Robert Klein Engler, "Untitled," 2018, oil on canvas
Robert Klein Engler, “Untitled,” 2018, oil on canvas

Marking nearly a year since the passing of longtime artist and writer Robert Klein Engler, the Little Gallery in Benson is hosting a memorial exhibition of paintings opening on Friday, September 6 with a reception from 6-9 p.m.

Engler’s colorful canvases display his array of interests, from naïve painting to Native American art, and show a special affinity for the Modern abstraction of Picasso, Miro and the like. As described in the Readerby Kent Behrens, Engler was “not one to shy from controversial subjects, his abstract work touched on a wide range of topics from politics to sex and landscapes and cityscapes to the spiritual.”

The exhibition continues through September 28. Proceeds from sales of artworks will benefit St. Mary Magdalene Church’s stained glass window maintenance program, which Engler helped initiate. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm and by appointment. For more information, call 402.681.1901.


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