The Frame of Mind Art Gallery is Missoula's new home for the artwork of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Monte's body of work is inspired by his love of nature and mythology, capturing the hearts of nature enthusiasts and art aficianados world wide. Mary Beth Percival's watercolor paintings are an insight into the land where she was born, and celebrate the quiet comforts of daily living.
The Frame of Mind Art Gallery hosts a variety of artists and shows throughout the year. We welcome artists of all locales to submit work to become a part of our art exhibits. We feature Juried art shows, group artist shows, and also welcome artists to submit their work for a solo show.
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by Rae Senarighi
TRANSCEND “Mar” 2017. Acrylic painting on Canvas 36 x 36 in. “Umillio” 2017. Acrylic painting on Canvas 36 x 36 in. Transcend “Ceraun” 2017. Acrylic painting on Canvas 48 x 48 in.
Fine artist, designer, and muralist, Rae Senarighi (b. 1979) is best known for vivid colorful abstarcts, intricate typography, and bold transfixing portraits of modern icons. After studying fine art at the University of Montana (2000,2004), Rae finished his BFA degree at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2009. Rae’s detailed, thoughtful works are influenced by nearly a decade of scientific illustration, studying the natural world in micro and macro. His illustrations have been internationally published in Cell, Nature and Science Magazines among others. After facing cancer in 2015, Rae refocused energy into creating fine art. Rae is a transgender non binary artist currently living and working in Portland, Oregon.
Transgener is not just about one experience, not linear and not simple. Each transgender person in unique with incredibly diverse experiences, yet tea re united in a common struggle. Portraits in this series are of individuals living their lives out in the open, and choosing integrity over safety. To live openly as transgender requires personal courage to live authentically in oppressive environments. This series is a direct response to the oppression experience by transgender people as they reclaim space, both literally in larger than life portraits, and figuratively under a vast blue sky. May joy, power, and blue skies be a reality for transgender and gender non-conforming community everywhere. “The more we are willing to become authentic rather than conventional, and the more unique, unconventional, or creative a being we are… the more we need to eschew conditioning for aliveness” Brene Brown
ARTIST RECEPTION AND OPENING RECEPTION
June 1st First Friday Opening: Frame of Mind Art Gallery will be featuring “TRANSCEND” by artist Rae Senarighi as part of LGBTQ awareness month in June. Frame of Mind will host an Opening Reception as part of June First Friday from 5:30- 9:00 pm.
June 22nd Artist Reception/ open platform discussion: Join us for a special Artist Reception with Rae Senarighi, creator of the TRANSCEND series. Rae will discuss “ Radical Self Love and Artistic Integrity “. An open floor discussion and Q & A will follow. All are welcome. June 22nd, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
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Saucers over the Big Stack:
This piece represents Monte's diverse use of mediums, as he uses the gouache both in the style of a watercolor and as a thicker medium, with a consistency closer to that of an acrylic paint. Self Portrait Monte Dolack: 1984 24" x 20" Gouache on Paper $1,900.00
Frame of Mind is pleased to announce the addition of our gallery space to the store. The gallery space is the new home for Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival's art work, where we can display the full collection of their posters, fine art prints, notecards, post cards, and lithographs available in stock at our location.
Monte Dolack is a staple in the world of Montana artwork. His artwork captures the true magic and beauty that is found all around us in Montana. A native of Great Falls, Monte Dolack grew up surrounded by the same sweeping vistas and big sky that inspired Charlie Russell. His love of Montana and passion for the West’s diverse landscapes and wildlife are evident in the images he creates and the commissions he undertakes.
Visit us today to see the artist’s collected works and view a rotating gallery of beautifully framed pieces by both Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival.