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Red Lodge artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner begins her tenure as artist-in-residence at the Gary and Melissa Oakland Artist-in-Residence Studio at the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Visible Vault, 505 N. 26th St.

Hiltner’s work will be featured in the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Vantage Point: An Episodic Tale by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner,” which runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 8.

Hiltner simulates classic 1950s and 1960s imagery in hand-sewn embroidered work, often utilizing vintage fabrics to invoke a sense of nostalgia.

The seemingly idealized landscapes depicted in her work convey a deeper story and address environmental concerns. Her residency runs through Nov. 6.

“I love to create images that at first appear whimsical or vibrantly happy but on closer inspection are not quite so, Hiltner said. “Sometimes it’s a malicious undertone to the relationships, or a lack of self-control on the part of the characters, or maybe an other-worldliness hidden in the everyday. I like how this subtext works against the comfortable and innocuous medium of fabric and stitching.”

During her residency, Hiltner will maintain varied open studio hours, during which the general public can meet the artist and view works in progress.

The YAM will present an open studio reception for Hiltner on Nov. 6.

For more information, go to www.artmuseum.org.

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