Art Center Happenings

Linda Tullis
Executive Director Lewistown Art Center

Broken Beauty by Jean Albus is an example of her transformed photography, which will be on display in the Wilkins Gallery in August.
Photo courtesy of Linda Tullis


in the Park

“The Comedy of Errors” was performed on Tuesday, June 28, to a great crowd at the beautiful Pine Meadows Golf Course. Shakespeare in the Park has been coming to Lewistown for 44 years, and it wouldn’t be possible if not for our generous sponsors. This year we wish to thank Thrivent Financial, the Elks trustees and the Pine Meadows Golf Course, Eye Care Associates, the Moen Family Dental group, Joan McMahon, the Family Wellness Center, the Fergus County Medical Society and Anne & Dave Leininger (in memory of Barbara Knox.)

This year’s play was exquisitely performed, and the direction was also superb. The turnout exceeded our expectations; this event is one of Lewistown’s greatest opportunities to experience live performances and Shakespeare in a casual setting.


Summer Art Camp schedule for kids 

(10 - 11:30 a.m.)

July 5-7: Glazing for Pottery

July 12-14: Getting into Nature, (Tie-dyed Tees, Walking Sticks and hike to Frog Ponds)

July 19-21: Midsummer Monoprints

July 26-28: Pottery (by popular demand.) Two sessions will be offered, 10–11:30 and 1:30–3 p.m. Call for more information.

Aug. 2, 3, 4: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (paper airplane design and flight contest with 3-D drawing)

Aug. 9-11: Buzz... Bee habitats and homes

Aug. 16-18: Open Art, creating multi-media projects using techniques and ideas learned at camp. Please call to register your kids beforehand.


Summer Art Camp schedule for adults (7–9 p.m.)

July 12-14: Stained glass

July 26-28: Cartooning and Monoprinting

Aug. 9-11: Pottery: Pinch, Coil and Slab

Aug. 23-25: Pottery Wheel Week


Adult Workshops

Jo Jones jewelry class and Peter Jones watercolor class will be rescheduled for August. Details will follow.


Jocelyn Howerd 


Aug. 5 and 6: Jocelyn is currently a resident at the Red Lodge Clay Center. Her skills in hand building and creative interpretation are superb. This class is open to all ages and all skill levels. Everyone will learn valuable techniques in hand building and glazing from this incredible clay artist.

Pre-registration is required for this class. For more information on all of the classes, camps, and workshops, please contact the Art Center.


In the Wilkins Gallery

For the month of July the Blue Buffalo Art Group will feature artists from Mont., Wyo., Idaho, Colo. and Nev. This showcase of work includes nationally recognized painters and sculptors working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, bronze, wood and mixed media. The group has a wide variety of styles and genres and has joined forces to develop art shows, workshops and critiques, and to have the valuable fellowship of artists, bolstering the creative process. We thank Susanne and David Wigginton at the Yogo Inn for sponsoring this show.

We welcome Jean Albus and her transformed photography and installations for the month of August. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5–7 p.m. Albus’ work reflects not only our physical place in society, but our roles in it as well. Although the objects are placed specifically into a composite, they react naturally with the landscape. Ultimately, Albus allows us to linger at the border between inner and outer worlds.

“My photographs of the landscape reflect my own relationship and how I feel about it,” she says. “I feel safe and at home in the landscape. It teaches me everything I need to know.”


Third Annual Artworks Street Sale, July 16

The members of Artworks are still accepting donations of fine or decorative art items for their street sale to be held on Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to drop off your items, you may contact the Art Center to arrange a pick up. The proceeds from this sale benefit future projects for LAC.


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