100 Mile Radius Show

Boy, have I forgotten about my blog. It has been a busy 3 or 4 months! I neglected to post the invitation for our 100 Mile Radius Show at Paris Gibson Square! The show opened in August, and now will hang a few more weeks. As Fran Carlson so aptly put it, “The inspiration for this show lies in the High Plains of central Montana that these artists call home.  Though their styles and media are diverse, they share a strong love for this place.  They all wrestle with the complex responses engendered by a place that can be heart achingly beautiful and tediously difficult all on the same day.  This show explores the variety and commonality of their artistic responses.” If you haven’t seen the show, we’d  love it if you would!

On another note, I attended “The Artists’ Ride” in South Dakota in August. It was absolutely incredible – so many models, animals, wagons – period costume and sets – fantastic for the western artist! More about that later… I hate to say too much, I want to keep it for myself! I do have a whole new cache of research photos, which is everything!

Posted in 100 Mile Radius Show, Art Shows, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

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Laurie Stevens

About Me

Stevens’ work reflects the small daily wonders of the land she calls home: the first crocus of spring, the resilient beauty of the plains, or that special sense of hope and possibility that is only found in the West. Stevens is also interested in regional history, particularly the interactions of Native Americans and white settlers during the Reservation Period. Many of her paintings are an exploration of this dynamic and a meditation on the “taming of the West.” From Billings, MT, Laurie began her career as an artist in Los Angeles where she spent 12 years working for the entertainment industry as a scenic artist and muralist for television, theme park, theater and movie productions. She spent time as a member of the Walt Disney Imagineering team, lending her talents to many Disney theme park projects worldwide. She also did some set design, illustration, and matte paintings for several animated childrens’ movies. In the 1980’s Stevens returned to her native Montana, first to the mountains near the Scapegoat Wilderness and then to the ranch near Great Falls where she currently lives and works.

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