Current Exhibitions: 

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Rivers of flame:

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A wood fire exhibition curated by Tara Wilson in conjunction with the "Cultural Confluence" wood fire symposium in Helena (October 18th -20th) More info

Exhibition on view: September 14th - October 26th

Opening Reception October 19th 5 pm-7 pm

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Cataclysm

On view in the Nicholson Gallery

September 7 - October 23

“Cataclysm” is a response to the ebb and flow between angst and hope that many of us are experiencing both nationally and globally. We are emerging out of what was experienced by many as a time in American history defined by movement towards a brighter, more inclusive and at the very least more tolerant future. As we enter into a Trump administration the climate feels, once again, charged with the possibility of cataclysm. More Info

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SWEET DISSENT

Ceramic works from Shalene Valenzuela & illustrations by Courtney Blazon

on view in the Bair Gallery: July 20 - October 14

Opening Reception: July 20 5pm - 7pm

http://www.shalene.com/ http://www.courtneyblazon.com/

Shalene Valenzuela recreates everyday common objects out of clay, embellishing the surfaces with illustrated narratives that belie the simplistic function of the object. Courtney Blazon draws intricate narratives on paper that are layered with symbolism and meaning. When glancing their pieces from afar, both artists’ works may be seen simply as attractive objects or intricate and alluring compositions. However, upon further investigation of their respective works, deeper meanings are revealed - in particular, issues surrounding women and the complexities of women’s lives throughout history. Both Valenzuela and Blazon draw influence from mythology, fairytales, societal expectations and coming-of-age issues and lean into humor, irony and symbolism to create involved stories that are woven together and are not always what they appear to be upon first glance.