The Heard Gallery recently
relocated to The Emporium at Eiband’s, 2204 Postoffice Street, in a section some
locals refer to as the “Art Corner.” Three corners of the intersection of 22nd Street and Postoffice
house three different art galleries, and the fourth is the home of a large
mural painted as a collaboration between local artists.
Owner Ray Heard, now semi-retired,
paints from his Galveston
home studio, and his completed works have been united at Eiband’s with those of
other artists and antique dealers. Along with Heard's colorful beach art, at
least fifteen other fine artists and purveyors of antiques are on display.
Heard’s lifetime work
has never been limited in subject matter, he has depicted local homes and wildlife,
vacation spots from around the world, and a myriad of others. Large art is his
specialty. This summer, he is focusing on commissioned, custom paintings by
request while keeping the gallery updated with new works.