The Holter Debuts Multiple Exhibits

Don't Miss the October 4th Opening

Rachel Kuntz, Writer

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Three new exhibits will make their debut at the Holter Museum of Art on October 4th: Montana Fiber Traditions, Coping With The Landscape, and Picturing Paradise. Those attending the Montana Fiber Traditions exhibit opening will get the chance to see several fiber artists at work.

Rosemary Howell, Associate Curator & Collections Manager at the Holter, describes the Montana Fiber Traditions exhibit as a “live action exhibition.” “Along with the static displays, artists and fiber groups will be using our gallery as a studio space. The community is encouraged to come by, watch and ask questions,” Howell said. 

According to Howell, the exhibit is organized to “highlight fiber arts and contemporary craft.”

There exists in Montana a vibrant community that carries on the ancient fiber traditions. This is a  celebration of Fiber Arts in Montana, to include weaving, felting, knitting, quilting, crochet, tatting and basketry arts. ”

— Rosemary Howell

Those attending the opening will get the chance to see Montana traditions in action. “There is a section of the exhibit called “Sheep to Shawl”. This will show how the artists make the fiber from start to finish – from the sheep, to shearing, to dying and spinning…” Howell said. While the fiber pieces are not based on Montana landscapes and historical places, “the artists themselves are from Montana and the organizers are the Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild,” Howell said.

The exhibit will last until November 8th.