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Sin and Salvation Reconsidered

Place: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dates: Opening September 8, 2014
Runs to: October 18, 2014

Anger, 2014, 11.25x11, pastel

Anger, 2014, 11.25×11, pastel













Past Shows

Livingston Center for Art and Culture, Livingston, Montana
Valentine Show
January 22 through February 16, 2013

Norman T. Dahl Gallery, Great Falls, Montana
March 20 – May 1, 2013

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
March, 2014
Working Title: Vices and Virtues

Past Show – 100 Mile Radius: A Response to Place

From L to R: Lisa Easton, Laurie Stevens, Frances Carlson, Christy McKay, Deb Schmit, and Bill

August 19, 2011 – October 15, 2011
Opening: August 30, 2011  5:30 pm
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT


“100 Mile Radius” is the brainchild of Laurie Stevens, a rancher and Montana artist who brings Montana landscapes and individuals alive in her lyrical oils. Deb Schmit, also a rancher and artist, celebrates the West and its traditions with sympathy in her oils. Christy McKay’s medium is clay. Her work joins the natural world about her to its timeless roots. Lisa Easton explores her abstract interpretations of the natural world through the unlikely medium of industrial materials. Steel, slate, and wood, much of it cast off, form the basic vocabulary for her work. Montana’s open spaces suggest endless stories, dialogues, and relationships to Frances Carlson who explores them through her pastels and charcoals.

The inspiration for this show lies in the High Plains of central Montana that we call home.  Though our styles and media are diverse, we share a strong love for this place.  We all wrestle with the complex responses engendered by a place that can be heart achingly beautiful and tediously difficult all on the same day.  This show explores the variety and commonality of our responses.

Past Show – What’s in a Word?

Slangrel, 2006. 14.5x4.5" Watercolor on PaperTitivil, 2006.  9.5x14.5 WatercolorJollop, 2006.  10.5x14.5 WatercolorWabbit, 2006  10.5x14.5 WatercolorTar, 2006. 14.5x10.5 WatercolorFurbelow, 2006.  8x12" WatercolorHodmandod,2006. 10.5x14.5 WatercolorMouton Enrage, 2006.  10.5x14.5 WatercolorLiripoop, 2006. 14.5x4.5 WatercolorSleck, 2006.  10.5x14.5 WatercolorDrenty, 2006.  14.5x10.5 WatercolorGongoozler, 2006.  10.5x14.5 Watercolor
“What’s in a Word?” was a show developed at the request of Christine Morris, the director, of The History Museum in Great Falls, Montana in 2006.  Scheduled for the month of December and in anticipation of groups of school groups, she wanted it to be geared for children.   Specifically she wanted something fun that would challenge them a bit.

What’s in a Word?”” was the result.   The challenge was for the children to come up with definitions for words – all rarely used, all silly sounding – by looking at pictures illustrating them.  Each word was presented as the title of a picture.  Pencils and paper were available for written definitions or further illustration of a chosen word.    The correct definition was hidden beneath the label, but incorrect and fanciful explanations were equally welcomed.   The goal was to have children discover the joy of playing with words and images.