Art Mobile of Montana 2013
Article and photos courtesy of Betty Vanderwielen
Photographs of the Milky Way, of a Mennonite classroom, of a proud mountain lion and her baby; paintings abstract, realistic and visionary; Hmong snail-design fabric art; vibrantly colored handmade paper and a handmade fold-out book revealing things “Beneath the Surface”; an old tractor created with house paint on a brown paper bag; a bandolier made of toothbrush handles; dolls in traditional Crow regalia; a pottery-thrown platter; a ceramic Buddhist monk; a berry-picking basket made of tree bark – these were just some of the wonders Art Mobile Montana brought to our area schools for this year’s visit. Continue reading »
2012 Youth Grant Award Winners
Alpine Artisans announced its 2012 Youth Grant Recipients during the 20th Annual Loon & Fish Festival. Awards were presented by AAI's Scholarship Committee Chair. The awards presentation was followed by a small reception for the eight award recipients and their families. Continue reading »
Artist Grant Program
Merrily Dunham of Rockin' Horse Art Studio was awarded a $500 grant at the 20th Annual Loon & Fish Festival in exchange for providing, either in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013, a day's worth of art classes at Seeley-Swan High School or supervising/assisting with an art project to be completed with students at Seeley-Swan High School.
Merrily attended the Frank Francese Watercolor Workshop in Great Falls on May 21-24, 2012.