‘Riverways and Forests’ show at gallery
Art on the Divide Cooperative gallery welcomes back Barbara Gerard-Mitchell, featuring her as artist of the month for March. One entire wall is devoted to her current work, which she titles “Riverways and Forests.”
An artist reception will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 1-4 p.m at the cozy gallery in historic Georgetown.
Gerard-Mitchell, formerly of Montana, is a member of the Blackfeet tribe and feels that growing up in that rich environment inspired her to paint the beauty of the land and the people around her.
“My interest in art and painting started at a very early age. I remember drawing and admiring horses before I was 5 years of age. Also, growing up near the beautiful Glacier National Park gave me the inspiration to observe and study the landscape. Later … I realized that becoming a better painter required learning from the best, also hours and hours of practice,” said Gerard-Mitchell.
She is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. While there she was placed on the Presidents List for attaining a perfect 4.0 GPA for all semesters. Her paintings have been included in the IAIA Museum Student Honors show, the Primitive Edge Gallery in Santa Fe, the Lodge Pole Gallery and the Museum of the Plains Indian, both in Browning, Mont.
Devoting her time to education and to perfecting the technical skills of painting is of foremost importance to her. She currently works in her Garden Valley studio where she has been busy with commissions, entering juried shows and doing plein air painting.
To see more of her art visit barbaragerardmitchell.com, and be sure to meet her and enjoy some refreshments at the gallery reception.
Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery is located at 6295 Main St., between the fire station and the American River Inn. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The gallery invites local artists who are interested in joining the cooperative to stop by and pick up an application.
For more information call 333-2787 (ARTS) or visit www.artonthedivide.com.