Friday, September 6, 1996

The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana

Artist has two shows

"Mydieval Faire," an exhibit
of works in chalk pastel by artist Cory Jaeger will be held at Cold Mountain Pottery in September and the Kaleidoscope Gallery for the month of October. Receptions are scheduled 5 to 7 pm Friday, Sept. 6, at Cold Mountain and 5 to 9 pm Friday, Oct. 11, at Kaleidoscope.

The exhibits of mainly new works include "Lady of Avalon", a chalk pastel at right, and center on Jaeger's fascination with medieval legend. Her vivid depictions of knights and ladies are, to Jaeger, a direct reaction to growing up in Billings. "We are in love with the legends of the Old West," she says, "but I am drawn to other legends, like those of Camelot...the sense of ritual, of chivalry, that were the ideals of medieval culture, are so needed, yet nearly lost today."

Jaeger has staged one-person shows before, and was part of a national exhibition in Corvallis, Ore. She also plans shows in Helena and Portland.