January 15th – February 6th, 2021
Fridays & Saturdays from 4pm – 8pm
48 E. Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201
ART26201 will kick off the new year with a solo exhibit of watercolor paintings by Buckhannon artist Deanna Gillum on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Colonial Theatre Gallery. There will be a special opening artist’s reception from 4 to 8 p.m., where Gillum will speak about her collection of paintings.
This fine art exhibition is free and open to the public. Keeping with current COVID-19 safety and social distancing protocols, ART26201 will be offering free masks at the event.
In addition to the opening event on January 15, the Colonial Theatre Gallery will be open January 16, from 4 to 8 p.m., and the following three weekends through February 6, on Fridays and Saturdays, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Significant financial assistance for the Colonial Theatre Rehabilitation project has been provided by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.
ABOUT DEANNA GILLUM
W.Va. Watercolor artist Deanna Gillum settled in Buckhannon in 1977 to raise a family. She has always held a deep interest in art, drawing inspiration from French Impressionist Claude Monet and American landscape painter Winslow Homer. With encouragement from friends and family, she pursued watercolor painting; her favorite subjects include flowers, wildlife, and landscapes. A Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, Gillum has displayed her works at numerous W.Va. state fairs and festivals for decades. She enjoys knitting, sewing her own clothing, and painting with close friends.
God has given me this talent; I want to use it to bring blessings to those who see it. Whether it is a small notecard or a larger painting, I want to share. Making art is a means of self-expression, and the longer I paint, the more I realize that the art has represented feelings and periods of my life. Looking back at my works throughout the years has allowed me to watch my growth as an artist and a person, and I plan to continue exploring and creating for as long as I am able.