June – Deb Stika – The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish artist, Deb Stika during the month of June. Upon deciding to retire from a career as an Art Director in Minneapolis, Deb sought just the right environment for pursuing her own art. She found Whitefish, Montana and it was love! Deb settled in, Projectmyplace.com was born and she started the first installment of drawings called Project Whitefish. These drawings are a visual narrative of what Deb feels makes a place a home. Deb has drawn the iconic buildings of Whitefish such as Nelson’s Hardware, the Presbyterian Church, Montana Coffee Traders, The Buffalo Cafe, Third Street Market and City Hall.
Many of the places in Deb’s collection have undergone iterations of looks and even functions in their lifetimes. You will discover some of them have even changed since she drew them! But one thing remains constant, the comfortable hometown feeling that is indelibly book-marked in Deb’s soul.
Meet Deb during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 from 6-9 PM. Deb’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of June.