WHIMSY & WHATNOT: Art on the Fly with Ron Hart

Stumptown Art Studio is pleased to feature the opening reception of  “Whimsy and What Not: Art on the Fly with Ron Hart” Ron Hart croped imageon Thursday, June 7 from 6-9 p.m. during the regular Whitefish Gallery Night.  The Eureka artist and pilot is exhibiting a diverse collection of his artwork, the favorite of which he describes as “whimsy”.

Having flown airplanes for a living, Ron considers himself fortunate to have been able to study masterworks in some of the world’s finest art museums.  At the same time studying illustration and design, he continued on to enlist professional artists as mentors and dabbled in landscapes, portraits, still-life and “whimsy”.  Before retiring as a pilot, Ron’s paintings began to focus on aviation art, winning national and international awards.  His work can be found in collections throughout the United States, Canada and Western Europe.  Most recently, 35 of his paintings have found their new home in the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport in Michigan.

Stumptown Art Studio, a non-profit community art center in Whitefish is located at 145 Central Avenue.  Since 1995, the mission has been to provide access to art for all ages and abilities.  From youth classes to adult workshops to field trips for schools, Stumptown Art Studio also reaches out to Veterans, seniors, group homes and the special needs population by taking art to their site with the Van Gogh art mobile.  Along with a series of public art projects, the center continues to grow its programs with more art opportunities for the community and visitors to the area.

Whimsy & Whatnot is on display through July 1.  In addition to hosting art exhibits introducing new and emerging artists, local art is sold in the retail area along with art supplies.  For more details about this exhibit or any of the many art offerings and programs please stop by, call 406-862-5929 or visit www.stumptownartstudio.org