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Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art Presents Mary Ann Kelly: Rivers Remembered – Rivers Imagined

Artist’s Reception 5:30 – 7:30pm September 16, 2010 Art Share Presentation by Mary Ann Kelly at 6pm

The Square presents recent work by Bozeman, MT artist Mary Ann Kelly whose paintings record her thoughts about language, relationships and the powerful natural forces that shape our world. The exhibition includes aqueous media on paper and board. Open September 16 – December 31, 2010.

“When I am drawing I allow my thoughts about struggles and resolutions, opposition and balance to take form in lines, shapes and images. I am drawing areas of lush colors or rich shadows to invite and intrigue the viewer. The emotional tone of any one drawing is carefully contained in the dominance and balance of the formal qualities. The titles give only a small clue to the questions asked in the drawings, for these drawings are a personal connection with visual metaphor. The viewer must engage in the dialogue with their own sensibilities and responses. Traditions, sovereignty, patterns, and identity are common themes. The process of drawing continues to be as much about abstraction and clarification of image as it is about the sheer delight of line and color on paper.” – Mary Ann Kelly

Mary Ann Kelly received a B.S. in Art Education at the State University College of New York, Buffalo, NY and moved to Bozeman, Montana to study at Montana State University for an M.F.A. in painting. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts awards and a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship award. She has exhibited in Camberwell College of Art, the London Institute, UK; the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Studio 7 Gallery, Holualoa, Hawaii; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA; Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Boise Municipal Art Museum Boise, ID; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and many Montana museums.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art 1400 First Avenue North, Great Falls, Montana 59401, 406.727.8255, [email protected]

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