Cushing Terrell (formerly CTA Architects Engineers) 13 N 23rd Street, is hosting Jim Baken, local artist, and professor emeritus of Rocky Mountain College for the February ArtWalk. Jim’s “Dolittlism” is conceptual in Nature and can be found in the woods where science and art come together.
“Mona Lisa Fascinates” is one of several of Jim’s “interspecies collaborations” on display. He will share both print and large canvas works throughout the main floor of the Cushing Terrell office building, constructed in 1919 as a warehouse for the Marshall-Wells Company. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
Jim Baken Artist Statement:
As a kid growing up in Red Lodge, Montana next door to the See ‘Em Alive Zoo, I developed a serious affection for animals. Several times my brothers and I had to be told “stay out of the elk pen.” An outdoor exhibition in the mid 90’s resulted in a shy deer approaching to view the show. I was THUNDERSTRUCK, seeing her observe art ‘as if her life depended on it!’ She set the bar high. I’ve been showing art to animals in remote locations … mainly out of curiosity. “What do they see? Human figures? Faces? Eyes? Or flat surfaces covered with colors?” It is well known that St. Francis, out of love and respect, preached to the birds in the 1200’s. German Expressionists, Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky, painted and thought highly of animals and the German artist Joseph Beuys recognized animals’ superiority. All of these influences inspire me as I move forward with this experimental endeavor I call Dolittlism.
13 North 23rd Street
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