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January 28, 2009

Secretary Linda McCulloch Unveils Artwork by "Treasured" Montana Artist

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch with artist Randy McIntyre

(Helena) – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will unveil Montana Artist Randy McIntyre's artwork at a public ceremony on Friday, January 30th from 11:30-1:00 PM at the Secretary of State's Office in the State Capitol.

Senator Aubyn Curtiss (R-Fortine) and Representative Chas Vincent (R-Libby) will co-host the reception as lawmakers from McIntyre's legislative district.

"It will be my pleasure to introduce Randy McIntyre as the first "Treasured" Montana Artist," said McCulloch. "His paintings are detailed and serene, and I think a great number of Montanans will enjoy them."

McIntyre began painting at the age of twelve and now owns and operates the Natural Canvas Art Studio in Eureka, MT. His original paintings reflect a personal love for mountains, history and wildlife. He says the land serves as his inspiration, and his canvas.

"If it stands still, I was meant to paint on it," said McIntyre. "I try to keep my subjects and scenes as true to nature as possible by painting not only on canvas, but on most natural surfaces."

Secretary McCulloch will continue the "Treasured" Montana Artist exhibit throughout her term in office. The exhibit will feature a new local artist two to three times per year.

"For years, distinguished artists have displayed their artwork in the State Capitol," said McCulloch. "This exhibit honors that tradition while celebrating the unique differences of each local artist."

Randy McIntyre's artwork will be on display in the front lobby of the Secretary of State's Office until late April. More information, including the artist?s contact information, is available online at: http://www.naturalcanvasart.com/home.

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