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Mimi Matsuda @ Sola

Mimi Matsuda will open her latest show, Animals A La Carte, at the Sola Café, at the corner of South 3rd and Kagy. Over 45 originals and prints will be up from June 3rd to July 30, 2011. Partial proceeds will benefit the Japanese Tsunami Relief through Rotary International. An opening reception will be held Friday June 3rd, 4:30 – 6 PM.

Photography and Painting @ Sola Café

Sandee Mills, photographer and Wendy Marquis, painter, are exhibiting their original works at Sola Café in Bozeman during the months of October and November. Mills’ photography, primarily of horses, captures their essence and importance in the area, and Marquis features a series of paintings of vintage trucks in western settings.

A reception will be held for the artists’ on Friday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., including refreshments. All profits from these exhibits are going towards non-profit organizations Girls for a Change and Eagle Mount.

Domaszewski paintings in GVLT benefit @ Sola Cafe

Oil paintings by Loretta Domaszewski will be featured at Sola Café at S. 3rd and Kagy in Bozeman during the months of June and July, with an artist reception on Friday, June 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturated color and movement in Domaszewski’s artwork portray the beauty of local trails, conservation land, and natural wetlands and waterways.

As a benefit for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust 20-year anniversary, purchase a small landscape painting depicting hikers and bicyclers and become a GVLT member. Current members may also sponsor new members. A percentage of the proceeds for larger paintings will go to the GVLT. This event is free and open to the public.

For further information contact Tiffany Lach at 922-7652.

Until Now: Sarah Angst @ Sola

Local artist Sarah Angst displays the bulk of her portfolio as a printmaker at Sola Cafe February 2 – March 31, 2010. Please join us for an opening reception February 5th from 4:30-6:00pm.

Sarah and Sola Café are donating 20% of any sales of her original work to The Emerson Center for Arts & Culture.

Line, Color, Structure: Heather Bentz @ Sola Cafe

Heather Bentz, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University, will exhibit her original artwork at Sola Cafe for the months of October and November. The show, Line, Color, Structure, will be hung in both the main and dining room galleries. There will be an artist reception from 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

Sola Cafe is located at South Third and Kagy Boulevard in Bozeman across from Museum of the Rockies. This event is free and open to the public. Call 922-7652 for more information.

Brooke Karath paintings @ Sola

An exhibit of Brooke Karath‘s Native American portraits is on display in the dining room gallery at the Sola Café (corner of So. 3rd and Kagy) through the month of September.

Although Karath has resided in Bozeman for 15 years, she has always been drawn to the beauty and spirit of northern New Mexico. She’s inspired by its rich regional heritage, majestic landscapes, and hypnotic night skies. Karath began painting in May 2007, and has exhibited in galleries throughout northern New Mexico, as well as the Gallatin Valley.

In addition to painting Native American portraits, Karath also paints “retablos,” a traditional Spanish art form that represents holy images of Jesus, Mary, and any one of the Catholic saints.  Since the 18th Century, retablos have been painted on wood or tin, and have been used to honor saints in homes and churches throughout the Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain.  Karath prefers to work with pine, and uses a combination of watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal.  The driving force behind all of her work is the desire to honor the heritage, beauty, and heart of New Mexico and its people.

More of Karath’s work can be seen at her web site.

Loretta Domaszewski: GVLT benefit @ Sola Cafe

Artist Loretta Domaszewski presents a Benefit for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust at the Sola Cafe (corner of Kagy and Willson). Purchase one of Domaszewski’s landscape paintings, inspired by local trails and conservation easements, to become a GVLT member or Sponsor a New Member.

An opening reception will be held Friday, April 3, 5pm-9pm. The paintings will be on view until May 31.

“Through my expression of art, it is my hope that the viewer can experience the powerful spirit of nature.”

Steve Hamner photographs @ Sola Cafe

Sola Cafe will host an exhibition of photographs featuring food and culture from around the world by Steve Hamner during the months of February and March. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, February 6th from 5:30 – 7 pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Montana Outdoor Science School.

Hammer’s interest in photography began as a teenager when he was introduced to the photographic legacy of Edward Curtis. Inspired by his love of Curtis’ photographs of vanishing Native American culture and the landscapes that framed Indian life, he purchased his first 35mm camera while en route to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975. Since then, he has always had a camera with him during travels overseas. He has selected some favorite photos from time spent in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer and in Japan as a novice student of Buddhism living in a temple in Kyoto in the 1970’s. Also on display are more recent photos taken in India, where he worked over the last five years as a microbiologist studying the relationships between poverty and public health, and water and infectious disease. His photographic eye is most often drawn to people going about their everyday activities. “As a visitor and guest in a foreign country, I am intrigued by the diversity and richness of other peoples’ lives, as they perform their work, procure food and water, or relax over a cup of tea with friends and strangers.”

Sola Cafe is located at the corner of S. 3rd & Kagy across from the Museum of the Rockies. For more information, call 922-SOLA.

Brad Bunkers @ Sola Cafe

Sola Café will host an opening reception for an exhibit of recent paintings by local artist Brad Bunkers Friday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m. The show will run through Jan. 31. Bunkers is known for his anomalous visual narratives, evocative figures and wild-eyed depictions of farm animals. Referring to his recent “Goat Show” series, Bunkers noted, ” I find farm animals, especially goats and pigs to be ideal subjects in that they are highly emotive — I try to capture the individual essence rather than adhering to contextual boundaries.” When asked about his recent figurative works, he continues, “I’ve always been fascinated by everyday objects, the stuff often overlooked in the pursuit of beauty. My task as an artist is to find beauty in the mundane, then translate that rawness into a personal vision that hopefully resonates with the viewer.”

The open interior at Sola Café (290 W. Kagy, at South Third) lends itself to exhibitions of fine art and Bunkers anticipates using the space to display a wide range of works completed over the past three years. The owner of the newly opened café, Tiffany Lach, sees Bunkers’ show as “…the beginning of many eclectic and creative endeavors at Sola. We’re excited to show Brad’s work as part of our introduction to the community.” You can see a sampling of Bunkers’ work at his web site, bradbunkers.com.