‘Artist’s- eye’ on the prairie

Submitted Photo Nicole Gagner’s “Stocked Pantry”

As the summer season heats up, art enthusiasts are welcomed to explore a world of vivid imagery and contrasting experiences titled “Artist’s-eye,” at the Northwest Art Center, today through June 22.

Free and open to the public, visitors can gain a refreshing perspective from the past.

Throughout the vibrant exhibit, the works of two regional painters will showcase a plethora of multicolored landscapes, radiant mason jars and a wealth of awe-inspiring visions, that celebrates the rich culture of prairie and high plains living.

Described as having a reverence for nature, gallery visitors can observe the watercolor brilliance of Leith Howard DeWeese.

Originally from Logan, Utah, DeWeese, who currently resides in Montana, has garnered acclaim from North Dakota to Arizona.

Monday- Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., at the Northwest Art Center’s Hartnett Hall, audiences can view tumbled barns, rusted tools and travel back to the past to see the colorful times of homesteading, today- Thursday, June 15.

Starting Friday, June 16- Thursday, June 22, Nicole Gagner’s “Prairie Impressions” will showcase an impressionistic landscape along with still life paintings.

Gagner, an artist from Bismarck, is known for her excellent execution of luminous colors and mastery of oil.

“Looking Back on Stormy Skies,” “Rows of Preserves” and “Stocked Pantry” creates a resplendent interpretation of prairie life that can be seen in the Gordon B. Olson Library, Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.- 4: 30 p.m.

For more information about the exhibits and parking, call the Northwest Art Center at 858-3624.