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Art in the Jailhouse: Kathleen Mollohan

A Retrospect

On exhibit March 18 – April 28

Artist Reception Sunday, March 18, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Open and free to the public – drinks & appetizers served

A recipient of a Montana Arts Council Individual Artists in 2000, weaver Kathleen Mollohan first trained as a painter. In this retrospective of her art, drawings, paintings, basketry and beadwork will be on display alongside her bold tapestries.

Kathleen was a founding member of the Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners; her innovative undulating twill technique – which produces an impressionistic effect not unlike Matisse or Seurat ­ – has been shared and copied by many fabric artists. Her abstract weavings are inspired by Montana landscapes and events, and her tightly woven baskets and exquisite beadwork are based on her research into Native American patterns and techniques.

Among Kathleen’s commissions are tapestries for the IBM Corporation in Helena, the Great American Bank in San Diego, and the Missoula First United Methodist Church. She has shown throughout Colorado and Montana, and in exhibitions in Washington DC and New York.