Plein Air Painting Exhibit: Resilient by Nature: Landscapes of Recovery and Renewal, an exhibit of oil paintings of regional landscapes, will be on display in the Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery November 1 – December 31.
Rusmore’s art shares the surprising beauty of restored and protected landscapes. Some striking examples are the Clark Fork River and wetlands in the Deer Lodge Valley, the Crown Butte mine site on the edge of Yellowstone NP and conservation easements on agricultural land. These landscapes also tell of the power of scientific restoration and the vitality that happens when we commit to reconnect ‘all the parts’ of nature. Rusmore’s paintings share through art how nature can spring back.
A common thread of this story is the commitment and cooperation of landowners and organizations to protect and restore nature’s ways. They brought resources to protect landscapes, demand clean up, to find funds for restoration, and to put science to work rebuilding the natural systems. Funding and assistance to restore these sites often comes from government agencies, scientists and professional land ‘healers’. This show is a small sample of the many sites around Montana where these forces are working their magic.
Barbara Rusmore is an artist and an organizational consultant for social change nonprofits. Her paintings have been exhibited since 1983 on both coasts and in galleries and museums in Montana. She lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Please join Barbara Rusmore on Tuesday, November 12, 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Small Community Room for a brief talk on the process and stories behind her work. You are invited to see her work and learn from some of the organizations that protect and restore landscapes in Barbara’s paintings.
The pieces will be on display during Library hours. For more information about the exhibit, please call Erin Mock at 582-2425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.