Thirsty For Some Art?

December 31, 2012 @ 6:30 pm by sam
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One of the things we Montanans love about our great state is the natural beauty and scenery that surrounds us, an aspect that shows itself strongly in our local art. Well, as I was wandering the urban scenery downtown the other day, I stumbled upon a little gallery called the Catherine Louisa Gallery on 28th (N. Broadway) street and decided to check it out. At first glance, the gallery seems to contain more of the predominant country western and nature-themed art that Montanans love, but upon venturing in, I was surprised to find quite a bit more contemporary art, which seems to be a bit of a rarity here in Billings. Some of the really striking work that stood out to me was the figurative work by artist Freeman Butts, as well as some paintings by Kevin Red-Star, a nationally recognized Native American painter who lives and works here in the Billings area. The bold colors and graphic feel of Red Star’s work focuses heavily on Native American culture, and make the trip down to the Catherine Louisa Gallery well worth it, to say nothing of the other extraordinary pieces on display. Come hungry, and hit the Jimmy John’s next door!


The Catherine Louisa Gallery is located at 120 North Broadway.

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