The Saratoga Sun -

Creating luminosity


Liz Wood

Artist Joel Johnson shows a print of the Masonic Lodge to Lori Van Pelt during the artist's reception at Laura M Gallery Thursday night. The building stood on the corner of Main Avenue and First Street in the post office parking lot.

Joel Johnson, Florida based watercolor painter, remembers his roots growing up in Sinclair and will be exhibiting 30 paintings based on those memories at the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center in Casper, Wyo.

Johnson recalls seeing Spanish colonial architecture in Sinclair, skiing in Ryan Park and his father's role maintaining the skating rink. The paintings consist of architectural pieces based on the Spanish influences he saw in his hometown, according to Johnson, with landscapes of the Platte River, Lake Marie and Sheep Rock. Though he now lives in Florida, he has art on display...

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