New paintings by Bozeman artist Christine Sutton will be unveiled during the September artwalk. In her latest series, Roots & Anchors, Sutton explores a landscape of nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and hope. These otherworldly paintings play with images of weight and lift to create abstract portraits of mood, time, and place to examining her own real-word experiences. Christine’s images are rough, yet deliberate, exposing the hidden tensions and meanings underlying daily existence. From a small cast of common elements including the prairie horizon-line, the “sage brush ocean”, and open sky, Christine conjures up an emotional and contemplative space that is continually evolving.
10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Pintler Pets, a no-kill animal shelter in Anaconda, MT.
Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Visit www.tartique.com, call 406-582-0416 or email email@example.com. The show will be on display through October 6th, 2011.
The exhibit Butte: Common & Private Spaces represents an ongoing and collaborative effort between Bozeman photographers Dan Cornish and Ian van Coller. Their goal is to explore the culture of Butte by investigating the dynamic landscape of the town and its people as it emerges from an identity deeply rooted in copper mining. While these projects provide distinct perspectives of Butte, the shared focus on local history and narrative reveal the simultaneous stillness and reemergence of a distinct cultural identity. 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.
Meet the photographers at their fall reception in the Weaver Room on Thursday, September 8, 7 – 9 pm, with a gallery talk at 7:30 pm. There is also a gallery talk Sept. 1st, 6 pm, with reception 5:30 – 7 pm. The exhibit will remain on view through October 6. For further information or to schedule a tour, please contact Ellen Ornitz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emerson’s Holiday Bazaar is a celebration of local and regional artists. The show is a fundraiser for the historical Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in downtown Bozeman. Exhibitors display original fine art and distinctive crafts. This year it will be held on Saturday, December 17th 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Emerson Ballroom. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Bazaar, please visit: www.theemerson.org (emerson event) or call/email Jordan at: 587-9797 or email@example.com.
The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, Montana presents a comprehensive exhibit: Montana Women in the Visual Arts, a two-venue show featuring historic, modern and contemporary works of art in all media. The shows will be on display from September 9 – November 11 with an opening reception, September 9, 5-8 pm. The last time Montana viewers had the opportunity to see such a survey was in the 1980s in Custer County, Montana.
The Emerson’s Jessie Wilber Gallery will feature a survey of works by accomplished women artists from 1850 – 2011. Most of these works are borrowed from the permanent collections of Montana’s major art museums. Emerson’s guest curator Mimi Harris selected compelling artworks that reflect a visual relationship to Montana and represent an overview of women’s interests and concerns. Women artists of both Native and European traditions have representation in this show. The show will feature works by such renowned local artists as Christine Joy, Deborah Butterfield, Frances Senska and Jessie Wilber. Exceptional beaded Native American pouches and dolls highlight the historic components in the exhibit. On display in the Emerson Lobby is a juried exhibit of emerging professional women artists from throughout Montana. Selections for both exhibits included originality of idea, creative use of materials and professional craftsmanship. The combined shows are a springboard for the Emerson’s “Schools in the Gallery” program that offers exhibit tours for students of all ages, with a focus on K-5 elementary school children.
The Emerson is grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Montana Arts Council, the Montana Cultural Trust and the Yellowstone Community Foundation for supporting these programs. For additional information about this exhibit and our education programs please consult www.theemerson.org. or contact Ellen Ornitz: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists Ann Wilbert and Linda Williams will be displaying new work during the month of September at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, September 9th from 5-8 p.m., during Bozeman’s last Downtown Art Walk.
Ann Wilbert has been making lampwork glass beads for 15 years. She continues her fascination with taking something as solid as glass and molding it into a unique piece of art.
Linda Williams continues to develop her skills as an oil painter. After graduating from MSU with a degree in Studio Art and a focus on watercolors, she has since taken numerous classes to hone her talent in oil. She has recently shown her work in the MIA, Sweet Pea, and Danforth juried shows.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil and encaustic by Bozeman artist Amanda Wilner during the July artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Places” will take place on Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.
Trained as an architect and a sculptor, Wilner explores iconic images in Bozeman’s agricultural/industrial/historical landscape, rendering the animals, architecture and places of our town in rich deep color. Using ancient techniques of oil painting and encaustic in new ways, Wilner layers oil pigments, wax and metal leaf to create images that glow with a weathered grace. Balancing the hard lines of buildings, fancifully drawn horses and birds softly enliven her work. Vibrant colors and bold composition highlight the familiar lines of buildings we drive by every day, creating a fresh perspective on the place we call home.
10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Emerson Center’s Project Art, providing equal access to the arts for all children in our community by offering scholarships to art classes and take home art supplies.
Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit http://www.tartique.com/ for more information. The show will be on display through August 10th, 2011.
“I Love the Emerson” PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! Appreciation Night & Party Wednesday, June 22nd The Entire Emerson! Join the us for the unveiling of our new logo/brand, the opening of our new contemporary ceramics gallery, the opening of our new community art library and view our new ceramics exhibit in the Jessie Wilber Gallery!
The Hooligans will be playing in the ballroom with yummy food from the Emerson Grill and a no-host bar by the Zebra!
There will be a meet-and-greet with our board of directors from 6pm to 7pm and we will be giving away free cd’s of our tenant musicians including Stuart Weber, Bridger Strings, Mark Logan and Chet Leach!
Glass artist Kathy Burk and oil painter Kitty Whitehouse will be displaying new work during the month of July at the Artists’ Gallery in The Emerson. Join the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, July 8th from 5-8 p.m., during the Bozeman Downtown Art Walk.
This spring, Kathy Burk has been experimenting with layers of color influenced by surrounding rivers and streams. Looking through the water into the riverbed she is fascinated with the patterns you can see while observing this force of nature. Burk has captured the natural depth and distortion of the rivers with layers of glass and found items from these waterways. Her kiln formed pieces were created by layering many colors creating designs that represent different species of fish found in the area.
Kitty Whitehouse loves painting wildlife in oils. She often travels to national parks in North America and East Africa to observe wildlife in its habitat first hand, and to attain her own reference photos. Now in the Bozeman area, Whitehouse has found plenty to paint close to home as well. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation group, where a percentage of her sales are donated to non-profit environmental organizations to help protect wildlife and habitats.