The Gallery Within
The Gallery Within re-opened in August 2021 with textile artist Ron King's successful show "Fields of Color."
"I have always enjoyed the dyeing process, making color. The quilts in this show are about color. How two colors combine to make new colors. How mixing complementary colors make neutral colors. The quality of iridescence when you put two contrasting colors together.
"I believe that one of the reasons I was put on this planet was to work with textiles. From a very early age I was attracted to textiles. When I was five years old, my mother taught me how to knit and I have been knitting ever since. In college I discovered I could actually study textiles and this is where I first learned how to weave. For graduate school I was fortunate to study textile design at Cranbrook Academy of Art. In the last fifty plus years I have worked as a textile designer in New York City, taught design at a number of colleges, and have worked as a production weaver for most of that time. Making quilts has been a strong tradition for my family and the church I was brought up in. We made quilts for family members and others to celebrate events. When I went off to college, I took with me a quilt that my deceased paternal grandmother had made. Marriages were an event to celebrate with a quilt. I so remember the women of the church gathering in the church basement to make quilts together to give away to mission. My first cousins have been gathering together every year for fifty years and they make a quilt together during weekend reunions." - Ron King
This was our most recent show, prior to the pandemic.
Performance Objects/Drama Queens
an exhibit by artist/choreographer Meg Wolfe
Februay 1 - 15, 2020
Over the past several years, RFS has raised money - through grants and donations - to create an art gallery in the main Sanctuary space. We have staged a broad variety of shows to date.
See below for links to our exhibitor application form and information about recent exhibits.
Gallery Within Art Intake Form (for prospective exhibitors)
Other recent shows in 2019:
Four Seasons, Anna Trowbridge
My Sorrow is Our Sorrow, Em Peake
Brooksville Elementary School students: Earth Day flags
Alex Turanski: Rock Stacks
Julie Cleveland photography Maine: This Must Be the Place
"Art from Anything," featured in our March 2019 Newsletter (.pdf file; see pages 2-3)