Cowboy Artist Featured During Studio Friday on March 7
Sculptor and artist Sue Krehbiel will be the featured artist during Studio Friday at Colby Community College on Friday, March 7. Krehbiel will be working on her projects from 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-3 p.m. in the Art Room located in Ferguson Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Those who are interested may bring their own works of art to display or work on during the event.
Krehbiel grew up on a central Ohio grain and livestock farm. The youngest of five children, her summers were filled with farm chores and 4-H livestock projects for the family farm. While visiting an older brother when he worked on a custom harvesting crew, she fell in love with the western-flavored lifestyle in Kansas.
In 1983, Krehbiel moved to Inman and shortly thereafter married auctioneer Kevin Krehbiel. Today she lives on the couple’s rural Inman farm with daughters Sarah and Katie where the family raises Belgian draft horses and cattle. They also operate a cattle feed dealership and her husband Kevin’s auction and realty business.
Krehbiel’s love of the simple cowboy life and of rodeo greatly influences her style of cowboy art. Many hours spent working cattle, checking fences from horseback and helping with the teams of Belgians are reflected in her sculptures and drawings.
Krehbiel has studied under noted sculptor Mehl Lawson and celebrated pencil artist Carrie Ballantyne. Numerous art and sculpting classes at Hutchinson Community College have helped hone her unique Western style of sculpture and graphite drawings. Her favorite subjects are children in cowboy and western settings, livestock, especially draft horses and mules, and the simplistic cowboy life in general.
There is no charge to attend this day-long event. For more information, contact CCC Art Instructor Rebel Jay at 785.269.7065.