Gene Larson
Posted by Kacey (+3153) 16 years ago
I heard that the Woolhouse Gallery is going to be sold. Gene Larson had a place to display his wonderful pencil drawings of Miles City at the Gallery. Now it is time to help him find a new place. His drawings are wonderful and bring back memories of so many places that no longer exist except in our memories. He is one of Miles City's treasures that should be cherished. I have made an informal request to get his work into the Art Center. Anyone with any ideas please help this dedicated artist. I know that the pictures I have always bring a smile. It's time for Miles City to reciprocate and make Gene smile and know that he is appreciated for his historical work.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1343) 16 years ago
Isn't there some type of mini gallery of artwork located above the store in the old JC Penny building? Perhaps you could try there. Any chance there are some digital versions of his work that could be linked for viewing? I love pencil artwork for some reason, never could understand why it appealed to me so much.
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 16 years ago
I will see if I can get him to put a sample online. Don't know if he is computerized. But his work is magnificent so if you like pencil work you will love his.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 16 years ago
We have a Larson work on the Sacred Heart web site at --
http://www.midrivers.com/...hool1.html

I really enjoy Gene's work and Geneo himself.

Bart
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 16 years ago
Thanks for the picture, Bart. It is beautiful work. Now everyone can see why I want to help Gene with displaying his art.
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Posted by Stone (+1590) 16 years ago
Mr. Larsen's drawings of Denton Field are awe-inspiring. Nostalgic is what they are.
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 16 years ago
They are definitely awe-inspiring. Please help pass the word so that this gifted man can get set up to show his work and hopefully sell some of it. Bucking Horse sale would be a great opportunity to show and sell his work if we can find someone with a place to do it.
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Posted by Wayde Carlson (+20) 16 years ago
Many years ago, I first saw Gene Larsons work on a calendar he had did. AMAZING! I didn't know any "Artists" and my perception of them was that they were a "Snooty" group, who would say, "If you like my work-GO BUY IT...AND LEAVE ME ALONE."
When I met Gene and was expecting to be pushed-away, I was surprised to find him a gentleman with a sense of humor, who became my friend and has been for all these years.
Gene, in his work, has saved for all of us, the past to have forever.
For us and those in the future, who will enjoy seeing the many places we have had in Miles City. Today, he still searches for more to draw and save-BEFORE THEY ARE GONE FOREVER.
I would like to see Gene Larsons work at the Art Center.
I would like to see it at the Range Riders Museum.
I lived in Miles City for many years. I am in Billings now.
With a glance at one of his drawings, I can go back to the Red Rock Village-In it's glory days or take a trip to Herbs Superette!
It's great! Everyone who hasn't done so, should take a look at Genes work. You might find something you could take home and let yourself, take a enjoyable trip to the past. Gene...THANKS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE!
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 16 years ago
I love how Gene takes multiple images and blends them together. On one of those calendars Gene did, I tagged along and took some of the photos for him to work off of. I couldn't imagine how he was going to work the various shots together . . . until I saw the final product. He has a great eye for combining things, a ton of patience and like other folks have found a gift of modesty. I, too, would like to see Gene's work permanently displayed and agree the Range Riders would be a good spot. He has really captured scenes like Main Street. I think his work will be one of those things people will greatly appreciate after he's gone. Why wait?
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Posted by Gene Larson (+277) 16 years ago
Greetings, All!

I haven't checked in on this site for a long time and was told the other day that I was being mentioned here. First of all, I'm honored to have Kacey address the fact that I may need a new "home" for my art prints. And to even have RESPONSES! Wow! Thanks, everyone!

The latest story is I checked with the Wool House Gallery recently and was told their situation is "up in the air"...not sure of being sold. In the meantime, my prints are still residing there. Not knowing what the next step might be concerning the Wool House Gallery, I met with John and Pam Riggs at Riggs Camera and Gifts and they are quite receptive of having my prints in their store, when the need arises....so I DO have that option now!

Again, thanks to all who came forth on my behalf and especially to Kacey for getting things going. (By the way, Kacey, my work is pen and ink, not pencil work. MILLIONS and MILLIONS of tiny dots of ink...and one who is crazy enough to pound them into the paper! Ha! Ha!) Bless you all!

Gene L
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Posted by Art Jacobsen (+47) 16 years ago
Just caught the discussion about Gene Larson. You can see his work at Miles City Books and News too. For BHS Gene has his Pastcards (ain't he clever) of the now deceased Log Cabin Bar and a new Pastcard of a cowboy getting a free ride on a rank bucking horse. Ask Gene for these or see them at H & T Printing or other locations in town. Keep up the good work Gene.
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