GALLIPOLIS — The French Art Colony, regional multi-arts facility, in Gallipolis, Ohio, has opened a new exhibit showcasing original works or art from local collectors. “The Collectors’ Gallery”, an exhibit of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, will be on display in the French Art Colony Galleries through September 30.
The show features a number of unique, yet recognizable works, including signed prints by Norman Rockwell, the artist responsible for many Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. Also included are original paintings, later reproduced as Currier and Ives lithographs.
Jan Thaler, FAC Curator and Board Chair, expresses enthusiasm for the exhibit.
“I think its amazing to find the number quality, fine art works and some rare pieces people have in their homes,” said Thaler. “The French Art Colony appreciates the collectors allowing us the opportunity to showcase their treasures.”
A public reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. The reception will offer visitors an opportunity to meet with the collectors and hear the amazing stories of a few of the works on display.
The French Art Colony Galleries are open, free of charge, Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. The Galleries are closed on Mondays. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information call 740-446-3834.