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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Setting the Soul Free: Wood, Music and Acrylics Unite for Display


January 18, 2019

Forrest Hershberger

Jim Pelster of Sidney, left, and Ron Nordyke of Chappell are displaying some of their artwork at the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission office in downtown Sidney. The paintings and violins will be on display through Feb. 8.

They come from different viewpoints, but find a common ground to display their efforts. They are artists of different disciplines intersected at the music of the soul.

Jim Pelster of Sidney says he isn't much of a musician. He really doesn't think of himself as an artist.

To view his work, a person might argue the point. Ron Nordyke of Chappell has spent much of his professional life in or teaching art, and appreciates music. They intersect at the display windows of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission. It is here people can see the handmade violin, and the acrylic paintings Pelster has a...

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