Can modern art find happiness in a century old farm house? We think so! Come decide for yourself!
The flying “F” Gallery is located in the historic Collins Family farmhouse, built circa 1894. The building was convered into a country general store in 1926 and remained open until 1978. References to the Collins General Store can be found in several Butler County Missouri historical publications.
Missouri artist Ralph Wayne Freer’s captivating works of art can be found in the century old farmhouse which he has converted into the Flying “F” Gallery. Both his gallery and studio are located on Highway “W” near Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Although Ralph’s Ozark roots include being born in a Civil War era log house he has had the good fortune to travel and live in Europe, Central America, and throughout the United States. He believes these experiences have shaped and influenced his approach to life and art.
Ralph is primarily a sculptor working in wood. His artistic style is a continually evolving three-dimensional impressionism. He focuses on the exploration of shapes, forms, and color. As with most artists Ralph is intense about his art. His formal training includes life drawings with Malcolm Ross and portrait sculpture with Jane Doxey, both in Key West, Florida.
Flying F Gallery
97 County Road 534, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Phone: (573) 778-0513