The Sweet Pea Juried and Open Art Shows will once again be held in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library. A seamless exhibition of juried and open artwork in diverse media will feature many talented artists. The public is invited to attend the opening reception 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 4. The show runs from Thursday, August 4 to Friday, August 26, and may be viewed during the library’s normal business hours: Monday–Thursday, 10am–8pm; and Friday–Saturday, 10am–5pm.
The Bozeman Public Library Foundation invites the community to the Artist Opening Reception on Friday, October 29, 5:30-7pm for Annie Bailey’s exhibit How to Mix Oil & Water in the Atrium Gallery. Refreshments will be served. This unique show will be on display through the end of December.
Bailey works on canvas with oil and water soluble pencils to create a contrast of the rich, deep pigmentation of the oils and the soft, translucence of the water soluble pencils to evoke a sense of aging. Once a painting is complete, it is sprayed with a protective varnish. The colors are chosen for their emotional quality, conveying the emotion felt by the artist about the subject upon the first encounter with it.
“My paintings are a way for me to create stillness in a moving world,” said Bailey. “I create an envelope of quietness around the subjects I choose, making them the center of attention in the painting, while in the real world they are lost and unnoticed. The abandoned trains, decaying grain elevators, and quirky café’s found throughout Montana are the real treasures I love to paint.”
Bailey grew up in Montana on her family’s ranch in the Smith River Valley. Her love of Montana constantly stimulates her to create new work and make connections to the state’s past. She uses both humor and tension in her work, as she finds that life is always a balance between the two.
All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bozeman Library Foundation to benefit the Library. Contact Paula Beswick at email@example.com or 582-2426 for more information about this show or the gallery.
The Bozeman Public Library is seeking submissions for its 2011 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms as well as the work of both established and emerging artists of our region. The Library’s primary objective is to feature exhibitions that will expand public appreciation of art as well as reflect the diversity of the community. Each exhibit will run for one to three months. Selections will be made by The Library Art Committee which is made up of local artists, community members, Library Foundation and Library staff.
The Bozeman Public Library is committed to promoting the visual and aesthetic enhancement of the Bozeman community through this ongoing presentation of rotating exhibits of public art in the Library. Proposals must be received by April 30, 2010. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. For complete description of the program and guidelines, visit the Library website at www.bozemanlibrary.org. For additional information, please contact Alice Meister at 406/582-2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library presents a unique art exhibit exploring the nature of trees, featuring the work of photographer Stephen Durbin and printmaker Kerry Corcoran. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
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.
The work of artist Mary Keefer, in a show entitled As I Feel It–Abstract Landscapes, is on display at the Bozeman Public Library’s Atrium Gallery starting Friday, March 6, and continuing through March and April. Join the Library Foundation for an opening artist reception from 5:30-7 p.m.
Keefer’s current series of paintings includes whimsical and/or imaginary elements that reflect the wonder, beauty, and mystery of nature. She uses a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, watercolor crayon, watercolor pastel and any other media that suit her intentions for any given painting. She paints on various papers, including rice paper, using the elements of color, shape, and texture to create a design that expresses her ideas and feelings.
For more information about the library art show or opening reception, call Paula Beswick at 582-2426.
The public is invited to the opening reception and award presentation for the 7th annual Montana Institute of the Arts show and sale in the Atrium Gallery Friday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. The show, juried by Ray Campeau, will be on display through July 28, and a portion of sales will benefit the Library.