The Whitefish art community is hosting the remaining evening of featured artist exhibitions for the season on the first Thursday of the month.
The next Whitefish Gallery Night is Oct. 4. Events take place at 13 participating galleries from 6-9 p.m.
The participating galleries include: Dick Idol Signature Gallery, Frame of Reference Fine Art, Going To The Sun Gallery, Group B Galleries, McGough & Company, Nancy Cawdrey Studios & Gallery, Stephen Isley Jewelry, Stumptown Art Studio, Sunti World Art Gallery, The Purple Pomegranate, The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery, Underscore Art and Whitefish Pottery & Stillwater Gallery.
For more information, visit www.whitefishgallerynights.org or on Facebook at Whitefish Gallery Nights-First Thursdays.
• The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish couple, Zach Deverman and Rachael Riggle during the month of October. This past year, they started Great Bear Woodworks. They both love the outdoors and Zach is especially fond of the Great Bear Wilderness hence the name “Great Bear Woodworks”. Their main focus is on functional art. Zach and Rachael hand craft various wooden wares such as spoons, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. They often use various stones for inlay work, with some recent favorites being malachite, turquoise, and obsidian. All of their utensils are created to be both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically correct in the kitchen. Zach and Rachael both love to cook so they try their best to design useful tools for the kitchen which are still beautiful.
The opening reception during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Zach and Rachel’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of October.
The Purple Pomegranate, located in downtown Whitefish, features handcrafted artware from artists across the United States. Representing more than 150 American artists, the store’s eclectic offerings include jewelry, ceramics, musical instruments, turned wood, glass art, fiber art, prints and paintings. Look for us on the web at www.purplepomegranate.com • For the month of October Whitefish Pottery and Stillwater Gallery will be featuring its third annual Employee Show. Featuring works from Kaela Coco, Beth Fruehan, Tom Gilfillan, Justin Riehl, Eric VanSickle, Michell Wang and Erin Williams. Come see what we’ve been up to this past year. Opening reception is Oct. 4th 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with Whitefish Gallery Nights. The show will run through the month of October.
• The Walking Man Frame Shope & Gallery is holding The Birds And The Bees featuring the flora and fauna photography of Dee Linnell Blank, the life drawings of Masako Dunn and oils by new artist, Luke Oursland.
Dee Linnell Blank, nature photographer, shares her exuberance about the wildlands and native plants of Big Sky country and loves nothing better than hiking Montana’s trails with a camera and tripod.
Masako Dunn focuses on pastels and is mesmerized by the changing seasons, the mountains, wildlife and the endless opportunities for capturing the beauty this part of the country has to offer.
Luke Oursland says of painting a still life, “ordinary things often have a life and beauty of their own and this is what I hope to show in my work.”
• The featured artist at McGough and Company in October is Brian Braunberger. He creates original oil paintings of the northwestern landscapes in the Flathead Valley.