Arts Place, Auglaize/Mercer Center will be displaying the works of Dan Knepper September 19 through October 28th. There will be a free reception open to the public on September 23 from 6-8p.m. The Auglaize/Mercer Center is located at 207 East Spring Street, St. Marys, Ohio. For more information about this exhibit contact Mary Novin, Center Director at 419-394-0707. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday 12-3, Wednesday-Friday 12-4.
Originally from Amherst, Ohio, Dan Knepper taught art 1-12 for 26 years in Jackson Center and Botkins, Ohio. He is now a full-time artist living in Jackson Center, Ohio.
Inspired by artist friends Jane Paul Angelhart, and Christopher Leeper, and having studied with Mary Whyte, James Toogood and Antonio Masi, Knepper has become known for his watercolors. His work has won many local, regional and state competitions. His painting, “Fallen” was a winner in the national Daniel Smith competition and his painting, “Morgan” was a finalist in the Richeson75 international competition, and was recently in the Adirondacks National Exhibition. He has studied oils with friend and mentor Steven Walker and Peter Fiore.
Knepper has done demonstrations and spoken for many art groups and is a member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society, the Ohio Watercolor Society and the Portrait Society of America. His work has allowed him to meet celebrities like The Beach Boys and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He recently finished a 32’ mural for a new school building in Botkins, Ohio and a 5-panel pictorial history of Ferguson Construction in Sidney, Ohio. His work will be included in the Airstream Fine Art Invitational, a show of the greatest living landscape painters in the U.S.
Knepper is represented by the Carteret Gallery in Morehead City, North Carolina, the Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, and the Atelier Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.
This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency