First Friday: Laurel Sears


  • Sushi Hana Downtown 403 North Higgins Avenue Missoula, MT, 59802 United States

First Friday Feature Artist for April 1st, 2016

Laurel Sears

Laurel Sears is a Montana native, born into progressive grassroots social movements of
Missoula and raised in the vast rural landscape of the Bitterroot Valley. She’s much more of a dancer than a photographer, but she has loved the frame of a lens since her high school photography class. One of Laurel’s artistic muses, Georgia O’Keeffe, once said:

“I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could... I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was
looking at... not copy it.”

To me, photography is about framing small parts of the 3-dimensional world we live in. We cannot capture the exact moment, but rather hint at the beauty, magic, or texture of a place and time. The photography in this exhibit is from New Zealand, Germany, upstate New York, Montana, Arizona, and Hawai’i, all places I’ve experienced and loved.

Art will be on display upstairs
in the mezzanine April 1-30, 2016.