Wildflowers: Variations on a Theme

Montana's Pioneer Botanists Cover 2 (003)Stumptown Art Studio is showcasing over 25 artists that are bringing their own interpretation on the theme “Wildflowers” to this exhibition.  Local artists, many well-known for work in their particular medium are participating.

Also featured at the opening reception on Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m. is a book signing by Rachel Potter, co-editor together with Peter Lesica of the just released, “Montana’s Pioneer Botanists”.  This collection of essays and photographs follows the discoveries and history of the diverse wildflowers in this amazing state, from early Native Americans to the 20th century.

During the reception Nancy Seiler, artist of the Montana Native Plants, Montana Noxious Weeds and other posters, will be doing a drawing demonstration.  She is teaching an upcoming workshop, Journaling: Native Plants, on Monday, June 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Center for Native Plants just south of Whitefish.

This exhibit, inspired by the beauty of wildflowers in Montana is reflected in the artistry of the interpreters.  It can be viewed throughout the month of June until July 2 at the non-profit community art center at 145 Central Avenue in Whitefish.  Open hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon until 5 p.m. Sundays.

Anytime during open hours the public is invited to enjoy making their own art with pottery painting, glass fusing or mosaic making.  In addition, a full summer schedule of youth camps and adult workshops can be seen on the web page at http://www.stumptownartstudo.org