Henderson Fine Arts Gallery

David Lee Reineke

May 4, 2012 – May 25, 2012

Reception: May 4 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Fine Art Gallery is located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events,
contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464 or mcnealyc@sanjuancollege.edu.


Kevin Kelly and David Lee Reineke join talents to create this beautiful exhibit featuring wood work and photography titled For the Love of It, at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery, May 4 – May 25. The exhibit will open with a reception, Friday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit has something for every art lover. Kelly creates one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture from nature. Reineke creates his art through the lens, capturing scenery and wildlife. Kelly feels fortunate to pursue his craft of woodworking in the southwest. He has been building and creating nearly all of his life. He takes tremendous solace in working with his hands. Being able to take an idea or image to fruition in a piece of fine furniture is a rejuvenating source of joy. He enjoys exploring the enormous scope of possibilities that are in the medium of wood, from the warmth and beauty of the grain graphics, to the color, texture and the aromas of the various species.

Kelly developed his hand skills and artistic eye while studying in the Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods that was founded by the renowned woodworker, James Krenov.

Reineke’s first introduction to the camera was at the age of four. His mother was relentless in drawing his attention to the simple visual spectacles that performed before him.

I was amazed at the tumblebugs I took close ups of with a Kewpie box camera as early as 1947,” recalls Reineke.


During his early years he used the camera to capture images for canvas paintings. After retiring in 2000 he returned to his passion for photography and had his first exhibit in Southwest Colorado in 2004.

His approach to photography is supported on the principle values of the world’s natural scenery. “I believe in people, the simple aspects of life, and man’s relationship to an uninterrupted natural environment,” says Reineke.

His photographs aren’t planned or preconditioned in advance. “I don’t anticipate that the viewer will always share my perspective, however, if my photographs leave an impression something has been consciously absorbed,” he says.



The San Juan College Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact Cindy McNealy at 505-566-3464 or mcnealyc@sanjuancollege.edu.