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Frances Senska: A Life in Art
August 5
through October 1

This exhibition is a major retrospective of ceramic artist Frances Senska’s life’s work. Senska was born in 1914 in Batanga, Cameroun, Africa and is a longtime resident of Bozeman, Montana. Although Senska is known primarily as a potter, this exhibition includes early prints and works on paper, as well as an overview of her prolific ceramic work. Senska’s beautiful ceramics have the power to impress upon each person quietly. Truly accomplished, each piece in this retrospective exhibits a masterful craftsmanship and lifelong devotion to her art. This exhibition provides an important glimpse into one of the most influential and often overlooked artists who has influenced such internationally known artists such as Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio, and helped shape the nature of contemporary ceramics today.

In conjunction with the opening reception for this exhibition on Thursday, August 10, Brandon
Reintjes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, will give a lecture entitled "A Quiet, Insistent Beauty: The Life and Work of Frances Senska" at 4 pm.

YABARO Pot, by Frances Senska
YABABO Pot, stoneware, n.d., 9 x 7 inches diameter, by Frances Senska, collection of the Holter Museum of Art, museum purchase
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