Cafe at Prairie Lights

  • Shapes Men Space

    Work by Michael Van Winkle

    August 6th - September 2nd 2018

    Please join us for a reception with the artists on Friday, August 24, 5-7pm in the cafe.

    Michael Van Winkle’s paintings and drawings engage a continuum of visual language to explore the meaning of familiar images, their relationship to abstraction and our collective imagination.

    Michael received his BFA from Alfred University in 2003 and his MFA from the University at Albany in 2008. His work has been exhibited in galleries including, Vox Populi, in Philadelphia, PA, Collarworks, in Troy, NY and Underdonk, in Brooklyn, NY. In the summer of 2018, Michael took part in the inaugural year of the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency. Michael teaches at Siena College and the Doane Stuart School.

    He currently lives and maintains his daily studio practice in Mechanicville New York.

    For inquiries and sales, please contact

    Hilary Nelson, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM


  • Missives

    Work by Stephen Reynolds

    June 3-August 5, 2018
    Please join us for a reception, Friday, June 22 4-6pm in the cafe.

    Stephen Reynolds was born in Washington DC in 1954. Originally trained as a painter in New York City at the Art Students League and Hunter College, he lived and worked in the city from 1974-1984. On moving to Los Angeles he took up work as a model maker for film and television, where he was exposed to an array of materials and methods which ultimately led him to begin making sculptural work. His sculptural explorations continued in the Hudson Valley in New York state, venturing into the possibilities of forged and welded steel and later, printmaking. Reynolds and his partner, artist Pamela Wallace, now base their home and studio in Germantown, NY on densely wooded land next to a wetland. He finds the area with its rich artistic community to be a constant source of inspiration.


    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:
    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.

  • 168 Hours

    work by Jennifer Drinkwater

    On view May 7-June 3

    Please join us for a reception Sunday, May 13, 4-6pm in the cafe.

    Jennifer Drinkwater is an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the department of art and visual culture and Iowa State University extension and outreach. She has a B.A. in both studio art and anthropology from Tulane University and earned an M.F.A in painting from East Carolina University. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally in juried and group shows, and she has had solo exhibitions in Iowa, New York, Illinois, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and Studio Visit magazine. Her personal work and teaching often explore how we bring artwork from the studio into the world, and accordingly, how this work can both build and shape community. During the past few years, she has partnered with communities in Iowa and Mississippi in various community art projects, programming and theatre productions. She helped to organize a community-wide steamroll printmaking event in Perry, Iowa, created installations in restored prairies in Nebraska, collaborated on public art projects in vacant sites on Iowa main streets, spearheaded a community knit-bombing project, and painted two murals with middle school children on a juke joint in the Mississippi Delta. 

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  • Electromagnetic

    work by Tiberiu Chelcea

    April 9-May 6, 2018

    Tiberiu Chelcea takes elements and processes of traditional printmaking and combines them with parts and operations of digital technologies.  His work demonstrates unexpected correlations between old and new technologies and issues of consumption, serial design, automated vs labor-intensive processes, are brought to the fore. His works been exhibited throughout United States (New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Iowa and other states) as well as Mexico, Egypt and Brazil. Mr. Chelcea was born in Romania and came to United States to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. He has received several awards, fellowships and patents in the field of electronic and digital design, which continues to be a major source of inspiration for his art.

    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:
    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.