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Jailhouse Gallery

Art in the Jailhouse: Chip Clawson

March 15 – April 29

Artist reception & talk, Wednesday March 15, 5:30-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public

Chip Clawson’s “Digital Integration into the Artistic Process” will be on view in the Jailhouse Gallery March 15-April 29. The exhibition includes pieces created in ceramics, bronze, vinyl, foam and layered hardboard. This project is supported by the Myrna Loy Grants to Artist, the Montana Arts Council and Wyatt Design.

Chip Clawson will give an Artist Talk beginning at 5:30pm, Wednesday March 15. The subject of the 30-minute presentation will be his work and 3D-modeling. Chip will speak in the screening room, giving a short description of the inspiration and processes involved in creating this show. It will also include a demonstration of how the artist has worked with Geoff Wyatt to use modeling programs in the creation of the art in this show. Afterwards there be a reception for the artist in the gallery where Chip will take questions and refreshments will be served.

Art in the Jailhouse: Lindsey Meyers ­­Carroll

May 2 – June 13

Artist reception Friday, May 5th, 5:30-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public

A Collaboration Between People and Place: Seasons is an exhibition displaying four large-scale charcoal drawings by artist Lindsey Meyers Carroll. By expanding on the art traditions of portraiture and landscape, Carroll intertwines contemporary Montanans with elements of the season which best reflect—and celebrate—the individual shown. Growing out of an original inquiry of what qualities make a Montanan distinctly Montanan, this exhibition ultimately is a prelude to a broader examination of the collaboration that occurs between a place and the people that occupy it.

Often described as surrealistic, Carroll’s drawings blur the lines between reality and the imaginary. By melding disparate subject matter in unexpected ways, each drawing becomes a vehicle for inquiry, examination and discovery. Carroll was a recipient of the Myrna Loy Center’s Grants to Artists program and this exhibition is supported by that grant.