Paint and Sip with Kristin Cronic

Soar among the clouds with your paintbrush and friends, all while enjoying an adult beverage. This special Paint and Sip event will be led by Kristin Cronic, U.S. Navy Veteran, painting works inspired by the skies and Jon Schueler’s Lost Man Blues exhibition.

Ages 18 and older only. Art supplies, alcoholic (beer and wine), non-alcoholic (soft drinks and water) beverages and snacks are provided.

With a BS in Naval Architecture, Kristin was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2011. She served as a naval officer until 2017, deploying twice on ships.

Kristin pursued an informal art education in her free time. She has dedicated recent years to documenting the midshipman’s journey through painting under the alias “Easel on Stribling,” painting over 150 pieces about USNA. She has an MFA in Visual Art from Jacksonville University.

She resides in Florida with her husband, Caleb, and their three children.

St. Nazaire: Sky Red Blues, November 1982
New York
Oil on canvas

Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler – Art and War transports viewers into the beauty that Schueler, an esteemed, prolific American abstract expressionist, experienced as he flew among the clouds as a World War II B-17 navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps. This exhibition of 26 oils on canvas and selected passages from “The Sound of Sleat: A Painter’s Life” showcase Schueler’s war-themed paintings as a collective group for the first time. His memories of the skies during combat and his undiagnosed PTSD haunted him and continually found expression in his post-war work. The title Lost Man Blues refers to Schueler’s love of the blues genre of music as well as his experiences related to the loss of a plane in his squadron after a bombing mission over Germany.

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April 11, 2024


6:30 pm

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