The county library didn't have the room or system to display much of the work. Plus in addition to the found painting, a picture of the sailing vessel the Benjamin Porter on Skaneateles Lake, an additional 13 remain missing.
The Gallery now has the task of raising awareness that many of the paintings need costly restoration. These are the painting, which can not be hung for display in their current condition.
The Whitehouses met in art school; she an art history major and he fine arts. They helped pay their way through graduate school hanging art shows. So, their practical experience is a big asset at the Barrow Gallery.
Last weekend the two hung several of the recovered Barrow paintings on the north wall of the gallery, which is located in the rear of the Skaneateles Library.
Ellie Hubbard, who is in charge of lining up the docents at the Barrow Gallery, said "The Whitehouses are always here working."
An interesting aspect of the return is the caliber of paintings. Many are classic Skaneateles and most are signed which is not often the case with Barrow's work.
To visit the Barrow Gallery enter through the library May through Christmas on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Peg said, "I love this place, it's like a comfortable shoe."
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