Green Door Gallery is a member of the Livingston Gallery Association with Art Walks held on the fourth Friday of each month, June through September. In addition to art walks, Green Door Gallery holds year-round art exhibit openings and events throughout the year such as Art on Tap during Craft Beer Week in May and the Holiday Stroll in December. The 2017 Holiday Stroll took place on Friday, December 1st from 5:30pm – 8pm. We were happy to celebrate our 5 year birthday for Wheatgrass Saloon which first opened its doors December 1st, 2012 with an art exhibit of Jim Barrett’s paintings
Summer of 2018 Art Walk Series at Green Door Gallery
There is a fantastic line up for this summer’s 4th Friday Art Walks at Green Door Gallery. We will kick off the series on June 22nd with Stephanie Campbell’s Mask Artistry: Faces of the Elements. In the two and a half years since artist Stephanie Campbell retired from a 33-year career as a theater professor at MSU, she has found a new calling in Mask Artistry and the creation of almost 50 masks. Each is uniquely designed from all natural materials, and each has a back story to integrate the emotional/physical/mental/spiritual aspects of the masks. Mask Artistry is an investigation of who we are within the masks, and what each may represent or trigger within our own emotional makeup, as we witness and explore ancient creative traditions and bridge the gap between ordinary reality and the non-ordinary spirit realm.
The second Art Walk takes place on July 27th with a group show, #MeToo: A Visual Dialogue, with works by five Montana women: Jane Deschner, Angie Froke, Traci Isaly, Tandy Riddle and Cathryn Reitler. Over a decade ago, Tarana Burke created the “Me Too” movement to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. The movement was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano in the fall of 2017 when she encouraged women to tweet it to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Since then, the hashtag has spread virally and the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault. In this exhibit voices will be heard through images. What began as a relatively straight-forward movement in which newly empowered women were outing men, #MeToo has come to involve all genders as it looks at the prevalence of the abuse of power in the context of gender, class and race. To what extent can our voices come together and work toward a collective truth and toward a holistic approach to health in community? The hope is to create an exchange of telling and listening that is helpful in the move toward awareness, change, healing and prevention.
For the August 24th art walk, artist Carla Pagliaro will bring a new body of work, Into the Void, to Green Door Gallery. Of these new works, Carla says, “these paintings reflect my feelings about these troubled times, and about death. I never expected to do anything figurative, but these sculptures felt more right than anything else.”
Traci Jo Isaly has been pursuing a mixed-media approach to the creation of archetypal figures for 14 years. It is an inexhaustable medium. On September 28th, her show Living in Paradise will open at Green Door Gallery for the fourth art walk of the season. Our area is rich in culture, characters and wild creatures of both the human and non-human sort. Mixing it up, she has created a collection of archetypal figures that reflect where she lives, dreams and works to to make the world a better place.