Posted at 11:17 a.m., Feb. 17, 2015

Buhler Watercolor

Shakespeare's Garden #9:

2014 watercolor, 30" x 22" on Rives BKF canvas. Ken Buhler has been a working artist for more than 30 years, primarily with watercolors.

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Abstract artist to display new terra incognita works

An abstract artist and professor from New York will have an upcoming exhibit and reception at Laramie County Community College.

A reception will take place in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery Thursday, March 5, at noon, for “Ken Buhler: Watercolors and Prints, 2011-2014.” The exhibit will be on display through March 30.

Matt West, an LCCC art instructor said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to experience artwork that is much different from the art which we have in our local museums. Buhler is very excited to be here.”

Buhler works primarily with watercolors. He finds his inspiration from the natural world and has created several series. Some more recent ones stem from inspiration from various flora from the Elizabethan era that are mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and others from different species of birds and coral.

The chair of the studio arts program at Bard College, Buhler has taught there since 2000. Of his teaching, Buhler said, “Where I teach at Bard College, what I love about our program is we have a great variety in the faculty, and they are allowed and encouraged to teach to their strengths.”

He added he does use his experience in his studio to teach his students, but he does not try to produce “little Ken Buhlers.”

Ken Buhler website