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Holiday Bazaar Vendors Needed!

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 jordan@theemerson.org.

“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!

Noah Massey showing new paintings @ The Emerson

New and startling works by Noah Massey are being hosted by the Emerson Cultural Center’s Weaver Room. Nine works by Massey, a native Bozemanite, are on display at the Emerson Cultural Center from March 1st to June 10th. The artist will have a reception on May 13th from 5 to 8 PM, with an artists talk at 6 PM.

Massey is primarily a figure painter and each of the nine works in this show depicts a local Bozeman resident in the guise of Catholic saint. “I start my paintings with the personality of the model in mind and filter that through all the hagiography stored in my head. Eventually that leads to an interesting combination of antiquity and modernity that, I think, suggests an enduring universality of the human spirit and our ability to overcome adversity.”

Recent objections to Massey’s work have required the Emerson to cover the works while there are children in the Weaver Room.

Call to Potters: “Soup N’ Bowl” @ The Emerson

The Emerson’s 2nd Annual Soup N’ Bowl event, homemade soups and homemade bowls, is in the works. The date is set for April 22nd, 2011. Last year the event supported art education at the Emerson and sold out in 20 minutes. This year we want to double our numbers so more participants can attend and more money can be raised for the Emerson’s pottery program.

The entrance fee includes a wonderful handmade bowl and delicious soup donated by local restaurants. All are welcome to this family friendly event. Adult beverages and the band, SkAVOCADO will also be featured. We need bowl donations to help us reach our goal. If you are interested in donating, please contact Nisa at nisa@theemerson.org or 587-9797 for information. Your donation is tax deductible and will be recognized at our April 22 event.

THE ALPHABET PROJECT @ [the art project]

[the art project], an Emerson run gallery space, introduces, THE ALPHABET PROJECT…an exhibit based on the letters of the alphabet. Each letter was randomly selected to a diverse group of creatives in the community. Focusing on an ordinary subject that we see each day, often by the hundreds of thousands, this exhibit conveys 26 letters as more than just shapes. The 26 artists, designers, and other locals in this show conceive and interpret the alphabet in surprising and inventive ways, ranging from graceful and polished to witty and unconventional. Come see the creations!

The mission of [the art project] at the Emerson is to provide a public space that fosters cultural development, self-expression and human interaction through the development and exhibition of art that is contemporary, experimental, and participatory.

Opening Reception:
February 11, 2011, 5-8pm in conjunction with the Emerson Art Walk
Exhibiting until April 4, 2011.
[the art project] is located in the Emerson’s Galleria Hall #110.

For more information check us out online at www.theemerson.org or call 587-9797.

Love @ Artists’ Gallery

Members of the Artists’ Gallery, Bozeman’s only artist cooperative, have created new work inspired by “Love”. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these new pieces all measure 8×10 inches or smaller making them perfect for gift giving. The artworks on display are made from a variety of media, and are filled with hearts, passion, and the color red.

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

MATRIX Press: Master Prints @ The Emerson

The Emerson in Bozeman, Montana invites the community to view two contemporary printmaking exhibits on display this winter from January 10 – February 28. MATRIX Press: Master Prints will be on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery and Bozeman Printmaking 2011 in the Emerson Lobby. Meet the artists at an opening reception Friday, February 11th, 5- 8 pm and hear printmakers speak about their work at 5:30 pm and 6 pm.

The Lobby exhibit will feature prints created by MSU faculty, faculty emeritus, graduates of the printmaking program, and local printmakers including Kerry Corcoran, Catherine Courtenaye, Gesine Janzen, HJ Mooij, Fran Noel, Robert Royhl, Harold Schlotzhauer, and Jay Schmidt.

Matrix Press: Master Prints showcases nearly forty prints created through MATRIX Press, by nationally recognized artists over the course of the past twelve years. The prints from the MATRIX Press collection represent a broad range of artistic and technical approaches to the print. MATRIX Press was founded in 1998 by Professor of Art, James Bailey, at The University of Montana-Missoula, to educate, develop and promote printmaking and fine art prints. The show was curated by The University of Montana’s Gallery of Visual Arts in conjunction with University of Montana Professor James Bailey.

Artists represented in this exhibition include those who have continued the activist tradition of printmaking such as Richard Mock-best known for his cutting political prints that appeared in the New York Times Op-Ed section from 1980-1996-and Miriam Schapiro who was one of the pioneering artists in the Feminist Art movement to Tom Huck, known for his intricately cut woodcuts inspired by the likes of Albrecht Durer. In addition, colorful abstractions by Arizona artist and past UM alumni John Armstrong show a softer approach to the medium with his whimsical forms, which often reference the landscape. Chicago based artist Tony Fitzpatrick utilizes 50s style tattoo art in his color etchings, while Canadian Artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen‘s boat forms float mysteriously on metallic fields. For further information contact Ellen Ornitz at the Emerson, ellen@theemerson.org or consult our website: http://www.theemerson.org.

Call for artists for Emerson Holiday Bazaar

The Emerson is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual Holiday Bazaar. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 10am to 8pm in the Emerson Ballroom. A limited number of booths will be available and the application deadline is Sept. 1 October 1. All artists are invited to apply and will be a juried selection process.

Get in the holiday spirit and contact Jordan at the Emerson. To receive the application, contact Jordan at jordan@theemerson.org or 587-9797.

Job opportunities @ The Emerson

Update: The Emerson is also looking for an Administrative Assistant. Applicants should have a background in an office environment, and a general set of business related skills and experience. Desired Education: A 4 year college degree or equivalent office experience. Desired Experience: At least 1-2 years of experience in an office environment. Experience with non profit organizations and membership programs would be helpful. Desired Skills and Abilities: Strong writing skills; strong communication skills; organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite. See web site for details.

The Emerson is looking for an Exhibits Preparator. The exhibits preparator and exhibits assistant is responsible for the installation of Emerson’s art exhibitions. The position includes handling and shipping artwork, condition reporting, installing text panels and vinyl letters, light carpentry and will assist in associated community outreach. The preparator must be able to lift 50 pounds. The preparator needs to have a flexible schedule & reports to the Visual Arts Director. Hourly wage DOE. Approximately 40 hours/month; hours will vary each week. Please email resume to ellen@theemerson.org. See the notice on the Emerson web site for full details.

The Administrative Assistant should have a background in an office environment, and a general set of business related skills and experience. Desired Education: A 4 year college degree or equivalent office experience. Desired Experience: At least 1-2 years of experience in an office environment. Experience with non profit organizations and membership programs would be helpful.
Desired Skills and Abilities: Strong writing skills; strong communication skills; organizational skills, Microsoft Office Suite.

Soup N’ Bowl Fundraiser @ The Emerson

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture will be hosting a SOUP N’ BOWL fundraiser on Friday, April 2 from 6-8pm in the Emerson ballroom.  This fundraiser will support the Emerson’s pottery program and fund the installation of a newly donated ceramic kiln.

The cost of $10/Emerson members, $12/non-members & $8/children includes a locally handcrafted soup bowl and a choice of homemade soups from over 10 varieties. This family friendly night will include live music, beer and wine. Bring your friends and family to the SOUP N’ BOWL for a fun, social dinner while supporting the arts. Tickets can be purchased at the Emerson office or at the front door of the event. Call 587-9797 or go to http://theemerson.org/specialevents.htm for more details.

With the recent move from Beal Park to the new Frances Senska Pottery Studio, the program has continued to provide a great learning environment for both children and adults and a much needed resource for ceramic artists in Bozeman. Throughout the year, the Emerson offers a wide range of classes with highly skilled instructors. With your support and donations, we can keep this program strong!

To learn more about the education programs offered at the Emerson, check out our website at http://theemerson.org/education.aspx.