Stumptown Art Studio is featuring the artwork of Kim Waldman beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m. Ready Set Crow will be on display until September 2.
Kim discovered a passion for painting in her mid-20’s, when she began to create self-portraits and vivid gouache painting of circus performers, musicians and dancers. “Then birds flew into my work,” she says. The artist loves all birds, but is especially drawn to crows, “their vulnerability, their beauty and their quiet intelligence.”
The self-taught artist refers to herself as a “folk expressionist.” Her colorful, whimsical paintings meld negative space, elaborate, finely detailed patterns and metaphor: “the concept of a path as a journey, trees symbolize being rooted to a sense of place, and birds are messengers from above.”
|“Band of Crows”, 14″x10″ ink and gouache on paper by Kim Waldman
“Rhythm,” she adds, “is always afoot in my paintings.” She employed the musical score from The Beatles Good Day Sunshine in her painting “Band of Crows” to accentuate her subjects dancing and playing music on stage. Her work can also be seen at www.motherbirdart.com
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, art camps, art parties, a clay cooperative, pottery painting, glass fusing and mosaic-making in the Ceramics Annex, art gifts, retail art supplies and exhibits.
Exhibits hosted at Stumptown Art Studio feature guest artists, group displays, student works, new works and provide exhibit space for emerging artists. Each month during the Whitefish Gallery Night season from May through October, December and February the work of a different artist is on display.
Open hours to view exhibits and take part in the many other art offerings are: Monday-Friday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. After hours parties and birthday parties can also be arranged. Please stop by 145 Central Avenue in Whitefish, call (406)862-5929 or visit the web site at www.stumptownartstudio.org
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