Category Archives: Galleries

Blessing and Faust @ Artists’ Gallery

Michael Blessing and Garrick Faust are new members of the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, and will be the featured artists during the month of May. Come to the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson Center, to meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, May 13th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Michael Blessing will be displaying his bright and whimsical oil paintings depicting everything from delectable desserts to colorful toy robots. Blessing started painting in 2003 and has since been published in International Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Montana Quarterly and other publications. Blessing is printing limited edition fine art prints of select paintings from his growing body of work.

Garrick Faust hand crafts flutes from exotic and reclaimed antique woods. Developing his craft through years of carpentry, Faust happened upon the perfect blend of wood and music when he discovered the tradition of handcrafting flutes. He offers his flutes, and his music, as a healing integration of the indigenous and colonizing American cultures. Incorporating reclaimed wood from the ranchlands of Montana, and from Yellowstone’s historic buildings, Faust gives the wood a native-sounding voice that honors the earth. Faust offers a free half-hour lesson with the purchase one of his flutes.

“Headdress for Success” Paintings by Laura Poinsette

tart unveils a new collection of shadow boxes and paintings by Livingston artist Laura Poinsette, featuring portraits of disguise and camouflage. Inspired by the restlessness that often accompanies this season of late winter doldrums, this series illustrates the ability to transport ourselves away from our own reality using our most available vehicle, physical transformation.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter and Stafford Animal Shelter, caring for stray animals in Gallatin and Park Counties.

Opening reception on Friday, April 8th from 5-8p.m 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 May 11th, 2011.

Looking For Luck @ Artists’ Gallery

Many of us have a something special we turn to for luck. Whether it’s finding a lucky penny on the sidewalk, carrying an unusual stone in our pocket, or wishing on a captivating dragonfly that flutters past. The members of the Artists’ Gallery, Bozeman’s only artist cooperative, are displaying some of their “lucky” artwork during the month of March. Most of the pieces measure 8×10 inches or smaller. The artworks on display are made from a variety of media, and are sure to bring some luck your way.

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, March 11th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

Spatial Reasonings: Encaustics by Stacey Herries

Opening Reception Friday, February 11th 2011 5-8pm

Bozeman artist Stacey Herries presents a series of landscape and nature inspired abstracts in her show “Spatial Reasonings”. Encaustic paintings are created by a process of mixing melted beeswax, pigments, and resin, then fixing each layer with heat. They are known for their luminosity, as layers under layers glimmer and catch the eye. Herries adds photographs, drawings and found objects to the wax to create richly layered and textured landscapes. 20% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Bozeman Mental Health Center’s Open Arms Drop In Center. The show will be on display until March 10th, 2011.

The opening reception will coincide with tart’s 4th birthday and will feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography, a tart tasting, tarttoo booth, giveaways, and more. Tarty party apparel is highly encouraged.

Kirsten Kainz painting show @ Beaucoup Gallery

Paintings from artist Kirsten Kainz will be featured in the Emerson’s Beaucoup Gallery in February and March. An artist known primarily for her re-salvaged metal sculptures, this collection of work showcases her ability to fluidly capture the expansive and dramatic Montana landscape in oils. An artist reception for Kirsten will be held during Gallery Walk on Friday, February 11th from 5pm-8pm. The show will hang through March 31st.

More work can be seen at the artist’s painting web site, kainzvault.webs.com.

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!

“Edges” @ Artists’ Gallery

Members of the Artists’ Gallery, Bozeman’s only artist cooperative, have created new work inspired by the theme Edges. Whether they are on the cutting edge or going over the edge, gallery members have come up with different ways to interpret the topic. The works on display are made from a variety of media, and all measure 8×10 or smaller.

We invite you to come to the gallery in the Emerson Center, and meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on the evening of Friday, January 14th from 5-8 p.m., during the Emerson Galleria Art Walk.

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.

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.

MSU architecture students exhibiting @ The Emerson

Students from the MSU School of Architecture will be exhibiting at the following Emerson locations and dates:

LaN Studio Exhibit
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Monika Wittig & Shane Salisbury
November 12th-December 8th
[the art project] at the Emerson #110
Art Walk: November 12th, 5:00-8:00pm

Foreign Study Europe
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Chris Livingston & Laura Landon
December 9th-February 9th
[the art project] at the Emerson #110
Art Walk: December 10th, 5:00-8:00pm

Taking Stock and Advanced Architectural Graphics
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty: Maire O’Neill & Henry Sorenson
November 1st-February 15th
Emerson Gallery: Weaver Room
Art Walk/Reception: November 12th, 5:00-8:00pm

Chair Design & Construction
Coordinated by SOA Exhibits Committee with SOA Faculty : Bill Clinton
November 1st-February 15th
Emerson Foyer & Halls