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“Abstracts – Old and New” Opening Reception
August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café, August 11 – October 7, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 3 – 6 PM. The show is titled Christine Klinger – Abstracts – Old and New.” Both the reception and the show are free and open to the public.
Besides her August – October show at the Emporium, Klinger will show another body of work at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery at 111 Corry Street. This show, titled “Into the Garden” is more Impressionistic in nature, and will include paintings and some sculpture. It will run August 17 – September 16, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, August 17, from 6 – 9 PM. Both the reception and the show are free and open to the public.
In her artist statement Klinger says “My painting continues to evolve and grow. Sometimes I work in a more abstract, Expressionistic style and other times I lean toward Impressionism.” Showing strictly abstracts in the Emporium show, she continues, “In my more abstract work, I revel in the spontaneity. Each piece begins as a spark or an idea – something that intrigues or surprises me but can evolve into something else as I work. These concepts come from a place in my subconscious, a place of mystery. I begin to understand my work best when it is finished, when I can look for patterns in theme and style.”
She has been in several group and solo exhibits, including The Winds Café, Yellow Springs Brewery and Meadowlark Restaurant in Dayton. She has won awards for her artwork and is in several private and corporate collections, including a large-scale painting commission for the new Dayton Children’s Hospital in Springboro, OH, in 2016. Klinger was an Artist in Residence with South Carolina State Park Service in 2011 and she received a visual arts fellowship from the Montgomery County (OH) Arts & Cultural District in 2009.
Klinger is currently a member of Village Artisans Cooperative in Yellow Springs and an art educator. She owned and operated Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs and was Gallery Coordinator for Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, OH, for 9 ½ years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Antioch College and a master’s degree in Photojournalism from Ohio University. Klinger has written and photographed for newspapers and magazines for several years. To see examples of her art visit www.klingerart.com.