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jROD and Pyper Hugos: “The Creative Life”

Living an inspired life isn’t always easy, making a living off inspiration can be even harder. So, is the creative life worth it? Jarrod Eastman (aka jROD) and Pyper Hugos think so. They are the husband and wife behind jRODaRT and You Got Mojo. They met 11 years ago in Granada, Spain. Magnetized by their mutual love of life and creativity, they have been pursuing careers in the arts ever since they met. Jarrod has always been drawn to painting while Pyper’s love for anything old and rusty, especially metal, has led her to jewelry. jROD’s work leans towards an urban aesthetic while holding true to a painterly style. His paintings appear kinetic and surreal with the essence of a story just beginning or of one in progress. Pyper’s jewelry is beautiful in its simplicity of design and color. Using reclaimed automotive steel, found objects, and sterling silver, she reinvents pieces that transcend time and genres, creating art that is at once retro yet modern.

These two artists have teamed up with Amy Kirkland of Altitude Gallery to bring you a one night art extravaganza…“The Creative Life”. They will be showing new artwork from the last few months in the studio. jROD will also be releasing a new 16 x 20 limited edition print series, and Pyper will be unveiling new bracelets and rings in her line of jewelry. This event is sponsored by Altitude Gallery and Montana Ale Works and will take place at the gallery located at 134 E. Main St. from 5 to 9pm on November 6th, 2009. Stop by for some great art and libations.

For more information contact Amy @ 406.582.4472 or visit www.altitudegallerybozeman.com, www.yougotmojo.com, or www.jrodart.com.

Altitude Gallery

The latest gallery interview is with Amy Kirkland of the Altitude Gallery. Altitude features art in a number of media, including glass, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, woodworking, and others.

1. Please introduce yourself and your exhibit space.
The Altitude Gallery is located on Main Street, in the old Azteca space across from the Army-Navy store (with the horse). It’s nine feet wide by fifty-five feet deep.

2. Do you have a defined mission or niche?
The work in the gallery tends toward nature-based contemporary.

3. What local/regional/national mix of artists have you had?
We have about 50% local artists, and 50% regional, meaning Montana and surrounding states.

4. How do artists usually connect with you?
I find them, and they also find me. I find artists mostly through art shows and the Internet. They might find me by dropping in or hearing about us from a friend.

5. How should an artist looking for a show or advice best approach you?
The best would be to call first to set up an appointment. Ideally, I’d like to see one finished piece and a portfolio I can look through. A CD or web site is also good.

6. Anything else you’d like to tell artists and art aficionados?
I’m really happy to be part of the downtown Bozeman gallery scene!

Contact info: 134 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715; phone 406.582.4472; info@altitudegallerybozeman.com; http://www.altitudegallerybozeman.com