Monthly Archives: August 2009

Brooke Karath paintings @ Sola

An exhibit of Brooke Karath‘s Native American portraits is on display in the dining room gallery at the Sola Café (corner of So. 3rd and Kagy) through the month of September.

Although Karath has resided in Bozeman for 15 years, she has always been drawn to the beauty and spirit of northern New Mexico. She’s inspired by its rich regional heritage, majestic landscapes, and hypnotic night skies. Karath began painting in May 2007, and has exhibited in galleries throughout northern New Mexico, as well as the Gallatin Valley.

In addition to painting Native American portraits, Karath also paints “retablos,” a traditional Spanish art form that represents holy images of Jesus, Mary, and any one of the Catholic saints.  Since the 18th Century, retablos have been painted on wood or tin, and have been used to honor saints in homes and churches throughout the Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain.  Karath prefers to work with pine, and uses a combination of watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal.  The driving force behind all of her work is the desire to honor the heritage, beauty, and heart of New Mexico and its people.

More of Karath’s work can be seen at her web site.

Geri Ward and Anne Danahy @ Artist’s Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery at the Emerson invites the public to a reception for artists Geri Ward and Anne Danahy, to be held on Friday, September 11 from 5 to 8 PM. Their works will be on display from August 31 through September 26.

Geri Ward will be presenting new works in a show entitled “Star Stuff”, a collection of amorphous outer space water-media work, representational, but without absolute literalness or realism.  Geri has been painting in Bozeman for 35 years, and has worked as a gallery attendant in a variety of galleries.  She has exhibited in Bozeman, the U.S.A. and abroad.

Rooster - Anne Danahy

Anne Danahy, a local watercolorist and oil painter, will be featuring Poultry Portraits of proud roosters, humble hens and delighted children holding their feathered friends with affectionate comfort and mutual trust. Whether fantastically feathered or commonly plumed, Anne’s Poultry Portraits look as good inside as the real birds do in the yard. Bring one home today!

Bozeman As We See It: Work by Adair Peck and Paul Heaston

This September, tart will show the work of two artists rendering their own unique takes on Montana classics.

Adair Peck presents life size papier mache dogs and trophy heads.  Adept at capturing gesture and form, Adair raises a common childhood art material to a new level with the addition of intricate japanese papers and humorous take on a Montana game room classic, the trophy head.  Part caricature and part tribute, these animals charm and compel.

Working on a much smaller scale, Paul Heaston has spent the last year sketching each of block of Bozeman’s Main St. in small moleskine notebook.  The sketches are then scanned and digitally printed, resulting in an astonishingly detailed record of the buildings of Main St., brick by  brick, block by block.  The show includes a sketch of the block damaged in the natural gas explosion in March of this year.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Downtown Relief Fund.

Opening reception on Friday, September 11th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave.,  call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display from September 11th through October 8th.

“tilt”: altered monotypes by Kerry Corcoran @ tart

Using trees as a foundation, Bozeman artist Kerry Corcoran prints, paints, draws and collages layers of texture, pattern and calligraphic characters to create writhing, animated pieces that “tilt” a bit off center.  Drawn to the imperfection of old, gnarled trees and the history they contain, Corcoran creates richly textural pieces that draw the viewer into a maze of visual narrative.

Opening reception on Friday, August 14th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave.,  call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display from August 14th through September 9th.