The Gallery @ InnoVault is pleased to present our first exhibit featuring artists Ren Crawford and Leigh Henry. InnoVault Coworking Space is proud to announce The Gallery @ InnoVault is launching its inaugural art exhibit in the Merchant’s Building in Old Town Winchester, VA this October and will feature local area artists Ren Crawford and Leigh Henry. The exhibit will be available for public viewing and purchases in the Gallery in the Merchant’s Building, 100 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA, from October 1st through December 27th, 2020. The Gallery is open during InnoVault Coworking business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am -- 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am -- 2pm or by appointment. Capacity inside the Gallery is limited due to physical distancing requirements and appointments are encouraged. Ren Crawford Rachel “Ren” Crawford’s fascination for art took hold during her early childhood. Born in Mississippi, Crawford traveled extensively during her time as a military wife and mother. She began her professional painting career in 1968 while stationed in North Carolina. A busy life as a traveler, teacher, and homemaker Crawford's worldly wanderlust guided her down the path of Expressionism. Crawford’s expansive portfolio reaches throughout collections across the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, and Mexico. Most recently, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley obtained a piece for their permanent collection. Once “settled” as a resident of the Shenandoah Valley, Crawford directed the Danner House Art Gallery in Middletown, Virginia from 1982 to 1985. Today Ren spends most of her time in her studio in Strasburg, Virginia energetically painting and communicating with her work. Ren Crawford creates work that continues to push limits and knows no boundaries. Leigh Henry Also from Strasburg, VA, Leigh Henry has been an artist and designer for many years. Retired from a career in graphic design, Leigh moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1978 to care for her aging grandfather and never left. Her art has been featured in museums throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley, including the Millwood Gallery, the Shenandoah Museum of Centemporary Art and the Strasburg Town Hall. Her portfolio of oil on canvases is full of brilliant blues contrasting with orange and yellow. Many of Leigh's pieces that will be exhibited at The Gallery @ InnoVault feature water, “Water in all its different forms has always fascinated me,” she says. Her work often tells stories, whether it's within a single piece or separate pieces that are almost episodic. “I like to work in themes and follow threads,” Leigh says of her work.