EMERSON E-NEWS: OCTOBER      

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Hello Emerson Friends,
 
We hope you are finding ways to enjoy the autumn sunshine and some of Mother Nature's most colorful work. 
 
This month's newsletter is full of exciting happenings. We are especially excited for our art education programs to start again! We've made some adaptations and created opportunities to continue offering high quality art education programs for learners of all ages in person and online.
 
We have a new twist and a new partner for Quick Draws & Cocktails! Our friends over at the Kimpton Armory Hotel are helping us plan a fabulous online event featuring art works from some of the amazing local artists featured in their private collection, paired with incredible lodging and dining packages. Together we are taking the ho hum out of online events and bringing sexy back!
 
Like each of you we are doing our best to keep our community healthy. We are masked up, keeping our hands clean (and the building), maintaining social distance, AND MISSING YOU! Your "Likes" and ❤️'s on our social media posts, visits to our galleries, and messages of support have reminded us how we are still connected. We know that this is not an easy time and we want you to know that we are working hard behind the scenes to care for this building, curate exceptional exhibits, and provide spaces for artists to create. When it feels right for you, mask up and stroll our halls - we are here to greet you with smiling eyes! 
 
 
With gratitude,
 
Susan Denson-Guy
Executive Director


 
EVENTS
 

 
 




      
Quick Draws & Cocktails - Online!
Thursday, November 12  |  7pm
Attire: Living Room Chic 
Online  | Attendance is free but registration is required  
 
This year's Quick Draws & Cocktails auction pairs fine art with the art of fine hospitality. Each original work of art in the auction is matched with a one-night stay or dining/drink voucher for the hippest new lodging in town, the Armory Hotel.

Join us for a wildly fun evening celebrating and supporting arts & culture at the hottest spot in town - your house! Connect with us online for an introduction to some of the talented local artists showcased in the Kimpton Armory Hotel's unprecedented art collection. Shake your own make-along cocktail. Challenge your knowledge of the Emerson and art with a little trivia, then bid in our ONLINE LIVE AUCTION to win your favorite work of art paired with a luxurious experience at the Armory. All proceeds benefit the Emerson!
 
Updated information and registration can be found on our website.


 

 
ART EDUCATION CLASSES
 

 
 

Art on the Rocks  - ONLINE! (Ages 21+) 
We're bringing our classic Art on the Rocks series to your home! This monthly series guides you in creating a unique art project using materials you can find around your house. Our generous sponsor, the Rockin' R Bar will mix up a make-along cocktail! Grab your housemate, gather your supplies, and treat yourself with a favorite beverage for a fun night in.  
Zoom link provided at registration.

Paper-cutting Holiday Cards:
October 15  |  6:30 - 8pm
$15 Members/ $20 Non-Members.
Pre-registration required.

Get started on your holiday greetings by making paper-cut holiday cards in this month's Art on the Rocks Zoom session. 
   
Click the button below for the supply list and registration.


Upcoming Art on the Rocks - Online
November 19  | Acrylic Pour Painting
December 17  |  String Art

Emerson's Integrative Art Enrichment Programs (Ages 5 - 13)
This program offers remote learning students an art-based, integrative curriculum to help families manage the altered school schedule. Using the Montana Art Standards, students will be introduced to the principles of visual art using integrative methods connecting match, science, and history in hands-on art projects. In addition to arts based education, each day will include time for independent study of school work, and breaks. Cohorts are limited to 15 students and Covid-19 safety measures must be observed.

Enrollment is monthly with choice of Tuesday OR Thursday cohort.
November 
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24  |  $100/members  $110/non-members
Thursdays*, November 5, 12, 19  |  $75/members/  $80/non-members
*No class on November 26 - Thanksgiving Break

December
Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15  |  $75/members/  $80/non-members
Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17  |  $75/members/  $80/non-members
Scholarships are available. Registration and more information on line.

 

 
EXHIBITS
 

 
 


Visit the exhibits in the Jessie Wilber, Lobby, and Weaver Room galleries at your leisure. Please note that masks and social distancing precautions are required in gallery spaces for your health and well being. Follow our social media for spotlight posts on the artists and their works.  
Facebook: @theemersondotcom  
Instagram: theemerson_mt 
 
CURRENT EXHIBITS 
 
JESSIE WILBER GALLERY
Act III   by Kathleen Herhily-Paoli  
September 11 - November 27
M- F  |  10am - 4pm 
The paintings of Missoula artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli express her growing concerns and anxieties about water and fire in the West.  
Sponsored by: 
    
 
"This Will Pass"
 by Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli 
LOBBY GALLERY 
Whimsical Escapes  by Kayla Baker 
September 11 - November 27  
Kayla Baker's charismatic animals and bright colors invite you to take a moment to enjoy the happy little happy moments in our days. 
"Desert or Dessert"  
by Kayla Baker 
WEAVER ROOM GALLERY 
Below the Wake By Kelley Sullivan 
September 4 - November 20 
Dive deep into the layers of Kelley Sullivan's dreamscapes to see what emerges.  
 
 
 

"Visitors" by Kelley Sullivan 

 


 
 ON THE LAWN
 

 
 




 
Six Feet
Emerson Lawn
October 24 & 25  |  4-6pm
 
Live performance has been scarce, make it part of your weekend events again! Come join BodiGram in collaboration with Mountain Air Dance and 406 Cirque for dance theater on the Emerson Lawn.  
 
We take social distancing seriously, but in a humorous way. All dancers will perform in hazmat suits physically distanced by 72 inch dowel rods. We know your pain and now we are going to dance about it. Spoiler alert! You will leave smiling and with a sense of hope. Kindness and Gratitude are highly contagious too!
 
Audience is limited to ten people/performance. Performances last 10 min with 10 minutes in between to allow for safe audience change over. 
Contact Blair Bodie with BodiGram Dance at 406.219.8826 or bodigram@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
  
We may be six feet apart, but we are all in this together! 
   
 



 
Mobile Feastival Scavenger Hunt  
Gallatin Valley Farm to School
October 24 |  11am - 2pm
 
Celebrate Farm to school Month by participating in a special scavenger hunt around Bozeman with Gallatin Valley Farm to School. Bike, walk, roam, and support your local businesses by having your GVF2S passport stamped along the way at each food & farm related activity.  
(Hint - The Emerson Lawn is one of the stops!)
 
find out more about the hunt and where to get your passport online at www.gvfarmtoschool.org  
 

 
 FEATURED TENANT
 

 
 


William C. Pack    
Studio 206
New tenant, Bill Pack, is elated to have a studio in what he calls "the wonderful creative sanctuary that is the Emerson". As a writer of historical fiction, he finds the 100+ year-old building an inspired location. Publishing under the name William C. Pack, his first and best-known work, The Bottom of the Sky, was a contender for the Pulitzer Prize in literature and one of the six finalists for the National Best Book Award. Currently, he has a young children's board book coming out this Fall and is finishing a historical novel telling the tale of a migration that spans three continents between 1882 and 1944 that is scheduled to be released next spring. 
 
Bill has not always been an author. He was born in Roundup where his family worked in coal mining. When his family moved to Bozeman in the early 70's, Bill moved to Billings. He started high school there, but dropped out to work in broadcasting and securities brokerage in addition to owning a few local businesses. When he was 30, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming a leader at one of the largest financial services companies in the world. He served a three-year appointment on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), before retiring at age forty-two.
 
In retirement, Bill took the G.E.D and SATs and then was accepted into Stanford. After graduation, he became the Stanford's chief archaeologist for the Greater Yellowstone Project. When archeology slowed down in the winters, Bill wrote his first book, The Bottom of the Sky.
 
Bill and wife moved to Bozeman to be closer to family. He supports international relations and performing arts organizations. He is a passionate advocate for victim of domestic violence with all royalties from The Bottom of the Sky going to women's and children's support groups in Roundup, Billings, Bozeman, and worldwide.
 
Currently Bill and his wife are self-isolating in preparation to visit their brand new baby grandson. You can still connect with him on Facebook at @williamcpack, and through his websites, www.WilliamCPack.com or www.TheBottomoftheSky.com.



 

 
EMERSON STUDIOS & GALLERIES
 

 
 


News from Emerson Tenants 
 
"As fall starts to creep in I am starting to open up my holiday portrait commissions! This includes portraits of pets, peoples, places, or anything else made in time for the holiday season! I love working with people to create beautiful."
 
Connect with Becca Joy and see more of her work online at www.beccajoyart.com  
  
As the October featured "Sip and SLAM" artist at Nordic Brewing, LeeAnn would like to invite everyone to support our friends at SLAM by participating in the month long event. Connect with LeeAnn for Nordic Brewing's SLAM Pint Night, October 28. Learn More about other artists and breweries in the "Slip and Slam" online.  
 
Starting in mid-October, LeeAnn Ramey Art will be offering holiday mittens, blankets, stuffed animals, socks and more from Alpacas of MT.
 
FURN Design Studio is featured on the Virtual Parade of Homes this year!  Lindsey and Christine helped select interior finishes and furnishings for the custom home at 827 Auger Lane, built by Tru North Contractors. The Virtual Parade of Homes is on display during the month of October.
 
Instagram:  furndesignstudio
 
 
The WLI-MT offers several fantastic adapted programs to support students and their families through language arts.  WLI-MT also offers adult online language classes. 
 
See their offerings online at: www.wlimt.org 
 
Please visit our website to for a full list of tenants with contact information.
Find more information about Galleria Hall on the Emerson's website. 



 

 
 JEWEL BOX GALLERY
 

 
 




 
Mountain Town Art
Heidi Erickson is the 23-time Addy award-winning artist behind Mountain Town Art, a local studio specializing in location-inspired lifestyle art for the modern mountain home. Her art blends a bold & graphic illustration style with the organic patterns & warmth of wood grain-resulting in original, one-of-a-kind artwork you won't find anywhere else.
   
More information about Mountain Town Art: 
Facebook @MtntownArt
Instagram mtntownart
 

 
IN THE BUILDING
 

 
 

COVID-19  Thank you and Reminder
Thank you to everyone for helping us keep the Emerson a healthy space. Because of our community's collaborative effort, the Emerson is able to welcome the public into it's gallery spaces, tenant shops and studios, and offer adapted arts education classes.  
  
As the weather cools the holidays approach, we invite you to stop in to see our newest exhibits, shop in Galleria Hall, dine at Sidewall, take a class, or visit the tenant studios throughout the building.  
 
Please remember to:
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizing stations
  • Maintain social distance
  • Be respectful of the building tenants and other guests
Thank you! 
 

 
JOIN THE EMERSON
 

 
 




      
2019 Poster Design by LoRae Hartman
2020 Christmas Stroll Poster  
 
The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association are looking for the artist to create the 2020 Christmas Stroll poster!

Christmas Stroll might look and feel a little different this year, but the Annual Poster Contest tradition is alive and well!  The winning poster design will still be featured in digital marketing for the event and the cover of the "Official" Christmas Stroll special issue of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. The issue will also include an article featuring the Christmas Stroll poster artist.
 
Deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, November 09

Find more information and submission guidelines on our website.

 

 
CALL FOR ART
 

 
 

Join the Emerson! 
Emerson Membership has many great benefits, including special offers and discounts at Emerson tenant studios and galleries participating in the MEMBER PARTNER program!  Check out the new list of participating Member Partners and their offers along with the rest of the awesome benefits of Emerson Membership.
 
Individual: $40   |   Household:  $75
Premier:  $150 (Includes a second membership to give as a gift)
More Information online: www.theEmerson.org   

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 
     
 
Follow our Facebook @theEmersondotcom and Instagram theemerson_mt pages for up to date info on what's happening at the Emerson.
 
 
 
the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

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