Art Center Happenings

(From left) Art Center Director Mary Baumstark, artist Paula B. Sayers, and Bear Gulch Pictograph site owner Macie Ahlgren stand next to a special tile created by Sayers in recognition of Ahlgren’s work on the pictographs.

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Photo courtesy of Lewistown Art Center

“Hidden In Plain Sight”

This is your last week to catch Jill Brody’s amazing photography at the Wilkins Gallery at the Lewistown Art Center. Despite being from New York City, Brody’s treatment of the Liberty Hutterite colonies is intimate and profound. This work offers us an opportunity to think about what community means to us, and how it might be different for others. This large exhibition has been shown in nearly every museum in Montana, and now it’s our turn. Be sure not to miss it, it comes down at the end of the month.


Paula B. Sayers at the Lewistown Art Center

In partnership with Bear Gulch, we were so proud to welcome Paula Sayers to the Lewistown Art Center this weekend. Paula’s careful reproductions of the Bear Gulch pictographs on travertine tile are not to be missed. These works, done in ancient and traditional techniques, would be striking pieces for any collection. Generously, Paula donated this limited edition, series of eight pictographs to benefit Bear Gulch and the Lewistown Art Center. Stop by to examine these works of rock art, touch the red ochre used in the pigment, and discuss the techniques that Paula used. 

Drop-In Clay Club

Come see us on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for Drop-In Clay Club. This club is for adults who want a chance to play with clay, no experience required. Practice hand building, or even try out the potter’s wheel. There’s a discount for members, so ask us about joining the Lewistown Art Center today.


New in the Lewistown Art Center Gift Shop

Stop by and see us, there’s always something new. My particular favorites this month come from two of our Montana-based glass artists. Bridget Stiverson stopped by with a few special plates, and a transparent glass tile that would make an excellent 3D centerpiece for any table. Daniel Van Antwerp also replenished his stock, with several new glass tumblers in swirls of blue and green, some even shiny like chrome. Glass is an excellent way to incorporate “functional” art into your home; each piece is unique.


The Lewistown Art Center promotes art, art education and art appreciation in Central Montana. Regular hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-5 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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