January 23 - February 18
Our 2018 season begins with Imprinted an exhibit and exploration of print making, the process of reproducing text and images using a master form or template.
The reception for the show will take place February 2nd, 2018 from 6-8pm.
STORRS BISHOP, Livingston resident, graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in English and Art. He concentrated his art studies on photography and printmaking. His current aim is to blend the digital revolution in photography with the very analog processes of bookbinding, woodblock
printing and mono-printing. He is currently working on a four part magical realism story intended for “publication” as a hand-made artist’s book. He works as a picture framer at the Frame Garden.
SID CHAFETZ (b. 1922 d. 2013), was passionately interested in politics, justice, education, and literature and almost equally fond of puns, jokes, and bawdy humor. To him, being an artist meant “using satire to stab at pomposity, whether in my own field of academe or in our political world” and “honoring the great poets and writers who speak to the human condition.” These beliefs permeated his art.
Chafetz was born in 1922, in Providence, Rhode Island. He enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1940 and was drafted into the U.S. Army two years later. After serving in the war, Chafetz returned to the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1947. He then went back to Europe and continued his professional training at L’Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts in Fontainebleau, France; the Acadãmie Julian in Paris; and with artists Fernand Lãger and Stanley W. Hayter.
Chafetz came to teach at The Ohio State University in 1948 and was instrumental in establishing and
nurturing the printmaking program in the Department of Art. He retired from the university as professor emeritus in 1982 so he could concentrate on his own work. Chafetz remained active as a working and exhibiting artist throughout his life.
His honors and awards included two Fulbright Fellowships, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. Private and corporate collections worldwide, and in such
museums as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library, the New York Public Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Columbus Museum of Art, a major repository of his work.
Special thanks to Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, Ohio representative of Mr. Chafetz’s work through the Sidney Chafetz Artwork Trust.
HU FAN, a Chinese artist
JOE FAY, in 1993, a window of opportunity opened as a result of several different situations that were occurring. Joe was participating in an Artist-in-Residence program in Yellowstone National Park. At the same time, he had recently been asked to show his artwork in nearby Livingston, Montana. All of these events resulted in a major lifestyle change. Joe’s love of the outdoors and of fly-fishing drew him to make the transition. So here he is living in a small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains where life is the opposite of what it was in Los Angeles.
KELLY HARTMAN, a painter, printmaker, poet and full-time Museum Curator whose work is informed by the natural landscape that surrounds us all in beautiful Montana. Formally trained as a painter, in her last year of college she took on a new love of printmaking. Using primarily screen print and linoleum cut techniques she spends most of her free time printing notecards with her vinyl record collection to keep her company. Her prints reflect the landscape while occasionally delving into self-portraiture as a way to understand the pull that nature has on the human psyche.
JESSICA HAYS, a member Montana Printmakers Guild.
PARKS REECE, primarily considered a painter Parks graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Printmaking. He completed independent study in Intaglio etching at the University of South Carolina by setting up the etching facility there.
From Lodge Grass on the Crow Indian Reservation to Pine Creek country school in Paradise Valley, Montana, to the Elved High School in Wales Parks presented art classes, mural painting, and joke cracking to hundreds of kids in a score of schools. For 30 years he has lived in Livingston, Montana where he continues to roam the mountains, rivers and taverns, often in pursuit of wild game and fish.
NICOLE SANTUCCI, makes artwork to examine, reveal, and occasionally intervene human-made patterns which affect and alter cultural perception and experience of landscape. From growing up on a cattle ranch, to spending a decade living in densely populated cities, to spending a few summers living
on the move, in a van, and leading tours through various cities and National Parks in the Southwest, life has lead her to notice and observe the delicate qualities of the symbiosis between human and landscape. Nicole has become herself through experience in an extraordinary spectrum of untouched
nature to concrete jungle, and while she most often yearns to be in places void of civilization, she still often empathize with feelings which desire the convenience, comfort, and wonder that is born with western civilization. Nicole’s artwork wishes to start a conversation about how her culture’s historical tendencies to discover, explore, and create tools to better understand landscape in a civilized manner can, for better and/or for worse, add to, obscure, and alter the essence of a place, the minutiae of which it is composed of, and the human experience of that.