This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beehler Legacy Exhibit

The current art exhibit in the Fendig Gallery is the Beehler Legacy Exhibit, which will run until September 27, The reception will be tonight, August 18 from 7:00 until 9:00.

Roger Beehler taught art at RCHS from 1969 until 1993. Artists that he influenced have submitted works for the exhibit, usually at least one that was done in high school. Each of the artists who has submitted works has an artists statement, telling what they did after leaving high school. If you went to RCHS or had kids in RCHS during the Beehler years, you will probably recognize some of the artists who have contributed to the show.

I stopped by the gallery on Thursday to see what it had and was very impressed with what is on display. I did not have time to read all the bios, but will get back and take a closer look. Both the quality of the works and the connections that the various artists have to Rensselaer make this a must-see exhibit.

 This is an example of a work done while in high school.
 You might guess that the person who painted this lives in Russia, and you would be right.
 This is not a photograph--it is a painting.