Wilkins Gallery Artist Reception: Rowan Nyman
Please join us on Friday, August 11th, from 5-7 PM to welcome our August artist and Exhibition! Rowan Nyman, an experienced fisherman and photographer hailing from Belgrade, Montana, brings to us a selection of wildlife and natural photography.
Rowan says: “Once asked if I could love photography as much as fly fishing, I scoffed at the notion that I could eat, sleep, and breathe anything as much as I did fly fishing. A short few years later, I find that my passion for photography swallowed up my love affair with fly fishing.
Fortunately, the two addictions use my favorite playground as the stage for experience and inspiration, the great outdoors. For the past 25 years I have wandered the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, southwest Montana, and wild places throughout the west, in search of fantastic fly fishing and photographs. A sense of place and belonging imbues my soul when I am outdoors, and it is my sincere hope and desire that I can convey theses emotions in my vision of photographs.”
We’re thrilled to offer Central Montana the chance to experience the wonder and sense of place throughout Montana in these photographs of vast landscapes and majestic creatures. Join us on Friday, August 11th ,for some light refreshments and a chance to chat with the artist.
Comedy Night: Gingers on Ice
Gingers On Ice is a two man comedy experience from the brilliant minds of Jacob Godbey and Alex Tait, whose sketch material provides something reminiscent of a Vaudeville show. Godbey is a Lewistown native who now works with Taft on music, comedy and filmmaking in Missoula, MT. Featuring a strategic blend of sketch, improv, stand-up comedy and original videos, Gingers On Ice is sure to entertain audiences of any demographic. Godbey and Tait share an explosive chemistry that can find the humor in anything.
At 6pm the Art Center will host a HOT DOG BAR with all the fixins, graciously sponsored by our friends at Custom Cuts of Lewistown. Performances start at 6:30 with stories and songs from opener Charlie Denison.
Cost of the show is $15 (food included!) and seating is limited; get your tickets today!
NEW MEMBERSHIP CIRCLES & BENEFITS
The Lewistown Art Center has reformatted the Membership structure and is now offering member benefits at every level! Get deals at local businesses and member prices on workshops and classes. At the Patron level, you become a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association with member benefits at over 890 cultural institutions in the United States.
As a Member, you will also have access to our studio spaces, get discounts on venue rentals (birthdays! meetings! weddings! parties!), and invitations to special events. Memberships start at just $25, and there is something for everyone. You can join online at http://www.lewistownartcenter.net/membership or call us at 406-535-8278.
LEWISTOWN AUTHOR’S EVENT
Join us on Saturday, August 24th for a one-of-a-kind, Lewistown authors event! The Lewistown Art Center is proud to welcome our local writers to sign their texts, with live music and refreshments. Join us for Children’s Hour from 2:00-3:00 PM. Marcia Losh will read her children’s book, “If Everybody Did It,” and her sister, illustrator and author Runi Arnold, will provide instruction for paper collaging! Kids will leave with a completed paper collage. From 3:00-5:00 on August 24th, we’ll welcome a variety of Lewistown writers, like Runi Arnold, Marcia Losh, Maxine Melton, J. Logan Arnold, and others! These authors will be on-hand to answer questions, discuss their texts, and sign copies of their books. This is a special event for the book lover in Lewistown, or a great opportunity to get a signed copy as a gift!
Social Night at the Art Center: Chokecherry Liqueur
In honor of Lewistown’s beloved Chokecherry Festival coming up September 9th, we’re planning an extra special SNAC event for August. Each year the Art Center hosts the “Chokecherry Festival Culinary Contest”, open to anyone who wants to show off their favorite recipes using this tart little fruit. On August 16th, we’ll get a jump start on our cooking skills by brewing up our very own Chokecherry Liqueur, perfect for an after-dinner cordial or fancy fall cocktail. We’ll learn about infusing liquors, decorate gift jars and go home with a batch of beautiful brandy to share with friends. Social Night is held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. All materials and refreshments provided. Space is limited so please register early, either online or by phone at 535-8278.