Stumptown Art Studio is pleased to be featuring its original founder, Rosella Mosteller, in the photographic exhibition: Reading Between the Lines. A resident of Whitefish, Montana for 31 years, Rosella Mosteller has been involved in the arts since the beginning. She started photographing seriously in 1995. At that time, she was intrigued by the emotional content of Parisian cemeteries and later, how that translated into a multi-media work of art. Years and education have taken her down the photographic path to focus on black and white fine art landscape imagery.
(pictured at right by Rosella Mosteller:
“Winter Writing, Volume Two, Line One Hundred)
In Reading Between the Lines, she presents her traditional and abstract visual perspective with photographs. This exhibition is part of completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she was awarded a summer portfolio grant in 2007. Other awards she earned include a Talbots Scholarship in 2007 and a merit scholarship from 1999-2001 at the Art Institute in Chicago. Over the past 10 years, her photographs have been juried into annual exhibitions at the Hockaday Museum of Art.
“I think of my abstract landscape photography as part of the whole,” Mosteller says. “It is another way to view the traditional. So in that way my traditional landscape and abstract landscape photography connect.” Reading Between the Lines Combines the overall with the introspective, the traditional with the abstract and demonstrates how they both mutually exist.
Stumptown Art Studio is a non-profit community art center in the heart of Whitefish, Montana. It was founded in 1995 to offer art opportunities for all ages and art interests including: classes, workshops, camps, art parties, an artists’ cooperative, 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 exhibition space for emerging artists. Each month during the Whitefish First Thursday Gallery Night season from May through October a different artist is featured.
Hours of operation to view exhibits is Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sundays, noon – 5 p.m. (Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day holiday).