The Convive exhibit opens in the Weaver Room at The Emerson during Art Walk this Friday, May 14th, 5-8 pm. Convive features recent works by artists that have not shown in the Weaver Room, Wilber Gallery or Emerson Lobby before this. “Convive” means “to feast together” which describes the spirit of this show.
Artists of Gallatin and Park counties competed in this juried group show. Out of 125 submissions, 62 pieces were selected to be in the show. The jurors were artists April Hale, Kris Keller and Beth Pfaff a panel from the Emerson’s Exhibits and Education Committee.
The show includes ceramics by Vanessa Rogers and Keith Gilyard, jewelry by Erin Swietnicki, photography by Larry Blackwood, paintings by Mary Keefer, book arts by MSU graphic design students, fiber art by Katy Kellogg Nygard, and numerous other diverse works.
During March, the Community Food Co-op’s Flying C Café will feature the work of Bozeman watercolor and ink artist Hiller Higman and Gallatin Gateway fiber artist Katy Kellogg Nygard.
This is Higman’s first Bozeman exhibit of watercolor work. His graphic design firm, BootLeg Enterprise, is found at bootlegenterprise.com, and his artwork may be viewed at hillerhigman.com.
Nygard’s nine-piece series, Aerial Geometry – Contemplating Circles, is inspired by the beauty of the once plentiful family farms and ranches quickly disappearing from our landscape. She has been quilt-making for a number of years and uses a variety of surface design techniques to print the fabric for her work. She has exhibited nationally for many years in both juried and invitational shows and has received several awards.
The public is invited to visit with the artists at a reception on Thursday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flying C Café.