Corry Artists’ Guild spring art show to feature Klingensmith

Nancy Klingensmith

Nancy Klingensmith will be one of several artists featured in an upcoming spring art show, which is being sponsored by members of the Corry Artists’ Guild.

The show is scheduled for April 24 and 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Smith Education Center. A special needs hour will be held on April 24 from noon to 1 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Brushes of Spring.”

One of Klingensmith’s first art education memories is from elementary school when her then art teacher took the class outside and instructed the students on how to draw trees.

The instructor educated the group on how to see the structure of a tree and its textures.

“From that lesson, I learned to love trees and enjoy drawing them,” Klingensmith said.

However, she said she did not become seriously interested in art until much later in life when Klingensmith was the mother of two children.

In 1960, she enrolled in a correspondence course through the Washington School of Art.

Klingensmith completed the $130 course and learned a lot.

When she moved to the Corry area, Klingensmith was able to take one studio art class at Edinboro University. There, she enjoyed learning through personal contact with the teacher and other artists.

“Joining the Artists’ Guild has helped me continue to grow,” Klingensmith said. “My motto is ‘I am still learning.’”

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