Visual Arts

Christine Klinger of the Springs Gallery will exhibit her own paintings and the raku-fired pottery of her husband, James Klinger, beginning this Friday, Dec. 16 through Feb. 16. An opening reception will take place Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery in Kings Yard, during the Third Friday Fling.

Klingers’ pottery, paintings at Springs Gallery

The artwork of Christine and James Klinger will be on display starting Friday, Dec. 16, at the Springs Gallery in Kings Yard, which Christine Klinger opened in April. Featured will be the  raku-fired pottery of James Klinger and the oil and acrylic paintings of Christine. An opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, during the Third Friday Fling.

A potter for more than three decades, James has taught at the Rosewood Center in Dayton for about 20 years, and is now the center’s artist in residence and coordinator of ceramics. He has focused on the ancient Japanese tradition of raku firing, which creates colorful and metallic markings on the ceramic surface. Much of the work on exhibit has been inspired by animals, and he hopes to connect others with spirit animals, or totems, he said in a recent interview.

Christine Klinger will show recent works in oils and acrylics. She has worked in several galleries in the Dayton area, and now brings her favorite regional artists to the Springs Gallery. Formerly a photojournalist and sculptor, Christine began painting about five years ago, and her work on exhibit includes landscapes in oils and floral paintings in acrylics.

For a more detailed story on the exhibit, see the Dec. 15 Yellow Springs News.

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