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First Friday with Carly Prentice

La Stella Blu
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Join us for November's First Friday with art by Carly Prentice!

"Flux" is a exploration of water and our local environment through fabric and mapping by local artist Carly Prentice. Like the bodies of water that inspired it, the work seeks to find a balance between movement and static, chaos and quiet, gentleness and resilience. The body of work is comprised of hand-dyed fabric relief sculptures that draw visual inspiration from topographic mapping. Similar to the way water shapes the earth, persistently wearing it away layer by layer, Carly created the forms by individually layering and forming pieces of cloth to resemble our rivers. While we build our lives up around bodies of water, expecting them to be a constant, the only true constant is that they are always in flux.

If you're interested in purchasing a particular piece, please inquire about the individual price at the event, or for the month of November.

Carly Prentice spent nearly her entire childhood growing up deep in the mountains of Western Montana. A fascination with the ideas of home, place, and, in particular, mapping, have consistently been prominent themes in her work. In 2016, she completed her BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking at the University of Montana. She has been featured in a number of local art exhibitions throughout Missoula, and most recently an online exhibition with the Arc Gallery in San Francisco. Though her work still focuses around the principles of printmaking, she has recently begun to explore fiber art and sculpture as a way of further analyzing her environment.