Author Archives: execdirector

Hailey Kern

I was born & raised in Oklahoma, but moved to Missoula in 2005 to attend the U of M where I later met my husband, Peter. We own and operate The Bicycle Hangar. In 2012 we welcomed our beautiful son Hank, who keeps us on our toes with his wit and eagerness to learn. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, I began chemotherapy and blood transfusions within two days. I am humbled to say, that after a long journey, I am one year out from my last round of chemotherapy and feeling great. Being a part of Living Art is just an incredible opportunity for me. I feel so honored to help provide this kind of healing to our wonderful community!

Favorite quote: Wendy: “So..your adventures are over?” Peter: “Oh, no. To live will be an awfully big adventure.” -Hook

Special skill: I’m always able to find the good

I love: Running and hiking with our dogs, being in the vegetable garden, biking, and adventuring around Montana with my boys!

Linds Sanders

Linds, a native Montanan, artist and proud owner of Ramble Journals- hand-bound leather journals sold to benefit the Rina Moog Scholarships-serves on the Educational Foundation scholarship committee and on the Be Here Now Sangha committee.

Passionate about: Serving as the X-ray to show people they do in fact have a “creative bone.”

Special skills: Saying yes! I’ve “yes”ed my way into teaching a girl scout troop how to kayak, being a fashion show model, piercing my nose, joining a Dragon Boat racing team,and giving mindfulness training talks. I look forward to seeing what I can happily say yes to on the board of Living Art!

Things I say: “What’s your highlight today?”

Nuno felted silk scarf by Ellen Pfalzgraff

felt with Nuno techniques using fine merino wool, bamboo top,

reclaimed sari silk, mohair locks and Tencel fibers

10×5.5 inches

Ellen is a fiber artist with a focus on nuno, or laminated, felt. She produces wearables, wall hangings and paintings in felt. Her work has been shown in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. She currently resides in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Silent auction item

Seahorse tray and coasters by Kathleen Sheard

fused and slumped kiln formed glass using glass frit particles and water jet cut sea horse silhouettes

Tray: 17×4.75 inches

Coasters: 4 inches diameter

For 37 years I have explored the mysteries of glass. It continues to fascinate and teach me daily that boundaries can be pushed and new territories explored in my personal life, in wildlife and glass. I worked in stained glass for nineteen years before combining both my passions. I am a wildlife
artist with glass as my medium. My glass work expanded to include fused, slumped, cast and furnace techniques.

I am a member of Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, Montana Professional Artists Association, and Artists Along the Bitterroot. One of my elephant fine art pieces was chosen for the Corning Museum New Glass Review #22. My work is found in galleries, museums and private collections. I participate in a selection of wildlife and mixed media shows across the United States and teach my style of wildlife glass in a variety of venues

Silent auction item

Untitled by Sherry Roe

Mixed media

14.75x8x5.25 inches

For years I have admired those who could gather tranquility while sitting still in silence while a monotonous chant whirled around their heads. But, no not I, who had attempted this technique many a time. However, I realized that I could change my consciousness following a beat of a drum or the call of the wild.

When I am on top of mountains, my time of self-reflection manifests. As I stride across the granite backbones where earth meets sky I discover my essence. Perhaps, it is the waft of pine, the whispers of wind, the sense of being grounded as Terra firma creeps between my toes that sends me into a trance.

My soul does not rise ethereal to dance amongst the clouds, but instead dives deep within me to discover the light that I alone can cast. During this active meditation a surge of calmness encases my synapses and my mind becomes still —- within the silence, my heart drums a thunderous beat of life and my unique inner understanding of wisdom unfolds.

This light is an attempt to encompass my mystical journey within. May the beacons of enlightenment and illumination guide your journey as well as you discover your core integrity.

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