In the small street-facing gallery window this month is a two-person show by Paul Guillemette and Michele Landsaat.
Paul Guillemette uses found objects, repurposed pieces of wood and natural objects he finds near his Los Angeles studio. His fabulous, colorful jewelry is popular in the big cities, and we happen to know it's very popular in Helena Montana! Necklaces, earrings, bracelets rings and cuffs ... there is bound to be the perfect piece of body-decor whether you are a diva who wants to command attention, or more subdued and just like to decorate your ears.
Michele Landsaat has shown in several exhibits at 1+1=1 and we hope know you will be as charmed as we are with her fragile-seeming, delicate etchings illustrating profound stories. Her prints are each pulled from an etching press by hand, and made in very limited editions. Michele comes from a background of bookmaking and writing. The stories she creates speak to an underlying and universal vulnerability, yet they are simultaneously whimsical in nature.
BODY 2019: our Fourth Annual Art Jewelry and Figurative Art Exhibit
Opening night of our BODY III on May 10th, was a smashing success. Check out our photos of the reception and plan to make it to our next opening reception on June 21st!
Opening Night or Quiet Gallery Day?
Do you like parties and groups? As always, if you like to be social and surrounded by friends new and old … if you like a good party with great food, wine and other beverages, and stimulating conversation … if you like to be part of the buzz and happenings of downtown Helena, then our opening receptions are a perfect way to spend a Friday evening. We greet everyone with equal enthusiasm and consider you to be part of the 1+1=1 family. Save the date – June 21st – for another fabulous opening party!
Or do you like quiet days better? If you are more of a calm-afternoon art lover … someone who likes to take your time viewing art in a peaceful yet visually energetic atmosphere … if you want to look at each artwork closely and carefully … if you like to browse art exhibits in the middle of the week or a lazy Saturday afternoon, then 1+1-1 Gallery is the perfect place to be. Come on in and find something wonderful, original and evocative next time you are in our neighborhood. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and good conversation (or peace and quiet) anytime.
Here’s our album of photos from May 10th:
Paul Guillemette’s jewelry is made of wood, resin and found objects
Dave Barnes, an experienced master of jewelry smithing
It’s just fun
Leslie, one of our fab jewelry models
Andrea Gomez looking stunning
Exploring our Wall of Cups
Andrea was one of our fabulous jewelry models for the opening
Grace Snyder, half of the Amazing Graces, on cello
SarahJess Swann’s jewelry
Judy Kline, local queen of cool
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Bonnie Lambert, Helena artist extraordinaire
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Careful examination of the artful jewelry
SarahJess Swann’s art is as brilliant as her smile
Outside the gallery in the evening
Our gallery windows are always interesting … and sometimes provocative
Strolling through the show
Let’s find the right ones for you
Clare in conversation
Elizabeth Bass (right) with Bonnie Lambert and other gallery visitors
Paintings by Elizabeth BAss
Joyce Coolidge encaustic paintings
Looking closely at Linda McCray’s brilliant paintings
Moms and Dads: bring the family. Start them early as art lovers
Sometimes it takes a few visits to decide to take a piece home …
Our sommelier, Victor
Pam and Maureen
A wall of figurative art and art jewelry
Live music at our openings
Whoah what a crowd!
I love art-dates! Here’s a grandmother and her grand daughter.
Linda McCray in front of her solo show
Showing off the jewelry I am modeling during the opening
Judy and friends around Tim Carney’s bistro table and stools.
The 400 block in the evening.