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Flathead Lake by Teresa Garland Warner

Oil on board

12×16 inches

This scene captures the light and reflections of sunset on Flathead Lake from Wayfarers State Park. The solidity of land masses was painted in oil with the light effect in the sky and reflections on the water conveyed by transparent washes of oil similar to the technique frequently used in watercolor.

After balancing a medical practice and painting for 30 years, Teresa turned to art full time in 2009. Based in Missoula, she has shown in Dana Gallery, Radius Gallery, 4Ravens, Gallery 709, and Paws Up. Statewide, she has exhibited at the Missoula Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Hockaday Art Museum, and the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, where she was invited to participate in the exhibition: Montana Women in the Visual Arts, 1860-2011.

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Is it Black or White? by Mo Gary

Porcelain with underglaze and birch branches
19x5x6 inches

We know light because of dark: the yin and the yang. The tree muse reflects on this paradox. She wonders if black and white can be separate entities when they cannot exist without the other. She is committed to growth.

Using my hands to create is who I am. I began exploring art initially with clay. Soon branches became baskets, the earth became gardens and paper filled with flower images. Nature has always been inspiration. I began to develop my skills through adult education classes in Missoula, basketry classes in Michigan and watercolor classes with Kendahl Jan Jubb. Beth Lo mentored me in exploring sculpture with clay at the University of Montana. Workshops at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Clay Studio of Missoula stimulated creativity. Through it all wherever I lived, gardens took form with bloom and food. I use my hands.

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Dog with Super Moon by Stephen and Bev Glueckert

Wood, wire, brass, found light, marbles, acrylic
20x17x5 inches

This participatory, collaborative mixed media piece was inspired by the recent Supermoon that appeared this past fall. It was delightful to experience that particular night sky and the accompanying increased illumination into our lives.

Stephen is an energetic sculptor and mixed media artist living in Missoula, MT. He received a BFA degree from University of Idaho and a Masters in Art education from Western Washington University. He has exhibited extensively in the region and beyond and currently has two exhibitions touring the state through MAGDA. Bev lives and works in Missoula. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Montana and the Northwest region. She holds a BA degree from the University of Idaho and an MFA degree in printmaking from the University of Montana.

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Night’s Wing by Odette Grassi

Reduction relief print

13×13 inches

To me the figure is both an angelic form, with her wings, and also a human form, being held by the wings ~ showing only the main core of body…the heart space of both, or either, figure. For me the title, “Night’s Wing,” references that duality.

Odette Grassi is an Alaskan by birth but happy to have her heart firmly split with Montana. She is an active artist, teacher, and construction coordinator. Her educational background in all these fields gives added depth to each one. Odette has worked with Living Art in a variety of roles for the past twelve years and is currently the Program Coordinator.

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Peace Tree Series by Toby Tobias Hunter


27×21 inches

For me light reflects the feelings of peace in trees. This peace is then reflected to my heart within me.

Toby Tobias Hunter received her BFA from the University of Montana. A member of the Sandpiper Gallery in Polson, MT, she has also exhibited work at Salish Kootenai College and Red Poppy Gallery in Ronan, MT.

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