March 2018: Donna Wagle

March 2018: Local Artist Donna Wagle

The SteamPlant Event Center will host Donna Wagle in the Paquette Gallery for the month of March. 

From the Artist:

Originally from Western New York I grew up in a small town on Chautauqua Lake, surrounded by an artistic family. Upon receiving my Bachelors of Arts degree in Education at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, I began teaching art in Ripley and Sherman, New York. While visiting a friend in Colorado one summer I made the jump to move to Denver, Colorado, and soon began teaching in Douglas County, and later in Pagosa Springs and Salida, CO. I’ve attended numerous graduate classes in watercolor and pastel painting in Taos, New Mexico, through Adams State College, and taught two graduate extension classes for teachers at Western State. Also, I have entered several art shows, studio tours, and arts and crafts shows over the years. After 28 years of teaching art I have retired and now can focus on my own art work full time. Always wanting to challenge myself, I also enjoy working in ceramics, jewelry making and assemblages, along with painting in various mediums. My art work runs from realistic to quirky–often full of bright colors and light. I’m mostly known for my rusty old trucks, wildflowers, and plein aire landscapes depicting the wonderful Colorado scenery.


Artist Reception: Saturday March 3 from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Please join the artists for a reception from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Paquette Gallery. Free hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served.

Creative Mixer: Thursday, March 8, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Join the Salida Council for the Arts and the Salida Creative District on Thursday, March 8 in the Paquette Gallery for a fine and festive social hour from 5:30 to 7 pm.  Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, live music will be playing, Jenny will speak about her work, and you’ll hear news about the many creative projects being launched.

Join us, bring your friends, meet some new ones, and, if you have news about your own artistic endeavor, you’re invited to step up on the “Soapbox” to share the excitement.