Monthly Archives: February 2008

Craig Hergert’s panoramic photography


Craig Hergert has just published a book of his panoramic photography, which I saw at the store, Montana Panoramic Gallery & Beaucoup Framing, in the Emerson galleria during the last art walk (second Friday each month). Speaking for myself, not only do I find these images stunning in their gorgeousness, but they draw you in magnetically to peruse the terrific detail and imagine yourself wandering through the scene. One thing you’re never aware of is the effort and skill required, in the field and after, to create these landscapes. But any photographer who has tried it will keenly appreciate the accomplishment represented on every page.

You can order the book or Craig’s prints from the Montana Panoramic web siteUpdate: I also spotted signed books at Country Bookshelf, and they can probably be found elsewhere, as well.

Art @ MSU | Dean Adams: Succession

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at MSU announces Succession, an exhibition of the work of local ceramicist Dean Adams.  The exhibition runs from February 19 – March 7.  An opening reception with the artist will be held February 25 from 5-7 p.m.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Ceramic art by Dean Adams

The exhibition includes two very different bodies of work created by Adams. Many of the pieces were fired in his new wood-fired soda kiln. His inspiration comes from the architecture of wood-fired kilns, pre-historic Japanese kiln furniture, the landscape, and monumental architecture. Dean describes the sculptures as indicative of the relationship between the space of the kiln, the other pieces in the kiln, and the fire.

Dean Adams received his MA and MFA degrees from The University of Iowa. He has taught at Montana State University as an adjunct since fall of 2001. He exhibits nationally and internationally. He has participated in many artists’ residencies, including The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT; The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and Watershed Center for Ceramics in New Castle, Maine.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.  Haynes Hall is on 11th Avenue across from the duck pond.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Glory of the West: Contemporary Montana Artists from the Waller-Yoblonsky Collection

The School of Art of Montana State University and Shack-Up announce Glory of the West: Contemporary Montana Artists from the Waller-Yoblonsky Collection. Visionary art collector Tony Waller will give a lecture and slide presentation profiling contemporary Montana Artists, particularly from his personal collection. The lecture will be held at the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium, Friday, February 22 at 7:00 pm. A native of Montana who now resides in Washington DC, Waller has been inspired by and collecting Montana artists for over three decades. Not only a patron of Montana contemporary artists, Waller was one of the 2002 recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award from MSU, contributing to future generations.

Glory of the West exhibition will run from February 23 through April 4, 2008 at Shack-Up, at 109 North Rouse. Saturday, February 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Waller and some of the artists he has collected will be at Shack-Up for a reception. The events are open and free to the public.

For more information please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562 or Shack-Up at 586-6336.

Power of Art film and discussion panel @ MSU

The School of Art and PBS of Montana State University announces The Power of Art Guest Lecture Series. Internationally acclaimed scholar and writer Simon Schama tells the dramatic stories of eight troublemaker artists…eight stories of disaster, triumph and the cutting-edge masterpieces that ultimately changed the way the world looks at art. PBS and the School of Art will show the film concerning the Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, focusing particularly on his time working on the famous sculpture, the Ecstasy of St. Teresa. A discussion panel will follow the film with members of the MSU faculty.

Art film, discussion, and reception: February 26, 2008, 6:30 PM, Reynold’s Recital room, Howard Hall, MSU campus.

This is the second edition of a popular event that took place on campus in October of 2007. We are please to host another evening of film, discussion, and a wine and cheese reception. The events are free and we strongly encourage the public to attend.

For more information please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Bozeman’s Own Monthly Magazine

You may have noticed a new monthly publication in town: Bozeman’s Own Monthly Magazine. Free copies are provided at various locations, and there is also a web site which has some–but not all–of the content. Following is a bit about them from Angie Ripple, Publisher/Contributor Coordinator. Note the interest in local artists.

Our mission is to provide our readers with information that is unique to Bozeman. Features include family fun, recreation, dining and Montana living. We attempt to feature local artists on our cover and include their bio within the mag. We seek out up and coming artists and accept recommendations. You can contact us via email at With your contributions we can make BOMM and you as an artist stand out.

Cherlyn Wilcox

I invited Cherlyn Wilcox to introduce herself here, and I’m almost regretting it. The compelling four-foot canvas shown below is one I’ve already had my eye on. See it for yourself outside the Infusion Gallery in the Emerson.

Untitled 16
Untitled 16

The natural beauty of Montana plays a vital role in my art. However, I am more interested in exploring my emotional relationship to capture a sense of place rather than replicating standard representational elements.

Merging landscapes
Merging landscapes

I enjoy experimenting with textures, color and open space I find in the landscape and learn how they influence our reactions to the natural environment.

You can see other work and learn more at Cherlyn Wilcox’s web site.

Bozeman artists on the web

I have heard that in Gallatin County the proportion of people identifying themselves as artists is several times the national average. True or not, I do know that there are a lot of artists around, but they can be hard to find even if they are on the Internet. I do know that people are looking, because my stats tell me of the web searches that bring people here.

The only online listing site I know of is the Bozeman page of Montana Artists, but to reach their very short list you have to scroll down past ads for real estate agencies, Hannah Montana, and a page-long tourist brochure. If there are other lists I’m missing, please let me know.

So I would like to make this blog available. If you’re an artist and have a web site, tell me and I’ll post it here and add a link on the Bozeman Artists page. And if you don’t have a web site, then Art Bozeman can be a place you might be found if people are searching for you specifically, or Bozeman area artists in general. Either way, just send me ( a few sentences about you and your art, along with contact information, and an image or two to include if you wish. You don’t have to live in Bozeman; any real or imaginary connection is enough.