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Geometric abstraction: Phoebe Toland and Linda Stoudt @ Jessie Wilbur Gallery

Artists Phoebe Toland and Linda Stoudt are showing colorful abstract works at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture beginning March 23. View Toland’s sculptures and paintings in the Jessie Wilber Gallery and Stoudt’s paintings and drawings in the Emerson lobby. Meet the artists at a reception Thursday, March 26, with a gallery talk by both artists 5:30-6 p.m., followed by refreshments 6-8 p.m.

Helena artist Phoebe Toland is showing new abstract works under the title Structure, Inside and Out. According to the artist:

My work has always been closely connected to architecture. But structure goes beyond buildings and cities. It lies at the heart of all activity, and speaks about patterns and hierarchies within societies. Structures that may seem unique within a culture are often seen elsewhere with slight variations; the teepee circle in Wyoming and an ancient Celtic circle in England. The cultural similarities and differences that unite us as a people provide a link to our history and continue to inform and inspire my work.

Linda Stoudt, of Stevensville, MT, says the following about her drawings and paintings:

These images are distillations of everyday experiences. Daily life is inextricably entwined to making art; the work is about transition, passage through time and space; the permanence of impermanence. I have witnessed the rise and fall of matter hundreds of times, and endeavor to capture those moments of change. The paintings on cardboard and sandpaper drawings underscore this transitory theme with their non-archival base. The use of cardboard was driven by the need to make an image that had rows or furrows, as if digging in the earth or myself. The furrows continue to manifest themselves in recent works.

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Abstract landscapes by Mary Keefer @ Atrium Gallery

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.

Mary Keefer - Straw Bale Home

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: Mary Keefer @ MSU library

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.