You are invited to a gallery reception for December featured artists at The Artists’ Gallery, on Friday evening, December 12th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, in the Emerson, 111 S. Grand Ave. Featured artists for December are Anne Danahy, oil paintings of Montana landscapes and animals, Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass bead jewelry, and Wendy Marquis, paintings of old Montana trucks, landscapes and hand painted screens.
Anne Danahy, Yellowstone Pine Lamar Valley
Anne Danahy’s oil paintings capture Montana landscapes and animals in a variety of seasons and light. See the secrets hiding in our mountains, in a fox stretching in the morning sun, in a Western tanager watching fly fishermen cast their lines, and in “The Nursery,” where a swan tends her signet brood.
Ann Wilbert, hand blown glass beads
Ann Wilbert is a handmade glass bead artist and is new to The Artists’ Gallery. After taking an introductory class on glass bead making at Lake Glass in 1996, Ann was hooked. She has been making beads ever since, using a propane/oxygen mix torch to form the molten glass, and annealing the finished beads in a kiln for longevity. Ann is mostly self taught and is always learning something new about working with glass. She will be showing jewelry creations made with her beads.
Wendy Marquis, Haystack Butte Pickup
Wendy Marquis will be showing her paintings of old Montana trucks, local landscapes, and her hand-painted screens. Wendy attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and graduated with a BFA from the University of Arizona, with a major in graphic design and a minor in studio art. Over the last ten years, Wendy has travelled extensively to take classes in the art of faux finishing walls and furniture. She intertwines all these disciplines when she creates her paintings.
Marquis’ eyes are constantly panning her world for a scene to paint. As of late, she searches for ancient trucks in her Bozeman surroundings, as if she was a treasure hunter panning for gold; when she finds one that speaks to her, Marquis stops to see if she feels a story within its old metal bones. If she does feel so inspired, she proceeds to paint. As she interprets this feeling and these stories of Montana…it flows intuitively through her brush and onto the canvas. Whether she is painting an old truck, a landscape, or she is faux finishing a wall, Marquis’ spirit sings when she is working with color and paint.