WaterMaps is the current feature show being presented by the Southwest Montana Arts Council and Tendoy Fine Art at ArtSpace located at 120 N. Montana St. in Dillon. Missoula artists, Jolene Brink and Linds Sanders are multimedia artists. The series being presented is a collaborative exploration of place and history that reimagines glacial lake Missoula as a repository for calcium homes and wonder, using encaustics, ceramics, wood, water, found maps and poetry. The presentation asks viewers to integrate the mythology of what an ancient lake might have held, and continues to hold, for inhabitants above and below the surface.
Sanders is a whale watcher trapped in land-locked Missoula. When she is not creating artwork and writing poetry, she can be found backpacking to high lakes in search of rare Montana whale sightings. She serves on the advisory board of Living Art in Montana on the learning advisory committee for Namchak Foundation. She is a designer at Ramble Journals, specializing in hand-binding. Brink is a writer who works with layers and marginalia across multiple genres and media. Her poetry and art explore the intersections between local histories, artifacts and memories, as well as the way the physical environment shapes place and culture. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.
This show will be on display until February 23rd when the artists will be presenting a workshop on Collaboration in Art at 11 to 12:00 pm at ArtSpace. The cost for the workshop is $10. Please register for the workshop at https://smac.submittable.com, or at the door the day of the workshop.