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Archive | March, 2010

Native American Art Show Features Student

My weekend became consumed with art shows! The Great Falls Native American Art Show held at the Civic Center was on my list for Saturday’s treks. As expected, I saw a great variety of artwork. The featured student artist, Kristen Hirst, was at her booth when I stopped by. On Friday she had sold 10 […]

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Jay Contway Art Show

I visited another art show titled Jay Contway and Friends this past weekend. Held at Montana Expo Park in Great Falls, this show had bronzes by Contway (huge detailed bronzes), woodcarvings, metal sculptures, silversmithing, leather work, paintings and more. I took photos of some of the more unusual offerings. A handmade saddle was so detailed with leather tooling, I wouldn’t […]

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Calving and Lambing Open Houses In Chinook Area

Blaine County, along US Highway 2 in northcentral Montana, is the location of scheduled ranch open houses during calving and lambing season. What a great effort to combine agriculture and tourism and pass along education about Montana’s ranching heritage. The Chinook Chamber of Commerce and the Northcentral Montana Cattlewomen have coordinated this interesting project. Ranchers are […]

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Art Weekend Fun

Wow, last night was my first night of “Art Weekend in Great Falls”. OK, it was Wednesday and not the weekend, but Great Falls’ art frenzy has begun. I attended the Footprints on the Trail show sponsored by the Western Heritage Artists at the Great Falls Holiday Inn. There is a lobby art show and they also had good old […]

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An Artsy Weekend in Great Falls, Montana

The Western Art Capital of the World – that’s what folks call Great Falls this time of year. It all began with one art show and auction – the C. M. Russell Art Auction, named after western artist Charlie Russell. There are now art shows and auctions throughout the city – the Great Falls Native […]

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