It may not be the "Greatest Show On Earth" but it's the biggest and best show of the year at the Art Gallery in Rockville, Ind.
With the Covered Bridge Festival just around the corner, more display units have been set up to accommodate the extra works of art. Besides numerous oils, water colors, colored pencil and marquetry, photography has been added to this year's exhibit.
Also new this time are several paintings, note cards, prints and gift items displayed in the east window. Window shoppers get a thumbnail sketch of the variety of talent inside. The west window is decorated with paintings from the Covered Bridge Art Association's permanent collection. They are a source of pride and fond memories. Some are from former members who no longer have the time to devote to their art work and some from those who are deceased. These paintings keep the artists' memories alive forever.
The 2004 Parke County Calendar will feature paintings of the local covered bridges by the gallery's artists. The calendars will be available shortly before the festival. Proceeds from those sold at the gallery will go towards maintenance of the facility. Orders may be placed now.
The gallery on the north side of Rockville is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.