Artist talks highlight opening of new exhibits at Custer County Art and Heritage Center
September 28, 2011
The public is invited to the opening reception Oct. 9 of the Inside Out and the Old Paper – new art exhibits at the Custer County Art and Heritage Center in Miles City. The reception will include artist talks and demonstrations by 5 of the exhibiting artists. The reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 1-4pm. The artist talks and demonstrations wil be from 1:30-3:00pm
Cowcall by Cathryn Sugg
A panel of artists includingf David Dube, Connie Herberg, James Poulson, Sheila Reiman, and Cathryn Sugg will participate in an artist talk and demonstration during the opening reception. A semi-formal event, each artist will work side by side discussing techniques, mediums, sharing stories, and fielding questions. This event will bring the gallery experience full circle
Our Inside Out exhibit is featuring traditional, contemporary, minimalist and multi-media landscape artworks. Five regional artists will participate in this exhibit: Shannon Berg, Bozeman; Connie Herberg, Sheperd; James Poulson, Billings; Sheila Reiman, Sentinel Butte, ND; and Cathryn Sugg, Glasgow.
The Old Paper – New Art exhibit is the work of Helena artist and antique paper collector David Dube. David collects letter head, receipts, invoices and stationary from Montana businesses that date to the pre-1900s. By drawing fitting illustrations over the collected papers, David brings old papers into new perspective.
Shannon Cherie Berg earned her BFA at Eastern Oregon University and her MFA from Montana State University. Shannon has exhibited throughout Montana and was a Visiting Artist with USDA Forest Service, Elementary Students in Big Timber. Her work explores the importance of both the micro and macro process and patterns of the landscape. Her drawings and translations are ways of seeing one small space in different ways.
Connie Herberg attended North Dakota State University and graduated from Eastern Montana College with a BFA with an emphasis in both drawing and sculpture. Connie maintains a studio in Billings where she paints, teaches and conducts her landscape design business.
James Poulson was raised in Billings, Montana. His work is mainly self-taught but he has studied with Clyde Aspevig and Loren Entz. His work is in the permanent collection of the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings and he is a regular participant in the Miniature Show at the National Wildlife Art Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Sheila Rieman studied art and animal science at North Dakota State University. She also studied with Master Pastellist Albert Handel & Ned Jacob. Rieman has been a full-time and widely exhibited artist over the past 25 years. Her work is displayed world-wide, it has appeared in several publications, and Sheila was commissioned to create four of the annual event posters for the national horse exposition, Equine Affaire.
Cathryn Sugg earned her BFA at the University of Las Vegas and her MFA from The University of Montana. She recently opened Glasgow Goodkind Gallery, a contemporary art gallery and community art center in Glasgow, Montana. Cathryn’s works in oil paint, graphite, embroidery on fabric collage attempt to define the space that exists between so-called opposites.
These exhibits will be open October 9 through November 13. The Art Center is open until 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. The Art and Heritage Center is located west of downtown Miles City on Waterplant Road. For more information call 234-0635.