Art Bozeman

For artists and art fans in Bozeman and beyond


Rick Smith video: (Dis)continuity

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: (Dis)continuity, a video installation by Rick Smith. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery January 31st – February 11th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, February 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

For Rick Smith, experimental filmmaking allows him to explore the nature of cinema outside the boundaries that are imposed by the structure of traditional narrative. His films hope to reveal the world beyond our perception and draw on greater truths. The videos were filmed at rates beyond 500 frames per second, which creates an extreme slow motion that transforms the familiar and quotidian into something spectacular.

Rick Smith is a cinematographer and visual artist living in Bozeman, MT. He recently completed his MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at MSU and currently works for Grizzly Creek films as a cinematographer for “Expedition Wild”, a series on National Geographic Television. In 2010 he won a regional Emmy for his work as the Director of Photography on a Montana PBS program called “Before There Were Parks.” In addition to his mainstream work in broadcast television, Rick has started to explore the limits of image making utilizing the latest photographic tools that blur the boundary between photographic and cinematic. Through the use of high-speed and digitally manipulated imagery, Rick’s installation critiques our collective obsession with photographic truth and the atomization of time.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!


Eminence: Jessica Mongeon paintings @ Blue Ocean Center

Eminence is a series of abstracted landscape paintings by Jessica Mongeon focusing on Bozeman area ski resorts and mountain vistas. The opening reception will be held Friday, February 4th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Blue Ocean Innovations, 1820 West Lincoln, Bozeman. Refreshments will be served.

More of the artist’s work can be seen at her web site, www.jessicamongeon.com.


THE ALPHABET PROJECT @ [the art project]

[the art project], an Emerson run gallery space, introduces, THE ALPHABET PROJECT…an exhibit based on the letters of the alphabet. Each letter was randomly selected to a diverse group of creatives in the community. Focusing on an ordinary subject that we see each day, often by the hundreds of thousands, this exhibit conveys 26 letters as more than just shapes. The 26 artists, designers, and other locals in this show conceive and interpret the alphabet in surprising and inventive ways, ranging from graceful and polished to witty and unconventional. Come see the creations!

The mission of [the art project] at the Emerson is to provide a public space that fosters cultural development, self-expression and human interaction through the development and exhibition of art that is contemporary, experimental, and participatory.

Opening Reception:
February 11, 2011, 5-8pm in conjunction with the Emerson Art Walk
Exhibiting until April 4, 2011.
[the art project] is located in the Emerson’s Galleria Hall #110.

For more information check us out online at www.theemerson.org or call 587-9797.


Love @ Artists’ Gallery

Members of the Artists’ Gallery, Bozeman’s only artist cooperative, have created new work inspired by “Love”. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these new pieces all measure 8×10 inches or smaller making them perfect for gift giving. The artworks on display are made from a variety of media, and are filled with hearts, passion, and the color red.

We invite you to come to the gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, February 11th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.


Life Drawing Sessions at MSU – Everyone welcome!

Life drawing sessions, hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, will begin during the spring semester on January 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in room 233 of Haynes Hall on the MSU campus and continue every Monday evening throughout the semester. The room is located in the southwest corner of Haynes Hall on the second floor. There is a $5 admission to draw for each session. Whether you are a novice or experienced artists the experience is a fun and fulfilling chance to improve your technique and learn from others.

The MSU Painting and Drawing Guild is also looking for models to hire. Models are paid $40 for three hours. Modeling is not open to MSU art students.

The first MSU Painting and Drawing Guild meeting (not drawing session) of the semester will be Wednesday, January 26th at 6 pm in the painting room, 227 Haynes Hall. For more information about the Guild, Life Drawing, or modeling please call 605.728.2908.


Vox Populi: undergraduate juried exhibition

FEBRUARY 7 – 24
AT THE HELEN COPELAND GALLERY IN HAYNES HALL

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10, 7-9PM

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ALL ARTWORK SHOULD BE DROPPED OF AT THE OFFICE OF THE GALLERY DIRECTOR, ROOM 242, HAYNES HALL

EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 20
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 27

FOR ENTRY FORM AND FURTHER DETAILS GO TO:
WWW.HECG.WORDPRESS.COM
OR CONTACT GALLERY DIRECTOR AT MSUKATEJO@GMAIL.COM


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Jack Kligerman photographs @ Bozeman Public Library

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation invites the community to the Artist Opening Reception on Friday, January 14, 5:30-7pm for Jack Kligerman’s exhibit Set in Silver: Recent Photographs in the Atrium Gallery. Refreshments will be served. This unique display of silver bromide prints from surrounding national parks, including Yellowstone, Zion, Arches, and Bryce Canyon, as well as from Turkey, Paris, and England, will be on display through the end of February.

“Even though I photograph wherever I find myself with my camera, the natural world is where I currently feel most comfortable,” said Kligerman. “In the years I have lived abroad, I have focused in addition on aspects of the city.” He claims photographs are made, not taken, resulting in the abstract, one-of-a-kind prints found in his shows.

Kligerman is Professor Emeritus and pas Chair of the Department of English at Lehman College, where he also taught courses in black and white photography and the History of Photography. He has written about American Literature, photography, and nature, and his photographs and essays have appeared in various publications, including Organic Gardening and Smithsonian. In addition to exhibiting in the Atrium Gallery in 2007, Kligerman has also had one- and two-person shows in galleries in New York and New Jersey. He retired to Bozeman in 2003.

All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bozeman Library Foundation to benefit the Library. Contact Paula Beswick at director@bozemanlibraryfoundation.org or 582-2426 for more information about this show or the gallery.