Michael Tracy, Gallery Director Amse Hammershaimb and photographer Robert L. Smith are part of the Gravers Lane Gallery, which opened Thursday. Behind them is a work by Mark Pack. (Photo by Luke Harold)

by Luke Harold

The Gravers Lane Gallery opened yesterday, Thursday March 17, at 8405 Germantown Ave., the former site of Intermission.

“We’re hoping to bring some light and color to this part of the Avenue,” said Amse Hammershaimb, the gallery’s director. “It’s really a beautiful space.”

Hammershaimb, who has worked with art collectors for 14 years, and photographer Robert L. Smith moved to the Chestnut Hill area from Boston. They met Ken Goldenberg and Michael Tracy, who are also running the gallery, in the Chestnut Hill Coffee Co. in November. That was where their idea for a gallery originated.

The gallery is displaying original photography, glasswork, paintings, photography and jewelry. “A little bit of everything,” Hammershaimb said.

So far, the gallery has been well received by the community.

“We never imagined it would be so friendly,” Hammershaimb said.