Artist Reception for Janet Christina

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Artist Reception for Janet Christina

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Janet Christina has been creating art for almost her whole life. This one woman
exhibit showcases the many mediums she has worked in,
from graphic and colored pencil drawing, oil, pastel and watercolor painting and
mixed media. Janet’s work is currently on display at the library, and will be up
through the end of August.
About Janet, her friend Jean Mazur says
“From the time she got her first pair of glasses at 8 years old no piece of paper
was safe from her pencil! Janet drew everything and anything she saw. Her
favorite subject? Horses! She credits two high school art teachers with
encouraging her to continue learning. When Janet worked as a telephone operator
in the 1940s, she would doodle on the answering pads in between calls, something
that wasn’t approved of!”
She’s lived in Montana all her life and hiked everywhere, especially the Bob
Marshall Wilderness. Her art represents her different travels, hiking excursions,
and wildlife. Her subjects are from her love for the Montana landscape and the
many animals that inhabit them.
Janet was asked to design three stain glass windows for Redeemer Lutheran
Church in Great Falls. She also drew images for a rubber stamp company. A multi-
talented artist!
Now in her late 80s, Janet is legally blind. While she no longer paints, she uses her
creativity to make mixed media gift cards using feathers, dried flowers, and rubber


August 27
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm