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76 legends west art show hether you're pining for bronzes and leather, paintings and drawings, or earth art and wood carvings, you're sure to find something you love at this year's Legends West Art Show. This newly-established show features approximately thirty fine artists, many of whom have been a part of Western Art Week for years. The work of the Legends West artists will be on display at the Montana ExpoPark during The Special Edition Western Art Week. Admission is free and the show is open to the public. "You'll find a wide range of art mediums and prices from painting and sculpture to photography and metal art," Legends West coordinator Hope Good says. "We are very excited to join with the Great Western Living and Design Show and the Celebration of Native Plains Artists at the Four Seasons Arena. Three great shows in one location!" Among them will be Bronze Montana owner Mary Michael, a sculptor who specializes in horses and portrait bronzes. Mary handles all aspects of her foundry work, including creating the molds, pouring the wax, and creating and applying patinas. Visitors will also have an opportunity to check out the complex, boldly-colored paintings of Truong Buu Giam, a South Vietnam native who describes his work as "falling somewhere in-between abstract and impersonalism, with Asian overtones." He builds upon his training in traditional Vietnamese watercolor on silk to create abstract backgrounds by controlling the flow and blend of liquid resin, then adds complementing accents through his use of acrylics. His process results in explosive, hyper-creative pieces that somehow still retain an appearance of fluidity. Award-winning wildlife artist Nancy Tome will also be on hand with her showcase of stunningly realistic paintings depicting various animals going on about Legends West Art Show A Little Something for Everyone W By Holly Matkin

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