Art Center Happenings

Linda Tullis

“Buffalo Body,” a work by John Pepion, rising contemporary artist and member of the Blackfeet Nation, is on display in the show titled “On Which We Stand” throughout October at the Lewistown Art Center. Photo courtesy of Linda Tullis

Reception this Friday
“On Which We Stand,” a collective of emerging contemporary Native American artists, will be on display during the month of October, with a reception this Friday, from 5–7 p.m. The artists represented in this show are Ben Pease, John Pepion, Louis Still Smoking, Lauren Monroe and Robert Martinez. Each of these young men actively produces artwork that represents their heritage, their tribe and their individual statements translated onto a two dimensional page.
In Lauren’s words “The abstract and surreal quality of my acrylic work creates a visual narrative with dream-like qualities, which often leaves the viewer in thought about the story behind them.” Currently Lauren resides on the Blackfeet Reservation working on art fulltime and freelancing on films in art production.
The staff of the Art Center is proud to sponsor this fine show.

ARToberfest, Oct. 15
The Bavarian culture has been enjoying an Octoberfest celebration since 1810, and we at the Art Center want to put our spin on that event with a great meal of brats and kraut, home brews and a live polka band, from 4–7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Tickets are limited and are available from LAC board members and at the Art Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go towards our education department and gallery events.

Montana Art Mobile, Oct. 18 and 19
The only program of its kind in Montana, the Art Mobile of Montana is an educational, art outreach program providing access to a high quality, original and contemporary art exhibit with instruction by a professional artist for schools and diverse groups. The Art Mobile program helps others to understand the importance of the visual arts and educates through visual art about the diversity of the human experience, culture, practices, customs and history.
They will be rolling into Lewistown with presentations at the Art Center and our local elementary schools. For more information contact the Art Center.

“Hands on Art” --
fall afterschool art classes start this week
The Art Center is a place to create for kids of all ages, whether it’s glass art, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking or sculpture. Creative learning is so valuable and relates positively in everyday life.
Doodlebugs (Pre K – 2nd Grade) – Mondays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Sprouting Artists (3rd – 6th Grade) – Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Open Studio: Thursdays 3:30 – 6 p.m. with all ages welcome. Come and continue ongoing art projects, or explore independent new avenues.
Grades 1 – 4 can take the Number 5 bus, and grades 5-6 take the Number 7 bus, and will be dropped off at the Art Center. *Pre K and kindergarteners are welcome to attend but must arrange transportation.
For more information and upcoming classes and workshops, including a complete Hands On Art schedule, visit us online at or email our Education Director at

Call to artists
and craftspeople
With so many talented artists in our area, we want to invite local artists and craftspeople to be a part of the Holiday Season in our gift shop. The deadline is Nov. 14. Call the Art Center or stop by for more information.

New in the gift shop
Sterling and copper jewelry by Joanne Walker from Sandpoint, Idaho, have just arrived. Walker’s pieces are exquisitely executed, and are only here for a short time. She combines a bold technique in style with a delicate technique in fabrication.


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