Art Center Happenings

By: 
Linda Tullis
Executive Director

Summer Fun camps

The Art Center is gearing up for an exciting season full of creative programs. Summer camps are held June through August for K–8th-grade kids, and whether your little ones are budding artistic geniuses or just like to have fun learning, we offer something for everyone. Campers will spend time in the studio and outdoors, working collaboratively and dreaming up their own projects. Registration is available online at lewistownartcenter.net; classes are filling up so reserve your spot today.

 

Social Night: woodworking 

This month’s Social Night at the Art Center will be an exciting one as we try out different tools and techniques for simple woodworking projects. Join us to see how easy it can be to put together fun and functional pieces for your home. Participants will receive all the materials and step-by-step instructions to make flower presses, flower planters or their own creative projects. Absolutely no experience necessary, just bring your friends and a can-do attitude. Snacks are provided, please bring along whatever you like to drink. Pre-register online or call us at 535-8278 to get signed up.

 

In the Wilkins Gallery

Join us on Friday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Wilkins Gallery for the opening of “Down the Rabbit Hole,” featuring the works of Jocelyn Howard and Beth Huhtala.

An artist from Red Lodge, Howard’s ceramic and figurative sculptures are evocative and exciting, providing ample opportunity to imagine narratives, settings, and conflict for these odd and intricate bodies. Surrounded by Beth Huhtala’s dynamic two-dimensional works, Howard’s sculptures take on new complexity, as both artists take us “Down the Rabbit Hole.”

Both artists ask us to consider difficult and different narratives within a contemporary landscape. This is no fairy tale, but rather stories that unwind slowly, resisting clear answers or happy endings. Both artists mine the human experience for the symbolic, the unknown, and the difficult, inviting viewers to join them “down the rabbit hole” as a one way trip with unexpected results.

The Lewistown Art Center is grateful to Clint Loomis for his sponsorship of this exhibition.

 

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Join Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, the only fully professional touring company producing Shakespeare in the state, for their rendition of “You Never Can Tell” on June 27 at the Pine Meadows Golf Course and Elks Lodge.

 “You Never Can Tell” is a comedy of errors and romance with mistaken identities, a dentist in love, and so much more.

Since 1973, MSIP has come to Central Montana with free performances of theatrical works. They travel to more than 60 communities every summer with over 75 performances. Join us in supporting this excellent organization, and enjoy some food and refreshments as well.

Come early for food and refreshments. Shakespeare in the Parks is always free to the public, and is sponsored by the following: Dr. Joan McMahon; Drs. Jason Ricks and Randy Hoch (Eyecare Associates); Dr. Annette Comes; Fergus County Medical Society; Drs. William and Cathy Holmes; Dr. Michael Sura and Fitness Central; Thrivent Financial; Pine Meadows Country Club; and the Elks Lodge.

 

The Lewistown Art Center promotes art, art education and art appreciation in Central Montana. Regular hours are Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is always free. Join the “ArtWorks” volunteer group every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. to support the Art Center in accomplishing its mission. New members and volunteers are always welcome; for information call 535-8278.

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