Garden Deva announces exciting changes
The company has new owning partners and managers, allowing artist Lisa Regan to oversee the creative aspects of Garden Deva.
Kari Hackbarth, right, and Garden Deva employee Riley Englehart
Lisa Regan will now focus on the artwork, and leave the business side to the Hackbarths
Since 1996, Lisa Regan has showcased her handmade metal artwork and the work of other Tulsa artists at Garden Deva Sculpture Co. Now the company has new owning partners and managers — Greg and Penny Hackbarth and their daughter, Kari Hackbarth — allowing Regan to oversee the creative aspects of Garden Deva.
“We partnered with Lisa to help manage the business side of things … so that Lisa has the margin and freedom to be an artist and not get bogged down with running a business,” Kari Hackbarth says.
A new approach calls for new digs and collaborations
Earlier this year, another change occurred: Garden Deva moved its primary location to 1326 E. Third St., where it will continue to sell art and host events and workshops.
Teresa Knox, who owns the nearby Church Studio, Leon Russell’s former recording studio, bought the building at 317 S. Trenton Ave. that houses Garden Deva’s longtime location. Hackbarth says Garden Deva will maintain the shop as a smaller satellite gallery to sell work by Regan and other artists whose work “complements Tulsa’s music roots.”
Despite the Garden Deva’s recent changes, Hackbarth reassures fans of the well-loved local brand. “Things will be bigger and more engaging than they’ve ever been while carrying on Lisa’s legacy of Garden Deva,” she says.