The Depot Gallery in Ennis, Montana will be hosting an artist’s reception on Friday September 9, 2011 from 5-8 in the evening. It will be a night celebrating artists that live and work in Montana. There will be wine and goodies served and wonderful conversation with the artists. Please come and join in the fun.

The artists that will be present are: Richard Parrish-glass artist and Ari-O- jewelry artist.

Richard Parrish

Richard Parrish maintains a studio for kiln formed glass in Bozeman,
Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art
in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree
from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Parrish received a Carol
Duke Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair in 2010 and 2011.
He was awarded best artist in his category at the Western Design
Conference Exhibition in 2008 and 2009. His work was selected for the
Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the
American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003. His artwork is in
numerous public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and
Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln formed glass nationally
and internationally, focusing on the visual elements of design; color
theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.
Richard’s glasswork includes speculative work; functional objects; and
architectural installation and design elements.

Ariane Coleman “Ari-O”

I was raised to Billings, MT and came to the Big Sky area in 1997 and have pretty much been here since. I create original artisan jewelry pieces and feel unbelievably blessed to do so!
I start by drawing abstract drawings in my sketchbook, each drawing translates into a sheet of metal. I photocopy my circular drawings to the size I am looking for -then glue the photocopy on to the sheet metal. I saw out the designs and give them a rough finish. I take some time stacking them on each other until I find a series that fits. I refine the finishes and put them together. Some remain flat, getting riveted together-and other are “dapped” giving them a three-dimensional look. I often think of the finished products as moods or thoughts I’ve had, as there is no other way to describe the shapes I use.
I look forward to being at Depot Gallery and will be bringing a number of new pieces for Friday night only. Please swing by to check out the new work and say hello!

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