Margaret Emerson: Collages

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of Collages, an exhibit of original work by Margaret Emerson, which will be displayed in the Library’s Atrium Gallery until February 28. A free, public reception will be held on Friday, January 8, at 5:30 at the gallery.

A long-time Bozeman resident, Margaret Emerson has been a weaver, spinner, dyer, painter, and basket maker. She began working in collage during a trip to Spain in 1988-1889. Living in a city apartment, without her art supplies and far from her beloved mountains, she used materials at hand, including fragments torn from glossy magazines, to create beautiful images. Since then, Emerson has created more than 100 collages inspired by her travels, and informed by her intimate knowledge, and love for the outdoors.

Ms. Emerson’s proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, conserving southwest Montana’s heritage of open landscapes, and creating trails to connect people, communities and the land. For more information about the Library exhibit or the opening reception, please call Laura Prindiville at 582-2425.