Fall Art Walk

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Celebrate the 2013 fall season with the 30th Annual Downtown Helena Fall Art Walk on Friday, November 8 from 5-9 p.m. throughout Downtown Helena. This wonderful Downtown Helena, Inc. (DHI) event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues. The Great Northern Town Center, Federal Reserve Bank, the Myrna Loy Center, or Reeder’s Alley are all great places to begin your walk. Downtown businesses will host Montana’s finest artists.  Each participating business will have a glowing luminary outside of their venue to welcome you in. The Downtown Helena trolley will be offering free rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Fall Art Walk. The trolley will run a continuous loop around the  participating businesses. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!

 

Participating Businesses:

GreatNorthernTownCenter (trolley stop)

 

Great Northern Carousel
989 Carousel Way
The ArtCenter in Helena is a non-profit group of more than 50 Helena artists who meet regularly to paint and offer each other encouragement in artistic endeavors.  They sponsor art workshops each year for members and show their work at the Fireside Coffee Shop.  For the Fall Art Walk the ArtCenter will be featured at the Great Northern Carousel. To learn more, visit their website: www.theartcenterhelena.com.

 

Exploration Works
995 Carousel Way
This year Exploration Works will feature five artists for the Fall Art Walk. Mixed-media artist Cheryl Aldrich, of Happy Abby Designs, paints fun, happy art to the delight of young and old alike. Her art is colorful, whimsical, and sure to bring a smile to your face. Ron Boggs will feature his chrome photographic prints and Large panograph prints which are highly detailed renderings of intimate landscapes shot primarily in the Western U.S. and Canada. Leah Cupino’s current body of work sources intense serene moments with nature and emotions found in her travels and everyday play. Cupino’s work also draws from Figurative artists, the Abstract Expressionist and Impressionists. Kae Cheatham is a professional action photographer who also enjoys creating photo art.  While creating book covers for other authors, Kae has developed a style she calls photAUgraphics where an image is augmented with her personally-designed graphic arts.  Louise Ogemahgeshing Fischer, an American Indian artist, exhibits acrylic paintings, plasma cut metal, drums. All her art related to Indian culture, a colorful variety of mediums adds pleasure to the view. The Magpie Singers will also be performing at Exploration Works.
Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Blvd
Marcy Bergmann is a native of Helena, who spent 20 years traveling with a military husband and two children. She started painting in 1998 with her best friend and business partner Cindy Rose, they established C’em Studio a few years later. She has received instruction from many artists. Her many years of living in Europe are reflected in her artwork.

 

Al Swanson Gallery
863 Great Northern Blvd
J. M. Cooper has been photographing the western Montana landscape over the last thirty years, trying to document areas and structures that are rapidly disappearing. His black and white photography also encompasses the human form – unlike any other. Cooper’s work is in public and private collections nationwide.

Kenton is a professional photographer based out of Helena. His editorial, commercial, and fine art images have been widely published and have been featured in the International Times, Wall Street Journal, VIA, Petersen’s Hunting, Outdoor Life, Country Woman, Farm and Ranch, Fine Home Building, Montana Magazine, and Montana Outdoors. His work will debut in National Geographic Magazine in December of 2013.

 

Helena Photo Society
863 Great Northern Blvd (Next to Al Swanson Gallery)
The Helena Photographic Society meets on the first Wednesday of the month to share photos, discuss technical and esthetic matters, shoot pictures, hear presentations on topics of interest and have a good time. We welcome all interested people from beginner to expert, point ‘n shoot to DSLR.

 

Fusion Grille
825 Great Northern Blvd
Fred Cowie began painting watercolors in 1980 under the tutelage of the late King Kuka, renowned Blackfeet Indian Artist, in East Glacier, Montana.

For over thirty years Cowie’s paintings have honored the basics of traditional Montana:  mountain and prairie landscapes, Indian motifs, homesteading, wildlife, and trout. Recently Cowie has cast his artist net a bit wider by adding acrylic paintings to his endeavors, even dabbling a bit in the more abstract. Cowie says, “Simplicity, earthiness and naturalness, that’s what I’m after.  Real art, reasonably priced.”

 

Pacific Source
828 Great Northern Blvd
Will Rex’s Wood to Joy is an artistic offshoot of Golden Stone Carpentry. His art utilizes salvaged lumber; each piece is unique and often with a story to tell. With this as a base, creating wooden sculptures break free of the square angels and straight lines of architectural woodwork. The Wood to Joy vision is to capture life at gleeful moments and with the space of a 2×12 or old beam.

 

Front Street

 

Triple Divide Spirits
790 Front Street
Tim Mazzaserro is one of the three featured artists show cased at Triple Divide for the 30th Annual Fall Art Walk. Mazzaserro began his photographic career as a Navy photographer attending the Navy school of photography.  His art has come a long way since the days of traditional film photography; he has embraced digital and all the possibilities it offers. Mazzaserro has done catalog work for Montana Silversmith where is work was published in a national magazine.  More recently he worked with the AD creative group in a campaign to promote tourism in Montana.

Becky Schreiner is the designer and seamstress behind b. handmade designs.  She’s originally from Michigan and has been in Montana since 1993.  She lives in Helena with her husband and two mutts, Gin and Mr. Bean. She is a lover of modern and funky fabrics and is a sucker for polka dots.  Her repertoire is expansive and ever changing.  It includes: bags, bedding, baby items, accessories, and custom sewn specialties.  All of her handmade items come from original patterns and are made with the utmost care.

Tami Johnson, a.k.a. Monster Maud, is a local Helena artist. She creates monster art dolls, Illustrations, posters, art dioramas, screen prints and jewelry.  Campy B horror films and really bad and bizarre vintage photos are a huge inspiration for her art.  Her artwork is considered quirky, non-traditional, fun and unique.

Neill Avenue (trolley stop)

 

Federal Reserve Bank
100 Neill Ave
Helena High advanced art and photography students will present work demonstrating their diverse individual interests and artistic strengths.  Showing work in a variety of media are Art III students: Maryah Furlong, Emily Gould, Hannah Harvey, Avery Jackson, and Austin Traxler.  Both digital and analog prints will be displayed by Photography III students: Abigail Smith, Montana Roberts, Melissa Shamely, Shea Warren, and Sammy Jo Vaca.

600 Block Last Chance Gulch

 

The Shop
614 N. Last Chance Gulch
The Shop will feature two artists at this year’s Fall Art Walk. Justin Bjerke works with several different medias; oil paints, charcoals, pottery, and photography. The oil painting is vibrant, the pottery is symmetrical, the charcoals are realistic, and the photos are carefully composed like the other works with a straightforward design. Abby Egan, of Abyss creations, specializes in mixed media Macabre hanging and wearable art. Her original framed work depicts unique and colorful characters.

 

400 Block Last Chance Gulch (trolley stop)

Mosaic Architecture
428 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena Clay Arts guild is a community of like-minded individuals who share the joy of playing with mud! Come join them at Mosaic Architecture to view their talented members’ artwork – from functional and decorative pieces to whimsical creatures.

 

The Firetower Coffee
422 N. Last Chance Gulch
Glenn Bodish has worked in the art field as a photojournalist, a graphic and interior designer, a community arts organizer, a commercial illustrator and photographer, as well as maintaining a commitment to the development of his work as a fine artist. Bodish has been teaching art for community arts programs, colleges and universities since 1985.

Robin Maynard’s medium of creative expression ranges from acrylic and oil paints to glass beads, fabric, wood, local stone and rocks and old iron artifacts she has collected.  Using various items, Maynard depicts a world focusing on natural beauty, optimism and gentler times.

 

Jmacs Pottery
417 N. Last Chance Gulch
Jmacs Pottery is a studio and gallery designed to promote local artists and create new ones. Currently there are seven area artists that sell their work through Jmacs Pottery. While mostly functional pottery is sold, there is a small amount of woodwork, jewelry and photography.

 

The General Mercantile
413 N. Last Chance
Jim Howard is a Helena artist who works in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink.  He is a member of the Montana Watercolor Society.  He studied at the AmericanAcademy of Art, Chicago. Howard teaches classes in Helena, in both drawing and watercolor.

 

Big Sky Dance Works
411 N. Last Chance Gulch
The mission of Big Sky Dance Works Crew is to entertain, enthuse and support the community through dance performances and competitions. They are reputable individuals devoted to the art of dance. The crew will perform at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

 

Lawrence Avenue

 

Holter Museum
12 E. Lawrence
After years of studying beautiful art and handmade textiles as a textile designer and conservator, Rita Kauneckas has turned to painting to express feelings of joy and energy when viewing a flower or a landscape. Her love of flowers and the land is expressed through the vivid use of oil pastels on paper. Her most recent works were completed while at her summer cabin in British Columbia.

 

St Paul‘s Methodist Church
512 Logan Street
St. Paul’s UnitedMethodistChurch will feature 11 artists for the Fall Art Walk.  Richard Hulbert is an amateur photographer with images focusing on Montana and Helena.  Wendy Stewart and Angie Bahnmiller are Helena residents who began making recycled jewelry and cards using spoons, old jewelry, beads and scrabble tiles as a hobby.  Vivian Reeves is a native Montanan with a passion for painting; she blends a post impressionistic style with realism and uses oils and watercolors.  Liz Harter Mixed Media Artist utilizes “found” items in her creation of framed collage, handbags, journals and dolls.  Andrea A. Atwood paints animal portraits on large leaves and sews dimensional fabric wall hangings for her gallery, “Atwood Arts,” and teaches art and landscape quilting classes in her studio.  Allison Flynn is a Helena-based jewelry artist whose art features a variety of techniques and beads.  Conrad Flynn is a Montana landscape photographer whose art features landscapes and settings in Montana, as well as his travel abroad.  Traci Tomte, a Colorado artist, who is now deceased, enjoyed designing unique jewelry made of beads and feathers from her 13 exotic birds, and she also enjoyed creating pen and ink drawings using the pointillist method.  Charla Cullen is a Chainmaille jeweler (Chainmaille is created by bending hundreds of small metal loops together in a variety of patterns); she also creates a variety of scarfs, hats and fashion accessories with a variety of unique yarns. Don Skillman paints watercolors which is the medium through which he strives to capture the beauty of people, animals, and places in the wildest parts of Africa, the Amazon, and Montana.

300 Block Last Chance Gulch

 

Bert and Ernies
361 N. Last Chance
Tom Morgan is an artist, native to Helena, whose primary medium is oil. His paintings reflect his love of Montana landscapes and cityscapes. He is also inspired by scenery from around the world. Morgan’s work is regularly featured at Sommeliers and has been for the past several years.

 

 

Turman Larison
337 N. Last Chance
Andy Cline, an oil painter, was born and raised in Red Lodge, Mont. where the landscapes informs recreation, business and love. Cline currently lives in Missoula and regularly makes the 400-mile journey between his current home and the home of his childhood. While driving, he meditates on his surroundings.

Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Mont.Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Florida in 2003. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the RedLodgeClayCenter.

 

Montana Book and Toy Co.
331 N Last Chance Gulch
The Archie Bray Foundation has been hosting ceramic artists for over 61 years.  Beautifully made pottery, insightful sculpture, labor intense figurative work and funky fun vessels are just some of the things you will see.  Stop by the Montana Book and Toy Company and meet resident artist, Robert Harrison, author of “sustainable ceramics”, who will be in the store signing his book. You can also see the newest ceramic art from the Bray.

 

Painted Pot
333 N Last Chance Gulch
Karen Ellis has been working at the Painted Pot for several years. She loves assisting customers in the creation of their own works of art and especially enjoys hosting children’s birthday parties. Ellis debuts her custom made painting and design service, adding new and exciting options in ceramic and fused glass.

 

Sole Sisters
327 N. Last Chance Gulch
Megan Grotzke was born and raised in eastern Montana. She studied art photography briefly at MSU Bozeman before moving on to study photojournalism at the University of Montana.  She specializes in music, fashion and portrait photography, but her portfolio includes a broad range of subject matter.  Her work is fresh and contemporary with a vintage vibe, and she frequently shoots with 120 and 35 mm.

-sole sisters- is sponsoring the art mobile of Montana, a traveling bus offering interactive presentation of curated exhibits, quality hands-on art lessons and teacher education to communities through out Montana including seven Indian reservations. The bus provides opportunities for both kids and adults to participate in arts-learning through and about art.

 

fourOsix
320 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena graphic designer David Hall creates illustrative paintings influenced by vintage cartoons, early Christian iconography and the occult.

Papu would also like to invite the community to the grand re-opening of the new space for fourOsix located at 320 N. Last Chance Gulch, the former By George space, as well as celebrate their 6-Year Anniversary!  They will have drinks, food, music, art and a lot of fun!

 

The Root
318 N. Last Chance Gulch
Eli Kultgen is a painter and printmaker in the medium of duct tape. His pieces are curious and edgy – the product of a 2D process he has developed over the past five years. Though his work is new to the Helena community, his pieces have been influenced by his experiences growing up as a fifth generation Montanan.

 

 

CTA Architects
316 N. Last Chance Gulch
Fran Riley, a photographer and digital artist will display her work at CTA Architects. Her work includes photography of rusted metals with in-depth colors. This makes her photographs feel touchable. Riley says, “Rust is representative of life. All things return to earth and rust shows this at a basic level. Even the strongest steel will eventually be reduced to nothing through natural process.”

 

Sugar Salon
314 N. Last Chance Gulch Suite 103
Janet Welsh specializes in custom art for homes and businesses. She has done murals in Georgia, Tenn. and her latest mural here in Helena at the Lewis and Clark Brewery. She started doing portrait drawings at age 14 and dabbles in all forms of art today at age 27.

 

Hub Coffee
314 N. last Chance Gulch
Bryan Ferriter a Helena native began to write and play out stories as a child. As an adult Ferriter founded Interwoven Studios and began to produce his first feature film, “Crimson Winter,” alongside Isaac Marble. After the film’s completion, Ferriter and Marble teamed up with Brandon Day to produce a second feature, “What Separates Us.” Ferriter is currently in Helena from Los Angeles to promote the national release of “Crimson Winter” on Jan. 24 at the MyrnaLoyCenter.

In her most succinct words, artist Mimi Matsuda, paints to inspire people to preserve and protect wild lands and animals.  Ever since childhood, she knew she wanted to teach about animals and paint to tell their stories.  After a decade of park ranger naturalist work for the National Park Service, she paints full time, highlighting the lands and animals she holds most closely to her heart.

 

 

 

Sixth Avenue (trolley stop)

 

11 W. 6th Ave (Old Green Iguana)

Mary Harris has been creating beautiful stained glass for over 30 years.  Works among her repertoire are the Carousel in the Great Northern, the FirstLutheranChurch, the FirstMethodistChurch in Townsend and most recently the Helena Cathedral restoration.  Harris and two of her former student, Kathy Deter- Friaser and Bonnie Adee will be displaying their fusible works which they term “utilitarian art”.  Beautiful place settings bread plates, bowls, candle holders, platters and many other one of kind glass works will be available for sale. If you can’t make it to Art Walk, visit Harris Art Glass at 509 N. Sanders, online at www.harrisartglass.com or on Facebook.

 

TouchStone Wellness
32 W. Sixth Ave
You won’t want to miss the fun during the Fall Art Walk at TouchStone Wellness. With three local artists displaying their beautiful work, three of Montana’s authors offering book signings and an open mic with all sorts of original music, TouchStone is a must on your Art Walk stroll.

Fuller Avenue

 

Montana Veteran’s Foundation
318 Fuller Ave
The Gallery at the Montana Veterans Foundation is Montana’s only Gallery to feature specifically Veteran Artists. With various mediums on display there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Mediums include: watercolor and acrylic paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, quilted tapestries, and more. Proceeds go to support homeless veterans.

 

 

Benny’s Bistro
108 E Sixth Ave
John Moore and Michael Kakuk make up the Ersatz Brothers who play standard jazz tunes from the 20th century.  They’ll get your toe tappin’ and your memory mappin’.

 

 

North Walking Mall

 

Lewis and Clark Historical Society
101 N. Last Chance Gulch
The Lewis & Clark County Historical Society will feature the exhibit, “Remembering Urban Renewal.”  The exhibit explores the history and ramifications of the urban renewal project, including the impact on historic buildings and the Helena community at large.  Paul Putz, former historical preservation officer for Lewis & ClarkCounty, played a significant role in the exhibit.  Also on display is the work of Dennis McCahon, a renowned Helena artist and historian. McCahon specializes in pen and ink drawing, both in color and black and white of the historic buildings, homes, facades and avenues in and around Helena.

 

The Parrot Confectionary

42 N Last Chance Gulch

The Parrot will be hosting an open studio for everyone to draw their best art while relaxing in their vintage parlor.  Sure, each confection and soda fountain treat is its own work of art, but the Parrot is looking for the images the confectionary inspires in every patron.

 

 

Dancing Lotus
40 N Last Chance Gulch
Dancing LotusCenter hosts mother and daughter show of Helena native’s Peggy Baraby and Kim Baraby Hurtle. They are pleased to host two distinct artistic talents this year. Peggy Baraby is a Signature Member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. Peggy paints to recapture and communicate her joy and sense of wonder of the colors, light, textures, lines and forms that surround her in nature. The DancingLotusCenter will also feature new works by Kim Baraby Hurtle, Helena artist and director of the public arts program at the Montana Arts Council. Come visit Helena’s HealingArtsCenter and enjoy refreshments with them and don’t forget to register for door prizes!

 

 

Holiday Inn Downtown
22 N. Last Chance Gulch
Until 1978, Dick Smith lived in upstate New York, but moved to Montana to enjoy the wide open spaces and abundance of wildlife.  He has enjoyed photography for most of his life.  His favorite places to photograph are Glacier, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and the Beartooth Plateau.

 

City of Helena Public Art Committee
101 N. Last Chance
The Helena Public Art Committee will be hosting seven artists at the Fall Art Walk. Carol Montgomery is a painter and printmaker. Her work was featured in the May 2012 exhibition of the Royal Society of Printmakers, CSP exchange, London, England. Jim Gilman, a self-taught artist, began oil painting at the age of 13. He has dabbled in many art forms, but has been making ceramic work since the mid 1980’s. Leah Lambert paints portraits, loves faces, and is challenged to capture each person’s own beauty, uniqueness and spirit. Linda McCray will be sharing her recent abstract, spiritual and original paintings, as well as, earlier representational art depicting railroads and Helena’s landmarks. Liz Harter focuses on mixed media collage and assemblage art using recycled artifacts. Mike Woodall, is a Helena woodworker and has been making beautiful furniture for over ten years, lately branching out into creative iron tables and wooden boxes. Robin Maynard, a native Helenan and self-taught artist, creates cards with bright, colorful, stylized depictions of flowers, creatures, landscapes and jewelry.

 

Taco Del Sol

21 N. Last Chance

Madison Kopp is a high school student at the Access to Success program in Helena. Her photography has been in displays such as the Helena Art Walk and is currently being exhibited at the Staggering Ox and the Helena office of Congressman Steve Daines.

 

 

The Placer
21 N. Last Chance
The Helena Woodworkers Guild promotes fine woodworking for professionals and vocational woodworkers and for the general public.

Nicholas Hopkins is an Indiana artist who was transplanted to Helena’s fertile soil in 2002.  He graduated from ButlerUniversity with a degree in photojournalism in 1983 and has had a lifelong love affair with photography.  He is drawn to an eclectic array of photographic images, both digital and analog, of landscape, infrared, abstract and mixed media art.

 

PHILOSOHP(i.e.)
21 N. Last Chance
Martin Scanlon, an art teacher at HelenaHigh School, will display his work at PHILOSOPH(i.e.). Works of art include pencil portraits, mixed-media pieces, watercolor, oil, charcoal, color pencil, cattle marker, and some graphics for good measure.  “It’s a motley assortment of art,” he says.  “I’m not great at anything, but I’m good at everything.”

 

 

Saunder’s Jewelry
21 N. Last Chance
ZephyrValley Ceramics by Page Kelly Piccolo is in MontanaCity. In 2007, Piccolo began her private studio practice and has since been juried into several exhibits and a book. Currently, Piccolo has been expanding her business by building relationships with galleries and gift shops through the Made in Montana program as well as developing several online shopping options and websites.

 

Upper Missouri Artists
7 N. Last Chance Gulch
The Upper Missouri Artists Gallery is well known for its display of original fine art. Open all year, the gallery provides optimal opportunities to visit with and enjoy the work of Montana artists, who also staff the gallery. Art Walk patrons will be able to see original paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, and mixed media; also unique fused and molded glass pieces, bronze sculptures, ceramic pottery, photography, and fine handcrafted wood furniture. UMA artists incorporate a variety of styles from realism to abstract, including Montana landscapes, historical sites and scenes, figures, still life, cityscapes and animals.

 

The Classy Flea
9 N. Last Chance
Judy Mergenthaler is a native Montanan who calls Helena home with her husband, son and two grandchildren. Mergenthaler started painting early in life and takes pride in the fact that she is self-taught. In addition to being an accomplished painter, she’s been a certified Duncan Ceramic teacher since 1975. Mergenthaler has been travelling throughout Montana, Wyoming and Alaska attending exhibitions and providing galleries with her highly sought-after work since 1996.

 

 

Broadway Avenue (trolley stop)

 

The Base Camp
5 W. Broadway
Based out of Montana, Jason Savage works as a freelance and commercial photographer, specializing in travel and outdoor photography.

Growing up in the West, Savage spends most of his time traveling this region of the United States capturing its unique beauty and landscapes.

His work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, Time, Outside, Audubon, New York Times, the Wilderness Society and many others. His images have also been featured in numerous advertising campaigns, books, and calendars.

In addition to his commercial and freelance photography, Savage is also a leading photography instructor, teaching classes and outdoor photography workshops throughout North America.

 

Salon Off Broadway
40 S. Park Ave.
Kelly Dalton is a Montana artist and illustrator who creates small-scale, detailed works on wood panels. She has been entertaining people with her whimsical forest fairytale characters and monsters since 2007. Stop by Salon off Broadway to see her newest works.

 

Trolley Block of the Walking Mall

 

Birds & Beasleys
2 S. Last Chance Gulch
Birds & Beasleys has artists in action.  Painter Jim Stevens will be demonstrating his oil painting techniques. The Helena Xpress Singers will perform at 6:30 and 7:30pm and Nathaniel King will making is balloon creations for the young and old. Birds & Beasleys will also be serving Jane’s famous almond cookies.

 

 

Frayed Sew
38 S. Last Chance Gulch
Joseph R. Crowley was born in Colorado and has lived in Montana for 10 years.  His work focuses primarily on function pottery.  Like many artists in the state, he is inspired by the natural beauty around him.

 

John E. Smith, D.M.D.
38 S. Last Chance Gulch
Would you like to be a part of bringing hope and dignity to artisans around the globe? Then join John E. Smith D.M.D. for a Mercy Market Sale. From the isolated villages of Laos to the busy streets of Bangkok, Mercy Market sells handcrafted items made by people around the world. Also on display at John E. Smith D.M.D., lifestyle photographs by Lisa Kunkel Photography with live music and refreshments.

 

Ghost Art Gallery
21 S. Last Chance Gulch
Carol Zirkle primarily works in pastels capturing the best of Montana’s skies and landscapes. Her latest works are done in oil with some vibrant colors needed to capture the beauty of Montana.

 

 

The PanHandler Plus
40 S. Last Chance Gulch
Nancy (Reetz) Treib was born and raised in southwestern North Dakota and moved to Helena at age 18. She now resides at Canyon Creek, a ranching community near Helena where much of her photographic inspiration is derived.

Prickly Pear Quilts
46 S. Last Chance
Join Billie Veerkamp, author of Minky Quilt Success, and inventor of the Minky Quilt ruler for a trunk show at Prickly Pear Quilts. Veerkamp’s trunk show will include innovate landscape and other unique combinations of quilts using Minky fabric.  Minky is a plush, microfiber fabric that it is incredibly soft.

 

Repertoire Art & Design
36 S. Last Chance Gulch (Park Entrance)

Dick Torkildson, who makes MT Beetle Bowls  in ClancyMont.,  retired from teaching high school wood shop which has allowed him the luxury to pursue his love affair with wood bowl turning. Blue spalted ponderosa pine, red spalted box elder, grey/black spalted maple along with coastal salt seasoned driftwood, are some of the unique and richly textured wood varieties he loves to shape.

Cindi A. Jobe, new local artist and owner of recently opened Repertoire Art & Design, is inspired by travel, music and vintage collectibles in her paintings, photography, and mixed-media works. You will enjoy a bit of an eclectic experience in her gallery made up of old trucks, travel, organic textures and re-purposed furniture.

 

 

Intermountain Chiropractic
62 S. Last Chance Gulch
Anita Shotz and Edie Hallford will be hosted at Intermountain Chiropractic and they create functional pottery in a variety of clays and glazes.

 

Lewis & Clark Library (trolley stop)
120 S. Last Chance Gulch
Last Chance BellyDance, a group of diverse dancers who perform for music festivals, charity events, and professional venues around the state will be at the Lewis & Clark Library for the Fall Art Walk.

Carol Novotne, a native Montanan, has been a fine watercolor artist for over thirty years. She is an art instructor whose work is collected around the world.

 

 

South Park Avenue (trolley stop)

 

Hair Hair
440 S. Park Ave.
Judy Rose’s wearable art jewelry mediums include silver, copper and various natural stones. Working in metal, her work displays an organic quality with various textures achieved by using traditional silversmith techniques. Judy considers each piece as one of a kind and hopes each owner will prize her work of art.