Helena exhibits feature transgender, nonbinary and two-spirit artists

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What: Exhibits ‘Transcend’ and ‘Transilience’ open at Holter Museum of Art

When: Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 and artist talk at 6:30

Where: Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St.

Cost: Free

Contact: 406-442-6400 or https://holtermuseum.org

Note: Holter is in partnership with TransVisible Montana in presenting these exhibits, which run through March 30.

More info: Visit https://holtermuseum.org/exhibitions/transilience to find out about a series of events planned during the exhibit. You can also see bios and artist statements by all of the artists.

It was a bout with cancer that was a pivotal turning point in Rae Senarighi’s art career.

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At that time, he pledged to himself that he was devoting at least part of each day to creating fine art that he wanted to do for himself.

The result is “Transcend,” an exhibit of bold, large portraits of transgender and nonbinary people, in vibrant, strong colors that he painted in recent years.

The show includes 21 portraits, measuring 3 to 4 feet across and 5 feet tall.

The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 20, in the Holter Museum

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