The mission of the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery is to support, inspire, and encourage all artists. Reaching out, the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery provides art education and exposure to the visual, performing and literary arts for the benefit of the broadest possible audience.
“Beneath These Western Skies,” paintings by Trish Stevenson and Afton Ray-Rossol will be on view in the Main Gallery of the Carbon County Arts Guild through Nov. 28. Stevenson and Ray-Rossol will be at the Arts Guild for a closing reception, Nov. 28, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served while the artists share their inspiration behind the paintings.
“Small Works” and “Winter Inspirations” are two group shows featuring work by members of the Arts Guild. In the “Small Works” show there will be 50 to 60 pieces that are 8”x8” or smaller on view in a wide range of media and subject matter. The “Winter Inspiration” show will feature art work with a wintery theme. These shows will be on view in the Arts Guild Depot galleries Nov. 30 through Jan. 12, 2019. Instead of a reception the Guild is hosting an open house during Christmas Stroll.
“Churchill: Land of Tundra,” photography by Willow Brown, will be on view in the Main Gallery Jan. 19 through Feb. 25, 2019. The photographs by Brown provide a view of polar bears and the polar bear habitat. The subject matter for Brown’s photographs consists primarily of wildlife and western lifestyles with an emphasis on black and white imagery.
“Big Stuff,” a show of work by Guild members will also be on view at the Depot Jan. 19-Feb. 25, 2019. The idea for this show is to provide space for Arts Guild members who work in a large format, usually 24” x 36” or bigger. The subject matter will vary.
The opening reception for “Churchill: Land of Tundra” and “Big Stuff” is scheduled for 3-5 p.m., Jan. 26, 2019, with a brief talk by Willow Brown, at 4 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.
The Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery will be part of the annual Red Lodge Christmas Stroll, Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. To celebrate the Stroll, the Guild will have an open house from 5-8 p.m. both days. On Friday evening, the public will be invited to visit the Arts Guild to enjoy holiday treats and if desired, participate in an ongoing art project with artist and staff member Janice Polzin. It will be a fun evening of socializing, being creative and looking at art.
On Saturday, artists will be at the Guild throughout the day to demonstrate their talents. In the evening from 5-8 p.m., the Guild will again serve refreshments and showcase members’ art as part of the Guild’s Open House for the Christmas Stroll. It will be the perfect time to see the great gifts, lovingly created, by Guild member artists that include paintings, drawings, jewelry, greeting cards, wood turned bowls, wearable art and photographs. A schedule of participating artists will be available on the website as the event gets closer.
Open Studio Figure Drawing will be held the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Carbon County Arts Guild. Bring your drawing supplies and sketch pad to the Guild where you can draw from a live model. This is a terrific opportunity to meet other artists as you improve your drawing skills. All ability levels are welcome. The $5 fee covers the cost of the model.
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery is located at 11 W. 8th St. For further information visit www.carboncountydepotgallery.org or call the Guild at (406) 446-1370.