Noyes Art Gallery: A Community of Artists
February 10, 2012
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When I first met with Julia Noyes about showing my photographs at Noyes Art Gallery in Lincoln, she told me that she was always looking for something new to show. (Somewhat ironically, she then agreed to let me show my photos of old barns, windmills, and other rural scenes.) Those words have always stuck with me over the last couple of months, that, with photographs, writing, or any other endeavor, a fresh perspective can always change our minds and get us to think differently.
Every time I come into Noyes Gallery, I see something that brightens my day. An old basement window with a bright glass pattern or a chest with detailed paintings always get my attention. The artists of Noyes aren’t full-time artists and paints, photographs, and sculpt in their spare time. Julia herself paints abstracts that jump off the canvas. Kevin Baker makes woods sculptures and paintings that reflect the American Southwest. Tom Sitzman makes metal sculptures. And many others paint wonderful landscapes or ordinary things.
Every months, there are new exhibits in the focus gallery. In January, there were several clay sculptures of bears and people, reminiscent of the mid-twentieth century, and for February it features jewelry, among other things. This month, the Gold Room also features award winners from the Association of Nebraska Art Club award winners, a traveling exhibit that has many inspiring works.
Tomorrow, the gallery will have a special opening for Valentine’s Day from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, and we would love to see you there. You may not be interesting in buying art for yourself, but it never hurts to look and see what our artists are turning out. Our work always makes great gifts, and you can buy it with the pride of knowing that you supported a local business. So whether it’s tomorrow, a First Friday, or any other day, please stop in and sees us. You just might leave with a new perspective on things.