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Blushing Roses

2018 | Oil on Linen | 24 in x 36 in

Studio Pintura

Juried Floral Exhibition - 2021

Juried by A.R.C. Associate Living Master Painter

Charles Gilbert Kapsner

Opening Reception - Friday March 19

5:30-8:30PM

Award Presentation at 6:30

Social Distancing Observed - Please wear a mask

Also open: Saturday, Saturday, March 20, 12-4

Exhibition Dates: March 19-April 24

Carrie is available to give personal tours of the show

Please call Joy to schedule a visit

Studio Pintura

1500 Jackson St. NE #294

Minneapolis, MN 55413

 

Only 3

More Days !!

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Show Closes

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April 24

Art Renewal Center

15th International 

ARC

Salon Exhibition

Still Life 

Semi-Finalist

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Umbrellas, Walking Sticks and a Rabbit

2020 | Oil on Canvas | 16 in x 16 in

~Available for Purchase~

Art as an Oasis™ Series

Art as an Oasis™
from the gallery of Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 
souvenirs from past travels

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,

our whole life would change. 

often misattributed to Buddha
Jack Kornfield
Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone.

It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose.

It doesn’t have to. It is different.

And there’s room in the garden for every flower.

Marianne Williamson 
contemporary author

Tip toe through the window

By the window, that is where I'll be

Come tip toe through the tulips with me

Tip toe from the garden

By the garden of a willow tree

And tip toe through the tulips with me

Al Dubin  & Joseph A Burke 
song writers 
popularized in the late ‘60s by the comedian, Tiny Tim


 

Artist's Statement

I traveled to the south of England, visiting a few castles and manors scattered about. In one manor in Cornwall I walked into an elegantly decorated and furnished dining room. On the highly polished table stood a tall vase of orange, red and yellow tulips. I loved the light and shadow play from the window, reflected onto the table. This was a lovely quiet moment that I tried to capture in oil.

– CCSK

 

 

 

 

 

  

Tulips in Cornwall
Oil on Belgian Linen

23.5 in x 22.5 in
2018

Art as an Oasis™
from the gallery of Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 
souvenirs from past travels

 

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by….

John Masefield 
Sea Fever

Hark now, hear the sailors cry

Smell the sea and feel the sky

Let your soul and spirit fly

Into the mystic.


Van Morrison 
Into the Mystic


 

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought

 of which the sea would not be part.

Steven Tyler

lead singer of Aerosmith


 

Artist's Statement

We were on a large sailing boat in Annapolis. It was a large group of people, maybe 15, on this boat.  I looked up at the giant mast feeling small and vulnerable. There were many signal flags and international marine flags on the main mast.  Not all were recognizable, so I put in the US, Israeli, British, Italian and Brazilian along with several signal flags.  We sailed out on the Atlantic, tho never far from harbor, at a frightening clip.  It was exhilarating and beyond scary when the ship would lean and water would spray on us and the inside of the boat.  So much more intense than sailing small sailboats and sunfish boats in college at Univ- Madison.  Thought a lot about my dad who was in the navy in WWII.  He walked like a sailor all his life.  (I never had "my sea legs" quite like my dad)

– CCSK

 

 

 

 

 

  

Sea Flags in Annapolis
Oil on Canvas

36 in x 18 in
2018

Three Mushrooms on Golden Pond
Oil on Canvas
15 in x 27 in
2014

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 
as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 
souvenirs from past travels 


Artist's Statement 
 

Passover begins in two days, on the evening of March 27, 2021. The holiday marks the beginning of a people's travel that lasted 40 years. Of the many messages intwined in the Exodus story, one teaches of our human obligation to take care of  "the other" – the stranger, the different. The Jewish people live because the baby Moses survived. The baby survived because of an Egyptian princess – Batyah – rescued, protected him and raised him – all in defiance of her father's orders that all first-born Jewish males be slain. She was perhaps the first "righteous Gentile" -- a term of honor given to non-Jews who have risked their lives to protect Jews from persecution and even annihilation. But Batyah's message is also universal, reminding all of us of our obligation, especially now, to protect and comfort anyone who faces bigotry – regardless of his or her politics or ours. 

– CCSK

And you shall not mistreat a stranger, nor shall you oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 20:20


No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 

John Donne
MEDITATION XVII
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"Egyptian Princess"

Oil on Canvas

28"  x 22"

2013

Middle Eastern Market
Oil on Canvas
24" x 19"
2012

Art as an Oasis™
from the gallery of Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 
souvenirs from past travels



My novels are set in a global space and pace.  However, I have never visited most of the places.... I access ... global locations with my feet planted in front of my computer. I will use my internet connection to carefully enter the streets of a foreign city and find out how long it will take my main character to get from the airport to the city center – and if there are any shortcuts on the way. I wanted to do something new. The world is becoming a global village and we have to understand these different cultures. There is a Danish culture, an Israeli culture and so on.
So if you want to go to Denmark, then read the book.

Enock Maregesi 
Tanzanian author

 

"In the tiny shops of quiet streets, there is a huge world: if there is
sincerity, sweetness and naturalness in a place, then there is a huge world there!"

Mehmet Murat ildan
contemporary Turkish playwright, novelist



La rue est une musée pour tous!
[The street is a museum for everyone!]

Hergé,
penname of Georges Prosper Remi
Belgian cartoonist best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin



Artists's Statement

I composed this still life from items purchased in the shuk (open-aired market) in Jerusalem. The influence of Sephardic Judaism and culture is strong in these items. Many similar influences appear in Arab cultures; "Sephardic" refers to Jews who migrated to then welcoming Arab countries when the Romans finally crushed a Jewish rebellion and expelled all Jews from Judea. 

– CCSK


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Art as an Oasis™
from the gallery of Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 
souvenirs from past travels

 


The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first, Nature is rude
and incomprehensible at first, Be not discouraged, keep on, there
are divine things well envelop'd, I swear to you there are divine
things more beautiful than words can tell. 

Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass


Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.
Thomas Carlyle
19th Century Scottish historian, essayist, satirist


I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire. 
Steven Tyler
lead singer of Aerosmith


Artist's Statement

"On Golden Pond", released in 1981, depicted the relationship between a loving aging wife and her loving, slightly more aging husband, and the very stormy interaction between the husband and the couple's daughter. Although the movie's "Golden Pond" was imaginary, the movie filmed on location on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Some years ago, I attended a wedding on Church Island in the midst of Squam Lake. In the midst of the foliage surrounding the non-denominational chapel, I came upon the three fungi depicted here. 
– CCSK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"Together in a Mudbath"

Oil on Linen

36 in x 36 in

2015

"China in a Box"

Oil on Canvas

19 in x 25 in

2017

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.
– Freya Stark
Anglo-Italian explorer and travel writer 
Dame of the British Empire
died in 1993 at the age of 101

 

If she knew how beautiful love is, she would already put it in a box, seal, and preserve it. So she could smell it whenever she wants. 
– Kusumastuti, Denting Lara


As a kid, I never was the type to color inside the lines.
I used to wonder, why do lines even exist?
When these pictures are in my mind ripe for harvesting
And I can give the world something it's never seen before. 

– Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe


We live in a world where strangers see your gifts and those
who know you can't get past the box you originally arrived in. 

– Sanjo Jendayi
inspirational speaker, spoken word artist, Reiki practitioner



artist statement

While looking for art supplies during a visit to Beijing, I came across a number of beautiful boxes intended merely to hold a customer's purchase. Each box itself seemed to me a work of art. This painting depicts several of the boxes, together with a set of wood-handled paint brushes (and a silk scarf I bought on the same trip).

– CCSK

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"Thai Lions"

Oil on Canvas

16 in x 16 in

2017

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. 
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One will not break through to the enemy with theory. Directness is most important, when in front of the lion's den.  
– Rati Tsiteladze
film producer,
former world martial arts champion

 

 

Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet

or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
– Walker Percy
American author
of novels infused with philosophy
The Cowardly Lion



Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.
What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage.
What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage.
What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage.
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the "ape" in ape-ricot?
Whatta they got that I ain't got?
Dorothy, The Tin Man, and the Scarecrow
Courage!
The Cowardly Lion
You can say that again!

The Wizard of Oz
from the 1939 movie 
based on L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 


artist statement

This painting combines objects that originated

1500 miles apart. The two lions come from Thailand, a gift from my daughter. The globes come from China, a gift from a very kind law student in Beijing who showed me around her campus while my husband presented a paper. The lions, which are made of stone, have the center location, while the globes have the brighter colors. Lions sometimes inhabit the darkness. 

– CCSK

  

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. 
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Until the lion tells his side of the story,
the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. 

Zimbabwean Proverb


The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions

of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion.
A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.
 
Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously


Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb,

and the rose grow without thorn. 
Martin Amis

 



artist statement

In actuality, this lion is fewer than eight inches tall – it decorates one end of a wooden mantelpiece in a restaurant located in a very old house in Annapolis, Maryland. But in my imagination, and I hope in this painting, the lion is solitary, powerful, and even frightening.

– CCSK

  

"Annapolis Lion"

Oil on Canvas

16.5" x 13.25"

2016

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.
– Freya Stark
Anglo-Italian explorer and travel writer 
Dame of the British Empire
died in 1993 at the age of 101

 

I am a weak, ephemeral creature made of mud and dream. But I feel all the powers 
of the universe whirling within me. 
Nikos Kazantzakis
The Saviors of God (1923)



I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 
"I love you." ...There is an African saying which is:
Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. 
Maya Angelou
American poet, storyteller, activist



Unity, not uniformity must be our aim. We attain unity only through
variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed. 
Mary Parker Follet
pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior
1868-1933



artist statement

The inspiration for this painting is my daughter's work in Panama. She went there alone to take a job at the Smithsonian for one year. To deal with her loneliness from friends and family back in the US, she went to a small spa which had a mud bath. There, in the mud bath, although all the people were strangers to each other, they began to relate, talk, laugh, and joke with one another. These people, of very different shapes, sizes, ethnic backgrounds, and beliefs, came together in the mud bath and became friends. My daughter's year, which began as lonely, was transformed through a connection in mud!
I wanted to capture in my painting this moment of individuals coming together. 

– CCSK
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"Globes of Light"

Oil on Canvas

38.5 x 28 in

2013

Private Collection

Reproductions Available

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 

– Dame Freya Stark
British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

There are two ways of spreading light:

to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; 

only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King, Jr. 


[I]n grief nothing 'stays put.' One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs.

Round and round. Everything repeats.

Am I going in circles,

or dare I hope I am on a spiral?

 C.S. Lewis




artist statement

This painting depicts the large,

ornate antechamber of a house of worship, and,

like the painting posted last week, is set in Turkey.

Globes of light, manifold in an ascending spiral,

draw the eye upward, along with one's thoughts

and perhaps also the spirit.​

CCSK

  

Art as an Oasis™
a series of occasional postings from

the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both

mundane and monumental cares
words of wisdom from a diversity of others
 
for a season ordinarily full of celebrations and gatherings around food:

 

~ a collection of simple comestibles and potables ~ 
(this week – fruit with style)

 

Everyone knew you shouldn't go biting into fruit offered to you by magical creatures in the woods, even if you'd thought until just five minutes ago that such stories were, you know, only stories. 
– Molly Ringle, The Goblins of Bellwater
 

The old order changeth, yielding place to new,

And God fulfills Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Morte d'Arthur

You are the sunshine of my life, That's

why I'll always be around,

You are the apple of my eye, Forever

you'll stay in my heart.

– Stevie Wonder, You Are The Sunshine of My Life

 


For some stories, it's easy. The moral of

 'The Three Bears,' for instance is "Never break into someone else's house."  The moral of 'Snow White' is "Never eat apples."  The moral of World War I is

"Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."

– Daniel Handler


 

artist statement

At the Jewish new year (in the fall), Jews

customarily share apples and honey to

offer and share hopes for a sweet new year.

This painting depicts a plate of apples

prepared for that purpose and shows

contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. Perhaps paradoxically, the center of the painting

is not an apple but rather a half grape atop an apple slice. The Jewish new year is already three months past, but nothing prevents us from offering apples, honey, and hopes of sweetness for the secular new year as well. 

Best Wishes For A Happy Healthy New Year!!

– CCSK

  

"Apples For The New Year"

Oil on Linen

8 x 8 in

2019

"In a Parisian Market"

Oil on Canvas

15.5" x 27.5"

2008

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 
– Dame Freya Stark

British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

Paris is always a good idea.
Audrey Hepburn
(in the movie, Sabrina)


A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.
Thomas Jefferson


In Paris they simply stared when I spoke in French;

I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
Mark Twain


We'll always have Paris.
Rick to Ilsa
Casablanca



artist statement

This painting is the epitome of "imaginative painting." The oranges, their basket, its labels – are from a Parisian market. The ducklings are from a sketch I made at the Minnesota State Fair. 

–CCSK

  

"Curious Cat in a Carpet Shop"

Oil on Canvas

25.5" x 33.5"

2013

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 

– Dame Freya Stark
British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. 

– Leonardo da Vinci

The most beautiful thing we can experience

is the mysterious. It is the source of all

true art and science. 

– Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies


I started my own little carpet and upholstery cleaning business. I've done it for 20 years.

I live well. 

Tommy Kirk

who as a child actor starred in

Old Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson



artist statement

One small, curious cat sitting inside a brown cabinet.  A seemingly endless number of folded carpets in a shop in Turkey. I keep waiting

for the cat to move. 

–CCSK

  

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