Lebanon native, Gary Simendinger, dedicated his life to art and, as a teacher, served as an inspiration to the youth of the community. He encouraged his students to follow their artistic passions. "If you can imagine it, you can create it," one such student remembers Simendinger telling them. "He's the reason I pursued a degree in art." These kinds of memories are commonplace when it comes to Simendinger's students.
Gary Simendinger sadly passed away in 2005 but his influence can still be felt. His wife, Connie, and their two daughters, Rozi & Carley, have gathered together an extensive collection that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Simendinger's abilities.
Gary Simendinger "His Life, Art, and Legacy" opens October 8th with a free opening reception and will remain on display until December 3rd.
Nathaniel Grauwelman as well as various staff and volunteer writers.