Frankfort family of artists exhibit at Iron Fish

The Kline family, of Frankfort, will be featured in the Gallery at Iron Fish Distillery from now through June 27. (Courtesy Photo)

The Kline family, of Frankfort, will be featured in the Gallery at Iron Fish Distillery from now through June 27. (Courtesy Photo)

FRANKFORT — The diverse art works of the Kline family of Frankfort will be featured in the Gallery at Iron Fish Distillery from now through June 27.

Sculptor Steve Kline is showing several pieces of his ceramic and metal sculptures, both free-standing and wall mounted. His wife Julia Yerkov Kline, who works in various media, is showing paintings, glass mosaics and handcrafted metal lamps.

Their daughter, Katarina Kline, is showing several realistic and highly detailed pen and pencil drawings. All of the art works are for sale.

The Kline family relocated to Frankfort in 2013 from New Orleans, where they met and developed successful careers. Steve Kline is known for his large scale public art, commissioned through public and private organizations and numerous gallery exhibitions.

Julia had her own design studio where she developed unique large scale glass mosaic murals, metal artful furniture and lighting for commercial and residential spaces. Steve is originally from Traverse City, and Julia was born in the former Yugoslavia.

“Our daughter Katarina was 14 months old when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans,” Steve said. “In those first three months we stayed with Steve’s parents, Norman and Evelyn Kline of Traverse City, and that’s when we fell in love with the region. Frankfort was pretty much everything we had on our wish list. Beautiful blue water, blue sky, great school and friendly feeling.”

Katarina is now 13 years old, and is looking forward attending her second summer at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Steve is currently working on metal sculptures and will be showing at Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw, and is also teaching clay classes at Oliver Art Center.

Julia has her design/art studio, Lake Effect Concept, where she takes on commissions for architectural design and artful furniture. This summer Julia will be teaching four classes in glass mosaic and stained glass at the Oliver Art Center.

The Kline exhibit at Iron Fish Distillery can be seen on Saturdays and Sundays between noon and 7 p.m., and on weekdays by appointment. Call Iron Fish at (231) 378-3474 to schedule.

Iron Fish Distillery opened in the fall of 2016, and has become a popular place to enjoy craft cocktails, gourmet snacks, food truck specialties, community events and live music year round. The Gallery at Iron Fish features local and regional artists in all media throughout the year at 14234 Dzuibanek Rd. in Thompsonville.

For more information about the Kline family and their art, contact Steve Kline at steve.kline@att.net or Julia Kline at houseofjuju@yahoo.com.

 

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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