ALL MY RELATIONS
Eight artists come together to express the interconnectedness of all things. All My Relations features ceramics by Patty Ceglio, Nancy Goughnour and Trudy Skari of Helena; oil and acrylic paintings by Elizabeth Hughes Bass and Betsey Hurd of Butte and Helena; sumi-watercolor paintings by Poo Putsch and linoleum block prints by Carol Montgomery — both of Helena, and last but not least — new wood sculptures by Peter Shaughnessy of Tatla Lake, BC.
Please join us for opening night, to meet the artists and enjoy their fabulous art. We always serve delicious snacks and desserts, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Something for everyone! The show is kid-friendly so we encourage families to bring their children and get them started at an early age appreciating art.
Watch for more details as we receive photos from the artists, of their pieces for the show.
GENIUS LOCI: EXPERIENCE THE SOUL OF PLACE
We’re so excited about this exhibit because we think it will change you if you come to opening night and listen/converse with these three artists. If you are open to absorbing what they have to say about sketching while they travel, sink in, we hope you will be inspired to try this for yourself.
Genius Loci features the travel sketchbooks of three artists whom you may not know as “visual artists.” Mj Williams, vocalist/trombonist, and Nancy Owens, retired PhD in Anthropology, travel together to Europe every year and have been sketching and painting in their artist-notebooks for 15 years.
Gabe Shaughnessy has kept an artist’s sketchbook for over 15 years, creating most of his notebooks by hand. A few years back, he began using a digital drawing tablet along with his ‘analog’ sketchbooks on his bike tours, and travels around North America, Italy and Japan.
The three artists will have a conversation with each other and our audience, at the beginning of our opening night reception. We hope that by being able to flip through their sketchbooks and see their best work on the walls, as well as listen and ask questions, you will leave inspired to do some of your own drawing while you travel or in your everyday life.
Queen City Framers and Art Supply will have a table at the gallery, with a display of drawing supplies, including sketchbooks (Gabe’s, Mj’s, Nancy’s and Maureen’s favorites) along with portable art supplies and tools. These will be for sale at the reception and during the month of the exhibit. Can you tell we truly want to encourage you all to dive right in?
By request of some of my older art students, I am trying something new this summer. It’s a series of plein-air drawing and painting classes for teens on eight Mondays. We’ll focus on learning to draw from life and nature, by observing carefully and practicing basic and more advanced skills.
The series is limited to just four girls. Each will get lots of attention and we can all go on our adventures in one car.
teen art wanderings course details:
- Ages: for girls ages 13 and 14
- Dates: June 12 – Aug 21 (with breaks) — see schedule below
- Time/Day: Mondays 11am to 4pm gives us time to drive to our adventures, have a picnic lunch and plenty of time to make art.
- Course is 8 sessions throughout the summer. Students must complete at least 6 sessions to keep the art kit at the end of the summer, and have the opportunity to participate in the Young Voices Art Exhibit during the school year.
- Tuition & supplies: $320. Includes beverages and snacks. Students bring own brown bag lunch. Scholarships available. Please ask.
- Transportation: students will be dropped off and picked up at 1+1=1 Gallery and will be transported by Maureen to wherever we are going that day.
Each of the 8 weeks we’ll go to a different place to draw or paint outdoors (unless it’s raining or snowing) click the pics below for details on that week’s fun:
In the Studio and Downtown Helena. Composition, Color and Drawing Basics. Lunch at the Parrot. (Start in the studio with overview of basics and mark-making. Then to the walking mall to practice what we learned. Lunch will be late, so make sure your girls have a healthy snack before they arrive.)
June 19 Boulder River: River & Mountain Landscapes. Drawing and mark-making with graphite sticks and ink pens. Picnic lunch at the river then spend our last hour soaking at Boulder Hotsprings.
June 26 Carousel and Reeder’s Alley: We’ll paint with watercolor pencils as well as ink pens and pastels. Picnic lunch then stop at Big Dipper for treats
July 10 Ten Mile Creek: Farmland, Botany Closeups & Skies using pencils and watercolors. Picnic lunch. If it’s hot we can dip in the creek!
July 17 Crystal Creek: Wildflowers, Flowing Water & Mountains. We’ll use pastels and watercolors. Flowers should be gorgeous this week! Picnic lunch and short hike.
Aug 7 Canyon Ferry Lake: Wetlands & Weather. Guest artist Kallie Audet will join us to show some of her acrylic painting techniques. Picnic lunch, plus treats at the Townsend A&W
Aug 14 Elkhorn Ghost Town: Artifacts & Buildings. Students may choose a medium they’ve used earlier this summer. Picnic lunch.
Aug 21 In-studio using reference photos to paint and draw with students’ choice of mediums.
Students get to keep their kit when they complete the course. We hope they become life-long creatives and art-lovers. We’ll make plans for the exhibit too!
What we’ll do:
Sketching, painting and a bit of photography
Things we’ll draw and paint:
Landscapes and close-ups; rivers, mountains, trees and grass; people, bugs and birds; natural scenes and city scenes; wildflowers and seedpods
mediums we’ll try:
Watercolors, water-soluble pencils, pastels, graphite and pencils, ink pens, mixed-media, acrylic paint, charcoal and collage.
Bonus Fun Thing:
This year will be our Third Annual Young Voices Art Exhibit at 1+1=1 Gallery (sometime during the school year.) All four of my teen adventurer-artists will be able to participate in the preparation for the exhibit, at no charge. (Students’ families pay for inexpensive frames.)
A Workshop for Anyone Interested in Becoming a Part-time Artist’s Model
Held in a professional, contemporary art gallery setting
A Monday Evening in Sumer 2016 (TBA) from 6:30pm to 8pm
Preregistration is required. We will have online tuition signup available a few weeks before the workshop.
Did you know unique opportunities exist to work as an artist’s model? Artists are all around you — in Helena and beyond — looking to draw and paint from a live model. Artists appreciate all body types, shapes, sizes and ages! There is a need for models for clothed, draped or nude life-drawing sessions.
This workshop will introduce you to the art of modeling, and guide you through the process, so you can be comfortable and confident as a professional or occasional artist’s model.