Nuance Galleries was one of Tampa Bay’s top galleries for 36 years. When Rob Rowen sold the building he brought his collection of art to Greenville when he moved here. A major part of the art he brought here was the Clyde Hensley Collection. Amassed by Clyde Hensley, one of Mel Fisher’s boat drivers and divers when he discovered the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha, it is over 300 pieces of Cuban art from East Cuba. In 2003 the collection traveled under the direction of Meridian International to 14 cities in the US visiting museums and university libraries and galleries over a 4 year period. Rob purchased the collection for Nuance in 2012 and it has had much acclaim in the Tampa Bay area as well as from collectors from all over the US. Rob also represented many top national and international artists and will be showcasing much of this art too.
The Cuban collection was featured at International Month at the Artist’s Guild Gallery, will also have works on display at Greer City Hall and will be the focus of a major exhibition at the University of South Carolina’s Spartanburg gallery in January and February.
The Pop up gallery at 1239 Pendleton will also have an opening fundraiser on July 27th 6-9pm for Greenville County’s Animal Care shelter with a adoption event the next Saturday from 11-3pm.