I'm exhibiting at Gil James' Gallery G on Main Street. Gil bought the former Western Auto Supply store, which had been vacant for years. He is renovating the place with great respect for its history, doing almost all the work himself with limited funds. This approach means that progress is slow and amenities are somewhat primitive. Gil has created living quarters in the rear of the building. He has a small art workshop and an area for construction equipment and material storage. The front section is becoming the gallery. I helped with some cleanup last weekend; in the meantime Gil has treated the wood floor with linseed oil, collapsed the scaffolding temporarily, and moved his own artwork into the gallery space.
You can see the remaining adhesive on the ceiling (one day this will be sanded off) and the newly finished floor, with all its industrial past markings preserved. We hung Pinehaven, Revealed and Relentless, then added the small mounted This Blue Chair series. Gil's small sculptures are shown on various pedestals and his drawings on easels and repurposed painted doors. Gil also has a case full of beautiful fossils he has gathered from area waterways.
A third artist will be showing larger metal sculptures (I haven't seen his work, but will post photos later.)
As this is a one-night exhibition, we didn't worry about the hanging rods being longer than the artwork. It will all come down, most likely over the weekend, and Gil will get back to work on his building.
In addition to visual art, there will be musicians, storytellers and street performers at various places. Streets will be blocked off, several food trucks will provide a variety of goodies, and The Vineyard II, our lone wine and beer bar, will surely do major business. Several church will have volunteers passing out water (it's hot in Midsummer!)
We have high hopes. If you're anywhere near Eagle Lake, come on down.