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Helena Art Gallery Opening Night

Some of our artists
John Andrew, Alaina Buffalo Spirit and Bill Ryder are featured in "A Natural Connection" at 1+1=1 Gallery until March 30.
John Andrew, Alaina Buffalo Spirit and Bill Ryder are featured in “A Natural Connection” at 1+1=1 Gallery until March 30.

Oh boy, we got lots of great photos from the opening reception of A Natural Connection. Thank you to our wonderful artists who worked hard to create unique artwork specifically for the exhibit. We had a packed house at the art gallery opening Friday evening, Feb. 13th. Over 60 people were entertained and educated about wood turning, sculpting with old machines, and ledger art with a feminine twist during the gallery talks. You all gave fascinating talks and had visitors entranced and laughing. John Andrew, Alaina Buffalo Spirit and Bill Ryder, we appreciate you and are glad you are exhibiting with 1+1=1 Gallery!



Thank you to all who came to the opening, especially to everyone who supports our young gallery by purchasing art, attending an event or registering for a class. The opening was a huge success for our artists and the gallery. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

Sharlene, John, Alaina, Trudy and Bill right before the opening started

We could not do these fun, elegant openings without the help of our volunteers, many of whom are artists represented by the gallery. Thank you to Shayna and Jaime for being our sommeliers (that’s a load off my mind) and to Gregg, Trudy and Janet for bringing food and/or serving plates around the crowd. You all rock!


Thank you to my sweet husband, Tim Carney, co-owner of the gallery, for all of the hours and hours of hard work putting up more track lighting, building more pedestals and helping me hang the show. We now have a beautifully-lit, permanent showroom in the rear portion of the gallery, where we continually display our represented artists’ works.

Tim Carney is the handsome guy on the left. I love you, Timo.


Check out some of the photos from last Friday’s opening reception and gallery talks.