Sapone: ‘wonderful opportunity’

     (PNAN-MT) – “This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some incredible artists from Montana and the surrounding region and converse with them about their work,” says Development Director for the Yellowstone Art Museum, Kim Sapone as “Art Auction 43” is launched in an opening reception and exhibition on Thursday, January 27, from 5:30-7:30 pm. A flow of complimentary foods and drink are also on the agenda.

Going once, twice - sold

     All artworks will remain on view until Saturday, March 5, when this annual premier event becomes another gala ticketed affair with the auction of the artworks by some of the region’s most accomplished artists. For more information on tickets and seating, call YAM at 406.256.6804.  Serving not only as a proven and chosen place to be, the event also has successfully served as a fundraiser whereas all proceeds go to support the museum’s programming throughout the year; a huge plus to the region.

      Aside from the forthcoming art auction and last time this local Billings’ artworks have been on view was in 1993, this time it comes from YAM’s permanent collection holdings, currently the exhibit, “Edith Freeman’s Montana Seasons” presents the region’s natural beauties as depicted in the Freeman chosen signature flora subject matters, bouncing with bountiful colors, but works that portray a quiet grandeur. Her love of the seasons, including those unseen views of the landscape bypassed by most; Freeman puts them center stage in her works.

     Given claim as one of the “grand dames” of the Montana art scene, Edith lived all her life in Montana from 1913-1992, not only as a painter, but also a teacher and rancher, including accreditation as one of the best in woodblock printmaking.

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