About the Ferrer Gallery
Ferrer Gallery is a multi-faceted art destination located in downtown Nashville, Indiana, in the art colony of Brown County. It occupies a spacious, sunlit area on the second level of the historic Village Green Building, built in 1910. Ferrer Gallery currently represents over25 local, regional and national artists working in a variety of art and craft mediums, traditional to contemporary. The gallery space is home to the art studios of Dixie and Dick Ferrer and textile artist Barb Brooke Davis. Showcasing original art and crafts, the Gallery provides a location where the public can purchase orginal art as well as meet and watch artists create. Learning opportunities are available to those interested in workshops and group or private classes led by Dick Ferrer, Dixie Ferrer and guest instructors.
Visit the Gallery, buy great art and relax in "Comfy Chair"
Many Ferrer Gallery artists are members of Indiana Artisans, a state-wide program promoting Indiana made art, crafts and food.
The gallery will participating in the Nashville Village Art Walk from May to Nov. 2014. It is held on the second Saturday of each month from 5-8 pm. Special exhibits, demonstrations, guest musicians and light refreshments are usually scheduled for this events.
Check out our Calendar for more events going on at the gallery
an artist exploring the combination of painting, mixed media and collage
Dixie is enjoying making art in her newly finished home studio "Ferrer Studio II. This is where you will find her when she is not at the gallery in Nashville. Dixie, Dick and guest atist, Joy Sims, participated in the Spring Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour. She and Dick will be participating in the Fall Back Roads Studio Tour which runs the entire month of October.
Dixie is still staying busy as a member of the Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission. The commission has been defining and coordinating efforts for the state awarded Brown County art district and destination. There is a lot of great energy being spent making our county the best for the arts and entertainment. Watch as our marketing plan moves into place. This is exciting times for our village. Check out all the public sculptures that are around town.
Classes are still being held at the gallery. Dixie along with her dynamo helper, Diane, are working on the class mailing list and newsletter. Exciting new classes will be in place very soon.
This is what Dick has been up to
Dick just thought he retired 2 and a half years ago. He has been busy finishing our home studio, painting as much as possible and helping Dixie and Barb run the gallery. He is head of the basic maintenance and shipping departments as well as working the front desk several days a week.
Dick is hoping to participate at more plein air events the remainder of 2014 and add to that the following year now that the home studio is completed.
He also plans to expand on his newly developed palette incorporating variations of purple hues more than ever (I know most painters discover purple early in their career, however Dick being self taught and stealing from his established painter friends may grasp concepts on a different time scale).
Barb has a new collection of felted wool table runners and lots of gorgeous fall leaf and pumpkin pillows. She's also been working on more beautiful impressionistic felted landscapes, both as pillows and framed art. Zip on over and check them out!
Barb's Upcoming Shows & Events
Featured artist during the month of September at Ferrer Gallery. Artist's reception, Saturday, Sept. 8th from 5-8 pm
Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild Fiber Arts Show
November 9th & 10, 2012