RRUUC supports art as an important component of the life of members, friends, and the broader local community. Art is an expression of the human spirit. Art often touches viewers in a deep and significant way and can provide experience of mystery and wonder, which is one source of insight for Unitarian Universalists.

The Fine Arts Committee organizes art exhibits at RRUUC for the benefit of area artists and the appreciation of those using the Fellowship Hall. Most art at these exhibits is for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to RRUUC.  Click here for instructions for artists on how to apply to use our space.

Current Exhibit


Shorescapes: Maine to Chincoteague
Pastel Paintings by Artist, Jean Hirons, March 29-May 6, 2019
Artist Reception: Sunday, April 14, 1:30-3:30pm

Jean Hirons is a professional pastel painter and teacher and a long-time member of River Road.  She began her career as an artist having shows at RRUUC starting in the 1980s and ran the Fine Arts Committee for five years.  This is her first show at RRUUC in ten years.

Jean is a former member of the Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda.  She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.  She is also a signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Maryland Pastel Society. Her paintings have won many awards and have been collected internationally.

Her work is available on her website:  www.jeanhirons.com.  She shares her process of painting on her blog at:  www.jeanhironsblog.com.  She can also be found on Facebook and in Studio 214 at Artists and Makers Studios, 21176 Wilkins Ave., Rockville.

Contact information: jeanhirons48@gmail.com ; 301-340-3198 or  301-325-3951