The local library has a new art exhibit hanging on the walls. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the details.
As part of ongoing support for local artists, the library in Sheridan is presenting the works of Brent Spink through the end of the month. The artist lives and works north of Sheridan, in the Wolf Teeth Mountains of Montana. Library Director Cameron Duff says Spink's oil paintings represent a variety of subjects, and some are quite large, so are hanging in both the Inner Circle Room and the upper mezzanine.
A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-3, at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, which is located on Alger Street in Sheridan.
As per his artist statement, Spink has lived and exhibited his work throughout the country, from Missoula, Montana, to Craftsbury, Vermont, capturing the character of the landscape through his paintings.
He says his images come from a process of observation, reaction, interpretation, absorption, meditation and the utilization of craft. His inspiration comes from what he calls a “particular turn of light, the rush of a falcon's flight and the interplay of shapes in nature.” His paintings, he says, are then constructed from sketches, memory and the “undefined, ineffable aspects of contemplation and forced meditation,” during the actual working process. Building a painting, he says, provides him with a language in which to articulate his reactions to what he calls, magic.