Everyone is invited to come to the artist reception on Oct. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Originally from Wyoming, Rhynsburger says his appreciation of mountain landscapes came naturally from living in his home state and many residencies in the United States and foreign countries. His many business trips to Europe and the Far East have provided an additional appreciation for various landscapes. He excels in creating oil landscapes, southwester desert scenes, and abstract paintings using acrylics.
Rhynsburger’s first career was in the U.S. Army. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant after graduating from the University of Wyoming. During his military service, he was stationed in Germany, the United Kingdom, Korea and Vietnam, as well as U.S. Army installations in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Texas and Virginia. He retired from as a colonel after 25 years.
As a civilian, Rhynsburger began a second career in the aerospace industry. He was selected as the program manager for the Army’s first operational Command and Control System in an overseas location. He continued his career in the space and defense industry as a program development manager for a major U.S. Department of Defense contractor until his second retirement in 2003. He says “this retirement is the last one.”
After many years dreaming of and searching for the right retirement location, he and his wife, Danice, discovered McMinn County, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Southeast Tennessee. And 15 years ago, they settled near Etowah.
Rhynsburger is currently a member of Tina Baker’s art class using the Bob Ross style and method of oil painting. He credits Baker as a most positive influence in his current paintings.
Etowah Arts Commission gallery is located adjacent to the historic Gem Theater in downtown Etowah and is open to the public free of charge Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 423-263-7608 or visit www.EtowahArts.org.