from the Napa Valley Register:
November 14, 2014 2:30 pm
An article in the Holiday 2014 edition of Inside Napa Valley magazine, about St. Helena art gallery owner Christopher Hill, included in the Nov. 13 edition, contained a number of errors.
Christopher Hill never lived in Germany. He was born in Berkeley and raised in Danville.
Hill prefers the term “art gallery,” rather than “art studio.”
When talking about part-time residents of St. Helena, Hill never said, “I’d like to see these people have more than a business interest in the town.”
Hill said his interest in St. Helena is community-wide, not just personal.
His daughter is not an accomplished equestrian, rather she is an avid one. She is not currently working on a recycling program at school; and both Hill and her daughter speak in German to each other all the time, not just when they are at home.
“The Crushers” is a St. Helena men’s softball team, which Hill sponsors and manages. “The Shockers” is a Napa Junior Girls softball team, which he also sponsors.
The Chamber of Commerce did not name Hill “The Opinionator” and Hill never said, “I suppose I am.”
Hill said, “There is no reason why we can’t keep our treasures,” not “traditions.”
Hill proposed a parcel tax to raise revenue, not a real estate transfer tax.
Although he was once involved in a Yountville gallery, he does not maintain studio space in Yountville.
It was “industry colleagues” not his friends who “gave Hill six months at best” before his first art gallery would fail. He did not say “And then they added that the tourists just won’t come to an upstairs location.”
Hill’s mantra about surviving and expanding his business during the tough times related to 2002, not to 2008.
Hill began his art career in 1995 at age 24, not 27, in San Jose, not Graz, Austria.
He never said, “We offer much more than vineyard scenes. And we’re very informal – no suits or ties.”
Finally, The Christopher Hill Gallery features artists from North America, Spain, Austria and Germany, not just California, Austria and Germany.