Arts 2014 Feature Articles



A Well-Curated Life

Written By Christine Rogel       Photography By Janie Osborne      

WITH ART CAREERS ENCOMPASSING DECADES and works hanging in collections throughout the world, Jessica Zemsky and Jack Hines, both age 91, will tell you that art is not only a way to connect with people and express the human condition, but it’s a way to live. For the couple, art is an excuse to carefully watch the world, to travel,…

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Celebrating the Sentient Beauty of the Animal World

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

T. ALLEN LAWSON HAS NEVER BEEN especially prolific as an oil painter. Whenever more than a handful of new works surfaces together en masse — a rarity these days — they usually command attention. So it is again with Lawson’s first major solo exhibition in the West in 6 years, titled Neighbors, being staged September 18 to October 18 at…

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Teton Lessons

Written By Dina Mishev      

JIM WILCOX'S PAINTINGS ARE TRANSPORTIVE. “We live in a time when cameras are pretty good, so I don’t need to duplicate what you can see and take a photo of,” says Jim Wilcox. Sitting with Wilcox in his Jackson Hole gallery, Wilcox Gallery, looking at his oil paintings of the nearby Tetons, it’s difficult not to agree. Wilcox would never…

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Expressionism of Theodore Waddell

Written By Michele Corriel      

TED WADDELL BREATHES IN THE WORLD and exhales it in thick, thick paint. A swirl of colors lifted, swiped and spread. His paint, given to the canvas in wallops of bravery, is the water in clouds, the sunlight absorbed by grass. His images strike immediately at our hearts, which allows the subtle details to sink in later. Working with the perspective…

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Ones to Watch

Written By Michele Corriel       Written By Christine Phillips      

SCULPTOR JOSH TOBEY IMBUES his wildlife subjects with humanistic qualities, creating a touchstone for human/animal relationships. Selected as the featured sculptor for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, he brings animals to life in his work. His bronze piece, Jackson Symphony, depicts three coyotes howling in unison.  “Coyotes are such social animals,” Tobey says. “I’ve got some around my house…

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Kevin Red Star: Crow Indian Artist

Written By Daniel Gibson       Photography By Kitty Leaken      

EARLY OCTOBER ON THE CROW RESERVATION in south-central Montana is a transitional time. The lush green grasses on the rolling hills and benches flanking the lowlands, nourished by summer rains, have shifted to a golden hue and the cottonwood trees lining streams and riverbeds are a bright yellow. The notched tops of nearby ranges like the Bighorns and the Beartooths are…

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The Symbolism of Jean Albus

Written By Michele Corriel      

COLLECTED BITS OF BONES AND SKELETONS guard the door to Jean Albus’ studio. Abandoned birds’ nests crowd a nearby table while doll parts, feathers, wasp paper and a dress shape made of chicken wire populate the counters. These remnants, combined with complicated patterns and images, make up the strands of voices in Albus’ photo assemblages. On a nearby workspace her piece,…

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