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“Sign Language” A series of paintings about vintage language by Annie Bailey

tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil by Bozeman artist Annie Bailey during the August artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Sign Language” will take place on Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.

Raised on a ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs, Annie Bailey grew up drawing the world around her. As an adult she has trained in interior design, photography, illustration and architecture. She combines all of these skills and interests in a series of paintings depicting old signs from the gritty architectural gem of Butte, Montana. Obsessed with antique lettering and phrasing, Bailey renders these signs meticulously in large paintings on canvas with black, white and bright monochromes. Removed from their crumbling surroundings, these signs speak a vintage language of forgotten phrases.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Butte Citizens for Preservation and Restoration, providing grants to improve and lobby for historical buildings in Butte, MT.

Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit www.tartique.com for more information. The show will be on display through September 7th, 2011.

“Places: Exploring Bozeman’s past and present” Oils and Encaustics by Amanda Wilner

tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil and encaustic by Bozeman artist Amanda Wilner during the July artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Places” will take place on Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.

Trained as an architect and a sculptor, Wilner explores iconic images in Bozeman’s agricultural/industrial/historical landscape, rendering the animals, architecture and places of our town in rich deep color. Using ancient techniques of oil painting and encaustic in new ways, Wilner layers oil pigments, wax and metal leaf to create images that glow with a weathered grace. Balancing the hard lines of buildings, fancifully drawn horses and birds softly enliven her work. Vibrant colors and bold composition highlight the familiar lines of buildings we drive by every day, creating a fresh perspective on the place we call home.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Emerson Center’s Project Art, providing equal access to the arts for all children in our community by offering scholarships to art classes and take home art supplies.

Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through August 10th, 2011.

MORart May Exhibition @ Ecce Gallery

Ecce Gallery is pleased to display selected works by Julie Oriet, Laurel Hatch, Tyler Kimball and Russ Fry from May 13- June 8, 2011. Opening for this show is Friday, May 13 during ArtWalk from 5-8pm. Refreshements will be provided by the Emerson Grill. Also featured at the opening is jewelry by Sally Horner O’Neill. This is part of the series of rotating monthly art shows featuring this year’s Museum of the Rockies’ MORArt artists.

“Showers, Flower and Fools” @ Artists’ Gallery

The month of April brings April Fools Day, the hope of flowers, and often turns our snow flurries turn to rain showers. As many of us hope for spring, the members of the Artists’ Gallery are inspired by all things the month of April has to offer. They have created new work from a variety of media and these pieces will be on display until May. Each individual piece is for sale and affordably priced.

We invite you to come to the gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, April 8th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Water World: Mixed Media Work by Cherlyn Wilcox

Bozeman artist Cherlyn Wilcox takes a playful approach to a new series of silkscreened, painted and collaged works with a charmingly childlike simplicity. An abstract painter raised in Hawaii and Montana, Wilcox continues to draw her inspiration from nature but takes a more figurative route in this series of ocean inspired images. Blending the nostalgic and domestic with the watery world of the sea, Wilcox’s jellyfish, seashells, coral and other sealife float in an ocean of decorative fabrics and wallpapers.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Haven, supporting survivors of domestic violence.

Opening reception on Friday, March 11th from 5-8p.m in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through April 7th, 2011.

Melissa Mencini: Ceramics

Helena artist Melissa Mencini crafts sleek ceramic cups, mugs, jugs and teapots then adorns them with retro, tongue in cheek graphics and fresh colors. Pistols, trikes, and delicate blue florals share space on what might become your favorite cup.
Melissa Mencini holds an MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. She recently returned from a trip to China where she met with local craftspeople and had a series of unique gold decals made, which she now fires into her ceramic pieces.
The show will be on display from May 14th through June 9th, 2010 in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 582-0416 for more information.
till death do us part by melissa mencinitricycle pair by melissa mencini