June 25 - September 14, 2014
The Sherman Gallery
The Montana Bricolage Artists (MBA) of the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys, along with invited artists from across Montana, present The “Trunk” Show. Bricolage (brÄ“kÅ’lä zh) is defined as a construction or creation made from a diverse range of available things.The”trunks” are meant to be suspended and hang freely to create the experience of strolling through a forest of fiber interpretations of trees in their many forms, seasons, and varieties. Viewers can wander through this woodland of trunks which incorporate a wide variety of materials, methods and artistic styles from realism to abstract. Each artist interpreted the theme through their chosen materials including quilted, woven, hand-dyed, discharged, painted, sheer, and hand-felted wool cloth, and the addition of yarn/fibers, beads, stone, wire, embroidery, threadwork, and found objects.
The 14 artists in this exhibit are: Brooke Atherton, Carol O’Bagy, Cindy Ondrak, Diane Beirwagen, Heidi Zielinski, Jamie Grant, Joyce Brown, Joyce Ferrie, Judy Hartz, Karen Burton, Louise Barker, Mickey Frissell, Pam Wells, and Sue Anne Iman.
The Trunk Show is sponsored by the Museum & Art Gallery Directors  Association-Montana and supported in part by grants from the Montana  Arts Council, the Coal Tax Trust Fund for Cultural and Aesthetic  Projects, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is on  loan from the Missoula Art Museum.

Visit the Monte Dolack Gallery online
Related Press:
Grist.org, The full Monte: Beloved Montana artist makes bold statement on climate and coal, Feb. 3 2014
Helena IR, Denatured Art: Dolack exhibit ‘Altered State’ to open at Holter, Jan. 17 2014
Western Art & Architecture, Altered State, December/January 2014
Missoula Magazine, Dolack...A Tension and a Balance, July 14 2013
Images: Winds of Change, Monte Dolack, acrylic on copper panel (left); Occurrence, Monte Dolack, acrylic on copper panel


      will be held:
      September, 15 at 6:00pm


Stay up to date with the Holter by subscribing to one or more of our E-Newsletters.

Type in your email below and select your preferred E-newsletter(s) in the next step. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Sign up for our E-Newsletter


  The Holter Museum is a community united in the support
  and enjoyment of the visual arts in the heart of Helena,

  Holter members enjoy 12 months of special benefits and
  provide the critical support needed to fuel artistic creativity
  and imagination in Montana through contemporary art
  exhibitions, collections, and educational programming.