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San Diego Arts Guide features gallery event on cover


September 28, 2011 (La Mesa) – Bay area abstract expressionist John Krempel and his intriguing collection of oil and acrylic paintings will be in La Mesa Village tonight from 5-8 p.m. for a reception at at O’Dunn Fine Art. The public is welcome to attend, also savoring refreshments and entertainment provided by guitarists Bill Coleman.


San Diego Arts Guide will  be  present to launch its October-December edition, which features a Kempel painting, “Skyscrapers in the Night,” from the exhibit on the cover.


“This is very important for all of us in the arts business out here,” O’Dunn said, adding that having the prestigious art publication choose her East County gallery to spotlight (also inviting thousands of its readers) puts our region “on the map” as a destination for art lovers.




In addition to tonight’s reception with the artist, the show itself has been extended to run through October 16.


Influenced by the 20th century San Francisco abstract expressionist movement, Krempel references the beauty of both natural and man-made landscapes in his work. He has been featured in dozens of bay area shows, and is the founder of the Temporary Artists Group (TAG), which brings emerging artists to the community. With degrees in both the arts and psychology, John's paintings dance at the interface of the physical and psychological worlds.


Krempel was born in Ohio, and developed a close relationship with the environment before relocating to the bay area.


"As his travels continue, expect to see an evolution of style and inspiration as John continues to draw on the external world for the underpinnings and palette of his nonobjective works," said Shannon O'Dunn, owner of O'Dunn Fine Art. "He is off to Europe soon for three weeks, and will have a two-month show of paintings inspired by that adventure at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery later this year." (

Learn more at O'Dunn Fine Art is located at 8325 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa's downtown village.

View a flyer on the show and visit for more information.



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