Born in Mulhofen, Germany, Pete Wingender came to the United States in 1959. He married Cassie Lewis in 1958. They moved to the Kern River Valley in 1967.
Pete became an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He can proudly say that he and Cassie have been on almost every mountain top from the mouth of the canyon, through the Kern Plateau, Walker Pass, Eastern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and the Mohave Desert.
At the age of 82, Pete became disabled and could no longer engage in his passion of hiking. Not being able to hike or even walk for short distances, frustration developed into depression and boredom. One afternoon Cassie handed him a pencil and told him to draw her a picture. The result was a lovely pencil sketch of a pioneer sod house.
Pete had no formal training. He would like to thank all those who have encouraged and supported him. He truly appreciates the kindness of his friends and supporters and looks forward to the December 10th opening/reception of his show.
Saturday, December 10th at the Museum, 2-4 PM
Presented by KRVAA