Western Art Week: From paw prints to paint

Western Art Week: From paw prints to paint


WESTERN ART WEEK DRAWSART LOVERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE…AND AROUND THE WORLD TO NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA. TAKE BOXES SHANNON NEWTH JOINS US LIVE FROM ONE OF THE HOLIDAY INN…WHERE ARTISTS ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THEIR DISPLAYS AHEAD OF THEIR OPENING RECEPTIONS… TAKE LIVE REMOTE GOOD EVENING…THE HOLIDAY INN IS BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT ASARTISTS MAKE THE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR SHOWS… HERE IN ROOM 207…SHERRY TUSS HAS MORE THAN PIECES OF ARTWORK…REFLECTING HER LOVE OF NATURE AND ANIMALS… TAKE PKG:2:09 OC… NATS OF SHERRY TALKING SHOWING UP CLOSE WORKING ON THE WOLF PAINTING. SHERRY TUSS PAINTS ANIMALS, FLOWERS, LANDSCAPES, BUTTERFLIES, AND MORE.BUT HER LOVE FOR ART.WAS SPARKED BY A SPIDER. “MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WAS DRAWING A SPIDER ON THE WALL WHEN I WAS A YOUNGSTER. SCARED MY MOTHER HALF TO DEATH. SHE CAME IN WITH A NEWSPAPER TO GET THAT SPIDER!” THE EDUCATOR HAS SPENT MUCH OF HER LIFE INSPIRING OTHERS.TEACHING YOUNG STUDENTS IN GREAT FALLS AND LAS VEGAS.AND NOW SHE INSTRUCTS STUDENTS THROUGH LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES, STUDIO 706, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LINCOLN. “IT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD.” LOOKING BACK.IT WAS AN ART CLASS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN GREAT FALLS THAT PROMPTED HER PASSION. “..AND THAT WAS A TUBE OF LIPSTICK. AND I DID SUCH A GOOD JOB, THAT I WAS SO PROUD OF MYSELF, I THOUGHT.I CAN DO THIS!” SHERRY CAPTURES THE WORLD AROUND HER AND TRANSLATES WHAT SHE SEES THROUGH HER BRUSH AND PAINT. NATS FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, SHERRY HAS USED HER SKILLS TO CREATE A BUSINESS.PERFEC TLY PRESERVED PET PORTRAITS.TURNING IMAGES OF FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS INTO PAINTED WORKS OF ART. “DOESN’T EVERYBODY LOVE THEIR LITTLE FUR BABIES? SO I DECIDED HEY, THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD MARKET.” SHERRY HAS BELONGED TO THE WESTERN HERITAGE ARTISTS FOR YEARS, AND PARTICIPATES IN QUICK FINISHES. NATS OF SHERRY HOLDING UP PAINTING, TALKING ABOUT THE PIECE GOING TO AUCTION. SHERRY HAS SHOWN HER WORK DURING WESTERN ART WEEK BEFORE.AND THIS IS HER FOURTH YEAR DISPLAYING HER ART AT THE HOLIDAY INN. NATS “IT’S VERY EXCITING, VERY EXCITING. NOT ONLY FOR THE LOCAL PEOPLE WHO CAN ATTEND A BIG ART SHOW LIKE THIS, IT’S EXCITING FOR PEOPLE WHO COME FROM ALL OVER MONTANA, AND NEIGHBORING STATES.” VENTURING INTO NEW ARTISTIC TERRITORY CHALLENGES HER TO KEEP CREATING.. “IT’S EXHILARATING AND I’M CONSTANTLY LEARNING.” LIVE REMOTE TAG SHE HAS A VARIETY OF WORK INCLUDING PET PORTRAITS, WATER COLORS, PASTELS. HER OPENING RECEPTION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 7 O’CLOCK THIS EVENING HERE AT THE HOLIDAY INN…THEY’LL BE DISPLAYED THROUGH SUNDAY. LIVE IN GREAT FALLS, SHANNON NEWTH, MTN NEWS. TRANSITION: UP NEXT CAMERA 1 THIS STORM HAS WARRANTED THE

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