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Jailhouse Gallery

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.

Art in the Jailhouse: Theodore Waddell

Opening Spring Artwalk, May 4, 5:00-7:30 PM

On exhibit May 4 – June 22.

Artist Reception, May 4th 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Open and free to the public – drinks & appetizers served

Waddell stands as one of the West’s most celebrated contemporary artists. For over five decades, Theodore Waddell has pursued his passion for art. With careers as a professor of art and rancher, his current work reflects the influences of these two professions. His abstract impressionistic rendering of real subject matter reflect the American experience of living in the West and his love of the land, and his vision draws the viewer into that world.


His paintings and prints of “landscapes with animals” couple abstract expressionist technique with creatures—Black Angus cattle, horses, and bison—that populate the high plains and mountain valleys of today’s ranching West. This is a rare opportunity for fans of Waddell and western art to view his work in the intimate setting of the Myrna’s Jailhouse Gallery.

 

Art in the Jailhouse: Clare Clum

Opening Spring Artwalk, May 4, 5:00-7:30 PM

One night only.

Artist Reception, May 4th 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Open and free to the public – drinks & appetizers served

Clare Clum, of Rock Wren Jewelry is a goldsmith specializing in handmade jewelry. Clare will be showing and selling her work during Spring Artwalk 2018 at the Myrna Loy Center.
Clare’s work is sought out for its refined vision; beautiful, classic pieces that feel good to wear. She finds her inspiration in the colors and textures of the Montana landscape, and particularly it’s sapphires. Clare’s pieces are sure to become the ones you reach for again and again. She is always happy to do custom work through her business, Rock Wren Jewelry http://www.rockwrenjewelry.com/about/