December 13th – January 20th
In 2016, the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) offered six artists the chance to participate in Reimagine Montana, an Artist-in-Residence program funded through a nationwide Imagine Your Parks Initiative. Timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the centennial of the National Park Service, Reimagine Montana also marks 30 years of preservation work by the MPA. Reimagine Montana celebrates nationally significant parks and outstanding heritage properties in Montana by reinterpreting five historic places.
The Reimagine Montana artists whose work will be on display are Ben Bloch (Cameron, MT), David Burke (Oakland, CA), Tim Holmes (Helena, MT), Kit Frost (Durango, CO), DG House (Bozeman, MT) and Lewis Williams (Montrose, CO).
Each artist was paired with a site that resonated with their interests, and was given the opportunity to reflect on these places and their cultural meaning–past, present and future. The resulting work is stunning, bringing beauty and new insights to the heritage of our state and our nation.
The Jailhouse Gallery showing is the last run of Reimagine Montana.
*Painting credits: Ben Block “Grain Bins,” DG House “The Ground on Which We Stand” and David Burke “Submerged.”
On exhibit January 29 – March 17
Artist Reception Thursday Feb 1, 2018 5:30-7:30pm
Open and free to the public – drinks & appetizers served
Amy Brakeman Livezey combines her fascination with vintage photographs and her love of history with this show at the Jailhouse Gallery. Each painting is inspired by a photograph or vintage artifact; many of which were discovered at the Montana Historical Society’s photo archive.
Through paint, collage, photo transfers, and other mark making tools, Amy has a visual conversation with time and lives gone. Her dynamic imagery invites viewers to enter these conversations and fill in the details of stories both remarkable and mundane.