August 27-28, 2011, 10AM-5PM
Livingston and surrounding area.
•Preview Exhibition: August 23–28
•Opening Reception: August 26 (Art Walk!)
•All at the Danforth Gallery: 106 N. Main
The Park County Friends of the Arts and the 2011 Studio Tour Committee are proud to bring you the annual Park County Studio Tour. This year the Studio Tour spotlights the personal work space of 40 artists. From painters to potters and boat builders, this is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the creative process and purchase original works of art in the private setting of artists’ studios.
The popular self-guided studio tour is held each year over two consecutive days highlighting accomplished regional artists. The tour provides a stimulating context for the public to discover the rich variety of work being produced in the Livingston area. We invite you to come meet some of the talented and renowned artists who make Montana such a creative place to live.
From barn studios in Paradise Valley to lofts in downtown Livingston and workshops outside Wilsall, see first hand how the studio setting inspires the art produced. We hope to meet you on the tour!
Learn more about the tour, tickets, prizes, and the artists:
Workshop with Whitney Polich
August 4, 9a.m.-1p.m. & August 5, 5p.m.-8p.m.
Attend both or one!
Learn how to create outdoor installations by building your own “ringing rock!”
The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art: Ringing Rocks is an outdoor sculpture installation workshop directed by Whitney Polich, spring resident artist at The Square. Free to the public, this workshop welcomes participants of all ability levels from teen to adult ages. Students will learn about contemporary trends in outdoor sculpture and some history as well as learning how to make their own sculpture and the installation process. Register by calling 727-8255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011, Red Lodge Clay Center in cooperation with the Red Lodge Carnegie Mellon Library will open the August Exhibition with a FREE Screening of Scott Petersen’s documentary “The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz” on Thursday, Aug 4, showtime 7PM.
Featured Artist Marko Fields invites Mata Ortiz Potters Diego Valles, Manuel Rodriguez and Hector Gallegos to Red Lodge Clay Center.
“The potters of Mata Ortiz create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres designs shared by the Southwest, Native American cultures. With an olla as their canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz have imprinted in them not only re-creations of ancestral symbols, but they have searched within their own spirit and creativity and have been able to conceive a unique artistic language, creative and original. They have gone through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics, and have moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.” For more information on Mata Ortiz visit: http://www.mataortizcalendar.com
In conjunction with the closing reception on August 26, 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center will be proud to present a FREE Demonstration Workshop at our Fox Studios with a lecture by Diego Valles.
Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 26th, 5-7 pm
Demo Workshop: Saturday, August 27th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop will include a firing demonstration
RLCC Gallery Coordinator
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A friend called today to say she’d been to see the Student Art Exhibit in the State Capitol Rotunda, which we’d helped Lt. Governor Bohlinger arrange for National Arts and Humanities Month.
She mentioned one poem in particular that had struck her, and how she’ll remember it for a long time to come. I thought I should share it.
The moon’s gate swings wide.
A woman steps between the open doors,
leaves falling, orange and red, at her bare feet.
Hair white as rabbit’s fur wraps her.
She reaches toward the Earth,
fingertips swirling the clouds below.
here breath chills the ground as the sky
fills with icy flakes, each a crafted star,
a gift from the moon.
Her lips, blue and frozen,
kiss the lakes and ponds.
Frost crawls across the waters.
Snow covers the mountains.
Big Sky High School, Missoula, Grade 12 I realize I can’t share all of the poetry and the artwork
from: Signatures From the Big Sky 2010,
or the amazing array of work from local Helena schools, but I hope this small representative collection of the talent of Montana’s youth will inspire each of you to visit the rotunda before the end of October.
This is pretty cool…. our own Paris Gibson Square is on Blue Star!!