Leesburg Art Gallery Marks Moon Landing with New Exhibit

The Medlin Art Gallery is celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special art exhibit that includes the works of astronaut and artist Alan Bean and artists Paul Calle and Chris Calle, as well as a display of other autographed Moon Landing art and memorabilia. 

         Bean, who died in 2018, was the fourth of 12 people to walk on the moon. He was the commander of Apollo XII and holds 11 world records in space and astronautics. He used his artist’s eye and talent to document impressions of the moon and space and preserve them on canvas and as limited-edition prints which will be on display at the gallery. There will be prints signed by several astronauts one print, “Reaching For The Stars,” is counter signed by Alan Shepherd, John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, and 21 others, another rare print autographed by Neil Armstrong. Also on display and for sale will be a rare early watercolor landscape painted by astronaut Michael Collins. 

The exhibit continues through Aug. 3.

         The gallery is located at 2 Loudoun St., SE and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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