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.
This September, tart will show the work of two artists rendering their own unique takes on Montana classics.
Adair Peck presents life size papier mache dogs and trophy heads. Adept at capturing gesture and form, Adair raises a common childhood art material to a new level with the addition of intricate japanese papers and humorous take on a Montana game room classic, the trophy head. Part caricature and part tribute, these animals charm and compel.
Working on a much smaller scale, Paul Heaston has spent the last year sketching each of block of Bozeman’s Main St. in small moleskine notebook. The sketches are then scanned and digitally printed, resulting in an astonishingly detailed record of the buildings of Main St., brick by brick, block by block. The show includes a sketch of the block damaged in the natural gas explosion in March of this year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Downtown Relief Fund.
Opening reception on Friday, September 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 from September 11th through October 8th.
Using trees as a foundation, Bozeman artist Kerry Corcoran prints, paints, draws and collages layers of texture, pattern and calligraphic characters to create writhing, animated pieces that “tilt” a bit off center. Drawn to the imperfection of old, gnarled trees and the history they contain, Corcoran creates richly textural pieces that draw the viewer into a maze of visual narrative.
Opening reception on Friday, August 14th 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 from August 14th through September 9th.
TART presents a series of photographs by 3-5 year old children from Livingston’s Head Start program. Given digital cameras and minimal direction by their teachers, two groups of children from low income and at risk families explored their world through the lenses of their cameras. The results are at times abstract, at times documentary, and at times startlingly canny snapshots of the world around them. The title of the show is Looking at things all on my own.
Opening reception on Friday, May 8th 5-8p.m, in TART, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information.