• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

Sneak Peak of Glacier Park Art

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Date: May 15, 2006
Contact: Dave Dahlen, 406-888-7930

West Glacier, Montana – Artwork featuring 50 Glacier National Park artists will be exhibited at the Stillwater Gallery in Downtown Whitefish beginning May 16. The art will be auctioned at the annual fundraising gala, Spring for Glacier on May 26, at Lake McDonald Lodge.

The fabulous collection of original work by well known artists such as Mark Ogle, Turning Bear Mason, Rob Akey, Linda Tippetts, Dave Mihalic, Leonard Lopp, and Monte Dolack, depict many spectacular views of Glacier National Park. In addition, a C.M. Russell bronze, “Lone Buffalo” and Bob Scriver’s “Three Bears” bronze will be sold. Proceeds from the sale of the art benefit the Park’s four nonprofit partners, The Glacier Fund, Glacier Institute, Glacier Natural History Association, and the Glacier National Park Associates. Mary Robertson, President of the Glacier Institute, believes the art work in this year’s auction is “the best Glacier art we have ever assembled. The Stillwater Gallery is offering a preview so the public can see this fabulous artwork and submit a bid prior to the auction.”

Stillwater Gallery is located within Whitefish Pottery at 240 Central Avenue in Whitefish. The exhibit can be viewed May 16-25 from 10 a.m.-6 p/m/ Monday through Saturday and 12- 6 p.m. on Sunday. A reception will be held Friday, May 19, from 6-9 p.m. Call 862-1417 for more information.

Photographs of the art can be viewed on the Glacier Natural History Association website, www.glacierassociation.org and will be available for bid prior to the auction.

For more information about the art exhibit or to purchase tickets for Spring for Glacier, contact the Glacier Natural History Association, P.O. Box 310 West Glacier, MT 59936 406-888-5756 or The Glacier Fund at 406-862-6110.

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If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.