WESTERN HOME JOURNAL Bozeman and Big Sky, Winter, 2020
by Aaron Kampfe
This year, Kira Fercho comfortably turns 40 and settles into midlife. Like many who hit this milestone year, Kira is reflective about the past and also thinking forward about the next phases of her life.
Fercho’s true and lasting love in life is painting – something she has never had to force herself to appreciate. Her paintings hang in the White House and Tom Brokaw’s home. They also hang in the homes of Dwight Yokum, Emmylou Harris and John Mayer. Seventy percent of her work is commissioned, and she often travels from Big Sky to Los Angeles or New York City to do installations. READ MORE...
ART CUSTOMIZED FOR THE HOME AND SOUL
WESTERN HOME JOURNAL, Jackson Hole, Winter 2018
THE PROCESS OF KIRA FERCHO
For Kira Fercho, the painting process doesn’t begin with a blank canvas but rather with an open mind. The process is interpersonal and cerebral before it is artistic and physical.
BILLINGS GAZETTE February 1, 2015, BILLINGS GAZETTE
Fercho studied art and psychology in college, and went into art education. After deciding that teaching wasn’t her cup of tea, she went to work at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. Later, she returned to Montana State University Billings where she received a master’s degree in counseling. One of Fercho’s better known works is an expansive display of 12 tepees on display at the Billings Clinic.
ARTISTS ORIGINAL COMMISSION BLOSSOMS TO 12 PAINTINGS FOR BILLINGS CLINIC COMMONS
BILLINGS GAZETTE July 11, 2014, BY JACI WEBB
Billings artist Kira Fercho set out to paint one tepee, but fate intervened. The single tepee painting was originally commissioned by Jim Duncan, president of the Billings Clinic Foundation. It was to hang in the commons area of the Clinic off North 28th Street. Fercho said she was honored to be chosen, but her vision was to paint 12 tepees to represent all 12 federally recognized tribes in Montana.