Category Archives: Light Show Art

Between a Sea and an Open Space by Linds Sanders

Acrylic on canvas, diptych

12x16x1.5 inches and

12x4x1.5 inches

During hard times we fall onto idioms, most commonly that of “between a rock and a hard place.” When we are squeezed between a rock and a hard place we are forced to adapt, to endure, and to long for another time. This piece creates an opposing idiom, “between a sea and an open space.” Stuck between two vast breathable spaces, we can surround ourselves with light and are given the space to reflect, to change, and to be here now. Living Art of Montana provides Missoula with this center-between a sea and an open space – giving time to breathe, heal, and recreate ourselves.

Native Montanan Linds Sanders works as an artist in Missoula. In 2016 Linds used her artwork to reach out to a broader community by sending an original piece of artwork to a stranger once a day. Linds is the proud owner and designer of Ramble Journals, hand-bound leather journals sold to benefit the Rina Moog Scholarships. When she isn’t painting, creating journals, or performing as a slam poetry artist, Linds can be found taking jumping pictures on the summits of mountains with her husband Brian.

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Kufo by George Ybarra

Mixed media

19x10x10

George’s metal fabrications combine aspects and essentials of modern art with the landscape to form original sculpture. Over the years, several distinct series of work have emerged and continue to inspire further exploration. He is the founder of the sculpture exhibit at Caras Nursery and Landscape which is in its 13th season. This community art event features regional sculpture. It enables artists to explore the connection between their art and environment in an outdoor setting.

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Luminous by George Ybarra

Metal and glass

32x6x6 inches

George’s metal fabrications combine aspects and essentials of modern art with the landscape to form original sculpture. Over the years, several distinct series of work have emerged and continue to inspire further exploration. He is the founder of the sculpture exhibit at Caras Nursery and Landscape which is in its 13th season. This community art event features regional sculpture. It enables artists to explore the connection between their art and environment in an outdoor setting.

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Wolf Looking at it’s Reflection in a Pond by Eric Carlson

Acrylic on canvas

30×24 inches

Eric is an archaeological illustrator and artist whose work can be seen around town.

An extended moment of reflection at a pond in which one is confronted with the many facades we create for ourselves, the masks and skins we don both in public and private. Though these tricks are often just veneer, real change and empowerment can occur with a little courage, resulting in a more authentic human/animal.

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Aurora Borealis IV by Nancy Seiler

by Nancy Seiler

Acrylic on canvas

30×30 inches

When I first saw the Northern lights, or aurora borealis, up Lolo Creek in 1989, I felt like I was being given an incredible gift. This painting came out of that memory. I envisioned the lights in the Mission Mountains with the light reflecting onto Flathead Lake.

Born in Akron, OH, Nancy Seiler received her Visual Communications degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1982. She is a Golden Artist Educator for Golden Artist Colors, teaching art workshops form her studio in Missoula, Montana and abroad. Seiler has exhibited her acrylic paintings and botanical illustrations since 2002. Find her work in Missoula at Montana Art and Framing/709 Gallery and in Whitefish at Frame of Reference Fine Art.


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