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Solo Sojourn by Linda Leslie

Oil on canvas

24x12x1.5 inches

Linda has been studying classical figurative painting for over four decades, and relocated to Missoula from Santa Fe, but also has roots in New York. She works with a limited palette and begins by working either from life, previous drawings, or memory, allowing the painting to direct her in its creation. She incorporates elements of contemplation, beauty, fantasy, and magic.

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Escalier by Katie Machain

Picture frame moulding

18.5x9x9 inches

The use of picture frames, which are meant to contain memories or sentimental objects, is a metaphor for human reflection on life experiences.

Katie Machain is a Missoula based artist who has been working as a framer for the Art Attic since 2014. Katie applied the design expertise of all the staff members at the Art Attic for the duration of the build. The Art Attic and Katie Machain have been separate supporters of the Light Show for several years. This is the first year of joining forces, with plans to collaborate in this way for many years to come.

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No Applause Necessary by Barbara Morisson

Mixed media sculpture

13.5x4x3.75 inches

Barbara Morrison is a Montana artist known for her imaginative and bright colored gouache paintings and small mixed media sculptures, fetish dolls, and Day of the Dead artwork. Her ideas often come from scenes in everyday life and from reading and traveling. Her work has been featured in galleries and shows around the country and in several other countries around the world, as well as in publications such as Art Doll Quarterly and Polymer Clay. http://morrisondesigns.com

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Basilisk Repelling Device by Barbara Morisson

Mixed media and found objects

22.5×11 inches

A Basilisk or Cockatrice is a deadly serpent hatched from a rooster’s egg- can be killed by the scent of a weasel, and kept away by mirrors.

Barbara Morrison is a Montana artist known for her imaginative and bright colored gouache paintings and small mixed media sculptures, fetish dolls, and Day of the Dead artwork. Her ideas often come from scenes in everyday life and from reading and traveling. Her work has been featured in galleries and shows around the country and in several other countries around the world, as well as in publications such as Art Doll Quarterly and Polymer Clay. http://morrisondesigns.com

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Abstract Blanket Flower by Tana Ostrowski

glass on ceramic tile

13.5×6 inches

I enjoy how light reflections on the glass draws your eye to the light. Depending on where you’re standing or the source of the light and always changing.

In addition to being an artist and an art educator Tana is a clinical staff member with the Community Bridges post-acute brain injury rehabilitation program of Community Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Montana.

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