The Long Gallery
The Long Gallery is more a pause than a passage. When art is displayed in this area it is viewed from very close up. Subscribers find themselves examining the method of the artist for a change instead of the over all compositions. The brush strokes of the oil or acrylic paints, the wax flooding and layering of the encaustic works or the way the papers absorb the subtle hues of the watercolors that bleed out to form shapes and shadows are a cause for true appreciation of the artist’s laborious techniques within each work.
The stairs leading from this area to Rudy’s Hall were added at the turn of the 20th century and the wall along these stairs is the first hint of what lies upstairs. The raw plaster from this time has been exposed to reveal a raw and honest example of the materials of the building. It also serves as an excellent space for groupings of art that may be part of a collection or story told by an artist viewed at an uncommon angle.
The Long Gallery leads from out Pantry area through and up to Rudy’s Hall, our prime meeting space.