Past Events






The Painter's Window - "LIVE"

Jan. 2-28, 2020

Glimpse inside an artists's creative process and watch artists Rena Brouwer and Cheryl Kaldahl as they paint new artwork "LIVE" in the front window of the Opera House Gallery. 

PAINTING SCHEDULE:  Weekdays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM; Saturdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Rena Brouwer:  1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/9, 1/14
Cheryl Kaldahl:  1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/21, 1/28


Bringing it all together - Literature, Music, & Art

Dec. 2019 - Author and musician Vickie Maris will be reading from her new book from 3-5 pm at the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art in Delphi, Indiana. She and her husband, Indiana singer/songwriter Scott Greeson, will also share music from his new album, Riverside.

Stop in at the Opera House Gallery any time between 3 and 5 pm to enjoy excerpts from the journal, Changing Life After a Life-Changing Event: 30 Journal Prompts and Stories to Help After a Loss, and to hear songs from the Riverside album along with other tunes.

You can get your signed copies of both the book and the cd during the event.


A December to Remember at the Gallery - 2019




November Art Show at the Gallery & Opera House




Starting September 19th, Discovery Through Brush and Lens exhibit returns to the Opera House Gallery. 

Sept. 2019 - Featuring the works of Dan Annarino, Terry Lacy, Alan McConnell, and Rena Brouwer.

View this exhibit with one of the three WBAA-DOH 2019 Concert Series on 9/19, 9/20, & 9/22 in the historic Delphi Opera House.  Join us for evening of fine visual and performing arts.


Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials - Presented by Tom Colcord, Aug. 3, 2019, 1-2:30 PM

Since our founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer and more permanent. Gamblin's dedication to today's oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – we believe in sharing our knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions.

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials, a 90 minute Lecture Demonstration will cover:

  • Artist’s Oil Colors– Gamblin’s approach to color making
  • Color Theory– 2-dimensional vs 3-dimensional Color Space
  • Color Mixing – Navigating Color Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to color mixing
  • Mineral vs Modern Pigments– How to create a personalized palette of colors
  • Indirect vs Direct Techniques– Historical application of opaque and transparent colors
  • FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colors
  • Galkyd Painting Mediums– Focus on working properties and choosing the right medium
  • Building Permanent Paintings– Understanding Fat Over Lean approaches
  • Supports, Sizing and Grounds – How they affect color and permanence
  • Studio Safety- How to create a safe studio environment using Gamsol OMS
  • Gamvar Picture Varnish – Understanding contemporary varnishes and controlling surface quality

Gamblin will provide class with FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples.


About the Presenter

Tom Colcord is an oil painter based in San Francisco, CA.  He received his BFA from Indiana University Bloomington and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to this he has completed residencies at the Florence Study Abroad Program and the Art Students League in Vytacil, NY.  He has dedicated his initial teaching experience in helping young artists and has taught at SFAI’s Young Artist Program as well as the Meridian Gallery Interns Program.


OPEN HOUSE, July 6, 2019 from 11 AM - 4 PM

Enjoy light refreshments, live music, and artist demonstrations.   


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM:  Alcohol Inks demonstration by Rena Brouwer.

1:00 PM:  See a live demonstration of the Painting the Music class, where Fine Artist, Rena Brouwer tries this for the first time!

2:00 PM:  Live accordion music by Jamison Colagrossi.


New Associate Member Reception, May 18, 2019

Enjoy light refreshments as you stroll through the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art and meet their new Associate Member, Cheryl Kaldahl. Cheryl’s unique contribution to the gallery offers visitors the opportunity to not only see her 2-dimensional artwork, but also to hear and wear it.

Cheryl's Mood Palette Expressions™ are 2-dimensional paintings combined with music, used to produce an artistic experience designed for a specific mood or emotion, based on her research of scientific data, mood enhanced color palettes, and neuroscience. Each Mood Palette Expression™ is created for specific purposes and demonstrate how music, color and imagery can be used simultaneously for a more powerful and enhanced emotional and spiritual experience to encourage, empower, and positively inspire your mind, body and spirit.

Adding another layer to her Mood Palette Expressions™, Cheryl has created a signature line of designer fashion created from her original 2-dimensional paintings. This provides the opportunity for individuals to immerse themselves in the artistic experience by not only seeing the artwork and hearing its musical soundtrack, but also radiating it through their own personal fashion style.

Learn more by stopping by the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art on May 18th between 2-4 PM.


"Discovering Turkey Run"
An Evening at the Delphi Opera House  &  Opera House Gallery
Feb. 3rd, 2018

Contact Alan if you would like to have this documentary shown to your group.



Dec. 9th, 2017
Book Signing with Christian Knoeller, Scott Greeson, & Dan Annarino   

Scott Greeson, Christian Knoeller, & Dan Annarino gave a fine presentation of music, literature, & art Saturday evening, December 9th in the Gallery.




Do you have a group or club that might be interested in hosting the film "Southwest Exposure" as a presentation?

This 45 minute, 11 episode film is a great way to start a discussion about the American Southwest.

Contact Alan if you would like to have this documentary shown to your group.



Music & Art Collaboration between Joe Peters and Rena Brouwer

May 2017 - Singer songwriter Joe Peters and artist Rena Brouwer presented a free concert.  Rena painted to the music created and performed by Joe before the audience.

Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art

May 6th, 7:00pm


First Year Anniversary Open House on Oct. 22, 2016