Another round of Angel Horses by noted Montana artists and graffiti art demonstrations are part of ArtWalk on Aug. 5.
ArtWalk takes place in and around more than 30 art galleries and businesses in downtown Billings from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday. It is free and open to the public.
Five area artists painted a new herd of Angel Horses for a fundraiser to help seniors dealing with Alzheimer's, families battling cancer and at-risk youth.
They will be on display during ArtWalk at Gallery Interiors, 2814 Second Ave. N.
Participating artists include Crow artist Kevin Red Star, Kira Fercho, Carol Hagan, Lance Johnson and Dawn Ness. The horses will be auctioned during a party on Sept. 10 at the White Aspen Ranch, 481 S. 56th St. W.
Also during ArtWalk, SCRaP, 29 S. 29th St., is starting the party early at 4 p.m., featuring an interactive evening with 100 Proof leading an open mic night and graffiti artist Jessica Ulrich painting a wall banner outside. Roundup artist Angie Sellars shows new work and paints portraits as part of the family-friendly activities.
Other galleries and businesses showing art include:
Artists Anonymous Studio and Gallery, 111 N. 30th St., Suite 224, features Lisa Heather Knutson, a "process painter, working from the inside out." She often paints in the abstract, using colors, shapes and lines from the natural world.
Cassy Crafton Kramer, 504 Square Feet, LLP, The Carlin Hotel Building No. 10, 2701 Montana Ave. Kramer displays new ceramic works.
Del Alma Gallery & Studio, 2507 Montana Ave., features the photography of owner, David Overturf, and invited guest artists. The building, which once housed the historic St. Louis Cafe, is itself a work of art. It contains a mix of vintage exposed brick, skylights, tin ceilings and contemporary updates.
Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), 2815 2nd Ave. N., features Katrina Kinnan, Winnett Public Schools' K-12 art teacher, who instructs her students in basic art skills amid vast landscapes, farm machinery and livestock. In Winnett, art education is mandatory for all students. Her personal artwork, consisting of detailed drawings, storybook illustrations and brightly colored paintings, will be on display.
First Congregational Church UCC, 310 N. 27th St., features photos by Dan Williams, co-creator of DanWalt gardens, taken during international travels. Food, beverages and Quintessential, a music group comprised of church members and friends, will perform.
Gallery Nine, The Carlin Hotel Building No. 9, 2501 Montana Ave., hosts Rockin’ Rain or Shine” to celebrate joyful color. Small- to large-scale works will be on hand, as will a selection of handmade cards, journals and notebooks.
Global Village, 2720 3rd Ave. N., shows works by young artists from the 16th annual Summer Art Academy at Rocky Mountain College. The weeklong academy was directed by Sally McIntosh. Students, who will attend, were mentored by professional artists. Goodies will be served.
Good Earth Market's Apple Gallery, 3024 2nd Ave. N., shows work by Margaret Myhre, best known for her fabric art. She will present a collection of 12 small, bold paintings that reflect on personal friendships, affection and pleasure. Self-described as a “colorist,” Myhre notes that “painting is a challenge for me because the medium demands a deeper focus and expression.” Also showing will be a color wheel of shibori dyed scarves created by Myhre and fellow artist, Diane Teske Harris.
Harry Koyama Fine Art, 2509 Montana Ave., features Koyama's impressionist paintings that are vivid, colorful and full of movement and emotion. Former U.S. Senator Max Baucus selected Koyama's work to represent Montana in the international Art in the Embassies program. An enigmatic Koyama grizzly bear hangs in the University of Montana Student Union Center. Koyama is an affable and approachable artist.
In the Ever Now, 2905 Montana Ave., Krista Leigh Pasani presents live performance art, pushing the boundaries of the expected. Local and visiting artists share in a creative exchange of shared themes and contemporary storytelling at sites in ArtWalk's four loops. For information about the ambitious project, its artists and live updates, visit their Facebook page.
Kennedy's Stained Glass, 2923 Second Ave. N. Susan Sommerfeld is an expert at all things involving stained glass. She and her craftsman staff restore vintage church windows and create new ones with contemporary designs. She incorporates stained glass into concrete park benches and looks for unexpected ways that stained glass can be advanced as an art form. During ArtWalk, visitors can see works in progress as well as finished works.
Limber Tree Yoga Studio, 212 N. 29th St., features “Stories Yet Untold,” which includes Renata Haidle's fine-art prints from travels in photogenic Paris. Her images will transport you to the heart of Paris and its cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes, where lovers walk hand in hand and vibrantly colored doors stand slightly ajar, all revealing emotions and stories yet to be told.
Montana Gallery and Studio, 2710 Second Ave. N., Tyler Murphy shows off his new gallery which recently opened next to Ebon Coffee Collective. His painting studio is on the mezzanine and the main floor gallery shows Murphy's work alongside work by other emerging regional artists.
McCormick Cafe, 2419 Montana Ave., features Ev Bergeron's "Casablanca Lily" and works by members of the Billings Art Association (BAA). BAA artists will be present to sell and discuss their work. The show is up through September.
Mann Mortgage, 2511 Montana Ave. features Kira Fercho and Kevin Rose as guest artists. Fercho and Rose paint together and critique one another's work. The duo opened Western Art Forum, a downtown contemporary western art gallery in June. A percentage of sales goes to to Spare Change for Real Change (SCRC), a project of the Downtown Billings Alliance. SCRC funds programs that alleviate homelessness and chronic inebriation in the city's core.
Prodigal Gallery, 2517 Montana Ave. Attorney Penelope Strong opens her Montana Avenue law office during ArtWalk events to host selected artists (including some attorneys).
Pug Mahon's, 3011 1st Ave. N. Art Alley is located west of Pug Mahon's, a popular downtown pub and eatery. Pugs' proprietor Bill “Mac” MacIntyre was instrumental in the creation of Art Alley between 1st and 2nd Avenues North. Graffiti art changes frequently.
Sandstone Gallery, 2913 2nd Ave. N. Guest artists Peggy Nerud and Mary Knapp present a collaborative show of steel and glass at Sandstone Gallery. Nerud's steel pieces are salvaged from area farms and ranches and Knapp adds fused glass. The two have worked together for more than five years with their studios separated by 200-plus miles. Also features are Madelein Bladow (watercolor and oils) and Louise Payovich (pastels).
Stephen Haraden Studio, 2911 2nd Ave. N., No. 235. Haraden departs from previous works exploring the human form to focus on shape and color in Montana landscapes. He works with acrylics and cut-up paintings.
Terakedis Fine Art, 112 N. Broadway, Suite B. The celebratory grand opening weekend opens with exhibits featuring emerging and established artists from the Northern Rockies and High Plains region. The gallery strives to provide greater exposure for the region's artists and to enhance the region's art market.
Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave. The Toucan, the birthplace of ArtWalk Downtown Billings, welcomes new artists, including April Hale (hand-crafted jewelry), Annie Bailey (illustration and photography) and Karen Tanner (acrylic paintings). Seasonal refreshments, attending artists, and an expected capacity crowd create an always fun evening at Toucan.
Tompkins Fine Art, 2501 Montana Ave., No. 4, features new works by award-winning artist Robert Tompkins, who is known for his impressionist florals and landscapes.
Underground Culture Krew, 19 N. 29th St., presents its popular second annual "Montana Rail Ink" freight train graffiti show. Graffiti artists from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico have submitted hand-painted model trains and other works depicting freight train graffiti culture. DJ Elovate provides the evening's musical entertainment.
Western Art Forum, 2702 2nd Ave. N., hosts Ron Russon, who was educated in illustration in Utah and New York City. He returned west to explore his rural roots, its farms and wildlife. His style incorporates geometric shapes and luminescent colors. Rose will host the event with his sweet dog, likely clad in a bow tie, as official gallery greeter.
Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St., features “Echo: Unspoken Dialects,” exploring language and memory. Words, word traces and suggestions of language appear in works by Montana artists Jerry Iverson (Big Timber), Michael Haykin (Boulder), Kate Hunt (Kalispell) and Catherine Courtenaye (Bozeman). Brownie Snyder’s experimental oil and cold wax pieces are in the Art Collector’s Corner with Nikki Shiva’s intriguing fractal photography. Jeffrey Ford is the evening’s Jam at the YAM musician. Free admission, a cash bar and complimentary light hors d’oeuvres welcome guests. New members and renewals get their first drink free.
Other participants for the August ArtWalk include: Billings Food Bank, 2112 Fourth Ave. N.; Clark Marten Photography, 2606 Montana Ave.; and Jason Jam Gallery, The Carlin Hotel Building No. 7, 2501 Montana Ave.