Photo courtesy of Gallery NRC

While the summer heat just seems to be getting amped up, Gallery NRC in the Tennyson Street Cultural District (TSCD) is saying goodbye to its Summer Journey Juried Show. The month-long photography exhibit featured artwork from an array of artists focusing on traditional, summertime American journeys.  Whether that trip was by plane, train, automobile and even hot-air balloon, the show was beautiful.

The gallery sits at the north end of the TSCD, which lies between the 3800 and 4500 blocks on Tennyson Street in the city’s Berkley neighborhood.  The exhibit included scenes from Colorado, Oregon, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Botswana and Thailand.  The show ended on June 30 but can still be seen in its entirety online at

Mural in the Tennyson Street Cultural District

As the door on this exhibit closes, another will open with the Summer Art Festival Preview, which features photography from Neil Corman.  The newest exhibit opens on July 5 during normal business hours but makes its debut at the TSCD First Fridays Art walk celebration on July 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Gallery NRC joins other art galleries, cool antique shops, book and art-filled coffee shops and wellness stores in its quiet nook of the district.  Positive vibes emanate from every street corner as you see charming signs advertising organic and locally grown produce. Historical street markers pave their ample and charming place in the city’s history with snippets of information that date back to the late 1800s.  Larger than life murals color the side of a corner building depicting the history and community of the area with scenic background and historic trolleys traveling down Tennyson Street.

A healthy, holistic and positive community vibe seems to ooze from Gallery NRC and the TSCD.  Gallery NRC’s normal hours of operation are Thursday thru Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.