The Truro Art Gallery is located off the Undercroft (basement) at Truro Anglican Church. Exhibits run at various times throughout the year and feature a variety of local artists.

Upcoming Exhibits

Heaven and Nature Sing: Kathleen Best Gillmann
Nov 28, 2015 – Jan 31, 2016

Kathleen Best Gillmann’s paintings are inspired by her frequent excursions outdoors. Whether traveling or at home in northern Virginia, she seeks out the treasures of sky and land – “Heaven and Nature Singing.” The paintings in this exhibit reveal her explorations from Colorado to coastal Maine and from the Adirondacks to Virginia.

“Growing up in Maine influences my choice of subject matter today because it was during these years that I grew to appreciate nature and being outdoors in all seasons.

However, since I’ve been living and working in the Washington DC region over two decades, it was a trip to the north shore of Lake Superior in 2003 that helped me find my artist’s voice. The rocky coast there seemed familiar and after creating work reflecting that northern shoreline it was an easy transition to painting the coastal region of Maine that I still visit frequently. I also paint the Virginia landscape and other locations that capture my attention while traveling.

Beautiful reflections that abstract reality or calmly mirror a placid sky excite me. Skies fascinate me because of the amazing variety of color and light they contain and how that light effects the land. If I had been born 200 years ago I might have become a Luminist, but instead I am a contemporary realist with a deep love and sensitivity to color, light, and the natural world.

I create this work because of my delight in the outdoors and desire to inspire others with the wonder I find there. Some viewers have remarked how they feel like they could step right into my work. Some take delight in how it reminds them of a favorite place. Some even recognize the exact location painted. This brings me satisfaction as I share my sense of wonder, as “Heaven and Nature Sing.”

Kathleen Best Gillmann welcomes this opportunity to display some of her familiar, celebrated work along with a selection of her most recent paintings. The familiar pieces have been shown here before – several winning prizes during the Spring Arts Festivals or in other venues – while other pieces make their debut at the Truro Art Gallery. Ms. Gillmann’s work is also on exhibit every month at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA and in the Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, VA.

He Was, I Am: Matthew and Gwyneth Kiehl
Feb – Mar 2016

He Was, I Am is a collaborative exhibition by Matthew and Gwyneth Kiehl. In it they explore a response to both the life and legacy of loved ones, and the example and teachings of Jesus during his life on earth. Coming at the topic from different angles and artistic mediums, both ask the questions, “He was, I am: What am I doing with this example? How do I respond?” In this, other questions arise. Are we using our time well? Are the arts worthwhile? What role do the arts play in “doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with our God?” We invite you to come alongside us and explore these questions in a contemplative space between the bitter and the beautiful.