Wilkins Gallery

“Down the Rabbit Hole”, is the exhibition during the month of June.  The narrative, sculptural ceramic pieces by Red Lodge artist Jocelyn Howard and 2-dimensional works by Beth Huhtala opens on June 1st with an artists’ reception on Friday, June 2nd, from 5:00 until 7:00.  Going "down the rabbit hole" has become a common metaphor in popular culture, symbolizing everything from exploring a new world to delving into something unknown and scary. In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the adventure begins in the rabbit hole.  It's a one way trip that leads to an unexpected conclusion.

This show explores a desire to tell difficult stories from a contemporary perspective. These stories don’t have succinct or clean endings. In fact, some of these stories lack beginnings and endings altogether. Howard and Huhtala’s work wades through human experiences and explore complex relationships.  Through the use of symbolism and archetype, both artists create abstract, surreal self-portraits that invite the viewer down the proverbial rabbit hole into a journey of their own.  We thank Clint Loomis for generously sponsoring this show.

 

Coming in July

The Lewistown Art Center will be showing the acrylic paintings of Jay Crider in his exhibition, The Fantastic. Born and raised in Helena, Montana, Jay has wanted to be an artist since kindergarten! He believes in the subconscious power of ideas, and uses a journal, stream of consciousness writing, and sketchbooks to develop his surreal and striking compositions.

Crider says, “My art is like a wild last frontier in which you never know what kind of trouble is around the next corner… I am always asked, “Where do your ideas come from?” and the truth is I don't want to know.  The mystery and intrigue motivate me to continue creating.”

“The Fantastic” will open on July 7th, with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!  We’d like to thank Greg Clark and Frank Vallach for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.

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