Merle Nordyke will be showing photographs at the Petrified Art Gallery during the months of June and July. Regional painter Ron Nordyke will also be displaying a series of paintings of “quilts and hands” based on how we relate to quilts throughout our lives. This is the premier showing of his ten-year 14-painting collection. Merle Nordyke is currently focusing his photographic pieces on shape, color, and contrast. Much of his work is an exploration of layers of reflected images, Mainly focusing on old buildings and sites in Sidney. What you “see” is often more than what is really there. First glances can be deceiving.
The gallery, in Ogallala, is now open from 8a.m.-4p.m. Monday- Saturday, located at 418 East 1st St, phone number: 308-284-9996. The Gallery is also filled with Native American artifacts, and an amazing collection of petrified wood and rock from all-over the world.