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Hello Emerson Friends,
It is hard to believe that summer is ending and a new school year has already started. We have enjoyed a summer filled with awesome summer camps and group art exhibits. The transition into fall is always a busy time and can't wait to share all that is coming!
We are excited about our new exhibits and our continued partnerships with Gallatin Art Crossing and S.L.A.M. All three of our galleries exhibits turned over this month - see the details below. The north lawn will have two new sculptures installed in partnership with the Gallatin Art Crossing. Plus, we are partnering with S.L.A.M. to install a few large-scale paintings by three amazing local painters along the north lawn!
Enrollment for art education classes opens in mid-September! We are looking forward to offering engaging art education classes in person and online. Additionally, we are adapting some of the Emerson's annual events to ensure social distancing. Stop by to see the new exhibits, shop Galleria Hall, grab a bite to eat at Sidewall Pizza, or simply take a moment to enjoy this creative energy flowing through the building.
We appreciate everyone's efforts to stay connected with the Emerson. The safety and comfort of our community is our top priority as we move forward with classes, events, and gatherings. Your thoughts and concerns are a very important part of our decision-making process. There is an education survey linked in this month's newsletter. We hope you will take a couple of moments to let us know your thoughts and how we can better serve you.

With gratitude,
Susan Denson-Guy
Executive Director



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 
Painting Stillness by Shari Chandler 
Closes Friday, September 4
M- F  |  10am - 4pm 
Shari Chandler's photo realistic paintings reflect quiet observation and contemplation of the western landscape and familiar objects found within them. This stunning show closes Friday, September 4.  

"Moonflower II"  
by Shari Chandler 
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. Many works include unexpected embellishments such as buttons or beads sewn onto the canvas. The paintings in this exhibition are an extension of her series of theater curtain paintings, a reaction to personal, political, and world events using the frame of the theatrical stage. Act III is our feature for the Fall Schools & Seniors in the Gallery program generously sponsored by:
"This Will Pass"
 by Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli 
Whimsical Escapes  by Kayla Baker 
September 11 - November 27  
The whimsical works of Kayla Baker feature fun and quirky animals. Her paintings invite you to take a moment to escape from reality and emphasize the importance of taking the time to look beyond tragedy, loss, and negativity to focus on the joyous happy times in our lives.  You might recognized "Bare Bear" from the cover of the 2020-2021 Emerson Directory brochures! 
"Bare Bear" by Kayla Baker 
Below the Wake By Kelley Sullivan 
September 4 - November 20 
With nature as the heart of her inspiration, Kelley aims to create a complex, emotional landscape by building layer upon layer; dipping, soaking, and drenching the canvas after each application of paint until images emerge. Final details are created with charcoal, oil pen, and other mixed media. Kelley is a former Emerson tenant and proprietor of the new Rapscallion Gallery.  

"Visitors" by Kelley Sullivan 




Art Education Survey
As we transition to fall, the Emerson's priority is to continue to serve our community safely during Covid-19. We want our fall art education classes to remain attainable, enriching, and safe for all who participate.  
We welcome your input via the survey below. Please submit your responses by Friday, September 4.   


Fall Art Education Classes
Enrollment for Fall education classes is scheduled to open Friday, September 11. Courses offerings will be influenced by responses to the survey above. Please visit our website and social media for the current information on the fall class schedule. 

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 is mixing up virtual cocktails for you to replicate or drool over! Grab your housemate, listed supplies, and a favorite beverage for a fun night in. Zoom link provided at registration.

Anamorphic Drawing! 
September 17  |  6:30 - 8pm
$15 Members/ $20 Non-Members.
Pre-registration required.

Join us in a Zoom quarantine session with paper and a pencil build an anamorphic drawing! Learn how to draw an image that comes alive at a particular perspective!

Required supplies at class time:
  • Ruler or straightedge
  • Eraser (kneaded or mars white suggested)
  • Sharpie
  • Sharpened Pencil (mechanical pencil suggested)
  • 2 Sheets of paper
  • Board to tape paper down onto
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors

Emerson's Integrative Art Enrichment Programs (Ages 5 - 13)
The Emerson's Integrative Art Enrichment program offers working families balancing professional responsibilities, child care, and changes to schooling, a safe and healthy environment.

Students will learn about the elements and principals of art using the State of Montana's Art Standards. We will also heavily utilize arts integration methods to connect student's understanding of several subject matters through varied art forms, meeting evolving objectives in both.

Students enroll in monthly sessions, on a set day of week. Each class day runs 9 am - 4 pm, focusing on art integration curriculum with time for independent study, breaks, and gallery tours.




Annex Architecture  
Growing up in Montana, Tyler knew at an early age he wanted to be an architect. He was fortunate to have influential mentors along the way and earned his masters degree right here in Bozeman. Tyler's career path has lead him to focus on residential architecture with projects ranging all over the mountain west, and working with clients around the world.
In addition to, and complimentary of architecture, Tyler has tried his hand at other artistic endeavors such as photography, painting, and furniture design. These have become other outlets to explore form and function while influencing his architectural design. As a sole-proprietor he finds that he needs a variety of creative outlets to stay energized and focused on the one he calls his career. For this reason the Emerson feels like home, being surrounded by other creative individuals working on a myriad of projects outside his expertise makes "going to the office" an enjoyable and unique experience.




Fifty-eight artist studios and small creative businesses call the Emerson home. These hardworking artists and creatives offer original works of art, jewelry, hand-made goods, classes, and services. Several new tenants have moved in adding the creative diversity offered at the Emerson. Emerson Members enjoy special offers and discounts at participating tenant Member Partners.
Please visit our website to for a full list of tenants with contact information. 
There is always a lot going on in the Tenant Galleries in Galleria Hall! Check with the individual galleries for their specific hours.
Stop in and wish happy one-year anniversary to:  
The impressionistic paintings of Idaho painter, Marty Ricks are currently featured in the Rod Zullo Galery.  
The vibrant fiber art of Carol Kimble is back! The Artists' Gallery is a coop featuring the artwork of over 20 artists living Bozeman. Browse the new online shop
Artists' Gallery M-F, 10am - 5pm
TRIPP Studio
"Air Traffic" by Kara Tripp is just on of the rich works hanging outside of Tripp Studio. 
Find more information about Galleria Hall on the Emerson's website. 




Mountain Town Art
Heidi Erickson is the 23-time Addy award-winning artist behind Mountain Town Artâ„¢-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



New Mural in Studio Brenner
Studio 225 
New tenants Kyle and Michelle Brenner have added a fresh coat of paint and a larger-than life character to studio 225 with a Banksy-inspired mural. The Brenners are taking over the space formerly held by Bridger Strings for 23 years. Kyle was one of the original Bridger Strings partners, helping build the three sound rooms in the studio. He taught music lessons there with Michael Certalic and Trevor Ostenson for several years before moving on. 
The couple is delighted to be back in this familiar space and have enjoyed making it their own. Michelle uses one of the sound rooms as an art studio, while Kyle has adapted the other two sound rooms for acoustic and electric music lessons. The mural just inside their entrance took Michelle about 10 days to grid out and paint. She painted her first mural of a large chicken on their garage door in June. She loved it so much, she wanted to paint another one, blending art and music in their new studio space.  
Kyle is currently holding music lessons online, but the studio is ready and waiting to welcome students as soon as it is safe to give lessons in person.



Quick Draws & Cocktails - Online
October 2, 2020  |  7pm 
Quick Draws & Cocktails  is going ONLINE! This event has always been fun with an artful twist, and this year is no exception. While things will work a little differently, we still promise you a unique opportunity to connect with some great artists and a chance to take an original work of art home.  
Stay tuned for more exciting event details and ways you can support the Emerson and arts and culture in our community!   



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

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