Visions West, for Bozeman’s first summer Artwalk on June 10th, 6-9pm, features the opening of Montana Rural Avant-Garde! Seven artists will share their work, highly reflective of the western landscape, but informed by a different perspective than typical Western art being produced today. Instead of bone-tired, nostalgic paintings of cowboys, highly realistic landscapes and wildlife paintings, these artists take their cue from modernist, expressionist, minimalist schools, combining modern techniques and influences with their own insights, emotions, and imaginations. This combination produces fresh, diverse work that stands out. The show will feature work by Arin Waddell, Ted Waddell, Kirsten Kainz, Ralph Wiegmann, Suzanne Truman, Brad Rude and Will Pope.
The Museum of the Rockies will host a preview of exclusive art pieces for sale at the annual fund-raiser Wine Classic, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, June 4.
This is a chance to meet regional artists, including Barbara Van Cleve, Jeb Todd, Parks Reece, Keith Anderson, Adria Pope, Kyle Bajakian, Brad Anderson, Will Pope, Kirstin Kainz, and Beth Livingston. Hear the stories behind their art while sampling hors d’oeuvres with a no-host wine bar. The artists will have exclusive art pieces for sale as well as a raffle drawing. For reservations call 994-1998. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. More details at MOR.