Please join us for Homestead: A brief history of our places on Thursday, August 7th, 6-9PM. Featuring an illustrative & illuminating exhibit by Courtney Blazon of Missoula, Montana!! Fine art, refreshments & live music by local musician, Kelly West! For more information, please call 406-863-ARTS or log onto http://www.whitefishgallerynights.org!
Courtney Blazon featuring “Homestead: A brief history of our places” at The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery
Courtney is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design where she studied Illustration. She was awarded the Artists Innovation Award by the Montana Arts Council in 2011. She has exhibited at the UC Gallery in the University of Montana and the Brink Gallery in Missoula and outside of Montana she’s had shows in Seattle, Portland, and New York. Her art has been featured in New American Paintings: Western Edition, Studio Visit Magazine, and Juxtapoz.com, as well as the local literature & arts publication, The Whitefish Review.
Homestead: A brief history of our places
A group of drawings that investigates Montana towns as families built their lives and their communities from the ground up. The drawings depict loggers, women in their kitchens, farmers, and children playing (and working). The after church picnics, the county fairs, people eating their farm grown produce, the relationship and dependency to the animals and landscape. The hardiness that allowed homesteaders to make a wild place their own.