â€œObscured,” 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 Collegeâ€™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.
â€œOne early morning outing presented me with more subject matter than I had expected. The beauty of freezing fog was everywhere,â€ Nelsen said.
Gil Martin, an art professor on the Fallon campus, has enjoyed watching the transformation of Nelsenâ€™s artwork.
“We’re very pleased to present Michelle’s new work,â€ Martin said. â€œShe started out as a student here several years ago and has developed into a very fine artist. Her new work is fantastic!â€
Watercolor art is appealing to Nelsen because of its spontaneity.
â€œI am a watercolor artist because I love painting and the unpredictability of all that water and pigment on a piece of paper,â€ she said.
Nelsenâ€™s exhibit runs through Feb. 21.