At Mountain Lake PBS, we are more than television.  This month we are also art exhibits in two separate galleries.

You still have time to view the “Bound for Glory” exhibition, featuring works by Montreal artist François Escalmel.  There you’ll find the “Spotlight” segment Paul Larson produced about painter and filmmaker projected on a gallery wall, entertaining viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artist at work, and featuring many of the paintings visitors may also view up close on the adjoining wall

You may visit this exhibition from now through this Saturday, January 5.  It is at la Maison de la culture Frontenac, located at 2550 Ontario St E, Montreal. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1pm until 7pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm until 5pm. Admission is free.

Nearly half a continent away from Montreal, in the city of Cedar Falls, Iowa, museum guests at the University of Northern Iowa are seeing a “Spotlight” piece about the pottery and paintings of Natasha Smoke.  It is projected near the gallery entrance, and informs viewers about a clay pot in a nearby display case, one sculpted by the Mohawk artist from Fort Covington, New York.  Her work blends Native American traditions with a contemporary sensibility.

The exhibition “Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay” features many ceramic works from Iowa, as well as from places as far away as Peru, the Mediterranean and China.  The art display will remain at the UNI Museum until July 20, 2019.

“Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. http://www.pearsallfoundation.org.  “Spotlight” is also supported by the chamber music organization Hill and Hollow Music.