Michael Blessing and Garrick Faust are new members of the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, and will be the featured artists during the month of May. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, May 13th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.
Michael Blessing will be displaying his bright and whimsical oil paintings depicting everything from delectable desserts to colorful toy robots. Blessing started painting in 2003 and has since been published in International Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Montana Quarterly and other publications. Blessing is printing limited edition fine art prints of select paintings from his growing body of work.
Garrick Faust hand crafts flutes from exotic and reclaimed antique woods. Developing his craft through years of carpentry, Faust happened upon the perfect blend of wood and music when he discovered the tradition of handcrafting flutes. He offers his flutes, and his music, as a healing integration of the indigenous and colonizing American cultures. Incorporating reclaimed wood from the ranchlands of Montana, and from Yellowstone’s historic buildings, Faust gives the wood a native-sounding voice that honors the earth. Faust offers a free half-hour lesson with the purchase one of his flutes.