Susan Guthrie: Time Travels

For the month of July, Stumptown Art Studio is featuring artist Susan Guthrie with an exhibit of richly diverse paintings from her travels, in Time Travels.  Much of the work is from on-location painting and studies.  Please join us for the show and meet the artist at the opening reception on July 6 from 6-9 p.m. during Whitefish Galley Nights.

“Plein air painting is a one-shot effort at understanding what happens in nature.  As vital as that process may be, the more daunting challenge is to use that understanding to create well orchestrated studio paintings,” Susan explains. Susan Guthrie painting

“Whenever I travel I seek out great paintings and muse over how they were executed,” she continues.  That helps her with the challenge of attempting to compose what exists in nature.

A native of Montana, Susan served as one of Flathead High’s art teachers for twenty five years.  She continues to guide students through art programs at FVCC.  An outdoor enthusiast with a deep love and appreciation of the natural world, Susan chases after the special moments that can be captured on canvas.

Time Travels can be seen at Stumptown Art Studio during regular open hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-5 p.m.  Those times are open for paint-your-own pottery, glass fusing and mosaic making as well.

Established in 1995, the non-profit community art center “…is a place for children and adults may come to express their inherent create nature, to learn about art…”  A summer filled with youth camps and adult workshops provides art opportunities for all ages.  Special events throughout the Valley and providing art to all segments of the community are part of the ongoing programs.  Public art plays such an important part for communities, especially those  located in rural states, and the art studio has been a cornerstone for special projects for the past 22 years.  To learn more and see what an amazing impact art can make on people’s lives, or to make a donation to the center please stop by 145 Central Avenue in Whitefish or visit the web site a

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