The newest work showing at Hiram Butler Gallery occupies a special position on the grounds: It’s right outside along Blossom St., facing the townhouse that River Pointe Church owns and uses for events. (Its main religious campus is in Richmond between Ransom Rd. and 59.) Artist Robert Rosenberg designed the sign for that spot specifically, and Melissa Eason put it together. It now fronts the row of 4 parking spots at the edge of gallery’s property.
Since the church moved in across the street at 4513 Blossom in 2015, those parking spots — along with the rest of the block — have been seeing a lot more car traffic than they used to:
Previous signs — pictured above — were a lot smaller.
The church’s townhouse is one in a row of several such structures that now line the opposite side of block:
(For anyone who wants a closer view of the art, 4517 Blossom St. is currently listed for sale)
Those looking to take a piece the work home with them can pick up souvenir bumper stickers from the gallery:
Beyond the hedges, its complex stretches nearly the full length of the block between Fowler and Patterson streets: