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Chris Bivins and Shelle Lindholm Exhibit

Date: March 10, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Event Description On Friday, March 10 The Art Spirit Gallery welcomes mixed media artist Chris Bivins and encaustic artist Shelle Lindholm to their first featured show at the gallery.  Bivins of Eatonville, Washington is best known by gallery patrons for his unique and mysterious clay masks.  Lindholm of Kalispell, Montana is admired for her paintings of colorful and whimsical animal images - or "happy art" as Steve Gibbs, former gallery owner, defined it.  The exhibition runs through April 8.
Opening Reception:  March 10 from 5 – 8pm in conjunction with Music Walk sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Art and Culture Alliance
Artist Talk and Demonstration:  Saturday, March 11 starting at 1pm at the gallery
This month’s show sponsor is Collective Kitchen Public HouseWe thank them for their community spirit and support of the arts. 
Winter Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11-6
The artworks in this exhibition will be on our website beginning Tuesday, February 28.
Upcoming Exhibition at The Art Spirit Gallery
For the March show, both artists bring an array of new works to the gallery. Chris Bivins will impress viewers with an intriguing collection of mixed media pieces, including vintage guitars, clay masks, and mixed media collages.  Each piece draws on a diverse range of inspirations, including ancient cultures, lowbrow art, and tattoo design. Leather, copper, typewriter keys, dice, and other found objects embellish Bivins’ work, adding interest and variety.  The artist believes his short attention span lends itself to mixed media that combines the old with the new.
Shelle Lindholm's twenty-plus pieces showcase dancing bears, mingling deer, watchful birds, and other playful compositions inspired by the critters that meander and frolic outside the artist's studio at The Nuthin' Fancy Ranch located eight miles from town.  Lindholm fashions and cuts simple paper templates of the animals and assembles them to find a fresh and lively presence.  With layers of wax and acrylic paint that influence color and create organic texture, she brings her subjects to life.
 About the Artists
Chris Bivins has been making art since his brother first taught him how to draw with "smelly Magic Markers" in their basement in Alaska.  When not making art, Chris is a graphic designer and part-time ranch hand who also enjoys playing the guitar and eating Mexican food.  His masks and other mixed media pieces have been part of various group shows at The Art Spirit Gallery.
Shelle Lindholm holds a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO.  Her past work as a pattern maker and furniture painter has influenced her creative style.  Lindholm is active in the Montana arts community and teaches various workshops in the region. The Art Spirit Gallery has proudly shown her work since 2015.
Apr. 14 – May 6, 2017
13 Gallery Artists – Frank Boyden, Michael de Forest, Catherine Earle, Mary Farrell, Reinaldo Gil, Robert Grimes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Michael R. Lee, Carla O’Connor, Kyle Paliotto, Tyree Riggs, Valerie Seaberg, Shannon Troxler
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, April 14 from 5-8 pm
-Show Sponsor:  Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre
May 12 – June 3, 2017
Victoria Brace, Lindsey Meyers Carroll, and Cary Weigand – Oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and figurative clay sculptures
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, May 12 from 5-8 pm
-Show Sponsor:  Fire Artisan Pizza
June 9 – July 8, 2017
Allen and Mary Dee Dodge – Metal sculpture and enamel works by these local favorites
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, June 9 from 5-8 pm
-Show Sponsor:  Anthony’s Restaurant
July 14 – Aug. 5, 2017
20th Anniversary & 200th Show of The Art Spirit Gallery
– Works by many of the artists who brought us to 20 years
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, July 14 from 5-8 pm
-Show Sponsor:  The University of Idaho
Aug. 11 – Sept. 2, 2017
Dan McCaw & Sons – Highly respected contemporary impressionists
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, August 11 from 5-8 pm
Sept. 8 – Oct. 7, 2017
Del Gish – Classic oil painting
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, September 8 from 5-8 pm
Oct. 13 – Nov. 4, 2017
Mel McCuddin – Unique figurative oil painting
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, October 13 from 5-8 pm
Nov. 10 - 25, 2017
Sheila Evans & Elaine Green – Enamel on copper and charcoal
-Opening Reception and ArtWalk: Friday, November 10 from 5-8 pm
-Show Sponsor:  Le Danse, Presenter of Eugene Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker”
Dec. 1 – Jan. 6, 2018
19th Annual Small Artworks Invitational – Smaller than 12” by 30 artists
-Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 from 5-8 pm
-Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, December 8 from 5-8 pm

Event Location The Art Spirit Gallery    
Date/Time Information Tues-Sat 11-6pm
Contact Information
Kasey Davis
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