A reception for Bozeman artist Julia Kirchhoff will be held in Susan Dabney’s art studio on the second floor of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 21. Kirchhoff’s recent oil paintings will be on display through the end of May.
The Pearl at the Bottom consists of 15 oil paintings, including portraits, still life scenes, landscapes, abstract works and scenes of Bozeman. Done in a personal style, they reveal her self-taught technique, and various themes, including dependence between opposing forces, life beyond the ego, and the dignity of the human soul and its mysterious journeys.
Kirchhoff graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. In Portland she interned with L.A./Portland artist Anna Fidler, and since her return to Bozeman she assisted Steve Jackson, art gallery curator of the Museum of the Rockies, to prepare the Francisco Goya exhibit.