GREAT FALLS — The OneHeartCall Project, created by artist Christina Rothe, is now open at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, and features three large galleries filled painting, sculptures, and other pieces of art.
Christina collaborated with several young artists in Washington for some of the pieces featured in the exhibit, along with other artists that work with music, dance, and other forms of creative art to create the project.
Christina Rothe was raised in Lagos, Nigeria and born in Germany. She lives and works in Washington state and is a multi-media artist. She is primarily known for her thread paintings, where she layers individual threads of various weights and colors one thread at a time onto a surface. In this exhibition Rothe combines technology with tradition to complete her project vision where layers of sound, community art works, video, and audio recordings are woven into an inspiring visual display.
More than two years in the making, the OneHeartCall Project highlights love and hope in a culturally diverse world. Rothe hopes the exhibit will inspire others to open their hearts and minds during a time when she believes our world needs it the most.
She explained, “The heart is hard sometimes, and often, especially right now with what we all have to go through here in our country, and worldwide, and also with covid and seeing the injustices that we do onto one another… why can’t we come back and feel our heartbeat actually, and realize we all have a heart and it beats, and it has fears and hopes and dreams, and why can’t we reach out to one another or just remain open?”
The exhibit opened last week at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and will be on display until February 12th. It is free to visit; the museum is located at 1400 1st Avenue North. For more information, call the museum at 406-727-8255.