Humanities Balcony Gallery

The Sky is the Limit

April 2, 2009 - May 1, 2009

Reception: Thursday, April 2 – 3 to 6 p.m.

Evening Shadows
Evening Shadows

Dramatic skies and contrasting light are the inspiration for Sharon Nogle’s art show titled “The Sky is the Limit,” which will be featured in the San Juan College Humanities Gallery, April 2 through May 1. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. Along with being an artist, Nogle is also an accomplished fiddle player and will perform with her fiddle group, The Sleepy Grass String Band, during the reception.

Red Rock Sun
Red Rock Sun

Nogle’s oil paintings are often derived from the landscapes of the Southwest. “When I moved with my family to Monument Valley as a child, I was enthralled with the red rocks,” she recalls. “I loved drawing their odd shapes, but when my grandmother visited and painted some landscapes, I knew I had to paint!”

Most of her paintings are created from her photographs, but occasionally she paints en plein air. She’ll also stretch her skills by starting a painting in acrylic and then switch to oil.

Nogle especially loves painting light and skies. She also looks for unusual perspectives to draw from – even the back end of a cow. “I like the play of light on the pelvic bones and I don’t want to paint what 99 out of 100 other artists would do,” she explains.

Colorado Paint
Colorado Paint

The Humanities Art Gallery is located in the Humanities balcony in the West Classroom Complex.
It is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464.