DRIFTING & LONGING - Work by Jen Erickson - In the Wilkins Gallery for October

Lewistown welcomes Coeur d’Alene-based artist, Jen Erickson, and her exhibition in the Margie Wilkins Gallery entitled Drifting and Longing. Jen has both her BFA and MFA in painting, and her work shows a prolonged interest in, and investigation of, surface, markmaking, and color. Each of the works in Drifting and Longing suspend the viewer between micro and macro, finished and unfinished. What might initially present as unfinished, cloudy, or blotchy becomes exquisitely detailed, overwrought, and precise as you walk toward each piece. Distance plays a role in the way we view these works, and they change whether you see them across the room or at the end of your nose. Each piece shows an artistic practice that delights in the small and precise, while keeping a close eye on the overall whole.

This beautiful show gives viewers emotional space, while maintaining a keen visual interest. Each piece illustrates its own process of being, each of Erickson’s scratches and marks responding to the plethora of lines that came before. This exhibition will be on display until the end of October in the Wilkins Gallery

Rural Schools Education at the Lewistown Art Center

The Lewistown Art Center is thrilled to partner with our rural schools this school year. Our Program Director, Leah Grunzke, will be offering monthly art education to students from the King, Ayers, Spring Creek, and Deerfield Colony Schools! 

Each month, these schools will “field trip” to the Lewistown Art Center to make art projects using our classroom and materials, like ceramic, glass, canvas painting, jewelry, and multimedia art. We’re thrilled to partner with our schools and continue to offer art education across Central Montana!

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Octoberfest is coming to the Lewistown Art Center October 20th!

Join us for a delicious dinner of brats, kraut and potato salad...and don't miss out on Jerry Carpenter's Famous Apple Cake! We'll have local seasonal beers on tap, live polka music, a trivia contest and an incredible handmade quilt to raffle. Tickets are $20 per person and are available now at the Art Center, get yours before they're gone!

Thank you to Lewistown Insurance and Century Companies for sponsoring this great event!

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 Octoberfest 2016

Octoberfest 2016


Sip N’ Paint is back! — You heard right, we’re getting our “paint” on for October’s Social Night at the Art Center. Social Night is always the 3rd Wednesday of the month so join us on Wednesday, October 19th, to create your own acrylic and canvas masterpiece! We’ll provide the snacks, materials, and instruction you’ll need to create a seasonal painting, just bring your favorite drink and some friends!

Social Night has limited seating, and these fun events fill up fast! Call us at 535-8278 or email us at to register! We’ll see you there!

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