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A picture is worth a thousand words
Work of artist Joel Ostlind on display at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale
by Sukey Hohl, Assistant Director, Sublette County Library in Pinedale
September 17, 2008

(Pinedale) - Books are not the only thing worth checking out at the Sublette County Library. A new exhibit, Joel Ostlind, is now on display in the Lovatt Room at 155 South Tyler Ave. The subject is one that the artist knows well: cowboys, horses, and cattle in the open lands of the western landscape. Following in the footsteps of Wyoming’s earlier cowboy-turned artists, Ostlind draws on his cowboy life experience as the subject of his images.

Wyoming born and self taught artist, Joel Ostlind says, "I am working through my slice of life savoring the atmospheric volume, watching the light change by the hour, the seasons shift day by day. The fun for me is trying to catch, in two dimensions, enough of what refuses to be caught so that as you stand looking at these images you will remember how the light really is, where the mountains are blue like that, why the songbird sings…

Ostlind was born in Casper and lives near Big Horn, Wyoming. He has degrees in Soil Science and Ranch Management, and worked in cow camps in Texas, Wyoming and Montana. Today he is a full time artist.

The Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the financial support and assistance of the public libraries of Sublette County, Wyoming. It provides capital improvements, furnishings and programming for the libraries in Pinedale and Big Piney.

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