I first met Don at the Ann Arbor Art Fair in 1978. My husband, Norm Darwish, and I were his next door neighbors. The AA Art Fairs are four days long and we had a great treat in store for us with Don as a neighbor. He'd probably been showing his paintings and prints for at least ten years by then and we had a lot to learn. I'd guess one of the best things we learned was the importance of your neighbors at an art fair and how they could contribute to the quality of your experience.
Not only was Don a one of a kind with fresh and interesting work, he was very kind to us. He was helpful in teaching salesmanship, display and enjoying the present. At one point he left his booth (and let me tell you those
1970's were really dynamic years at Ann Arbor, the heart of "the good old days") and stood on the corner of State and Liberty and played his clarinet. We really learned about the lifestyle of the art fair business from him. Over the years we spent time with him and his wife, Liz, and became friends with his son, Patrick.
There is a lot to tell ... but here is Don's obituary: https://www.beacononlinenews.com/news/beloved-artist-don-nedobeck-dies/article
He will be missed.