Automotive paintings on display at Mayflower

TROY — The Mayflower Arts Center, 9 W. Main St., has opened its first exhibit of the 2016 season, featuring local artist Steve Wohler. The exhibit of fine art automotive oil paintings titled “Locally Driven” will be on display Jan. 13 through Feb. 13 in the Lobby Gallery.

Steve Wohler enjoys bringing to canvas the essence of what it means to drive a muscle car, wrench on a roadster or tinker with an old truck, expressing the nostalgia, beauty and adventure of the automotive lifestyle. From the Dayton area, which has a long automotive history, Wohler has been fascinated by the area’s classic car and hot rod scenery since an early age.

At 5, he said he knew the make of almost every car on the road. Having owned a few classic vehicles himself, Wohler said he understands the thrill of taking them out on the road, participating in several car events a year. Wohler works in oil on canvas and has won numerous awards including “Best of Show” for his automotive and portrait work.

His paintings have been on display at the Dayton Concours d’Elegance for the last seven years running. He has also exhibited at the Cincinnati Ault Park Concours d’Elegance and the Auburn, Indiana Automotive Auction.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception and artist talk from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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