Warsaw High School
Performing Art Center
1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, Indiana 46580


D M.Swartzentruber, MFA
Visual Art Department
574-371-5099 Ext. 2194

Exhibit Schedule
2013-14 Season
  June, 2014

Tri Kappa Fine Arts Festival
: Thursday evening 7:00 to 9:00
Blackbox Theater
a April - May 2014

Klimpert, Rudi H. (1926-2011).
Rudi Klimpert was born Hans Rudolf Hugo Klimpert in the Bronx, NY. After two years in the Navy, Rudi attended the Art Students League, NY, for four years, and lived in Canada, and St Louis before settling in the Chicago suburbs of Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. While Rudi was known as a talented storyboard artist, working on the staff of various advertising agencies with national accounts, his true love was painting colorful works in oils and creating sculptures in wood and alabaster. In 1991, June and Rudi retired to Placitas, NM, where Rudibecame known for his paintings of brilliantly colored landscapes surrounding doors embellished with artifacts of the history, and cultures from the region. WCS Art Instructor Karen Klimpert is his daughter.

March 2014
Warsaw Community Schools Elementary Art Exhibit

March 17th, 2014. Saturday 10 - 4:00
Tri-Kappa Elementary Art Exhibit


January -Feb 2014
The Beeson Exhibit: A Family Show
The artwork of Martha Beeson, Daniel Beeson, Emilee Beeson & Audrey (Beeson) Felger
john Dec 2013
John Hawkins
A cultural study of Morocco


Nov 2013
A small collection of antiques as still-life for drawing students.
National Arts & Humanities Month
Oct 2013
Susan Russell

Known for luminous oil and pastel paintings, award-winning artist Susan Russell works directly from life whenever possible, producing plein-air landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits. Her studio is located on Main Street in Milford, where she also completes commissioned paintings. Her work is included in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. Through both formal and informal education, academic training and fieldwork, Susan has spent many years studying the history and craft of painting. She has been selling her artwork for over twenty years, and leads workshops in drawing and painting, as well as poetry. While completing her Fine Arts degree through Indiana University South Bend, she was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award and Fine Art Scholarship. Susan’s involvement in the Midwest academics/arts community has included a number of Best of Show & 1st Place awards in local and regional competitions, exhibitions at the Midwest Museum, Century Center, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Honeywell, Indiana Plein-air Painters, Hoosier Salon, and others, as well as recognition in the recently published “Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century.”


June -Sept, 2013

Karen Klimpert: Paintings and Drawings
Klimpert paints in acrylics and oils. Particularly fascinated by the stage, her artwork has served as backdrop illustrations for Manchester Symphony Orchestra campus performances of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre. Klimpert, the daughter of artist Rudi Klimpert, has taught in Warsaw Community Schools for more than 20 years.  “Every medium inspires me ... I have ideas that come so fast that I can’t get them onto the canvas quickly enough. Klimpert is a 1985 art education graduate of Manchester College. She studied at the American Academy of Art and has a master’s degree in education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.