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January 16 - March 10Free
The MonDak Heritage Center announces the Captured Memories art exhibit by Daphne Clark, on display from Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, March 10 at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave SE, Sidney, MT 59270.
Captured Memories features a series of paintings of the rough beauty and ranch life of the Montana and North Dakota border region by artist Daphne Johnson Clark. Daphne is the daughter of Darwin and Dorothy Johnson from Fairview and Granddaughter of John and Annie Walker of Cartwright. She was born and raised in rural East Fairview, North Dakota only three miles from the Montana border, where she spent the majority of her childhood at her grandparents’ nearby ranch; chasing cows, building fences, milking cows, and helping check for spring calves. In 2010, Daphne was drawn to start painting when a friend introduced her to oil paint as a medium. It was then she discovered she could easily spend fulfilling hours mixing paint colors and manipulating the paints on the canvas with different brushes, strokes, and the pallet knife. The fluidity and versatility of this new-to-me medium had her hooked. In 2012, Daphne enrolled at the Academy of Art University to pursue a Masters in Fine Art. Daphne will spend the next couple of years working on her thesis: A Disappearing Life; Ranching in the Upper Midwest, North Dakota and Montana. It is a natural fit to bring together her background and love for ranching and the outdoors into her painting. There is a story in these rural areas just waiting to be told to the rest of the world and Daphne wants to be one of the people telling that story.
The MonDak Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-4 and Saturday from 1-4. Admission is FREE. For more information contact the MonDak Heritage Center.