Watercolor Dreams Gallery Coming to Huntington’s Heritage Station

HNN Staff
Huntington, WV -  The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced the newest tenant at Heritage Station today. Watercolor Dreams Gallery, an art gallery and studio will open in early May.

Owned by local artists, Bruce and Lillianne Bowersock, Watercolor Dreams Gallery will share space with Peake Office Solutions, the Tri-State’s local Xerox Agency. “We’re very excited to move into Heritage Station. We love the energy and excitement that surrounds the area now,” Ms. Bowersock said. “We’ve been blessed to have had our work shown in galleries around the region but it is literally a dream come true to now have our own gallery space,” she added.  

Bruce and Lillianne are two of the founding members of The Renaissance Gallery, located at the now renovated Huntington High School in the lower level.  They are both Tamarack Artists, members of Tri State Arts Association, Allied Artists of West Virginia, West Virginia Watercolor Society, The Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery (Beckley Art Group) and Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Huntington Museum of Art.  Lillianne is one of the artists selected to be part of the permanent WV Women’s Exhibition at University of Charleston in Charleston WV.  

The couple’s work has been exhibited at Tamarack in Beckley, W V, the Renaissance Art Gallery, the Huntington Museum of Art and The Upstairs Gallery, Ashland KY.  Their work is also on display in the windows and showroom of George H. Wright’s in downtown Huntington, Dr. Carolyn Clark’s office, Huntington Physical Therapy.  The Red Caboose at Heritage Station also sells a popular line of Ms. Bowersock’s prints, note cards, coasters and magnets called “Cats in the Window.”  

“I’m thrilled that Lil and Bruce are joining me in my shop at Heritage Station,” said Beth Marcum, owner of Peake Office Solutions, a Xerox Agency.  “As an agency, providing Xerox products, I understand how the power of color can evoke emotions and help individuals and companies tell their stories. Sharing space with people who use color to create beautiful works of art is an ideal opportunity for us,” she said.  

As members of The Renaissance Art Gallery, Bruce and Lillianne are assisting in the opening of the Gallery’s annual spring show running May 1- May 31. Coincidentally its theme is Parks and Recreation.  The show will feature the works of artists and photographers from around the country, all showing pieces that draw from the show’s theme.  Heritage Station is owned by the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District and this exhibition highlights the importance of the organization’s mission.  

Watercolor Dreams Gallery joins several other new tenants at Huntington’s revitalized Heritage Station: Bottle and Wedge, specialty beer and cheese store; Sadler & Smith furniture studio and Event Solutions; River and Rail Bakery, an artisan bakery; Jameson Cigars, a locally owned cigar store, scheduled to open in May; Morrison Studios a studio and gallery specializing in custom, local, and statewide photography and videography. Together, these businesses join a group of other dynamic businesses, including Adell’s Antiques, All About You Hair & Nail, Bodyworks Spa and Gallery, Crumpets and Tea, Custom Framing by Jenks, the Red Caboose and Sweet.  

The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced the redevelopment plan in the summer 2010. The plan calls for Heritage Station to ultimately become an artisan retail center where local residents and guests can shop locally-owned shops, galleries and boutiques and be entertained by local artists and performers.

For information about the redevelopment of Heritage Station, contact Tyson Compton at 304-525-7333  or Stacy McChesney at stacy.mcchesney.firefly@gmail.com.
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