ARTIST JACQUELYN SCHINDEHETTE TO EXHIBIT AT OCALA CIVIC THEATRE November 6-30, 2014
A gifted master of traditional oil painting, Schindehette specializes in bold and colorful landscapes inspired by plein air studies. As a Florida native, her work focuses on the natural wonders of the state, preserving its rich heritage by capturing the splendor of its sunsets, thunderstorms, misty mornings, and skies full of clouds reflected in secluded lakes. Her paintings often include wading birds like egrets, herons, ibises, roseate spoonbills, and sandhill cranes, as well as native wildlife such as turtles, gators, and wild turkeys. Her landscapes often feature a vibrant variety of Floridian flora as well: hibiscuses, gardenias, wisteria, tabebuia trees, royal poincianas, and fields of wildflowers.
“Florida’s diverse landscape is disappearing,” Schindehette says. “I am working to record a visual history of the sawgrass marshes, palm hammocks, cypress heads, pine forests, lagoons, and natural springs in addition to the magnificent beaches with swaying palms that make up the heart of Florida.”
She began her art career alongside teacher, mentor, and friend A. E. Backus, the legendary Florida landscape artist, and pursued her formal training at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City. Her award-winning paintings are in the collections of private patrons, corporations, and the State of Florida. Schindehette also hand-paints glass Christmas ornaments, one of which was featured on the White House Christmas tree representing the State of Florida in 2002.
An exhibit of classic Florida landscapes by Jacquelyn Schindehette will be on display in the Ocala Civic Theatre lobby from November 6-30, 2014 during the run of the Southern comedy The Dixie Swim Club. Theatre patrons will be able to view the exhibit when they attend the show. The public also is welcome to visit the Theatre and view Schindehette’s exhibit free of charge, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ocala Civic Theatre, located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reaching more than 800 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Ocala Civic Theatre is designated as a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.