The Paintings of Rose Mary Walls

In the Morin Gallery-The Paintings of Rose Mary Walls Exhibit Dates: June 6-July 28, 2018 Opening Reception from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. If you’ve read The Glass Castle or Half Broke Horses by New York Times best-selling author Jeanette Walls, or seen the 2017 film The Glass Castle starring Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, you will also be familiar with Rose Mary Walls, and you may have glimpsed some of her paintings. Born in 1934, Rose Mary Smith grew up on her father’s 100,000 acre cattle ranch outside Ash Fork, in Arizona’s plateau country. Attending boarding school in Prescott, she dreamed of becoming an artist. At her mother’s insistence, she pursued a teaching degree instead, but never gave up her dream. At 21, she met and married charismatic dreamer Rex Walls, They, and their four children, lived a nomadic desert life until finances forced them to back to Rex’s family home in Welch, West Virginia. Rex and Rose Mary eventually followed daughter Jeanette to New York City, squatting in abandoned properties until Rex died in 1994. Rose Mary now lives in a lovely white shingled cottage on daughter Jeanette’s Orange County farm, attends the Orange Senior Center on Mondays, and still paints!


Date: Wednesday June 6,2018 through July 28, 2018

Time: Opening Reception 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost: free

Location: The Arts Center In Orange, 129 East Main Street Orange Virginia


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