The downtown Art Walk season begins 6-8 pm Friday, June 12, and continues through September. The Bozeman Chronicle article has a listing of galleries and featured artists. The Emerson galleries are also participating. Of note are two shows from galleries that, for one reason or another, recently lost physical locations: Chaparral Fine Art, showing at ERA Landmark, and Montana Trails, with a new location at 402 E. Main.
Update: Not downtown, but also particpating in the first Art Walk, is the Misco Mill Gallery at Wallace and East Cottonwood (across from the Lehrkind Mansion). Read more about artist Shaw Thompson and the gallery in Bozeman Magazine.
Confirmating the fears of many, the woman killed in the Main Street blast has been identified as Tara Bowman, Director of the Montana Trails Gallery. It was a tragedy in any case, but now we know it is also a tragedy for the Bozeman arts community. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has a fine article here.
A memorial fund has been established to contribute to the Bozeman Help Center and Crisis Center, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and other charities (depending upon the amount of funds received) in Tara’s honor. To donate, write a check (payable to “Tara Reistad Bowman Memorial Endowment Fund” and deliver it to any First Security Bank location.
Aaron Schuerr, a Livingston artist, is represented by the Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, tragically destroyed in the Main Street explosion a few days ago. Schuerr had previously arranged to host a studio open house from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday March 13. That event will go on as scheduled. The public will have a chance to preview over 30 new oil paintings, pastels and charcoal drawings in the intimacy of a home and studio setting before Schuerr brings the work up to the CM Russell Exhibit in Great Falls.
To preview the work online visit www.aaronschuerr.com. For more information and directions, call Schuerr at 539-8393, or e-mail him at email@example.com.