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The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)
Downtown Forestville

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Forestville, CA 95436

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Vintage Collectible Sculpture
& Assemblage

A One-man Exhibit by Monty Monty

July 11 - July 25, 2004

Witness one artist's homage to the days of yesteryear through the lightly twisted mind of Monty Monty as The Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville presents a one-man exhibition of wonderful assemblage sculpture beginning June 11th. This Show, "Vintage Collectible Sculpture and Assemblage," continues through July 25th.

Monty's creations revive and celebrate antique cast-offs, odd curios, and stopped clocks, old-fashioned kitchen implements, tired books and tattered cigar boxes, dented coffee cans, cast-off hand tools, and even an occasional family heirloom. "Everything tells a tale," he says. "I try to assemble my pieces so that we see old things in new ways. If you look really closely, you will see the parts and pieces. If you stand back, they suddenly become something completely different."

"The Sweet Heartley" Sculpture/Assemblage
"The Sweet Heartley"
16" X 26" X 12", 2004

For his wonderful Fryin' Fountain, Monty started with a rusty old 1930's clothes washing machine, and several vintage frying pans- "red hot skillets" - and ended up with a fantastical water fountain, "out of the frying pan and into the fountain!" Also included in this show are the "Sweet Heartley", a "Turpentine Tractor", "Tinman the Fisherman", and a runaway "Santa Fe Train Engine".

Monty, who quit his job as a graphic artist four years ago to work on his art full time, has exhibited at the Sonoma County Cultural Arts Council Gallery in Santa Rosa, and the Quicksilver Mine Co.'s former gallery location in Sebastopol. He is also a regular exhibitor at Next Level Communications (now Motorola) bi-annual art "Rotations" in Rohnert Park, as well as a participant in the Cultural Arts Council's annual juried artist studio tour, Artrails.

The Sweet Heartley Story

"The Sweet Heartley" is just plain sweet. It is a metaphor for the heart. It is the well-made machine that takes us down life's highways and back roads. It is the sweetheart that holds us close and allows us to experience a life full of emotions. "The Sweet Heartley" paves the way for great adventures. It carries you through life's tight turns while hugging you, and the road you are on. This sweet machine is dedicated to the sweethearts in our lives, and is loaded with all the sweet features that life has to offer. How sweet it is!


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Monty Monty with a section of "Vintage Totem"
Monty Monty with a section of
"Vintage Totem"

A Reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 4- 6 p.m. In addition, everyone who enjoys a good tale is invited to join family and friends in the gallery on Sunday, July 18th from 2 - 4 p.m., for a delightful afternoon, "Storytelling with Monty."

Monty @ Quicksilver 2010

More About Monty

The Sweet Heartley Checklist:
  • Solid base for good understanding
  • Wide metal tires to hug the road
  • Time stands still clock gauge
  • Functional headlight nightlight
  • Wood love handle grips
  • Heart of glass windshield
  • Watch your rear rearview mirror
  • Hand held hard body drill
  • Silver spoon hind-in-sight seat
  • Lighter than air pump
  • Chrome love handles
  • Love power wash exhaust pipe
  • Spring in the air shocks
  • Fondue Forks
  • Rear safety lock
  • Pressure gauge
  • Sun and stars rims
  • Radar cap gun
  • Velvet touch putter fender
  • Spinning wheels
  • Safety tools
  • Heart wrench
  • Some nice vices
  • All-the-Way saw handle
  • Bottle opener
  • Zippo lost lighter case
  • Plenty of patent pendings
  • More love handles
  • I.D. Bracelet
  • The keys to it all!