PAINTINGS BY DALE LIVEZEY
On View in the Baucus Gallery: July 6 - September 16
Opening reception: Friday July 27th (5pm - 7pm)
Dale Livezey began his focused study of the Montana landscape in 1978 when, at the age of 20, he left behind the Ohio farm country where he was raised. Always an independent spirit, Dale’s study in oil painting has been self-directed over the course of his decades painting. An intimate experiential knowledge of light and natural forms guides his highly color-centric compositions. Time outdoors is a key element in his approach, although paintings are largely produced in the studio.
THE COCKERLINE COLLECTION
On view in the Sherman Gallery: July 13 - September 1
This exhibit consists of a variety of 48 original fine art prints representing Pop, Op and Abstract art from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
A TREASURED STATE:
On View in the Nicholson Gallery
July 6 - September 3
Opening reception: Friday July 6 (5 pm - 7 pm)
Kevin League is a Helena based, nature, history, wildlife and conservation photographer capturing Montana and the western United States' most beautiful, fleeting and fascinating moments.
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
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.