Telander Gallery will host artist Ron Kammer’s exhibition, “A Colorful Look at U.S. Presidents”, with an opening reception on Friday, February 22nd, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The collection of lively, expressionistic acrylic portraits will be on display through March.
“I come from a large family of art enthusiasts,” says Kammer. “Growing up, my dad would often drag his reluctant children to museums and spend an excruciatingly long time examining each painting. Needless to say, we caught the art bug.”
While studying sociology at Seattle University, Kammer took introductory courses in drawing, painting, sculpture and music. He eventually pursued a degree in nursing but maintained a keen interest in art during his 40 years working as a registered nurse.
“I began to experiment with painting in 2000--mostly flowers and fruit still life and landscapes,” says Kammer. “After my retirement in 2015, I found myself focusing on art, travel and political activism. Inspired by his love of historical biographies of politicians and artists, Kammer focused his energy on portraits.
After taking Todd Telander's art class and learning to be more mindful in my work, I decided to paint portraits of all the U.S. presidents,” says Kammer. A selection from the collection of presidents will be on display, along with a few other notable political figures. “I paint what I see but mostly what I feel, using color to create feelings and emotions.”
Owned by Kirsten and Todd Telander, Telander Gallery represents the work of nationally recognized artist, Todd Telander, along with invited artists such as Kammer. The gallery is open Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m, Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., by chance, or happily by appointment. During certain wine and other downtown event weekends, the gallery is open extended hours. For more information please contact Kirsten Telander at 509-540-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Telander Gallery atwww.toddtelander.com and on Facebook under Telander Gallery.