Wildermiss hits Pinedale
Reserve Friday for dancing in Pinedale.
The Soundcheck Summer Series hosts its second-to-last summer music event with Denver-based indie rockers Wildermiss and opening performer The Lonesome Heroes.
The free show starts at 5 p.m. with the Austin, Texas, Heroes, bringing indie rock and country to the stage. The Lonesome Heroes have toured behind two albums across continents, yet never stray too far from their “Cosmic Americana” roots.
The main act, Wildermiss, pairs the upbeat charm of loud percussion and electric guitar with the melting lull of indie vocals. The quartet spent the past three years growing its following across Denver and beyond, playing at iHeart Radio’s Big Gig, the Westworld Music Showcase and the Underground Music Showcase. Emma Cole, the lead vocalist, evokes a style and charm similar to Hayley Williams of Paramore.
Soundcheck performances are presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council and take place at American Legion Park in downtown Pinedale.
Due to COVID-19, all performances will be scaled down for safety with enforced social distancing, attendance caps and other measures in place.
Visit PinedaleFineArts.com for details about Friday’s acts, COVID-19 measures and the rest of the summer’s lineup.
Gibson gets solo show
Adding to his teepees in oil series, native Montanan Mark Gibson returns to Mountain Trails Gallery for the Center Street gallery’s August artist series.
His new “Solo in Subject” features isolated subjects in the wild. Using a shallow depth of field, Gibson features majestic wildlife in the negative spaces of his canvas. While he has added to his teepee oil portraits, Gibson’s new animal paintings are reminiscent of early Western wildlife photography.
Inspired by his in-depth study of watercolors, Gibson’s oil paintings show a dynamic, realistic perspective. Over the years he has worked toward mastering the art of color and composition. He received his degree in architecture from Montana State University and uses his understanding of structure and balance in his paintings.
“Mark’s playful personality is juxtaposed by serious painting,” Mountain Trails Gallery director Chad Repinski said. “Subjects are often moody and take the viewer to a time and place no longer within reach for modern man.”
Gibson’s “Solo in Subject” show opens Friday, and a reception celebrates the new work beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.
For information on the event and artists, visit MtnTrails.net.
Alleman returns to Astoria
Astoria Fine Art is open again after a COVID-19 lull, with its stellar stable of artists that includes Clyde Aspevig, Gerald Balciar, Ewoud De Groot, Mark Eberhard, Bob Kuhn, Bart Walters and Joseph Alleman, celebrated with an exhibition of new works that will hang through Saturday.
Utah painter Alleman works with watercolors and oils to create contemporary scenes in rural land. Many of his paintings depict lonely structures in the country or wildlife grazing in the distance. Much of his inspiration comes from the towns and people from across the region where he lives and explores.
“There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that only painting can reveal,” Alleman said.
Since the age of 15, Alleman wanted to capture the shapes, patterns and beauty of his surroundings. He graduated with a degree in fine art from Utah State University and has been featured in The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Southwest Art and other magazines.
Gallery Wild adds fresh art
Gallery Wild, at 80 W. Broadway, will host its invitational art exhibitions Thursday, featuring work by six artists from across the country — five of whom make their debuts in Jackson’s art market.
The guests — Leslie Duke, Laura W. Adams, Carrie Penley, Jim Bortz, Regan Johnston and Christa Rijneveld — vary greatly in the style of their work, but all of them seek to depict the wild soul of the Western landscape and the creatures who inhabit it.
Carrie Penley, from Georgia, is one of the newcomers to the valley’s art scene. She visited Jackson for the first time in October with her three children, and they fell in love, she said.
“It is honestly the most beautiful place,” Penley said. “I love the atmosphere, the people — it was just a great experience for me.”
Heavily inspired by the wildlife she encountered while here, Penley is excited to expand her following and to continue her pursuit of bringing her in-person wildlife experiences to life.
The reception for Gallery Wild’s invitational is set for noon Thursday at noon. The show runs through Aug. 16.
For a sneak peek at the artwork go to GalleryWild.com.