'Architectural Aesthetic' a look at preservation

Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 22:35 - Written by From Staff Reports

Gallery Main Street’s newest art exhibit, “The Architectural Aesthetic,” draws attention to historic preservation.

“This exhibit celebrates some really interesting art pieces,” said Beverly “but it also highlights something else important to our work: historic preservation.”

Because May is National Historic Preservation Month. Beverly Abell of the Tyler’s Main Street Department said it is appropriate that the free gallery on the downtown square exhibit of photos of downtown buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

“People have no idea of just how many buildings we have on the National Register, and also those listed statewide and locally,” Abell said in a news release. “We’re going to highlight a few favorites during the show in addition to pieces juried into the Architectural Aesthetic exhibit,” she said prior to the exhibit’s opening.

More than 20 works of art by 10 area artists also are part of the exhibit.