The Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College will host an art exhibit by local artist Charles Gibson beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, with an opening reception held that day, from 4-5.
The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 18. The gallery is located in the Whitney Academic Center. The exhibit will be available for viewing during the college's regular hours, from 8-5 weekdays.
The show is called, “Dare to Dream,” and is described as an exploration in colored pencils and oils. The artist says the nature of his art is nature. He says he's drawn to subjects that are reflective of the natural world, like wildlife, birds, flowers, trees and also rock-formations.
He also likes to do portraits. He says he's always loved art, so it was a dream to be an artist. His goal as an artist, he says, is to create art that begs the viewer to look, not just once, but twice, and to give the piece serious examination.
He's a native of Sheridan, having lived here for 36 years, with his wife Gayle, and through that time has spent 30 years with the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and range conservationist.
He received his bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Colorado State University in 1961. Ten years later, he pursued a degree in illustrating and related art and received his Associate of Arts degree from Sheridan College in 1991.