New Works, Places and Wearable Pieces is the theme of artist Kelsey McDonough’s exhibition for the month of July at Stumptown Art Studio. With the opening reception on July 5 from 6-9, everyone is invited to meet the artist and visit this show of paintings, drawings and jewelry, representing her passion for beauty and color, inspired by travels.
” I’m a Whitefish based artist interested in the exploration of the natural world and our human connection to places. My paintings are colorful, fragmented glimpses of environments that refuse to be just moments, ” McDonough explains. Her process involves many solo road trips, hikes and meanderings, observing the world with no particular destination in mind, capturing what sticks with her.
After graduation with a BFA in painting from the University of Montana, Kelsey has split her time between the Flathead Valley and the deserts of southern Utah. In 2016 she was selected for a month-long residency in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center, where she focused on solitude and simplicity.
Stumptown Art Studio, a non-profit community art center in Whitefish founded in 1995, is part of the summer gallery night season from May through October. The center has shown the artwork of many new and emerging artists, as well as representing art by local artists. As part of the mission to make art available to people of all ages and abilities, ongoing classes, workshops and outreach programs bring art to the community, as well as public art projects and many events.
Open 7 days a week, Stumptown Art Studio has walk-in art projects available during the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday and noon- 5 p.m. on Sundays. They include pottery painting, glass fusing and an embelishment station for creating your own unique canvas. For more details on any of the many art programs and to sign up for one of the exciting summer workshops please call 406-862-5929 or visit http://www.stumptownartstudio.org