Monthly Archives: May 2010

RAW: MSU students @ Danforth

RAW, an exhibition of recent work by five returning Montana State University graduate students, will be on display at the Danforth Gallery in Livingston from May 21st- June 22nd. An artist reception will be held Friday May 21, 5:30-8:30 PM.

Sukha Worob, Emily Browne, Shannon Berg, April Hale, and Lorie Hoffman are returning to the Danforth Gallery after completing their second year with the School of Art at MSU. “We are eager to have these talented young artist back for their second group show at the Danforth this year”, said Traci Isaly, the Danforth Gallery Director. “These students present work that is fresh, unfiltered, and deliberate. As they evolve through the program at MSU, it is interesting to watch their progression in terms of style, themes and subtle variations of those themes, over time. What transpires over the course of their 3-year journey to an MFA degree is exciting as well as engaging. We are delighted to partner with these young artists and share their progression with our members as well as the general public”, said Isaly.

See the Danforth web site for further information.

[the art project]

The Emerson is proud to present a new, contemporary space in the Emerson. The mission of the [the art project] is to provide a venue for primarily emerging artists in the region while providing affordable, contemporary art to the community in a fresh, exciting atmosphere. The grand opening will be Friday, June 11, 5-8pm, in #110 Emerson Galleria Hall.

John Parker, a photographer in Bozeman and local Montanan will be exhibiting his work from the last few years with images taken in Belize, Germany, Arizona, and here in Bozeman. In it there is a range of contrasts from small insects to enormous mountain ranges, action settings opposite to tranquil scenery, as well as lush, vibrant colors along with two-toned images that seem to indicate foreboding experiences. He finds the surreal in the landscapes and situations around and combines man-made and natural objects that compliment each other unintentionally. Composition is generally straightforward, and if needed, post processing allows to emphasize his vision in a given moment and create new and unconventional perspectives.

Call for submissions: Gallatin Art Crossing

The City of Bozeman and the Gallatin Art Crossing are pleased to announce Call for Entries for the 2010 – 11 show and installation. This year’s show will be accepting up to 15 applications. Creation or contribution for the Gallatin Art Crossing is an opportunity to have your work marketed and on display in downtown for one year. The deadline for applications is June 12, with the installation occurring on July 17th. Pieces need to be ready to install and sustainable outdoors without maintenance for one year.

The Art Crossing exhibit hosts a variety of artwork introducing viewers to many artistic approaches. The goal of the program is to add at least one piece to the permanent collection each year. Fundraising incorporates a variety of techniques and entities such as community challenges and the solicitation of individuals and businesses for contribution.

Please visit to get more information and application materials. Also, place your vote for this year’s Peoples’ Choice Award!

BYOA: Grand Opening of The Cottonwood Club

The art collective-The New Entropy– is proud to announce the Grand Opening of The Cottonwood Club-Bozeman’s only all ages, DIY venue for the arts, run by artists for artists. Sat. May 22nd at 7:30p we will be hosting a BYOA (bring your own art) show with musical expressions from The New Entropy, Connie, and The Mountain Kids. Admission: AT LEAST one piece of original art work to be displayed. All mediums of art most welcome. All Ages welcome.

The Cottonwood Club is located at 665 N. Plum Ave on the Northeast side of town. For more info email or call 901-219-0717.


The Convive exhibit opens in the Weaver Room at The Emerson during Art Walk this Friday, May 14th, 5-8 pm. Convive features recent works by artists that have not shown in the Weaver Room, Wilber Gallery or Emerson Lobby before this. “Convive” means “to feast together” which describes the spirit of this show.

Artists of Gallatin and Park counties competed in this juried group show. Out of 125 submissions, 62 pieces were selected to be in the show. The jurors were artists April Hale, Kris Keller and Beth Pfaff a panel from the Emerson’s Exhibits and Education Committee.

The show includes ceramics by Vanessa Rogers and Keith Gilyard, jewelry by Erin Swietnicki, photography by Larry Blackwood, paintings by Mary Keefer, book arts by MSU graphic design students, fiber art by Katy Kellogg Nygard, and numerous other diverse works.

Melissa Mencini: Ceramics

Helena artist Melissa Mencini crafts sleek ceramic cups, mugs, jugs and teapots then adorns them with retro, tongue in cheek graphics and fresh colors. Pistols, trikes, and delicate blue florals share space on what might become your favorite cup.
Melissa Mencini holds an MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. She recently returned from a trip to China where she met with local craftspeople and had a series of unique gold decals made, which she now fires into her ceramic pieces.
The show will be on display from May 14th through June 9th, 2010 in tart, room #107C of the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 582-0416 for more information.
till death do us part by melissa mencinitricycle pair by melissa mencini

Graphic Design Thesis Show @ MSU

The School of Art at Montana State University is excited to announce the 2010 Graphic Design Thesis Show is open to the public through Friday May 7th. All 37 graduating seniors will be displaying their capstone projects, everything from high-end corporate branding to infographics and snowboard/skateboard design to entrepreneurial business launches. The public is invited to an artist reception Friday, May 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Copeland Gallery located on the second floor of the School of Art, Haynes Hall. The gallery is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.