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Roots and Anchors: Painted stories of freedom, flight and grounding by Christine Sutton

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 tartress@tartique.com. The show will be on display through October 6th, 2011.

First Annual Summer Art Social @ Cobalt Moose Art Studios

Save the Date: Saturday, August 27 | 4pm – 8pm. Come tour the Cobalt Moose studio, meet the artists, and view the art while enjoying light refreshments on the studio lawn overlooking the East Gallatin River and the Bridger Mountains.

Featuring Local Artists: Terry Hall, Whitney Hall, Sarah Angst, Michael Blessing

Special Event: A silent auction featuring an image from each of the four featured artists will be held to benefit the Bozeman Public Library Foundation. 50% of the purchase price from our silent auction will go to the Foundation and will directly benefit the Bozeman Public Library. The silent auction will end at 7:30pm.

Moveable Type: Crosscountry Adventures in Printing

From 5:30-8:00pm August 12, during Art Walk, in the Emerson’s West Parking Lot, join Power and Light Press for a tour of their mobile letterpress printing truck!

Moveable Type will be setting up shop at The Emerson for an evening of printing demos, studio/truck tours, and tall tales about life on the road. This event will be free and open to the public, and participants can expect to get their hands dirty and make a few prints to take home with them.

Grand Opening of Bozeman Sculpture Park

The Bozeman Sculpture Park, located along the Main Street to the Mountains Trail System from behind the library to Peet’s Hill, is preparing its Grand Opening with a community reception on August 27 for its First Invitational Exhibition. This year, 9 Montana sculptors were invited by curator Terry Karson, to exhibit their work for 1 year in the park.

10 am – 12 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
South of the Bozeman Public Library
on the Main Street to Mountain Trail
626 East Main Street, Bozeman, Montana

12 pm – 2 pm
Meet the Artists & Ice Cream Social
Community Meeting Room, Bozeman Public Library
626 East Main Street, Bozeman, Montana

Rain or Shine – In case of rain the grand opening even will be held in the Community Meeting Room at the
Bozeman Public Library,
626 East Main Street, Bozeman.

For more about the BSP and this year’s artists, visit the web site at bozemansculpturepark.org.

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.

“Places: Exploring Bozeman’s past and present” Oils and Encaustics by Amanda Wilner

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.

Bring Your Own Art @ The Cottonwood

This July, in recognition of the significance of the month’s revolutionary history, The Cottonwood Club invites you to participate in a Bring Your Own Art show featuring the work of disenfranchised citizens…please bring your work as a show of resistance to the evergrowing shit show at the highest rungs of your nation’s declining governing powers…what’s that sound?…street artists, film artists, clay tossers, performance nerds, painters, everyone invited and all mediums highly encouraged…bring your work ready to hang or display…resistance to the overgrown capitalist monopolies could be pretty much anything you make yourself…one more cup thrown on the wheel is one less walmart is peddling, one more handmade bag is one less children in third world countries cut their fingers on…make something! educate yourself! resist! resist! sweet sounds from Royal 7 and the Young Squires. July 30, 7pm, 201 S. Wallace.

“I Love the Emerson” Unveiling Party and Appreciation Night

“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!

The Clay Show @ The Cottonwood

The Cottonwood presents THE CLAY SHOW! June 17th 8pm.

Ceramic works from Ryan Mitchell, Dean Adams, Ben Babcock, Alex Buck, Gabriel Kulka and friends…special guests Free Art School…Music from Dalton Brink, Hazelwood Motel, and Tingle Hoarders…hell…if you’ve got some ceramics bring a few down too…free admission…all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, social classes, dimensions welcome…

Alley/backdoor entrance will be closed this show…entrance at the front parking lot of 201 S. Wallace…for questions/directions call 901-219-0717…

Ed. note: If you haven’t been to an event at The Cottonwood yet, this would be a good time to check it out and see what you’ve been missing.

“Summer Providence” Embroidered Truths by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

tart is delighted to announce the exhibit of a series of new works by Red Lodge artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. The opening reception for the exhibit, titled “Summer Providence” will take place on Friday, June 10th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.

Hiltner is a nationally exhibiting textile artist renowned for breathing new life into the craft of embroidery. Meticulously detailed and sneakily subversive, her work is filled with iconic, nostaligic images of the fifties and sixties, but set slightly askew. She creates images that at first appear whimsical or vibrantly happy but on closer inspection are not quite so. This creates an experience that is at once familiar, funny and strikingly original.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to BridgerCare, providing excellent, affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare and education in a safe, supportive, and empowering atmosphere.

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 July 6th, 2011.