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.

MSU Student Sculpture Guild: Everybody’s Doing It

The School of Art at Montana State University announces an exhibition curated and designed by the MSU Student Sculpture Guild, called Everybody’s Doing It.  This is the first exhibition at the gallery by an MSU student guild and features 6 of the 15 students.  The exhibition will be on view in the gallery through October 9, 2009. This and all receptions and exhibitions are free and open to the public.  For more information call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Jeffrey Conger @ Aunt Dofe’s: The Face of Hot Rodding

Celebrating Willow Creek’s Art Walk summer season finale, Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory is proud to feature the photographic artwork of Jeffrey Conger with an artist reception and opening this Friday September 18th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. A nationally known photojournalist and author, Conger’s new series of oversized photographic prints titled “The Face of Hot Rodding” looks deep into the automotive subculture, past the simple iconic automotive theme revealing the lives of those individuals who dare to think outside-of-the box.

Having traveled North America and Europe for the past decade documenting the stories of backyard mechanics and automotive legends alike, Conger’s candid images offer a grit and texture that is palpuble. A regular contributor to publishing icon Hot Rod Magazine for the past eight years. His images have also graced the pages of other notable motorsport magazines including: Automobile, Rod & Custom, Classic Trucks, Chevy Rumble, American Rodder and Corvette Enthusiast.

Aunt Dofe’s will offer special parking in front of the gallery to those driving a hot rod, classic car or custom along with live music performed by the local string band Weatherwood. So fill up your cruiser and head to Willow Creek’s Art Walk for an enjoyable time. The gallery is located just six miles south of Three Forks. For more information call Dave Kirk at 406 285-6996.

Symbolic Coordinates: Harmony Wolfe @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits presents Symbolic Coordinates, a conceptual installation by Harmony Wolfe. The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery September 8-18. There will be a public artist reception Wednesday, September 16 from 5-7 pm. The gallery is located in Strand Union Building (SUB) room 212, Montana State University. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!