Bozeman artist Vicki Fishis known for her sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical mixed media constructions that tell stories, reflect on the human condition, and relay the ironies of life’s situations. A new series of pieces utilize vintage family portraits irreverently modified by the artist. A percentage of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Friends of the Bozeman Public Library. Exhibit will be on display through February 9th, 2011.
The opening reception during Art Walk, December 10, will also feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography. Capture your family and yourself at their best (or worst)!
Allie Buck has recruited an all star team of her favorite characters- mermaids, winged women, and pickles – in a collection of line drawings, paintings, and coloring books. Allie’s playful work tickles the imagination and invites the viewer to become part of the artwork through interactive elements and coloring books for children and adults. The evening will also feature a fun house photo booth with photographer Jessie Moore, a mustache giveaway and a pickle tasting extravaganza.
Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 5-8pm. The show will be on display through October 7th.
tart presents a show of new work by Gabriel Kulka. Known for his haunting, sometimes achingly evocative sculptural work, Gabriel presents a series of petite work for this exhibit. Figures crafted from scraps of hardwood, string, nails, metal, and other “junk” cause the viewer to stop, to think, to find something new upon each viewing.
Whether the pieces are two feet tall or two inches high, Kulka’s sculptural perspective reverberates with isolation and what it means to be ensnared in the human form. Much of Kulka’s work invites the viewer to participate – to twist a string, move a leg, turn or remove a part of a sculpture – to be whimsical, mindful, fully in the world. But it is only a tease, because in the end we still feel like a visitor.
An opening reception will be held during Art Walk on Friday, August 13th, 5-8pm.
Wax Works is a group show featuring a diverse group of women exploring encaustic techniques. Cherlyn Wilcox, Janette May, Allie Buck, Stacey Herries, Sue McCauley, Vicki Fish, Shawna Moore and Diana Arnold will display pieces that vary from tiny to large, simple to elaborately complex, whimsical to earnest. Encaustic is an incredibly tactile medium, inviting the senses not only to see, but to touch and smell.
An opening reception will be held during Art Walk on Friday, April 9th 5-8pm. The show will be on display until May 12th, 2010.
Opening reception Friday, March 12th 5-8p.m Update: Abby’s show moves to Sola, reception April 2, 4:30 – 6
The folk dogs have gone bite size! The ever popular and charming Folk Dogs return in a new smaller, juicier and affordably priced size in this 2nd annual benefit show for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. The opening reception for this show will feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography where you and your best friend can get your portrait taken, adoptable dogs from Heart of the Valley conducting interviews, environmentally pet toys made locally by West Paw Design, a raffle, and treats for both humans and pups. The show will be on display through April 6th, 2010.
TART is in room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 582-0416 for more information.
There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. -Josephine Har
The Way Home is a choreography of personal mapping, and a celebration of the West’s cartography mixed within a geography of imagination. By exploring emotionally subjective connections to the local environment, Cherlyn Wilcox invites the viewer to take their own route when viewing the pieces, from the context of their own experiences.
Opening reception on Friday, February 12th 5-8p.m. in conjunction with tart’s 3 year brithday party. The birthday party will include prizes, tarttoos, and more. Tarty apparel is both encouraged and rewarded. Refreshments in the form of tartinis and tarts will be provided.
tart is in room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information. The show will be on display until March 11th, 2010.
Artist Annie Bailey explores her love of font and text in an exhibit of new work. Sketches of vintage typewriters (some with customizable messages) share space with drawings of old grain elevators, signs and other Montana classic images, all rendered in Bailey’s clean, modern style. A Montana native, Bailey grew up on a ranch and draws inspiration from the things that surrounded her in childhood. Grain elevators, signs from small town businesses long gone, old billboards, and the typewriter she inherited from her grandmother all draw her eye with words rendered into art. Currently studying architecture at Montana State University, Bailey’s drawings also reference her love of line, form and structure.
Opening reception on Friday, December 11th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information. The show will be on display until January 10th.