A+ Positive Impact

Fri., Jan. 19 to March 1, 2024

A+ Positive Impact

A Teacher & Student Art Exhibition

Show Opens Fri. Jan.19, 2024, 5-7pm

Art, All Ages

The Plymouth Arts Center is pleased to present A+ Positive Impact, A Teacher & Student Art Exhibition,” in Gallery 110 North from January 19 through March 1st. This exhibition will showcase the works of Plymouth High School Art Students and teacher Ryan Krippendorf, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah High School Art Students and teacher Erin Glynn, art instructor, Lori Beringer and her students, as well as the PAC’s Life Drawing group with Facilitators, Lori Beringer and Mark Rittorno. Presenting sponsors are Franz Backus and Sargento.

The public is invited to meet the artists during an opening reception on Friday, January 19th from 5 to 7:00 pm. Live musical entertainment will be provided courtesy of pianists, Dan Ognavic and Jaylon Jones. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Admission is free.

About the Teachers:

Lori Beringer is an award-winning artist and one of the principal founders of the Plymouth Arts Center. She has been teaching Open Studio and Plein Air classes at the PAC since 2015. She is known for her bold brushwork whether it is a quaint building or portraits that capture the emotion of the moment. Although mostly a self-taught artist, Beringer credits workshops with fine instruction along with studio experience with Dan Gerhartz. Lori paints plein air throughout the year, primarily in Wisconsin, but her travels have taken her throughout the U.S., to Mexico, and to France. Recently Beringer was honored to be a part of the Faces of Wisconsin Exhibition at the Cedarburg Art Museum, WI and was juried into 20th Annual National American Impressionists Exhibition New York, New York. She received Portraiture Honorable Mention in the 22nd Juried National Oil Painters of America Exhibition in addition to numerous other awards over the years.

Ryan Krippendorf is the art educator at Plymouth High School. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a BFA in Art. He holds a masters in Education from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. As an artist Ryan works in game design creating tabletop games for publication. As an advocate for meaningful art education Ryan has the following accomplishments: Presented at the 2012 National Art Education Conference, Presented at the 2012 Wisconsin Art Education Conference, Presented at the 2013 Wisconsin Art Education Conference, Co Presented at the 2014 National Art Education Conference, Presented at the 2014 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Erin Glynn is the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School Art Teacher. She attended ELGHS back in the early nineties and was under the instruction of MK Whyte, where she developed the love of art and the passion for teaching. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee and began her teaching career in the Milwaukee Public School District for five years. In addition, she was privileged to have taught art classes at the Milwaukee Art Museum for a few years. Her art journey continued to Freedom Middle/High School in Freedom, WI when her husband was transferred for his job to Green Bay. She taught there for 14 years before landing her AWESOME job back at her alma mater, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, where she has been teaching since 2017

Born in Chicago. IL, Mark Rittorno spent his childhood exploring the woods, lakes and farmlands of McHenry, Illinois, a couple miles from the Wisconsin border. Mark has practiced and studied oil painting throughout the years, while living in locations from New York, NY to Irvine, CA To Orlando, FL. In July 2005, after 23 years in the hospitality business, Mark took a break to study painting and relocated from Lake Tahoe to Fort Collins, CO with his wife Donna. During the next six years Mark worked full-time as an artist. In 2011, Mark went back to his career in Resort Management. He resigned his position in early 2017 to pursue painting and relocated to Wisconsin. Mark is an Honorary Member of the Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) and serves as Executive Director of PAPA, organizing shows, workshops and general group direction.

The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts organization founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in all of Western Sheboygan County and beyond. PAC’s mission is to: Enliven the Spirit of our Community and To Enrich the Lives of All, by Providing Diverse Experiences in the Arts. Wisconsin artists are showcased in Gallery 110 North in six uniquely different exhibits per year. Additionally, the Arts Center offers an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, art classes for all ages, and a gift shop featuring member artwork. Tour/School groups may schedule complimentary docent led visits. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun. Noon to 3pm; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and Holidays. For more information and list of all PAC activities, visit the PAC website: www.plymoutharts.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or call 920.892.8409.

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