When Perry Allen announced that he was selling Basement Gallery, the gasp we made was matched only by the sob that followed. We worried that what is arguably one of Boise's chicest galleries would go the way of a cheesy roadside souvenir stand. But when ex-pat Jane Brumfield and her Texas-born husband, Michael, purchased the subterranean salon, we knew our contemporary-art fix would continue to be sated. Brumfield not only retained many local artists whose work we love, she added a few more and began showing the work of some of the British artists she represents at her gallery in Hastings, East Sussex, England. We thought her accent was cool--turns out, her taste in art is, too.
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