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From the Studio: Dishman Hills Art Show & Talk

Ruth Gifford and artist L.R. Montgomery preview a fundraising art event

Ruth Gifford, Executive Director of Dishman Hills Conservancy, and L.R. Montgomery, the conservancy's longtime artist in residence, came into the KPBX studio to speak with E.J. Iannelli about the organization and a forthcoming art show and talk scheduled for Saturday, November 19.

Dishman Hills Conservancy is Washington State's oldest land trust. It protects over 3,200 acres of land stretching from Camp Caro just off Sprague Ave in the Spokane Valley to Big Rock on the south overlooking the Palouse. Its mission is to connect people to nature through conservation, education and recreation.

As the Artist in Residence for Dishman Hills Conservancy, Montgomery captures the area's beauty and variety in his paintings, which have a classic impressionistic style. Proceeds from the sale of his work benefit the conservancy in its operations and acquisition of new land.

Montgomery's paintings of Dishman Hills have been on display at the Liberty Gallery in the Liberty Building in downtown Spokane since Nov. 4.

The Dishman Hills Art Show and Talk on Nov. 19, 2022 at 5pm will take place in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Liberty Gallery. Both Gifford and Montgomery will be on hand to discuss the paintings and the conservancy's work. Admission is free.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director