r By Shirlene Jordan
The Brown Art Gallery is holding a monthslong Grand Opening Celebration. The Gallery is located in the historic district of Springville at 274 South Main in the recently restored building that was destroyed by fire in 2017.
The Brown Art Gallery is sponsored by VIP ARTS, a non-profit art foundation with all profits awarded to charitable causes such as the Primary Children’s Hospital.
The Gallery is managed and operated by artists W. Bill Brown and his wife, Marilyn, longtime advocates for the artist community. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for local artists to display their work.”
Besides the work of the Browns, they are currently showing the works of painters: Springville artist Linda Paulsen and Payson artists Rebecca Peery and Barbara Ward.
Linda Paulsen is a painter of western landscapes, seascapes, European images, and portraits. She exhibits in Utah, Wyoming and California galleries. She has won numerous awards for her work.
Rebecca Peery is a painter of temple murals, landscapes and portraits. Her work has been shown in many public venues and exhibits. Her paintings hang in many private and government buildings in Utah County and Draper.
Barbara Ward is a painter of still life and landscapes. Her work has been shown in exhibits throughout Utah and has been purchased by private art collectors.
The gala celebration began with a ribbon cutting by the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce at noon on April 9 and will continue through the months of April and May.
A free print, suitable for framing, of the painting “Early Provo Tabernacles” by artist Marilyn Brown will be given away to the first 100 people to visit the gallery. A drawing for prizes, to be given away weekly, will be held each Friday. The prizes will include books by author Marilyn Brown, an original oil painting, and a free Paint Night Party for ten people.
For more information visit the website: brownhousegallery.com or call 801-372-1068.