Monthly Archives: June 2009

Ongoing…Second year MFAs @ MSU

The Helen E. Copland Gallery proudly presents the work of the fine arts students currently enrolled in the second year of their master’s program at MSU.  The exhibition will run from July 3 – August 1, 2009.  A reception will be held Friday, July 17 from 5-7pm.

The works will include:  sculptures by Shannon Berg, paintings by Emily Browne, intermedia work by Lorie Hoffman, metalwork by April Hale, and prints by Sukha Worob.  All 5 students will be entering their 2nd year of study at MSU, Bozeman.  This is the third group exhibition by the students who have also shown in Missoula and Livingston, most recently.  Though not collaborative, the students’ works simultaneously reflect remnants of the past through different media and techniques.

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.  The gallery is open from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Gabriel Kulka and Jennifer Pulchinski @ tart

Jennifer Pulchinski

Jennifer Pulchinski

Barbed Wire, Ink, Rocks, Wood, Wax, Wire and String, featuring work by Gabriel Kulka and Jennifer Pulchinski, explores the minutely detailed and the enormously abstract.  Sculptor Gabriel Kulka creates tiny sculptural assemblages with found objects, exquisitely crafted frames, and cast figures with out of proportion limbs.  These little worlds are perfectly tattered and exquisitely odd.  Jennifer Pulchinski crafts large panels of wood with abstracted prints of barbed wire rendered in layers of ink and paper, as well as woodblock prints of faces done in her trademark slightly off kilter way. Together, the two artists present a body of work both prickly and compelling.

Gabriel Kulka

Gabriel Kulka

Opening reception on Friday, July 10th 5-8p.m, in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display from July 10th through August 12th.

Whitehouse and Williams paintings @ Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery at the Emerson invites the public to a reception for painters Kitty Whitehouse and Linda Williams, to be held on Friday, July 10 from 5 to 8 PM. Their works will be on display from June 29 through July 27.

Whitehouse will be showing her latest oil paintings of both landscapes and wildlife, many of which are of local scenes that Bozeman residents will recognize. Williams will be featuring new oil paintings of classically inspired still-lifes and plein-air studies of Montana’s western landscapes.

Kitty Whitehouse –  Landscape and Wildlife Artist
Kitty Whitehouse has an art degree from the University of New Hampshire as well as having studied western landscapes, lighting, and techniques with several local and nationally known artists.  Working primarily in oils, her subjects are usually horses, wildlife, and the Montana and Yellowstone landscapes. However, her paintings are usually about the light, using the subjects to portray an emotion, a unique lighting condition, or time of day.  Many of her latest paintings are of local scenes that Bozeman residents will recognize.

Linda Williams – Landscape and Still-Life Painter
Linda was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in New York, New Orleans, and Memphis.  She graduated Phi Kappa Phi from MSU with a degree in Fine Arts, receiving the Strand Award.  She was included in the “35 Important American Women Artists” show in July 1992 at Saks Gallery in Denver and currently resides in Bozeman, Montana. Over the last few years she has been sharpening her skills in oils paints through “plein-air” studies and still-life works.

NEW WORK by Jerry Rankin@ Aunt Dofe’s

Aunt Dofe’s opens a new season of Willow Creek artwalks with a show of NEW WORK by Jerry Rankin. Well known and respected for many years as an artist and art teacher, Jerry Rankin moved into a new studio in Whitehall, Montana last Fall. The move has marked many new beginnings in his work. A show of these new sculptures, prints, paintings and drawings will be up at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory, 102 Main Street in Willow Creek, until July 12, 2009.

Because of the depth and sophistication of his work, Jerry Rankin has always had a special place among artists, but this new work is especially exciting because it has a real potential to reach a broader audience. This show is to be the first of a series of shows that get beyond the experience of the art itself and try to get at the artist’s experience as it is produced. The show documents an artistic idea as it transforms from a beautiful drawing to black and white studies to a whole new concept of two-dimensional sculpture. It is amazing to see what is gained, and what is lost as this idea migrates across the various media. The new paintings are their own special feast. They don’t represent something out there, they are objects in their own right. NEW WORK will open with a reception for Mr. Rankin on Friday, June 19 from 6 until 9 PM.

Bozeman Art Walks on second Fridays

The downtown Art Walk season begins 6-8 pm Friday, June 12, and continues through September. The Bozeman Chronicle article has a listing of galleries and featured artists. The Emerson galleries are also participating. Of note are two shows from galleries that, for one reason or another, recently lost physical locations: Chaparral Fine Art, showing at ERA Landmark, and Montana Trails, with a new location at 402 E. Main.

Update: Not downtown, but also particpating in the first Art Walk, is the Misco Mill Gallery at Wallace and East Cottonwood (across from the Lehrkind Mansion).  Read more about artist Shaw Thompson and the gallery in Bozeman Magazine.

Artists converge for families fighting cancer

Nationally renowned artists DG House and Rocky Hawkins will be showing their works during an artists reception at Indian Uprising Gallery 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 5. Hawkins and House’s paintings will be joined by metal sculptor Pete Stecher of Bozeman and painter/multi media artist Cathy Weber of Dillon.

More at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

George Cole: Montana Primitive @ Wild Joe’s Coffee

George Cole’s abstract and acrylic art is on exhibit this June at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in Bozeman. An artist’s public reception is planned for 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 5, at 18 W. Main St.

Cole defines his work as primitive and untrained using vivid colors and images to define society. Twenty pieces are part of the exhibit featuring acrylic on canvas, fabric and natural objects. His work includes montage work and photography.

A native of Laurel, Cole lives in Bozeman and his interviews are featured Monday evenings on Yellowstone Public Radio. His work is part of collections in Minneapolis, Chula Vista, Spokane and Bozeman.

Proceeds from art sales during the exhibit will benefit the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.

Annual downtown art show and installation seeking entries

The City of Bozeman and the Gallatin Art Crossing announce a call for entries for the 2009-2010 annual art show and installation.

This year’s show will be accepting up to 20 applications of artwork introducing viewers to many artistic approaches. Creation or contribution for the Gallatin Art Crossing is an opportunity to have work marketed and on display in downtown for one year. The application deadline is the June 12 with the installation on July 11. Pieces need to be ready to install and sustainable outdoors without maintenance for one year.

The goal of the program is to add at least one piece to the permanent collection each year.

Visit to get more information and application materials, also place your vote for this year’s Peoples Choice Award.

First chance to see Wine Classic art work @ MOR

The Museum of the Rockies will host a preview of exclusive art pieces for sale at the annual fund-raiser Wine Classic, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, June 4.

This is a chance to meet regional artists, including Barbara Van Cleve, Jeb Todd, Parks Reece, Keith Anderson, Adria Pope, Kyle Bajakian, Brad Anderson, Will Pope, Kirstin Kainz, and Beth Livingston. Hear the stories behind their art while sampling hors d’oeuvres with a no-host wine bar. The artists will have exclusive art pieces for sale as well as a raffle drawing. For reservations call 994-1998. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. More details at MOR.