Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wendy Marquis and Sarah Angst @ Artists’ Gallery

The Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson is excited to announce Wendy Marquis and Sarah Angst as the featured artists for the month of December. Marquis will present her captivating Montana paintings, and Angst will display her fun, new original linocuts. We invite you to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, December 10th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Wendy Marquis is constantly panning her surroundings for scenes to paint. She often combines different elements she comes across to create her own landscapes and to satisfy her aesthetic. She finds old rusty trucks, barns and buildings fascinating, and they exude character, history, and help her to tell a story. Sometimes she includes animals to give her scenes life and a sense of humor.

“To me, these are all treasures; symbols of simpler times that so many of us want to hold on to. When you look at my paintings, I invite you to feel Montana…feel the sun on your back and the intensity of color that exists here. I want you to be able to sit in front of my work, and savor this distinct time; feel a sense of place…a place that you want to linger in again and again.”

Sarah Angst will be unveiling her new, fun, and funky miniatures. With there striking colors, and playful subject matter Angst’s new work is a must see. Her charming cards, unique jewelry and captivating prints will be available for sale and all make excellent gifts this holiday season.


Life drawing sessions open

Love to draw? The Painting & Drawing Guild is hosting life drawing sessions on every Monday from 6-9pm in the Haynes 233 on campus. Nude models are provided. Sessions are $5 and open to everyone.

The Painting & Drawing Guild is looking for members! Meetings are every other Wednesday at 7:00 in the painting room of Haynes Hall (upstairs). There will be a meeting this Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm in the painting room. Please attend for more information on participating in the group mural project. For more information please call 406.994.1828.

Art supply drive for children and families

Help us keep the arts thriving in the Gallatin Valley! The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, together with local schools and non-profits, will be collecting art supplies this holiday season to distribute among anonymously chosen children and non-profit programs. The schools and non-profits involved include Emily Dickinson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, HAVEN and Family Promise. Help us give children and families the opportunity to explore the arts, no matter their circumstance! Donation boxes will be placed at the Emerson, the MSU Art Department, Phillips Book and Office Supply Downtown, at the participating schools and at the HAVEN and Family Promise offices. For more information or to become involved, please contact Jordan Schwartz at or 587-9797.

FeastWare Pottery Sale @ The Emerson

Meet participating artists on opening night, Friday, November 19th, 5-8 pm. The sale will continue through December 23rd. A percentage of the sales will support the Emerson’s ceramics program in the Frances Senska Pottery studio. Participating artists include: Shannon & Dean Adams, Ernest Forward, Katie Brown, Jared Gabriel, David Peters, Josh DeWeese, Rosie Wynkoop, Pat Hoffman, Tyler MacNeal, Gregg Quinn, Matt Piedalue, Chris Bieniek, Liz Sparks, Michael Lentini, Keith Gilyard, Ryan Mitchell, Shaila Sorenson, Carl Sheehan, Joe Geil and others. The work will range from earthenware, stoneware and porcelain, including both oxidation and reduction methods of firing.

For further information contact Dean Adams, 994.2623.

Monster Pots by Matthew Piedalue

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Monster Pots a solo exhibition of ceramic vessels by Matthew Piedalue, a recent graduate of ceramics at Montana State University.  The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery November 29th to December 10th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, December 1st from 5 – 7 pm in the gallery.

The intention of Matthew’s ceramics illustrates the awe and wonder of a young boy obsessed with comic books and science fiction. Each piece is given up to the imagination of the viewer and one has to admire Matthew’s work for its certainly playful, imaginative, and mysterious qualities. Even though the ceramics delve outside traditions of these functional shapes, they still contain a sense of durability.

Matthew received his BFA of Studio Art at Montana State University in May of 2010.  He has had numerous exhibitions throughout his undergraduate career and Matt also had the opportunity to show his work in Montpellier, France in 2009.  As an undergraduate he was the president of the MSU Ceramics Guild for two years.