Historic ranch in Oracle serves as backdrop to the art of Sharon Holnback

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Repurposed artwork of Sharon Holnback

Repurposed artwork of Sharon Holnback

Sharon Holnback is a multimedia artist and the owner of the Triangle L Ranch in Oracle. The historic ranch dates back to the 1880s and is now operated as a bed & breakfast. It is also a haven for artists and the home of the Triangle L Ranch Land, a high desert art in nature park. The park includes the Desert Sculpture Path, Barn Gallery and a gift shop. Sharon was the creator of Glow, a two-day nighttime art experience featuring illuminated art, food, fun, music, and entertainment. It was the premiere illuminated art experience in Arizona.

Sharon Holnback

Sharon Holnback

  Sharon is an accomplished artist. She has been a freelance commercial photographer and artist. She incorporates photography, glass, metalwork and painting into her artwork. Her art has been exhibited locally and in Tucson, Phoenix, California, New York, and as far away as Korea, Ireland and Japan.

  Sharon, along with 12 other artists, created the Desert Sculpture Path at the Triangle L Ranch. This path is a nature/art walk that includes sculptures, installations, and interactive works among the native plants, rock outcroppings and washes. During Glow, it features illuminated art additions and lighting for the regularly featured sculptures. The High Desert Art in Nature Park is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and during events or by appointment. 

An altar constructed of a repurposed antique car hood by Sharon Holnback.

An altar constructed of a repurposed antique car hood by Sharon Holnback.

  The Triangle L Ranch is a place where history, nature and art blend to create a unique and friendly atmosphere. The ranch is a great place for weddings, family reunions, concerts, works shops and events. Events held at the ranch include concerts featuring musicians such as Kevin Pakulis and Hadji Banjovi and the Infinite Mercies. Art workshops are held here and the ranch hosts a number of local artists for the annual Oracle Studio Arts Tour.

  The Triangle L Ranch gift shop offers items made by local artists including some of Sharon’s glass work. The Adobe Barn Gallery features some of Sharon’s inventive vignette art as well as works from local and visiting artists. Sharon uses many recycled items in her artwork including old bottles, rusted metal, old wood and broken glass. A piece of art on the nature path includes a hood from an old Chevy automobile. It has been turned into a shrine. Sharon’s metal fabricating work includes metal garden art and sculptures.

Glass art of Sharon Holnback.

Glass art of Sharon Holnback.

  Sharon participated in a Tucson Museum of Art show this year and a craft show at the Mercado in Tucson. She currently has some of her garden stakes for sale at the University of Arizona Art Museum gift shop. She has plants fused in glass bottles on display at the Biosphere Café. The plants are all grown at the Biosphere. Sharon wants to use the Art Barn for a workshop for experimental lighting and hopes to have the light works installed by the fall. The ranch is gearing up the park for more art work. They hope to have on going exhibitions.

  “I really want to make the art park a destination,” she said. 

  If you would like to see some of Sharon’s work or stay at the Triangle L Ranch Bed & Breakfast contact Sharon at (520) 623-6732 or email: info@trianglelranch.com. Visit the website at www.trianglelranch.com.   

John Hernandez (749 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


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