Monday, December 1, 2008

Jerry Inman Oil Paintings December Show

"Posted" by Jerry Inman

Elements will be hosting a reception for Jerry on December 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Everyone welcome!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

October 10 Artist Reception

October Show

The gallery is all arranged for the opening. Here is a view of Michiko Conklin's watercolor paintings on the west wall. There are 19 paintings. Michiko does all her own framing and her work as a framer is as wonderful as her paintings.

Linda Cleve Roberts' fiber wallhangings make a wonderful display in the Southeast corner of the gallery. (we've hung some glass "garden jewelry from the ceiling - which does appear in the pictures - sorry).

We've grouped some of the other artist's work (we now have almost 40 artists!) on the display platforms and shelves.

Cody Heimbaugh's photography makes a beautiful display on the east wall.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October Artists

October Show at Elements Gallery

Artist Reception
Friday, October 10, 2008
5:00 to 8:00 PM
Featuring three diverse artists:Michiko Conklin - Watercolor Paintings
Linda Cleve-Roberts - Fiberart

Cody Heimbaugh - Photography

2914 First Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 254-9050

Monday, August 11, 2008

Artist Reception 8-8-08

Cynthia St Charles poses with a beautiful arrangement, compliments of a friend who participated in one of her art quilt retreats in 2007.

Photographer Michelle Shumaker chats with a guest.

Visitors included the mother / grandmother of the three featured artists.

The turnout was good and we had a great time visiting.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Cynthia St Charles shows with daughters Elizabeth and Michelle Shumaker

Joe Trakimas Oil Paintings July 2008

Mana Lesman Art Showing May - July 2008

Mana Lesman began drawing and painting in the mountains of Montana where she grew up. She spent the early sixties studying art and architecture at Denver University, Kansas State University and Kansas City Art Institute. In 1964, she lived in Chicago where she worked as a product designer. In 1978, she served as Fine Arts Director for Elixir Gallery in Chicago. While residing in Chicago, she received numerous awards and recognition for her poster designs, murals and paintings. She also taught visual art workshops and dance in the public schools. In 1985, she returned to Billings where she continues to paint and maintain an active schedule of teaching art workshops and dance in the public schools. Since she began exhibiting her work, Ms. Lesman has had some 70 one woman shows in the US and Canada. Her work is currently in galleries in Billings, Red Lodge, and Helena.

Ms. Lesman is dedicated to seeing art reach out to the community. Her direction has been to raise people’s consciousness, to enhance their understanding of their roots, their beliefs, their labor and ultimately themselves through art.

I paint what I feel strongly about. I have sought to make visible my feelings because I think it is important to continuously awaken consciousness, my own and my audience. Feelings lead to action and we must examine always what action we choose to take. Only with a sense of others and the worlds around us, past, present, and future, can we make rational and relevant move in our lives. My art is dedicated to that awakening”.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our First Opening

Elements Gallery
Whew! We only decided the first of April to open this gallery, and here we are, one month later - opening our doors for the first time.We are featuring colorful works of fine and functional art.