Antonia Richardson, a visual artist and painter, had a long held dream to have a live-work-gallery-studio space. A creative space where artists could work, where art could be shared and experienced featuring artists of all disciplines. A place to grow. She found it in a 1940’s factory warehouse in Southtown that would become Mercury Project.
Warren retired following a career as a graphic, environmental, furniture and exhibit designer. He began experimenting with field photography and natural light in 1998. His narrative travel photography was captured in the 2009 exhibit Beneath the Tropic of Cancer. Warren's photography is also exhibited nationally and part of a corporate collection.
Through Mercury Project, the two artists set forth a mission to bring art and culture to the community and beyond.