Art Saving Nature

“Cathedral” by Sharon Auberle.

The UU Gallery will feature photography by Sharon Auberle in July. With a deep appreciation of the environment and years of living in the Southwest as well as Door County, Auberle’s affinity for photography and writing seem only natural.

Auberle enjoys enhancing her photographic images through various digital, as well as physical applications – hand tinting, watercolor, colored pencil and beeswax.

Auberle is proud to be called a tree hugger, and says, “I strongly believe in the power of art to bring peace and healing to our planet. If with my words, or images, I can help someone to know a river or a mountain, a bird or a tree that they might not otherwise notice, it’s a start. I believe what we know we will begin to love, and what we love we will want to save.”

Auberle’s most recent exhibit was a collection of tree photos, along with her haiku, in the lobby of Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. She is honored to have a piece on exhibit now in the juried Hardy show, as well as a photo in Cheryl Parker Stidwell’s Door Prize for Portraiture. Auberle’s photo/art may be found in Crow Ink and EVErywoman, two of her books which feature poetry and photos combined. Her most recent book, Wind Where Music Was, also features poet Ralph Murre. She has partnered with poet Jeanie Tomasko in a book titled Sharp As Want, as well as a collection of art postcards.

The UUFDC Gallery, located at 10341 Highway 42 in North Ephraim, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1 – 3 pm, on Sundays from 11 am – 12:30 pm, or by appointment. For more information call 920.854.7559.