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New Artwork Adorns Kalispell

Now there's art on the outside of our building too. The top piece is by Mark Ogle and the two side pieces are by my late father, Joe Abbrescia.

If you have not yet had the opportunity, stop by the newest art gallery & studios in Kalispell. Now is a great time to make the trip and enter our drawing for a chance to win Ogle or Abbrescia art! Our Grand Opening is on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Two names will be drawn during the week of April 9th. And, like the saying goes... you can't win if you don't play!

The gallery features the artworks of both Mark Ogle and Joe Abbrescia. Abbrescia's work is now represented by his son, Joe Abbrescia Jr. Originals and fine art prints on canvas (giclees) from both artists are available. Another unique feature of this space is that it is also the new home of the Abbrescia Art Restoration Studio. Many interesting things happening in Joe's studio!

When Art Comes Full Circle- Joe Abbrescia & Mark Ogle Together Again

When Art Comes Full Circle
With the help of Sykes owner Ray Thompson; Mark Ogle and Joe Abbrescia Jr. bring two Art Studios back to downtown Kalispell.

Kalispell, MT 11/16/2011 - The Sykes Complex will be getting new tenants in time for the Kalispell Art Walk on December 2, 2011. The Art Studios of Mark Ogle and Joe Abbrescia Jr., are joining forces and moving into the newly remodeled Sykes location at 236 Second Ave West in Kalispell (recently the home of the “Jungle Rama” Day Care).

Sykes owner, Ray Thompson, had a vision for the arts in regards to his current building remodel, which is located across the parking lot from the Sykes Restaurant and Market. Ray Thompson asked artist, Mark Ogle if he would like to move his studio back to the downtown Kalispell area. Ogle then asked family friend, conservator, Joe Abbrescia Jr., if he would like to share the newly remodeled space. With the original Abbrescia Art Gallery building on First Ave West for sale; the timing couldn’t be better for Abbrescia Art Restoration to move into a new space.

It’s really ironic when one sees something come full circle. Mark Ogle had been a prominent student of the late artist, Joe Abbrescia, who was recognized as "one of America's most accomplished impressionist painters". Mark has also known the Abbrescia family for many years. In fact, Joe Abbrescia Jr., used to listen to his Dad and Mark discuss color theory and composition as a young boy, both in Scottsdale and in Montana. Joe Jr. has lived his entire life immersed in the arts and also under the tutelage of his late father. Now, Abbrescia and Ogle will share one beautiful new studio space in downtown Kalispell.

Mark Ogle has earned a substantial reputation as one of the most talented landscape painters in America, and is very well known locally for his Glacier Park landscapes. Joe Abbrescia Jr. (Abbrescia Art Restoration Studio) specializes in the conservation and restoration of fine art oil paintings with emphasis on prominent western artists. Both studios will call the new space home; and the gallery portion will showcase original artwork and fine art giclee prints on canvas of both Ogle and the late Joe Abbrescia.

Make plans to join us for the Annual Art Walk and Holiday Stroll in downtown Kalispell on Friday, December 2nd from 5 pm - 9 pm, see the new studios and enjoy tasty snacks prepared by “Giuseppe” (a.k.a Joe).