Elm St. in Downtown Lodi. With its bright, freshly painted walls, studio lighting, hardwood floors and large window that allows natural light to flow in, Studio 20 will show largely figurative and abstract art. Though Houck is the resident artist, the gallery will also feature other Northern California artists.
The gallery is owned by Houck's wife, Suzanne, who is supportive of the arts and her husband who chose to go back to college to study art at the age of 50. She runs the family packaging business while Houck finishes a master of fine arts at California Academy of the Arts and teaches art as both a substitute and privately.