Bird’s Eye View at Stumptown Art Studio from Aug 5 – Sept 1

Stumptown Art Studio is featuring artists Carolyn Churchouse and Kristie Caratelli in Bird’s Eye View, a collaborative show of their work. Opening reception is on August 5 during the regular First Thursday Gallery Nights from 6-9 p.m. Bird’s Eye View is on display through September 1, 2010.

Carolyn Churchouse, primarily a clay artist, combines some of her work for this show with other materials to create, unusual, whimsical pieces. She draws on past times in her life for inspiration, and this time, is traveling back to 1972. That year was a turning point in her life that took her from childhood dreams to adult realities and to the realization that music would be her muse. Her pieces have a free-flowing rhythm.

Trees, funny ladies and of course birds have found their way onto Krisitie Caratelli’s canvas once again. She finds liberation in not being confined to one medium when working and uses text mixed with found objects, paint and recycled paper. Inspiration for this show came from a feeling of transformation when birds take flight.

In the heart of Whitefish is the non-profit community art center Stumptown Art Studio. It was founded in 1995 to offer art opportunities for all ages and art interests including: classes, workshops, camps, art parties, an artists’ co-operative, painting pottery and glass fusing in the Ceramics Annex, art gifts, retail art supplies and exhibits.

Exhibits hosted at Stumptown Art Studio feature guest artists, group displays, student work, new works and provide exhibition space for emerging artists. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy this year’s 2010 First Thursday Gallery Nights season between 6 and 9 p.m. during the opening receptions or for a month following anytime during regular open hours.