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Hello Friends,
Welcome to summer! Things are starting to get busy at the Emerson! Our staff and interns are busy preparing for summer art camps that start next week. Find out more about summer art classes, upcoming exhibits, what's new with Emerson tenants, membership, and more in this month's newsletter.



For more information about our summer camps and art education classes, please visit our website for the summer class schedule . Information is changing rapidly regarding Covid 19 safety protocols. We will provide current information the week before each camp. All staff and campers are required to follow the protocols. 
Kids Summer Camps 
Week 1 | June 15 - 19           Radical Rainbows
Week 2 | June 22 - 26            Tropical Rainforest
Week 3 | June 29 - July 2       The Milky Way
Week 4 | July 6 - 10                Adventures in Italy
Week 5 | July 13 - 17              Under the Surface
Week 6 | July 20 - 24              Wings, Wheels, & Wakes
Week 7 | July 27 - 31              Inside the Aviary
Week 8 | August 3 - 7            Superheros
Week 9 | August 10 - 14        Deep in the Woods
Week 10 | August 17 - 21     I Heart Montana 
Youth class schedule and registration.

crusty-paint-tubes.jpg Adult Art Classes 
Mondays,  June 22 - July 27  |  6:30 -9pm
Six weeks, $132 Members/$146 Non-Members
Learn opaque and transparent techniques, use of brushes, color mixing, and applying mixed medias. Projects will emphasize still life, abstract, portraiture, and landscape.
Tuesdays, June 23 - July 28  |  7 - 9pm
Six Weeks, $105 Members/$120 Non-member 
This course is an introduction to the principals and techniques in drawing. Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, shading, volume and composition.   
Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29  |   6:30 - 9pm
Six weeks, $165 Members/$180 Non-Members
Explore the elements of art, color mixing, use of brushes and composition through varied subject matter. A portion of the summer class will be en plein air, or painting outdoors. 

Adult class schedule and registration. 

Online Art on the Rocks (21+)
T hursdays |  7-8:30pm  | Free!
Online via Zoom   
June 18 - Mobiles  - Register (6/18)*  
June 25 - Coffee Painting  - Register (6/25)*   
*Register for each class separately  
Join us online Thursdays for a wildly fun evening including a creative art project using materials you have at home and new cocktail recipes from the Rocking R Bar. 
Follow us on Facebook or check out our website for a current Zoom link and supply list.



Our current exhibits will be on display through the middle of June. Look for our new exhibits in the Jessie Wilber, Lobby, and Weaver Room galleries coming in July. Please stay tuned to our social media and website for updates on our exhibit schedule.
The Wait by Gary Horinek
The Space Between by Hannah Uhde 
Moments of the Infinite by Kelsey Dznitars
Figures - Juried Group Show
July 10 - August 7, 2020
Portraits - Juried Group Show
July 10 - August 28, 2020  
The theme Figures & Portraits showcases the wide variety of human face and form. Each artist's unique representation captures an essence and a mood of that particular individual. Each work asks the viewer to look closer, to want ask questions.
We received one of the largest applicant pools in our recent history of Calls for Art. This was a welcome assurance that we all desire to catch a glimpse of the symbiotic relationship between an artist and muse. Artists from all backgrounds and areas of focus cannot deny the majesty and power that comes with visually representing the human soul. We hope you are as amazed and appreciative of these works as we are.

A Glimpse of Nature's Splendor
Plein-Air Painters Group Show
July 3 - August 26, 2020
When an artist ventures outside the studio into this world, the entire symphony of nature finds its way into their creations. We live in a most dramatic and compelling environment, often the very reason we have come to live here. Nature in all her glory is everywhere. To create en plein-air is to share in this real drama capturing a moment in time as we are experiencing it.




Thursday- Saturday 11am - 2pm.
Check with the individual galleries for their specific hours.
The galleries and studios in Galleria Hall have put great effort into maintaining sanitized spaces for the safety of everyone. Please help gallery owners maintain these spaces by:
  • sanitizing your hands immediately upon entering the building. Hand sanitizing stations are strategically located throughout the building
  • maintaining a minimum social distance of 6 feet
  • wearing a mask
 Find more information about Galleria Hall on our website. 




Chris Biehl
Pianist, accompanist, piano and voice teacher, vocal coach, and composer.  
Chris Biehl began playing the piano at age 5 and studied music all the way through college. He earned many awards and recognition, including first prize in the Beethoven competition at the Northwest Music Festival during his sophomore year at MSU. After graduating with honors in applied piano, Chris moved to Paris, France to study under Nadia Boulanger.
While In Paris, Chris served as accompanist to many well know musicians. He also was vocal coach for several operas and musical theater productions, including "La Somnambula in Dijon", "Barnum", and "Nine". He composed music for theater productions in Germany and France. Recently, he composed music for a short film written and directed by Dominique Valentin, showing at the Berlin Film festival later this year. 
In 2013, Chris moved back to Montana to be closer to family. He accompanies students and faculty at MSU as a both vocal and instrumental musician. Chris has his own private studio at the Emerson where he teaches piano and voice, and continues composing. 

Find more information and contact info on Chris Biehl's website  www.chrisbiehl.com or visit him at the the Emerson in studio #201A.




These are just a few of the creative businesses that call the Emerson home. They are working hard to make their works and services available to you. Connect with your favorite makers and doers to see what they up to. 
A full list of Emerson tenants and their contact information can be found on our website.  
Robert Royhl

Caroline Price

World Language Initiative - MT 
Art Splot

Esther Metals

Little PitterPat

Wampum Wear

Facebook: @wampumwear  
Mountain Gypsy Studio

Western Bound

Emily Barnhardt

2nd Story Studio

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We have just a few awesome spaces available for rent in our beautiful historic building. Lease terms commence July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2021. Prospective tenants must be compatible with the Emerson's non-profit Arts & Culture mission.

Make an appointment to view one of the spaces by emailing renee@theEmerson.org @ Emerson Center for Arts and Culture

Membership Benefits
Studio#221A (586 square feet)
South side, second floor featuring tall ceilings, LARGE windows and wooden floor.
Studio#225 (560 square fee)
East side, second floor featuring three separate sound proof practice rooms and a SEPARATE office. This is a perfect music studio.



Sidewall Pizza Company
Sidewall is excited to announce a target opening date of July 1st! Be on the lookout for updates closer to July. Sidewall can't wait to be a part of the downtown community, serving delicious food right here at the Emerson!



Be a part of the Emerson community!
Stay connected with arts & culture in our community by becoming an Emerson Member. Your membership allows us to continue offering arts education programming online and help maintain our historic building until we can gather again.
Membership Benefits
  • Support of the Emerson
  • Special pricing for educational programs
  • Early access to registration for education programs
  • Special offers through participating tenant studios and galleries
  • Monthly Emerson newsletter
  • Invitations to Emerson events
  • Little HeARTs classes included with Membership
Individual: $40   |   Household:  $75
Premier:  $150 (Includes a second membership to give as a gift)
More Information online: www.theEmerson.org



Summer Events Update 
After many hard conversations and much consideration about how to gather our community safely under the current circumstances, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Garden & Home Tour and Lunch on the Lawn summer concert series.

We cannot express enough how much we miss having you all in the building and on the lawn. We love our community and it is with concern for everyone's well being that we made this difficult decision. 

Please continue to support the local musicians, businesses, and creative pursuits as you are able. Follow our Facebook @theEmersondotcom and Instagram theemerson_mt pages for up to date info on what's happening at the Emerson.

We look forward to gathering again soon!

the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

111 South Grand Ave.   |   Bozeman, MT   |   406.587.9797   |   office@theEmerson.org