VALERIE HEDQUIST AND SUE HART
CODY, Wyo. — For a town of 10,000 people, this small Wyoming community claims its share of artists and fine galleries of Western art.
Kristen Gantenbein, director of the Cody Gallery of Fine Art, arranges a painting by a Soviet-era artist.
Painters in the former Soviet Union sought to capture the lives of the common people in their art.
A new Yellowstone Art Museum exhibit, "Splash of Paint, Flash of Steel," combines Civil War swords with Charlie Russell paintings and a work by master Impressionist Claude Monet.
BUTTE — Art can sometimes seem like an awfully big word.