Artist Reception: Friday, November 15th 5:00 – 7:00 pm
On Display: November – December
Artist Statement – Gary Cole
Someone once said, “I need to take photographs because I could never explain how beautiful something is with words.”
Pictures truly are worth a thousand words.
I think it is important to take photographs that include the human element, to touch one’s emotion in some way. I try to make my work unique, most photographs you will not see anywhere else. I try to take them on the artful side rather than the technical side, to include awe and wonderment,
to be something you want to remember, someplace you want to be, and something that makes your heart smile.
I must admit, probably the most exciting part of photography is the travel, the searching, the exploring, and the adventure. I try to get light, content, composition, and emotion to come together, and that’s what I share through my photography.
It’s difficult to put all that into words.
Minden Opera House, Minden, Nov/Dec 2019
Burkholder Project, Lincoln, Jan 2019
Noyes Gallery, Lincoln, Feb 2018
Carnegie Arts Center, Alliance, May/June 2017
School House Gallery, Brownville, Nebraska, October 2016
Nebraskaland Days, 2002
NE Arts Council Governor’s Mansion, 1998
Kearney Art in the Park, 2010-2019
Carnegie Arts Center, Alliance 2015
Museum of Nebraska Art, Prairie Lights 1995
Vissi d’Arte Open Art Competition, 1st Place, Photography, 2016
Nebraska State Fair, Best of Show, 1996
Nebraska State Fair, Best of Class, 1996