Wilbert and Williams works @ Artists’ Gallery

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.

Landscape paintings by Jessica Mongeon @ the Flying C

A Place Apart, a collection of contemporary landscape paintings by Jessica Mongeon, will be on display September 1- 30 at the Flying C Gallery, Community Food Co-op, Bozeman. An Artist’s Reception will take place September 9, 5-8 p.m. during the Bozeman Art Walk, Refreshments will be served. 10 % of the proceeds will benefit the Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s “Make Tracks for Trails” project.

Jessica is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at MSU Bozeman and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. Being an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, Jessica takes many of her source photos in the Bozeman area. She is currently represented by Tart Gallery in Bozeman, Montana.

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.

“Sign Language” A series of paintings about vintage language by Annie Bailey

tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil by Bozeman artist Annie Bailey during the August artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Sign Language” will take place on Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.

Raised on a ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs, Annie Bailey grew up drawing the world around her. As an adult she has trained in interior design, photography, illustration and architecture. She combines all of these skills and interests in a series of paintings depicting old signs from the gritty architectural gem of Butte, Montana. Obsessed with antique lettering and phrasing, Bailey renders these signs meticulously in large paintings on canvas with black, white and bright monochromes. Removed from their crumbling surroundings, these signs speak a vintage language of forgotten phrases.

10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Butte Citizens for Preservation and Restoration, providing grants to improve and lobby for historical buildings in Butte, MT.

Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit www.tartique.com for more information. The show will be on display through September 7th, 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.