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Art and Music at the Library

Call to Artists:  The Bozeman Public Library Art Committee has made the selections for the 2016 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery showcases both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, with each exhibit on display for one to two months. The Library is committed to exhibits that will expand the public’s appreciation of art as well as reflecting the diversity of the community. Selections are chosen by the Library Art Committee, consisting of local artists, community members, and staff from the Library and Library Foundation. Submissions for 2017 will be accepted starting January 1, 2016, due on April 30, 2016. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. To learn more, please see the exhibit proposal guidelines, or contact Paula Beswick, Library Foundation Director at 582-2426 or

Exhibit Proposal Guidelines

Artist inspired by Kandinsky and Picasso Starts the New Year at the Library

A new exhibit of paintings by Livingston, Montana, artist Sheila Hrasky will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library January 2 through February 29, 2016, kicking off the Library’s 2016 Artist’s Series.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation which will be hosting an Artist Reception, with refreshments, on Friday, January 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 

Hrasky has been focused on taking a subject, whether a landscape or a life figure, and then  deconstructing, reshaping and recontextualizing it through classic shapes of musical instruments, expressing light, energy and motion. Inspired by Kandinsky and Picasso’s cubist style, music has become a very important part of Hrasky’s recent work.  “The biggest reward is watching the work unfold,” she says, “Day after day I push myself as a painter to create new images.  Developing my own way of painting has taken many years to refine.  I now understand how to paint in the moment.”

A plein air and studio painter, Hrasky’s subjects include studies in watercolor and oil. These studies are then referenced when creating work on canvas in the studio.   Painting on location and in the studio keeps her work fresh and allows her to live the inspired life of a timeless painter.  Sheila owns and operates her gallery, Hrasky Fine Art, in historic Livingston since 2008, and the Artifacts Gallery in Bozeman before that.  She has been in various shows since 1998 and represented by galleries ranging from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado to Massachusetts and Grand Cayman.   


The exhibition will be on display during Library hours.  A percentage of sales will go to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to ensure continuation of cultural programs at the Library for public benefit.  For more information about the exhibit or opening reception, please call Sarah DeOpsomer at 582-2425 or email

The Bozeman Sculpture Park has merged with Gallatin Art Crossing to create an outdoor sculpture park that engages Bozeman residents and visitors with the work of leading sculptors in a lovely natural setting, and promotes Bozeman’s cultural profile in the northwestern region of the United States.

The Gallatin Art Crossing is a unique outdoor sculpture exhibit located in downtown Bozeman,  The exhibit hosts a variety of artwork, introducing viewers to many artisic approaches. 


Exploring the Arts Guidelines




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