Montana artist Dana Berardinis shares paintings inspired by swamps, sloughs and wetlands. She discusses her work at 5:30 p.m. A reception with bluegrass music by Jeff Carroll will follow.
“Wetlands are among the largest and most diverse ecosystems in the world and act as the Earth’s filter,” she writes. “They can often be overlooked and disregarded, perceived as ugly or as wasted acreage.”
She incorporates the dried grasses and leaves from the plants and trees that live in wetlands, along with moss and lichen. The colors and tones of the works evoke the mood of the ever-changing landscape in each season. Her work is on display through Jan. 16.
Also on display at the museum: James Todd: Looney Tunes, which features childhood drawings by the Missoula artist accompanied by contemporary prints, through Jan. 20; VSA Montana Arts Annual Exhibition, “From My Perspective,” through Nov. 30; and Jerry Rankin: Golden Sunlight, through Dec. 15.
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1400 1st Ave. N.Great Falls, MT