Antioch University Midwest presents “New Paintings by Christine Klinger”

Salt Marsh Morning, oil/mixed media, 12″ x 12″, painting and photo by Christine Klinger

Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH, is presenting “New Paintings by Christine Klingerfrom September 4 — October 31, 2019, in their Alcove Gallery.  Klinger, who lives in Yellow Springs, OH, will show her most recent and some of her older abstract and expressionistic work.  There will be an Artist Reception on Third Friday, September 20, from 3 PM – 5 PM.  Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to all.

Speaking about her work, Klinger says she is intrigued by painting’s many styles and challenges. “My paintings continue to evolve and change. When weather permits, I may paint outside in oils, so as to see and capture my impressions of the light. My themes are all Nature-oriented; painting, for me, is a meditation on Nature.

Sometimes I work in a more abstract, expressionistic style. I find it is often the weather, my mood, and the various themes I choose to explore that dictate my work. In my more abstract work”, Klinger says, “I revel in 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.”

Radiance, oil/wax/gold leaf, 18″ x 18″, painting and photo by Christine Klinger

Klinger is a Yellow Springs artist and art educator. She is also a member of the YS Arts Council Board of Trustees. She has taught painting, sculpture and photography at colleges and art centers in Ohio, South Carolina and California, and currently teaches in Yellow Springs. She has shown in several solo and group shows, including the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Brewery and the Winds Café in Yellow Springs, and the Meadowlark Restaurant, The Contemporary Dayton and at 5th/3rd Center Gallery in Dayton (currently, through August 30, 2019). She is also showing at Bar Granada at Main and Monument in downtown Dayton from 9/3 – 10/15/19.

Klinger has won awards for her artwork and is in several private and corporate collections, including a large-scale commission for Dayton Children’s Hospital in Springboro, OH, in 2016. She was Artist in Residence with South Carolina State Park Service in painting and photography in 2011, and received a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Montgomery County (OH) Arts & Cultural District in 2009/2010.

She owned and operated Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs and was Gallery Coordinator for Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, OH, for over nine years. Klinger has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, and a master’s degree in Photojournalism from Ohio University. She has written and photographed for newspapers and magazines for several years. 

For more information on the exhibit at Antioch University Midwest contact Rhonda McArthur,, 937-769-1800,; or Christine Klinger via, 937-767-2346.

Heaven and Earth, oil/mixed media, 36″ x 48″, painting and photo by Christine Klinger

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