FRED WARF – “Say What!” – JULY

Opening with the reception on July 2 from 6-9 p.m., Stumptown Art Studio is featuring Say What!, a month long show of recent works by artist Fred M. Warf.  New pieces from Warf’s POST HILLBILLY ART FROM THE WAY OUTSIDE STUDIOFred show 2  will be on display through August 2, 2015.

Fred is a self taught artist who loves the freedom of form, color, and texture. Working in oils, acrylics, and assemblage Warf’s love of color comes through in a whimsical style of portraiture, landscape and small sculpture.

Fred was born in southern W. Virginia and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. After many travels as a young adult, Fred moved to Whitefish and has been a resident there since 1981. Fred works at Whitefish Theatre Co as a set builder and facilities manager. Thank heavens for Heaven’s Peak, for Glacier National Park and the mountains of Montana, more places this ex Hillbilly can feel at home.

Located in Whitefish at 145 Central Avenue, the non-profit community art center celebrates its 20th anniversary year.  Founded in 1995, the center offers classes and workshops for all ages and art abilities, a clay cooperative, local artwork and art supply sales, outreach and field trips and other programs.  Exhibits feature guest artists, local artists and emerging artists.  Stumptown Art Studio has also launched several public art projects in the Flathead Valley.

Available on a walk-in basis is pottery painting, glass fusing and mosaic-making anytime during open hours, which are: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m.  After hours private parties for groups and birthday parties can also be arranged.  For more details about all of the art offerings and special events please call 406.862.5929 or visit the web site at http://www.stumptownartstudio.org