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.
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.
Abstract Landscapes by Mary Keefer is on exhibit from January 16, 2009 through February 27, 2009 in Heathcote Court on the first floor of Renne Library. The exhibit includes 10 of the artist’s paintings. The work entitled Transition (the largest of the three pieces displayed close to the Small Teaching Area) was part of the Butte Copper City Artists nationally juried exhibit “Montana Interpretations” this past summer and was awarded the Irene Muir Award for Creativity.
Mountain Lounge (see above) was in the juried national show sponsored by the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS–the 68th Annual Open Exhibition national show which is for all waterbased media including watercolor but includes watercolor pastel, watercolor crayon, acrylics and mixed media). Married to the Mountains was juried into a national show this fall in Big Fork, Montana.