A truly native Montanan, Rose Caplette brings an instinctive gift for dynamic color combinations to her rugs, hand-crocheted from recycled fabrics. Maybe somewhere in her DNA, female ancestors from her Crow Indian heritage help her out: Crow beadwork uses vibrant juxtapositions of color for dramatic designs. Maybe being “other-abled”–Rose is an adult with Down’s Syndrome–gives her the ability to be intuitive in her work. Either way her rugs are the inspired, vivid one-of-a-kind creations of a unique young lady.
An opening reception with an artist’s demonstration and refreshments will be offered during the Emerson’s 2nd Friday artwalk on Friday, January 9th 5-8p.m, The show will be on display through the end of January.
The Helen E. Copland Gallery proudly presents the work of master illustrator and graphic designer McRay Magleby in a month long exhibition of 60 hand-pulled silkscreen posters. Known for his elegant illustration style and exquisite use of typography, Magleby was named by graphic designer’s magazine, HOW, as one of the twelve most influential designers in the country. Over the years he has worked on such diverse projects as Salt Lake City 2002 Olympiad posters, U.S. postage stamps, and Tibetan rug designs for Robert Redford’s Sundance product catalog. A respected professor of graphic design at the University of Utah and formerly the creative director for BYU, McRay manages his own studio, Magleby and Company. The poster exhibition will run from January 12 through February 13, 2009 with an opening reception on Tuesday evening, January 20th, from 5 to 7 p.m. As always, receptions are free and open to the public.
The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. Haynes Hall is on 11th Avenue across from the duck pond. For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.`
The biennial MSU Faculty Art Exhibit wil be on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery from January 9 – March 11. Meet MSU faculty artists at a reception on Thursday January 22, 5-8 pm, which will feature gallery talks by department chair Richard Helzer at 5 pm in the Weaver Room, and by art historian Harvey Hamburgh at 6 pm in the Jessie Wilber Gallery.
Sculpture by Richard Helzer
Artwork by MSU School of Art faculty is characterized by outstanding technical expertise and content that often explores art issues of international significance. Highlighting this year’s exhibition is a large-scale new painting by retiring professor Harold Schlotzhauer, and basswood sculptures by retiring School of Art director Richard Helzer.
Due to popular demand, the Galleria Art Markets will continue once a month on the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm. Artist demos, local crafts and art vendors and treats and beverages from Olivera will continue this new Bozeman tradition! The Bozeman Winter Farmer’s Market which will be offering locally raised beef, pork, and lamb, winter vegetables (fresh greens starting in late March), dairy products, breads, pies and cakes, sauces and relishes, salsas and jams grown, raised and produced by local farmers and ranchers. The Farmer’s Markets will run from 9am to noon, so you can make a morning of it at the Emerson!
In addition, second Friday Art Walks will continue year ’round. You’re invited this month on January 9, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, for art and refreshments.