Women of the West: Art by Gesine Janzen, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Echo Ukrainetz, and Arin Waddell
Exhibitions are ever changing at the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery in Red Lodge.
August 2-29, 2021 view a spectacular exhibition in the main gallery called, Women of the West: Art by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Gesine Janzen, Echo Ukrainetz, and Arin Waddell. Through painting, mixed media sculpture, woodcuts, handmade books, and hand-stitched collage work each woman shares their view of the west.
Gesine Janzen is Associate Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman and is inspired by the waterways of the western states. She says her work “is intended to provoke thought on the many contradictions evident when observing water’s beauty, enjoying nature tourism, and how water is conserved and managed.” Red Lodge, Montana artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner says, “I’ve tasked myself with questioning the artifacts of my culture by changing their context and content. Working with handmade remnants of the past, I repurpose them to comment on the present.” Then we have Great Falls artist Echo Ukrainetz who is a native Montanan with a passion for history. She creates art using the process of batik adding layer upon layer of wax and dye. The fourth woman in the Women of the West exhibition is Sheridan, Wyoming artist Arin Waddell. Arin often creates work with a bit of whimsy that contains a stronger message.
Join us for a Closing Reception, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, August 29, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12-4 p.m., Sunday and Monday.
This exhibition is organized by Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery and is supported in part by grants from the Montana Arts Council, the Coal Tax Trust Fund for Cultural and Aesthetic Projects, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery provides access to art, supports artistic expression, and encourages creative experiences for the enrichment of our communities.