Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Teaching Art

I love to teach students who want to learn to paint!! There are so many different ways to interpret a subject: a tree, a sky, a flower ---- each person will want to create an image of the inner vision he has in his mind. My purpose is to give examples, direction, and encouragement as they start a new visual journey.

Recently we have been exploring the seemingly endless variety of colors, their values, and the many moods expressed with only three primary colors and white.

~Fern Christian

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carving Workshop Planned For The Renaissance Art Gallery

Carving For Fun And Profit ~
Or, How To Be A Real Cut-Up In The Gem World

Vince Jarrell, master gem carver, will be guest artist at a workshop for carving at The Renaissance Art Gallery. This workshop is free, yes free. This workshop is to introduce 3 dimensional art and design. It will be held Sunday, February 28, 2010 at The Renaissance Art Gallery from 2-4 pm. This workshop is open to any adult 18 years of age and older. Materials will be provided for this introduction to carving.

Mr. Jarrell is an experienced gem carver, having worked in ivory, stone, jade, opal, and many other exotic substances. He is well known in the California and Arizona for his carving of exotic stones and materials. Having lead many workshops and classes, he is experienced in guiding people new to sculpture through the process.

No experience is necessary, only interest. Interested people can call to reserve space and more information Vince Jarrell at 304-762-2005 or The Renaissance Art Gallery during gallery hours.

The Renaissance Art Gallery
900 8th Street, Suite #20
Huntington, WV 25701

Gallery (304) 525-3235
Appointments: (304) 453-3187


Gallery hours are:

Friday & Saturday 12-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm
Studio hours Monday 10-Noon, Wednesday 1:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10-Noon

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Figure Drawing Class


You can’t argue with success! And the figure drawing classes at The Renaissance Art Gallery are a success! In fact they are so successful, the room is overflowing with artists. Our exhibition hall only holds so many people! Because of this, Bruce Bowersock, instructor at The Renaissance Gallery is going to hold another, mid-week session of classes.
Bruce Bowersock is prepared to begin a class on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks from February 23 through April 12, 2010 (skipping Spring Break week). The cost is $120 per student plus class members share in the cost to the model (anything from $5-$7 per week.

This class is open to all adult art students. Everyone interested should call 304-743-6035.