Ron Cole's Gallery Luminaria in the Historic Masonic Temple Building, Downtown Zanesville, Ohio
(Above: Ron's painting of the Zanesville Masonic Temple Building as it appeared in 1926)
Opened in July 2016 by Ron Cole, Gallery Luminaria permanently displays roughly 40 of Ron's paintings, but also serves as a showcase for the works of other local artists, photographers and craftspeople. Ron created a sponsorship through his gallery to promote young aspiring artists, providing a place to show their work as well as helping them learn to promote their talents online through social networking, and provides his own in-house printing and framing services as part of the program.
Gallery Luminaria is always open to the public in support of Zanesville's First Friday Art Walk, incorporating live music, poetry readings, book signings and other special features into the display of fine art. The gallery also hosts other special events, and is available for private showings by appointment (Call 330.883.2493, Ohio).
The B-25 Bomber Bar was constructed as part of Ron's gallery. It is built primarily from the wreckage of North American B-25J Mitchell (serial number 44-30733), otherwise known as the 'Sandbar Mitchell'. The parts were provided to Ron by the aircraft's restoration coordinator, Patrick Mihalek in exchange for commissioned artwork Ron provided his Warbirds of Glory Museum.