January 27, 2014

Meet the Artist, Thursday, Jan. 30

Watercolor Exhibit Shows at WNC Fallon

“Obscured," a new exhibition of watercolors by Fallon artist Michelle Nelsen that was inspired by a rare weather condition, opens Monday, Jan. 27 at the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery on Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus.

The public is invited to a reception for Nelsen from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

A week of pogonip, or freezing fog, in Fallon inspired several Nelsen paintings in the exhibit.

“One early morning outing presented me with more subject matter than I had expected. The beauty of freezing fog was everywhere,” Nelsen said.

Gil Martin, an art professor on the Fallon campus, has enjoyed watching the transformation of Nelsen’s artwork.

"We're very pleased to present Michelle's new work,” Martin said. “She started out as a student here several years ago and has developed into a very fine artist. Her new work is fantastic!”

Watercolor art is appealing to Nelsen because of its spontaneity.

“I am a watercolor artist because I love painting and the unpredictability of all that water and pigment on a piece of paper,” she said.

Nelsen’s exhibit runs through Feb. 21.


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