Two of our favorite artists are holding their annual showing at the 406 Brewery in Bozeman on June 2 from 5 to 8pm. Pat Clayton – a.k.a. Fish Eye Guy – and Mimi Matsuda will be on hand showing their latest artwork during a fun and casual evening event that also includes beer! (another favorite thing of ours). You can check out the updates on their Facebook event page. Learn more about them and they’re talents:
Fisheye Guy Photography (Pat Clayton)
Pat specializes in showing the underwater environment that trout live in and native species. Mimi is a painter known widely for her humorous animal portrayals.
Check out these 2 great artists and stewards of the environment. And remember that 10% of what you purchase goes to TU.
Art Show “Montana Wilds: Mimi Matsuda Art and Fish Eye Guy Photography – Débuts in Bozeman, Montana”
A gala opening of fish and wildlife art and photography is slated for Thursday, June 2, from 5-8 PM at the 406 Brewing Company in Bozeman, MT.
This exhibit is a collaborative art show of two of Montana’s well known fish artists, Mimi Matsuda and Patrick Clayton “Fish Eye Guy.” Matsuda and Clayton will display original paintings and fine art prints highlighting the fish, wildlife and waters of our western region. These contemporary artists call Bozeman home and find the fish and waters of Montana as fuel for their art. Matsuda and Clayton will direct 10% of proceeds to Montana Trout Unlimited.
Matsuda’s art is directly influenced by her decade working in Yellowstone as a park ranger naturalist. “I paint to inspire people to preserve and protect wildlands and animals.” Ever since childhood, she has wanted to teach about animals and paint to tell their stories. Her art highlights the fantastic wild citizens that make our region so distinct. Matsuda will show her wildlife acrylics, soft pastels and landscapes.
Patrick Clayton has been traveling for over a decade to the farthest flung river corridors with his underwater camera in tow, searching for the most beautiful salmonids on earth. He has documented the most iconic species swimming free in their natural habitats. “The wilderness has been more than a place for me to find a challenge; it is a place to reconnect with a natural world from which modern life too often pulls us away.” Clayton will display all his best images as fine art prints hanging on the walls of the 406 Brewery.
Trout Unlimited’s Montana Water Project’s Bozeman-based staff focuses on restoring streamflows to dewatered streams by collaborating with irrigators to maintain agricultural production while conserving water and updating water policy to ensure our world-renowned wild trout rivers keep flowing. Bozeman’s Madison-Gallatin Chapter of TU is among the largest of 1,500 chapters nationwide bringing grassroots support to restoring local streams and fisheries and advocating for fish-friendly policies in Helena. TU members and staffers are passionate about southwestern Montana’s unrivaled trout fisheries and share our wider community’s concern for wild and healthy streams.
10% of all sales will go to the Montana Trout Unlimited.
For more information: www.mimimatsudaart.com and fisheyeguyphotography.com