STUMPTOWN ART STUDIO – August 2 features Charity Flowers

Stumptown Art Studio is pleased to feature the work of artist Charity Flowers with an opening reception on Thursday, August 2 from 6-9 p.m.  The exhibit, Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe is on display at the community art center through September 3.

Charity Flowers began her studies in art at Flathead Valley Community College where she explored a variety of art forms before deciding to focus on sculpture.  She received her bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Time to Go, 36″x36″ mixed media painting by Charity Flowers

Flowers incorporates different media in her painting and sculptural work, including welding, ceramics and collage.  She explains that the use of many techniques gives her the freedom to use the materials needed to express an idea. 
The mother of two children says her current body of work, “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe is an expression of the adventure of childhood play and how it evolves as people grow into adulthood, and playtime is lost indefinitely.”

“The adventures we have as children help to construct our identities and our awareness of our place in the world around us,” she says.   The artist believes the unstructured playtime she experienced in her own childhood helped her develop creativity and freethinking skills.

Stumptown Art Studio was founded in 1995 as a non-profit community art center where people of all ages would be able to “…express their inherent creative nature and learn about the world of art…”   Classes and workshops, outreach and field trips, exhibits, an artists’ co-operative, community events, retail art supplies and paint-you-own pottery, glass fusing and mosaic-making are all part of the many opportunities through the art studio.  Currently, a community mosaic mural, Windows On Whitefish or WOW, is the latest project that has been launched by Stumptown Art Studio.

Open hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.

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