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Opening Reception “Visual Poetry”


Please join us for our opening reception of VISUAL POETRY, featuring two talented local artists, Trudy Skari and Andrea Cross Guns. The gallery will open with this new show at 5pm on September 25th. Gallery talks by the artists from 5:30 to 6pm, and we’ll break out some delicious sushi and desserts, wine and other beverages at a reception after the talks.

Where: 1+1=1 Gallery, 434 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana

When: 5 to 8 pm September 25th

What: artist talks 5:30 to 6. Come meet the artists! Reception after the talks

Info: 406.431.9931 or check our Facebook Event Page for the latest updates and sneak peeks.

If you can’t make opening night, please stop by anytime during normal gallery hours. VISUAL POETRY will be up at the gallery from Sept 25th through October 27th.

Trudy Skari works spontaneously, joyfully, intently. She experiments with form, surface and visually poetic concepts. Although she focuses on animal sculptures, there is something recognizable in each piece, as human — as “us” not “other.” Collectors of her work have always delighted in her quirky titles and narrative sculptures . Trudy’s unique sense of humor, keen observation of body language and facial expression, and her philosophical background are evident in her ceramics. She practices her art in a studio along the shore of Flathead Lake and out at the Archie Bray Foundation.


Andrea Cross Guns is constantly evolving her practice of artful color, form and playfulness. Her current body of work is interactive, and includes three-dimensional elements on painted wood panels. During our opening, there will be a bucket of bits and pieces of natural objects and found objects for gallery visitors to place into Andrea’s paintings. Each piece also includes a hand-written poetic “fortune and Andrea hopes people are energetically drawn to the piece that has the perfect fortune for them.