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August 4, 2010

Cowley art instructor to have work displayed at gallery in Manhattan


Flickinger paintingVisiting places he longed to create oil paintings of for many years, Cowley College art instructor Mark Flickinger will have those pieces on display at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS, Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

The exhibit is titled “From Sea to Shining Sea”, featuring “Romantic Paintings of America by Mark Flickinger”. A reception for the artists will take place Friday, Aug. 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Flickinger’s paintings consist of the following locations: Aspens near rested Butte, CO; Beside the Shining Sea, Newfoundland; Cliffs near Tahlequah, OK; Fjords at Gros Morne, Newfoundland; Garden of the Gods, Illinois; Golden Pacific, Oregon; Horseshoe Lake Pecans in Illinois; Iceberg, 15 miles off St. Anthony; Land Rush, Cowley County; Marymere Falls, Washington; New Day, Yosemite Valley; Parke County, Indiana; Pines at the Rim, Arizona; Remnants of a Kansas Ocean; Rialto Beach, Washington; Snake River Canyon, Idaho; Sugar Creek, Indiana; Summer Sunlight, Barber County; Sunrise, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona; The Palouse, Idaho; Turkey Run Canyon, Indiana; Yellowstone Lake with Hot Springs.

“These are sort of grand places that not a lot of people know about,” Flickinger said. “This show deals more with the expression of romantic notions found in American painting and American landscape.”

Flickinger will be joined at the exhibit by Martha and Delmar Pettigrew (bronze sculptures), Margie Kuhn (gouache paintings), Mark Feiden (Flint Hills photography), Anita Markley (collage paintings); Chris Wolf Edmonds (fiber art), and Don Lind (stone sculpture).

“I am glad to be able to show my work at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery, people from all over visit the gallery,” Flickinger said.

Flickinger will have other oil paintings of his featured at the American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, MO, on Nov. 19. The show is titled “Souvenirs from the New World” The majority of the pieces will be paintings Flickinger created while on a journey that took him through 27 states and provinces and covered more than 21,000 miles. Flickinger will conduct a lecture to go along with the art show.

For more information on the exhibit at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery, which will begin Friday, visit the Gallery’s web site at