Dan Ostermiller

Behind the Preludes | A Music Q&A with Jim Klein & Ian Jamison

“Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.” ~Louis Armstrong, American jazz legend Jim Klein partnered with Ian Jamison to compose virtuosic, original compositions for [...]

The Unexpected Warrior | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

“Art has a voice - let it speak.” ~ Rochelle Carr, Abstract Expressionism Artist Abstract artist Jim Klein often remarks that once the brush meets canvas, it has a mind of its own. The paints [...]

Gertrude and Molly | Art Q&A with Jim Klein

Every so often, abstract artist Jim Klein creates a painting that is less abstract than most in his gallery. His recent works of Gertrude and Molly are prime examples and pay a gentle homage to [...]

By Any Other Name: BOGUMILA Painting Spotlight

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Abstract Artist Jim Klein took some time to explain the interesting [...]

Exploration into the Unknown : METRO FOREST Painting Spotlight

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes… Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It [...]

WASTE NOT:  The Peripheral Art Philosophy

pe·riph·er·al - adjective: relating to or situated on the edge or periphery of something. If you Google the phrase “peripheral art”, you’ll find results for “Peripheral Artery Disease”. It’s not a term used in art classes [...]

Announcing the exciting return of the J Klein Art Factory

For those who weren't around when the Art Factory was first opened, what is the Art Factory? Jim: A couple years back, a large vacant space opened up next to the gallery for around 3 [...]

Inside the Art: The Story Behind “Red Maples”

According to Wikipedia, red maple is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees in North America- perhaps, because it is adaptable to a very wide range of site conditions. Red maples can be found [...]