Photography by Lee Silliman in the Wilkins Gallery - September 2018

September 7th marks the opening of the photography exhibition by Lee Silliman, Homestead Fever: Celebrating the Early Settlers of the High Plains. This show will feature a series of black and white photographs, taken on Silliman’s 8x10 inch view camera within the last four years. Silliman began photographing in 1979, and built his own darkroom and framing shop in 1983, and began using his field view camera in the late eighties. Inspired by Ansel Adam, Lee seeks to capture the perseverance of early homesteaders in capturing the remnants of their stalwart lifestyle. This exhibition will be on view until the end of September.

In addition to welcoming Lee Silliman back to Central Montana (he used to live in Judith Basin), the Lewistown Art Center is proud to present the work of local artist, Pat Ginnity. Pat is a self-taught artist who has been creating works of art, from sculpture to drawings to paintings, for the better part of the last 30 years. We will welcome a selection of Pat’s work to the outer walls of the Margie Wilkins Gallery. This exhibition will be on display in tandem with “Homestead Fever.”

Chokecherry Culinary Contest Winners!

Saturday was a whirl of activity at the Lewistown Art Center during the Chokecherry Festival! By 8:00 a.m., folks were flying through the door with delicious entries for the Chokecherry Culinary Contest, from jams and jellies to ribs and horseradish sauce! Festival-goers were able to sample and eat throughout the day – everyone left happy!

Congratulations and thanks to ALL who entered the contest, and check out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners here!. 

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