BIG SKY – Gallatin River Gallery will host an opening reception during the Big Sky Christmas Stroll, Dec.14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., serving up art, refreshments and treats.

This is the gallery’s annual show, entitled “THE EARTH & SKY XIII.” The show will feature works in diverse mediums from select artists referencing the earth and sky, including local favorite painters Jennifer Bessen, Shawna Moore and Tom Thorton, plus local photographers Michael Haring and Thomas Lee, as well as many other artists.

“Contemporary individual perspectives united in theme from inspired Montana artists and beyond reflect the spirit and power of our natural world,” wrote GRG owner Julie Gustafson in a press release.

A special treat, Gustafson noted, will be a recent Russell Chatham original oil painting depicting the quiet solace of a Montana winter twilight.

The gallery, which moved to a new space in the Big Sky Town Center this year, exhibits sculpture, paintings, photography and one of a kind jewelry in group theme and solo shows.