SAVE THE DATE, MAY 20th
The Board of Directors and the staff of the Lewistown Art Center wish to invite our membership and the public for an afternoon of activities, food, refreshments and live music on May 20th at the Turner Building at Brewery Flats in celebration of the kick off of our membership drive. Kids activities will begin at 2:00 with a tile making workshop, and food and music will start at 4:00.
Come and enjoy the beautiful walking trails at Brewery Flats, bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, and help support the arts in Central Montana. Free tickets will be available at the Art Center. Call for more information - 535-8278.
IN THE WILKINS GALLERY
The Lewistown Art Center is pleased to have the work of Gesine Janzen titled Ancestral Landscapes and Rivers. Gesine is an Associate Professor of Art at MSU in Bozeman, and we’re fortunate to host a nationally recognized printmaker and educator in the Wilkins Gallery! Come experience these subtle, moving prints that deal with our nearby Missouri River, as well as images that reflect the artist’s history near the Baltic Coast. These works are touching and abstract, and are sure to evoke responses from central Montanans as we consider the emotional resonance of the landscapes around us.
Gesine Janzen’s monotypes and wood block prints will remain on display in the Wilkins Gallery until April 29th. The Lewistown Art Center thanks Vickey, Bill, and Brandon Cowen for their generous sponsorship of this month’s exhibition.
2017 CHOKECHERRY FESTIVAL POSTER CONTEST
This is a call out to any amateur or professional artist in Montana to submit poster artwork for the 2017 Chokecherry Festival. This popular Lewistown event now draws visitors from around the state, artists, crafts people, and other vendors. The poster design will be represented state wide and the winning entry will receive $200 in Lewistown Chamber of Commerce Bucks that can be redeemed in any Chamber Retail Member’s establishment. Entries should be labeled with the name, address and phone number of the individual submitting the poster design. Digital submissions will need to be high enough resolution for reproduction in larger formats. Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Lewistown Art Center, PO Box 1018, Lewistown, MT 59457 by June 1, 2017.
32nd ANNUAL MONTANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY MEMBERS SHOW
From May 1st to 31st, the Lewistown Art Center is excited to welcome back the members of the Montana Watercolor Society for their popular, annual Members Exhibit. In addition to showcasing some of Montana’s finest watercolor talent, Whitefish artist Gretchen Finch will host a two-day workshop. Gretchen received her BFA from the University of Arizona, and has lived and painted in the West for years. An experienced landscape painter, Gretchen considers watercolor paintings to be “neither relaxing nor is it a hobby. It’s hard work and it’s my passion.” This workshop is open to members of the Lewistown Art Center (join us!) and scholarships are available for interested candidates. Contact the Lewistown Art Center for additional information.