Ryan Heacock recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club about his new business and the Scott County Arts Council at their weekly dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in Scottsburg. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis President David Wilson, Kiwanian Brent Inman, Ryan Heacock, Valerie Wilson and Kiwanian Corporate Member Georgianna Elliott from the Austin Stock Yard Bank.
Ryan Heacock is the owner of Heacock’s Eastside Gallery, located in the building formerly occupied by The Giveaway, 183 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg. The gallery and studio is dedicated to fostering and showcasing the diverse creative talents of the people of Scott County.
Ryan was born and raised in Scottsburg. After working for the Fewell Monument Company for 17 years, he opened the Eastside Gallery. He also is president of the Scott County Arts Council and president of Scottsburg Main Street.
Ryan works with the Scott County Arts Council to educate children with artistic endeavors. There is an art show for students at the Scottsburg Public Library. The Recycled Art Show is open to the entire community and will be held at the Mid America Science Park on Earth Day, April 22nd. Ryan provides speakers for Scott County schools and has hosted a field trip to the Eastside Gallery for first grade students from Scottsburg Elementary School.
The Eastside Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 pm. The Gallery is currently showing the work of 40 artists. The art works are on display and for sale for six weeks, so there is a continual rotation of the items and there is always something new to see. The artists represent a wide variety of artistic styles. The youngest artist is 4 years old, and the most experienced artist is age 86.
The Eastside Gallery needs both creative people and an audience. You are invited to come and visit, and a good time is before the Ross Country Jamboree.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanked Ryan for all that he is doing to promote the arts in Scott County, and for his work to make the arts available to our children.