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Artist Date 7: Stretch It Out with Yoga

This week’s artist date idea is to do some yoga. Not just any yoga. Do YOUga. Stretch your body, heart, spirit to stimulate the deep creative well inside.

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Artist Date 6: Visit an Art Museum

  Here’s Artist Date Idea #6 I love having a world-class art museum in our small city. Without the Holter Museum of Art, there would be a huge hole in the community. Whenever I can, I make a point of visiting, or drop by for a few minutes on my way to work. It’s the […]

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Artist Date 3: Archie Bray Art Walk

Artist date idea #3 … visit the Archie Bray Foundation and enjoy the artwork located all around the grounds. Explore the resident studios. Take your camera. If you don’t live in Helena Montana explore a local sculpture garden, coop artist studio facility or art school. Check back weekly for more ideas. Add your own, too!

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Home is Where the Art Is … New Exhibit at 1+1=1

Home is Where the Art Is. 1+1=1 Gallery announces a new, exciting woodworking exhibit on April 4th, of smaller, functional art by four Montana woodworkers: Tim Carney, Dave Carlson, Jim Hill and Phil Pontillo. Whether you are furnishing your home with one-of-a-kind necessities, looking for something cool and unusual to give to a loved one, or trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, you’ll find a variety of unique, affordable wood art at this exhibit.

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Wild Horses and our Naturally Wild Souls

We decided to gather for an evening of art making and camaraderie every month. Something artsy. Something to connect us. To each other. To our souls. To the Earth. Last night we made horses and gave some of them to Whitney, who is going to be giving birth any day now. Her little boy will be born in the Year of the Horse. He will have a herd wild horses to remind him of his naturally wild joy. With a mama like Whitney we know he’ll grow up snorting with laughter, jumping with glee and letting his wildness out into the world.

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Artist Talks and Reception at 1+1=1 Gallery

Please be our guests at the 1+1=1 gallery Friday night at a wine and Asian finger-food reception and artists’ talks. November 29th at 6:30 pm.

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Art from Nature: Inspiration and Links

Nature is the source and content of most of my artistic and creative work and it’s right outside our home. In Helena, it literally takes just a couple of minutes to get from “town” out into a more natural environment. But even right in town, all I have to do is get down on my hands and knees with my eyes, my camera, my sketchbook, my sense of wonder… to find something inspiring and worth using in my artwork. Not only am I inspired to draw/paint/photography and write when I take in Nature’s sweetness — I also know when I look closely and pay attention, that I am part of Nature. Try it — it feels so good!