John H. Noelke
Caught Between Worlds
If someone were to ask you to describe your perception of West Texas; thoughts of cowboys, oil, and boots might come to mind. Contemporary Art in any form is undoubtedly the furthest image someone might dream up. And yet John Noelke, a tender realist from Mertzon, Texas, hasn’t just dreamed it - he is delivering Contemporary Art to Torrington, Connecticut, a community in the midst of an economic revival driven by art.
John Noelke has joined the community in an attempt to remove the elitist discernment of contemporary art and hopes to curate an approachable gallery that encourages conversation, sparks imagination, and serves as a haven for anyone interested.
Not a mythical creature or something made up in a fairy tale, Noelke is an artist who has earned his Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University accompanied by a laundry list of accomplishments. Caught between two worlds, there is depth, thoughtfulness, and character that emerges from Noelke’s work. Influenced by juxtaposing realms, every aspect is transposed no matter the medium he chooses.
Noelke’s work has been featured in publications like the Standard-Times, The Nutmeg Chatter, and The Republican American, recently he had a piece commissioned for the town of New Hartford, Connecticut. To understand Noelke one must view his work in person, experience his latest venture by visiting The Noelke Gallery, 15 Water St. Downtown Torrington.