Layered Expressions at the HECG

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Layered Expressions: Pat Lambrecht-Hould & Juliane Ketcher

Exhibition dates: Monday, October 9th – Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59715
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director  

The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of Layered Expressions: Pat Lambrecht-Hould and Juliane Ketcher at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, October 9th to Thursday, October 25th. A free and public reception will be held Thursday, October 26th  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

On view will be a variety of works by painter, Pat Lambrecht-Hould and fiber artist, Juliane Ketcher. Pat Lambrecht-Hould, is a mixed media painter, produces the majority of her works on canvases with gold, copper, or silver leaf on them, using the reflective qualities of the material as an element in her paintings. Juliane Ketcher is a mixed media artist, but will be presenting Sculptural fiber works that are produced through a variety of techniques, including felting. Juliane and Pat met 30 years ago and started their artist journey together, culminating in this show.

Pat Lambrecht-Hould received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University, and Eastern Montana College. Lambrecht-Hould teaches, jurors, and lectures for groups across the country between sessions, Pat paints out of her Studio in Lakeside, Montana. Lambrecht-Hould’s experimental approach generates abstractions that celebrate luminescence and hue variation.   According to Lambrecht-Hould, “My work is about a journey, primarily abstract…it incorporates a love for color and experimentation with mixed media. I work on very large canvases that are gold, copper, and silver leafed using the leaf as a reflected light source for many intriguing acrylic glazes over each area…it’s exciting and constantly changing with one’s natural light source…the work is a process of layering, with multiple design elements incorporated into the paintings…It is truly a fusion of many layers of leafing, collage and acrylic glazes.”

 Juxtapositioning Lambrecht-Hould’s experimental technique, the work of Juliane Ketcher has topographical and travel roots.  In 1970, Ketcher joined Pan American World Airways as a flight attendant and moved to the USA. Extensive worldwide travel allowed her to study a myriad of artistic expressions and ethnic forms. Ketcher’s art is a creative diary of her travels and childhood experiences:

A flight attendant for many years, I saw the world from above. I was forever fascinated by the splendor of the land. It appeared as a huge patchwork of geometric shapes, a grid of squares within squares, connected by curvilinear movements created by rivers, farming patterns and transversal lines of infrastructure. My art evolves from these inner visions. The connection I experience with my work is a unique journey that weaves together past and present insights.

I am searching for a oneness within myself, my creativity, and the soul of the viewer.

Presently, Ketcher resides in Prescott, Arizona and Lakeside, Montana.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM-6PM).

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit or follow us on Facebook ( For more information, please email the Gallery Director, Ella Watson at or call the School of Arts at (406) 994-4501.

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