Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tim Crawford photographs “Nature in My Studio”

The Emerson invites the community to view recent photographs by Tim Crawford, Nature in My Studio in an upcoming Emerson Lobby Exhibit, August 5 – August 31. Meet the artist at gala reception Friday, August 12, 5-8 pm. The show features photographs of exquisite flowers documented in a studio setting with dramatic black backdrop. His final images are produced by applying an ink-jet printing process onto stretched canvas.

Crawford began working as a photographer shooting actors’ composites, models’ portfolios; film set stills, magazine assignments, and architectural photography, in southern California, in the late 1960s. In recent years he has worked on several conservation projects with aerial photography while still doing some magazine and product work. Tim now lives in Montana with his wife, Kathy and pursues photography primarily for his own gratification.

For further information about this exhibit and our education programs consult our website: www.theemerson.org or email ellen@theemerson.org.

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Christman and Ward at Artists’ Gallery for August

Artists Dede Christman and Geri Ward will be displaying new work during the month of August at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson.

Dede Christman has been exploring new shapes in earthenware clay with glazes reminiscent of the Yellowstone geyser colors. She has also created ‘totem like’ sculptures and abstract ‘beings’ in ceramic. To complement her pottery, Christman will be displaying her abstract, mixed media paintings with added papers to enhance their texture and color.

Although usually recognized for her whimsical and imaginative watercolors, Geri Ward is equally adept at rendering realistic scenes, especially of ducks and geese. Ward’s current exhibit is a brief return to nature and wildlife painting.

Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, August 12th from 5-8 p.m., during Bozeman’s Downtown Art Walk.

Sweet Pea art show at the Library

The Sweet Pea Juried and Open Art Shows will once again be held in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library. A seamless exhibition of juried and open artwork in diverse media will feature many talented artists. The public is invited to attend the opening reception 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 4. The show runs from Thursday, August 4 to Friday, August 26, and may be viewed during the library’s normal business hours: Monday–Thursday, 10am–8pm; and Friday–Saturday, 10am–5pm.

Special August Art Walk in Willow Creek

Summer relaxation and art just got better for everyone. The Willow Creek Artists are inviting you to experience a very special Art Walk for August. New to Montana, from the East coast, the Celtic fiddling group, “Mohr4”, will be our guest performers. They describe their playing as “Celtic and Classical music – straying into other genres (like Shaker, Renaissance, and Gypsy) when the mood hits us.” This mother plus daughters quartet have a long list of venues they have played at in their past. White Mountain Chimney Corner Celebration, Springville; Mologne House; Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Concerts in the Park, New Hope ; and the Classical Music Recital at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Huntsville Alabama are just a few the many places for their concerts. Their website is www.mohr4.com.

Come and enjoy, as well as support the art works, galleries, artist and our wonderful musicians on August 19th, beginning at 5 pm. Head over to Three Forks, go right through town, and head south for six miles until you see us there in the heart of Willow Creek. For more information, call Leslie at 406-600-8049.

Emerson exhibits @ July Art Walk

In the Mud Room is an ongoing show featuring high-end and affordable contemporary ceramics by Emerson teachers and staff. Reception Friday, July 8th at 5-8 pm. Exhibit artists are teachers Ryan Mitchell: functional porcelain; Vanessa Rogers: sculptural porcelain vessels; Carl Sheehan: functional high fire stoneware:: Shaila Sorenson: primitive fired hand dug clay; and Emerson staff Ellen Ornitz: porcelain & mixed media sculpture; Mike Weix: terracotta vessel.

In the Lobby is an exhibit of work by Stevi Lynn and Sally Hickman, who will describe their photo transfer and encaustic processes in a gallery talk at 6 pm.

The ongoing show at the Jessie Wilber Gallery is Contemporary Figurative Ceramics.

The Weaver Room Gallery is showing Butte: Common & Private Spaces, an ongoing and collaborative effort between Bozeman photographers Dan Cornish and Ian van Coller. The work is a selection of photographs taken from February 2009 to the present. Ian van Coller is a professor of photography at Montana State University, Bozeman; Daniel Cornish graduated in photography from MSU and is a Butte native.

The Ecce Gallery will hold a reception for A Visual Feast: DeWeese Family Art Show. Talk with artists Tina, Josh, and Gretchen DeWeese starting at 6:30.