May 10, 2011
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McCulloch Unveils “Treasured” Montana Artist Summer Exhibit:
Featuring Student Artists from the Montana Meth Project’s
“Paint the State” Art Competition
HELENA - Secretary of State Linda McCulloch on Tuesday unveiled her next “Treasured” Montana Artist exhibit during a public reception at the State Capitol. The 2011 Summer Exhibit features select artwork from students who participated in the Montana Meth Project’s “Paint the State” anti-methamphetamine campaign.
“This exhibit speaks volumes about Montana’s school kids,” Secretary McCulloch said. “It’s bold, creative and united with a common message that folks all across the state know and understand.”
McCulloch was joined at the reception by Amy Rue, Executive Director of the Montana Meth Project, and by the student artists who said they were surprised by the distinct recognition.
“We are honored that Linda McCulloch has chosen to feature select Paint the State anti-Meth artwork in her Treasured Artist display,” Rue said. “Teens across Montana spent thousands of hours creating their pieces, and it’s so gratifying to see their work continuing to spread the Not Even Once message through this display.”
“We have pictures of projects on tee-shirts, paper, leather, and the side of buildings,” Secretary McCulloch said. “It’s probably the most unique collection we’ve displayed so far.”
McCulloch launched the “Treasured” Artist exhibit in January 2009 to showcase artists with strong ties to the Treasure State. The “Paint the State” exhibit will be on public display in the Secretary of State’s Office at the State Capitol in Helena through August 2011.
To view photos from this exhibit and other collections, logon to Secretary of State’s website at sos.mt.gov/Gallery.