By Darla McCammon
We talked last week about two local watercolorists on exhibit at the Lakeland Art Association gallery, located at 302 E. Winona Ave. in Warsaw. I took a walk through the gallery this week when I dropped off some work from another exhibit and I found the work by Jeff Klinefelter and Cheryl Ringler to be extraordinarily enjoyable to view. The talent literally pops off the paper.
Last week we showed you a Woodcock painting done by Klinefelter. This man has won numerous prestigious awards the rest of us can only dream about. He’s most notably won awards for his duck stamps. But he does more than waterfowl. His work includes wonderful wildlife depictions that make you want to step into the scene, except perhaps the one with the charging elephant.
Joining Klinefelter in the LAA exhibit is Cheryl Ringler, who offers a variety of work that is also spectacular. She manages to wring every nuance out of that paint and bring it vividly to life for your enjoyment. I especially enjoyed the lively little wren, but all of her work is exceptional. She deviates from wildlife a bit more than Klinefelter and you will see some interesting concepts of Queen Anne’s Lace and wildflowers on the walls of the gallery.
By the way, if you want to support the arts in our community, you should consider a membership in LAA. This organization has been around a long time, and if you remember Fred Olds has supported the sale of his prints and artwork in the past. If you want to donate a Fred Olds artwork to be sure it always stays protected and beloved, this gallery is slowly acquiring a very nice permanent collection, not only of his work but that of other successful artists from this area of Indiana. There are applications and people on hand to assist you with questions. The gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Speaking of Fred Olds, the exhibit on loan at Warsaw City Hall Art Gallery will continue until the end of September only. Take advantage, go see the story of Fred Olds, and view the changing talent of his work over the years. City Hall is only a few blocks from the LAA gallery so you could visit both exhibits and have lunch in one of the great eateries in downtown Warsaw. The City Hall gallery opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. The LAA opens at 11:30 a.m. from Wednesday through Saturday.
An exciting opportunity to take home your own watercolor will be held at the LAA gallery at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. Arrive early for the best seats. Cheryl Ringler is offering this to the community for free.
It is sure to draw a crowd. You won’t want to miss this event. Parking is available on all the side streets leading off Winona Avenue. There is also a ramp to the front door for wheelchair access.
Upcoming and Current Events
Please contact Darla McCammon at [email protected] or (574) 527-4044.
- The Fred Olds Nostalgic collection is currently on display at Warsaw City Hall Art Gallery through the end of September. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
- Jeffrey Klinefelter and Cheryl Ringler’s watercolor exhibit is currently on display at Lakeland Art Gallery until the end of September.
- Coming up in October, amazing photography by Florida artist Darlene Romano will be on display at the City Hall Gallery.