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ImagineIF libraries feature two art exhibits

| September 30, 2021 12:00 AM

This fall through November, ImagineIF highlights two local artists' displays, Rocky Hoerner and Larry Youmans, at ImagineIF Kalispell and Columbia Falls.

• “Timeless Montana,” an exhibition by Rocky Hoerner, is on display at ImagineIF Kalispell. The artwork explores Montana wildlife and its relationship with the seasons and time. Hoerner emphasizes his passion for nature and the creatures that call it home. Set in Glacier Park and the Flathead Valley, the exhibit invites viewers to interact visually with the artist’s use of color, line and dimension. Artwork has been chosen through all points of Hoerner’s life. Born in Kalispell in 1957, he has spent his life drawing inspiration from the mountains that he calls home. Over the past 50 years, he has produced and sold thousands of works, from T-shirt designs to murals.

Prints and original art are available for purchase at the library.

Find more information about the artist, visit

• At ImagineIF Columbia Falls, patrons can enjoy the vibrant photos featured in the exhibit “Birds of Ecuador” by local photographer and birder Larry Youmans. The exhibit transports the viewer to the tropical rainforests of Ecuador and invites them to experience the rich and colorful array of birds that Youmans captured while visiting. Photos are available for purchase at the Columbia Falls library.

For over 40 years, Youmans and his wife Diane have lived in Columbia Falls. Early in their stay, Youmans became interested in the land and water systems of the North Fork of the Flathead River. The area has been the perfect landscape for him to explore his interest in birdwatching and his enthusiasm for photography. Find out more at

ImagineIF welcomes the opportunity for local artists to display artwork for public viewing in their exhibit spaces. Apply at


Photos of tropical birds by Larry Youmans on display at ImagineIF library in Columbia Falls