IT WASN'T EVEN A DREAM
One of the first things I noticed when I drove into Freedom was the Great White Barn with an accompanying antique cape, sitting next to the church and across from the Village Store. Wistfully I thought, "Wouldn't it be great?" without even finishing the sentence.
FREEDOM GALLERY...that's what the sign out front indicated. Perfect!
The advice is common, live in a place for a year before making changes...get to know it. But the annual Freedom Old Home Week Lawn Party was held on the lawn my "new" old house, and I couldn't let the opportunity pass. Four other Freedom Artists and myself used the main room of the barn for a gallery. And then there was "Freedom Rings in the Holiday," just before Thanksgiving. Fortunately the weather was mild. With a little wine to warm our blood, and a few electric heaters, strategically placed so not to flip the circuit breakers, we were warm enough.
But such a beautiful big barn! Seeing it every time I walked out my front door, my head and heart were saying, "It needs to have more than an occasional exhibit/sale." And so it will!
I envision a busy, bustling place, not only for use as a gallery/sales room, but also a place for classes of varied sorts, throughout the year.
Visit us at 8 Elm Street (next to the church) and http://freedomgallerynh.blogspot.com
We expect to be open for Ducky Day, June 24; FreedomOldHomeWeek July 28- 5.
Watch for the Grand Opening of MY GREAT WHITE BARN in Sept or Oct
Meanwhile, if you're looking for a landscape, (my speciality), viewing is available by chance or by appointment. (610-762-2493) or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check my website, barbaramcevoyartist.com
and my other blog at barbaramcevoyartist.blogspot.com