A new art gallery has started its second year in the historic Board of Aid to Land Ownership building at Historic Rugby.
“The Gallery At Rugby,” a new venture by artist and longtime area resident Freeman Davenport, opened on June 1. It features works from area artists for sale, and on display in monthly themed shows.
Davenport has for years offered instruction to other artists through workshops and plein air events in Rugby. In 2017, she and other artists created a seasonal gallery in the Board of Aid.
For 2019, Davenport has scheduled a series of monthly shows through December. They include:
June: “Images of Rugby” with historic photos from the Rugby Archives (see it June 22, too, at the Annual Membership Meeting reception)
July: “Summertime” art & fine crafts from V. Bonham, L. Gabbard, H.M. Powell & M. White
August “Collage of the Artist” (plus Plein Air Workshop, Aug. 1-4)
September: “Rugbeians Show” with works from Rugby’s current residents
October “Mitchell White” oil paintings (with Oct. 12 meet the artist reception)
November: “Holidays” (plus Nov. 8-10 Plein Air Workshop)
December: “Tis the Season”
Davenport has also issued a call to artists: “We are seeking artists to exhibit their work. Our selection committee will review your art submissions either on line or in person. Please include a brief biography and images with submissions. We’re looking forward to having numerous artists represented,” she said.
Davenport also has her studio in the gallery.
Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays, 11:00-4:00 Eastern time, through December. To contact the gallery, phone 423-628-2991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org