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What do we mean by Ink, Paper, Line and Shadow? Find out…
June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Now on display through June 1
Ink, Paper, Line and Shadow
Dana Aaberg, Angie Frokie, Lois Huntzicker, RJ Newhall, Lynda Sanders, Robert Spannring and Kristen Walker
Given something that will mark and a surface that can be marked, a toddler will draw -- occasionally to her parents’ dismay. This is nothing new: given a cave wall and a piece of charcoal or ochre, our ancestors drew breathtaking animals 30,000 years ago, the antelopes all but leaping off the walls as they try to outrun a predator. A petroglyph on Newspaper Rock in Utah is someone wanting to say something – as is graffiti on rail cars and city walls. A grown man listening to a boring conversation will doodle, if he can get away with it. Clearly, we can’t help but draw. It will out, one way or another, until our psyche lies bared, aspiring occasionally to what we can agree is “art”.
Celebrating this primal impulse, the Livingston Center for Art and Culture presents the limning of space with charcoal, ink, graphite pencil and watercolor pencil in representational and abstract styles.
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Call for Art
The Livingston Center for Art and Culture is hosting a five week exhibit this fall entitled “Memento mori: Ghost towns of the American West”. Please submit up to 3 pieces for selection in any medium that depict or represent a ghost town in the West or its artifacts, as you “Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand /And Eternity in an hour”. This is a juried exhibit and a wide range of work is sought, representational and abstract.
Submissions due Friday, September 13th at 4pm.
The history of the West is written not in lofty cathedrals, noble estates or heraldry, it’s in the sweat-soaked mattock and pick, the stained hatband, the crumpled boots inside the entry door and the old stove waiting to cook the evening meal. Its mining towns had a lifespan shorter than a man’s; when ore dropped in price, a mine closed and the town was hastily abandoned by everyone except for a few old timers who had made their last move, a lost cat or two, and a snaggle-toothed graveyard left to be sandblasted to oblivion.
But they were lusty while they lasted, these towns. A well-bred lady remarked of Bannack, “Many deaths have occurred this winter, but that there have not been twice as many is entirely owing to the fact that drunken men do not shoot well. There are times when it is really unsafe to go through the main street, the bullets whiz round so, and no one thinks of punishing a man for shooting another" (1863).
An arid wind and powdery snow help preserve these ghost towns --we step into a house and wonder if we’re intruding upon a family meal. We can hear the lilt of children on the wind, playing as only children can, if we hush, while their weary mothers call them in. In the saloon, the piano still tinkles through raucous voices and the clink of bottles. The tug of these artifacts is such that this page of history seems poised in mid-swipe, not turned irrevocably – the footfalls barely faded into silence.
But nothing lasts forever – time or the developer’s earthmovers await– so now and then we must take inventory of our heritage.
Please email submissions to Kathy@livingstoncenter.org no later than Friday, September 13th at 4pm. Exhibit dates, September 24th through October 19th, 2019. Reception to be held on Friday, October 11, from 6 to 8pm at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture.
SUMMER ART CAMP @
The Livingston Center for Art and Culture
PROGRAM DATES & TIMES:Elementary Art Camps (5 to 8 year olds)
9 to Noon each day.
-Session I Theme:Great Art in Children's Literature, June 10 – 14th
-Session II Theme: Super Heroes, Super Villians, July 8 – 12th
-Session III Theme: Art in Monet's Garden! Aug 5 – 9th
PROGRAM DATES & TIMES: Art Intensives (9 to 12 year olds)
Nine to 12:30 PM each day.
-Session I is full at this time, email or call us if you would like to be added to the waiting list!
-Session II Theme: Super Heroes, Super Villains, July 15-19th
-Session III Theme: Art Outdoors! July 22nd-26th
**Consider becoming a member & your camp will be discounted.**
All camp sessions run Mon - Fri
All camps held at 119 South Main Street.
Cost: $130 for LCAC Members. $145 for Non-LCAC members.