Carl Krabill & Jance Lentz
Celebrated regional painters, Carl Krabill and Jance Lentz, will be exhibiting their work at The Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Avenue, from Monday, March 29th through Saturday, April 24th, 2010, in Bonfoey’s continuing Artist of the Month series.
Carl Krabill received a degree in Business Administration from Mount Union in 1952. He participated in the Art Teachers Program at Kent State University where he graduated in 1959. Krabill taught art for 25 years in the Shaker Heights school system. During this time Krabill was encouraged to paint by Ellen Johnson whom he was studying with at Oberlin College. This prompted him to obtain an MA in Painting from Kent State University. He then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. In 1985 Carl Krabill retired from teaching and began painting full time. He was the recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies’ grant, and was awarded a Juror’s Mention for painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show in 1966. Krabill has participated in group exhibitions in Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan, and New York, and has had many solo exhibitions across the East Coast. Many of Krabill’s works can be found in corporate collections including UHHS, OSU’s Fisher College of Business, National City Bank, Sheraton Hotel, Shaker Heights Public Library, and The National Bank of Canada.
Jance Lentz holds a BFA and MA from Kent State University. She has recently had one woman exhibitions at Dragonfly Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard, MA, McKay Bricker in Kent, OH, Art Access Gallery in Columbus, OH, Fisher Galleries in DC, and The Bonfoey Gallery. Lentz has participated in juried and group shows across the country and in Tokyo, Japan.
Both artists in this exhibition find their inspiration in nature; Lentz in gardens, and Krabill in wooded landscapes. With their work they champion personal reflection and tranquility. Pictorially speaking these works are timeless. Krabill’s luminous tree lines and Lentz’s exuberant florals grow and bloom throughout the year, regardless of the season.
The Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Avenue, will be exhibiting work from celebrated painter, sculptor, designer, Viktor Schreckengost. From Jazz to Design – The Art of Viktor Schreckengost, will be on view in our street level gallery from May 7 through June 5, 2010.