Kaleidescopic Print on Metal by Marcia Losh
Marcia Losh does not consider herself a writer. She is more of a visual artist, manipulating images, rather words. But she has enjoyed playing with rhyme-making and story-telling since she was a child. She never shared her work until she took a college course in digital storytelling. Using her computer to create illustrations for her own tales encouraged her to write stories for her daughter. Marcia is a visual artist producing these unique kaleidescopic prints, made from digitally manipulated photographs. She is also the illustrator of If Everybody Did It, a children's book written by her sister, Runi Arnold.
Check out Marcia's work in the Lewistown Art Center Gift Shop!
Wooden Sculptures and Functional Items by Marvin Hofer
Marv Hofer makes these unique wooden sculptures, votives, and "bells" using local wood from a variety of sources such as felled trees, old fence posts, and scraps from barns. Marv's creations would suit any table as a centerpiece, or shine in a window with a candle on top. His unique "mountain bells" ring so pure and silent that only children and animals can hear ;)
Swing by to check out these whimsical and masterful pieces of wooden art!
Emily Free Wilson’s signature style of Free Ceramics began in 2003 just after moving to Helena, Montana for an internship at the Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a background in running and a degree in sculpture and ceramics, Emily was interested in gallery and museum work and being an active part of the art world. Helena’s rich history and supportive community of ceramic artists led to a conscience decision to find her own voice in pottery. Taking her obsession with drawing dots and combing them with her pots was an “ah-hah!” moment in a friend’s studio where it all began. With the help of her husband, Matt Wilson, they worked together to fine-tune the pottery line of “Dot Pots”.
As the Gallery Director at the Archie Bray and with the arrival of Matt and Emily’s son Clayton, Dot Pots needed help in order to continue growing. In 2007, Bobby Free, also a ceramic artist and Emily’s brother, joined the pair and the three started “Free Ceramics.” The family collaboration not only increased visibility and opportunities to show in galleries across the United States, but it also allowed all three artists to focus on a specific part of the making process. Free Ceramics has a great team that works together to create better forms and decorations while meeting customer’s needs for a reliable piece of beautiful hand made pottery.
Bridget Stiverson Glass Art
Bridget Stiverson currently lives in North Eastern Montana with her husband Scott and daughter. Born in Kansas and raised in Texas, Bridget has lived in numerous communities throughout the United States as well as overseas on Guam. During her career, she has filled many positions including a former bank regulator, former banker and independent contractor.
While working on pottery projects at Eastern Wind Glass in Bremerton, WA in 2008, Bridget decided on a change of pace and took her first fused glass class. During this class, she discovered that this is the medium she really wanted to pursue. Since then she has expanded her knowledge base through books along with additional classes taught by Lisa Becker at Art Glass Array in St. Charles, Missouri;Dan Fenton of Alameda, California; and Gail Stouffer of San Antonio, Texas.
Bridget creates functional, artistic and fused glass jewelry from her home studio. In addition, to being a studio artist, she also teaches beginning fused glass classes at a local gallery.
Monica Drew's Canyon Creek Traders Jewelry
Monica Drew is a jewelry artist from Billings, Montana. Monica’s passion is creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from sterling silver, copper, turquoise, onyx, coral, citrine, jasper, and more.
Jim Marsh Metal Art
Jim Marsh is master craftsman and metalsmith working and living in Maiden, Montana. Jim makes small sculptures like the ones pictured here, and beautiful functional items like candlestick holders, wall hooks, and steak turners that would make a perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list!
Kathy Walter creates delicious and one-of-a-kind jams, jellies, and syrups. Her Chokecherry Syrup is perfect in everything from ice cream sundaes to bbq sauce, and we love a bit of Chokecherry Jalepeno Jelly on top of goat cheese! These affordable delicacies are available in the Lewistown Art Center gift shop!