A photograph by Edwin L. Behrens of Great Falls typifies the creative work in the "Patterns" Exhibition. While touring the Getty Museum in California, Behrens noted the flat-patterned tile floor and photographed his wife "appearing to be standing on the edges of cubes."
Great Falls Fifty paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs, lithographs and other art pieces notable for their striking patterns will be on display through the end of January in an exhibition featuring works by 22 artists who live or work in Great Falls.
The exhibit, called "Patterns," can be seen only online. To access it, visitors must go to the website of Great Falls Studios, a network of more than 100 artists based in Great Falls. The address is www.GreatFallsStudios.com. To see the show, click on "virtual gallery." You can enlarge each image and bring up information on each work by clicking again on each piece.
"From abstract to concrete and from geometric to organic, this month's colorful collection of art covers a variety of dimensions," said Will Tuthill, a printmaker who curates the gallery on behalf of Great Falls Studios. "Here you can see, on one end of the spectrum, beautifully rendered subjects from real life, and on the other, pure, aesthetically pleasing abstractions."
The Great Falls Virtual Gallery opened in 2011. Each month it displays a different themed exhibit of work by artists in Great Falls. Twice a year, the site features work by children at local schools. The February theme is "Cold."