Monthly Archives: September 2009

Line, Color, Structure: Heather Bentz @ Sola Cafe

Heather Bentz, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University, will exhibit her original artwork at Sola Cafe for the months of October and November. The show, Line, Color, Structure, will be hung in both the main and dining room galleries. There will be an artist reception from 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

Sola Cafe is located at South Third and Kagy Boulevard in Bozeman across from Museum of the Rockies. This event is free and open to the public. Call 922-7652 for more information.


Yellowstone photography by Tom Murphy and Cindy Goeddel @ Zoot

Tom Murphy and Cindy Goeddel participate in a joint exhibit of seasonal Yellowstone fine art photography at the Zoot Art Gallery. The exhibit, “Yellowstone, An Exaltation of Wonders,” is a collection of photographs that illustrate the seasons, rhythm and power of the land and its inhabitants of the world’s first National Park.

An artist’s reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Zoot Art Gallery. Join both photographers at the opening night reception as they share their experiences photographing Yellowstone’s backcountry and capturing the beauty of the park’s majestic wonders. The event will include live music by Ben Bullington from Big Timber. The reception and exhibition are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information or directions to the gallery visit the Zoot Art Gallery or call Cindy Goeddel at 858-848-4150. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery address is 555 Zoot Enterprises Lane, Bozeman.

“Once Upon a Gato… Works on wood and things. A curious collection of creeps, monsters, and bathtubs.” by Allie Buck

Allie Buck, aka “Gato” creates an odd little world.  In it, tiny people with giraffe necks peer from the frame.  A man takes a lobster for a walk.  A woman contemplates a freckle.  These bright, almost childlike paintings with a sophisticated sensibility are painted on dresser drawers, two by fours and other found objects.  Gato’s work intrigues and confuses, leaving the viewer wanting to know more.

Opening reception on Friday, October 9th 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 October 9th through November 11th.

Geomythology in Ancient Art

The School of Art at MSU announces  Geomythology in Ancient Art, a view of the recent work of Dr. Adrienne Mayor.  Professor Mayor, a professor in the Department of Classics and History of Science at Stanford University, will discuss her current work, in which she specializes in ancient military history and the study of “folk science”, or how pre-scientific cultures interpreted data about the natural world, and how these interpretations form the basis of many ancient myths, folklore and popular beliefs.  Her work in pre-scientific fossil discoveries and traditional interpretations of paleontological remains has opened up a new field within the emerging discipline of Geomythology.

The lecture will take place October 6, 5:10-6 pm, in Room 103 of Reid Hall, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Forever Family: photographs by Tessa Lykins and Leslie McDaniel

Forever Family, a collection of photographs by Tessa Lykins and Leslie McDaniel, will be showing in the Exit Gallery September 21-October 2. The photographs are from a project on Montana families that adopt international orphans through the “Summer of Hope” program. The black and white, documentary style photographs and interview clips give the viewer a realistic look at the troubles as well as the triumphs of each family as they unconditionally love their new children.

There will be a free artist reception Wednesday, September 30 from 5-7pm. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.