Bozeman artist Carol Barmore will exhibit her oil paintings in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library February 1 through March 31, 2017. The Bozeman Public Library Foundation, sponsors of the exhibit, will host an artist’s reception on Friday, February 3, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public.
To explain why she paints, Barmore likes to quote C.S. Lewis. “When you painted on earth…it was because you caught glimpses of heaven in the earthly landscape,” wrote Lewis. “Living in Montana has given me a visual paradise,” says the artist. “There is an endless supply of material to paint right from my back yard.”
Barmore cannot remember a time when art did not intrigue and drive her. Her love for the outdoors and animals is very much a part of her paintings. Living in rural Montana, just outside of Bozeman, has given Carol an unlimited amount of subject matter and inspiration. “When I became serious about painting, I began to see the world and color differently. No longer could I look at a horse or bison without seeing color, movement and light in a whole new way.”
Portraiture has also captured Carol’s attention. She is currently part of Jade Street Portrait Painters, a group of artists in Bozeman who meet weekly to paint from a live model. Carol finds painting a mix between a solitary endeavor and a community experience when with fellow artists and patrons. “I find working with groups like this one and the Three Rivers Artist Guild to be helpful in increasing my ability as well as my involvement in our community. I realize that art comes from deep within us and needs to be communicated with those who find an interest in our work.”
The exhibition will be on display during Library hours. A percentage of sales will go to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to ensure continuation of cultural programs at the Library for public benefit. For more information about the exhibit or opening reception, please call Sarah DeOpsomer at 582-2425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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