Artist Ray Noll’s exhibit promises a versatile and dynamic array of images during his exhibit in Hildegard’s later this week.
Based on a sneak peek of his work, Noll presents a draftsman-quality portrait of Pinocchio. Or he can bring Old World texture to the illustrative pen work of a cavalryman blowing a charge from horseback. Or he can bring to life the patterned clash of kaleidoscope colors. Or he can make a political statement in the donkeys and elephants stampeding through the American flag’s stripes.
An art instructor as well, Noll has written that art education’s function “is to guide students to recognize and understand the world they actually live in. ... World history and distant cultures come alive through art.”
Ray Noll’s “A Small Retrospective” opens to the public, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Hildegard’s, 101 E. Central Ave. The show runs through Nov. 14. The opening is part of Downtown Valdosta’s monthly Art After Dark.