The UU Gallery features photography by Sharon Auberle for the month of 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. When not out taking photos or writing, she may be found hanging pictures and poems at her website Mimi’s Golightly Cafe (http://sharonauberle.blogspot.com).
Auberle is proud to be called a tree hugger: “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.”
Her work has been featured in exhibits in Door County and Madison, Wisconsin, and Flagstaff, Arizona, as well as in on-line magazines. 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 Portrait Invitational. Auberle’s photo-art may be found in two of her books which feature poetry and photos combined: Crow Ink and EVErywoman; as well as her most recent book — Wind Where Music Was with poet Ralph Murre. She has also partnered with poet Jeanie Tomasko in a book titled Sharp As Want, as well as a collection, with Tomasko, of art postcards.
The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1-3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11am-12:30 pm Sunday; and by appointment at 854-7559.