“HERITAGE PRIDE ON PARADE”
This scene is recreated every year at Heritage Village just a few miles west of Suchiu Galleries in Ruthven. Gerald Vincent was the man who hatched the idea for this painting as a statement of his belief not only in Ronald Suchiu but in the importance of our heritage. Gerald and his wife Fern (who is seen stirring the bean pot in Ronald’s painting) lived at Heritage Village as custodians from 1984 until 1991. Being so closely associated with antiques for so many years he has an understanding of the need for the preservation of history.
As a dedication to the volunteers of this village, the people in the active scene are all very authentic, even the dog, Muffin, and if you stood in our Ruthven Gallery sooner or later someone passing by always recognizes a face or two and proceeds to add to this delightful story on canvas.