The MonDak Heritage Center hosts Encounters by Nancy Erickson, on display from March 20 to May 26. Encounters features Erickson’s large-scale, free-form textile compositions, inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux.
Nancy Erickson is a nationally recognized fiber artist. Her artwork recognizes the individual dignity of wild creatures, often juxtaposing them with people or human environments. Since the 1960s, she has created remarkable fabric constructions, quilts, paintings, and drawings and is renowned for her pioneering organic free-floating quilted paintings.
Erickson was raised on a cattle ranch in Livingston, Montana. She holds a BA in Zoology and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Iowa, and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana. Her work resides in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in over 500 exhibitions nationally, most recently in a fiber work invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, and in 2013 at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in Missoula.
The MonDak Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-4 and Saturday from 1-4. Admission is FREE. For more information contact the MonDak Heritage Center.