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Cowgirl artwork, beautiful fringed leather on a decorated chest.

Montana Style Events and B&B

This week I was in Havre, Montana for a meeting and made good on a promise to visit a new bed and breakfast and an event center. To get there I drove across Havre’s viaduct and then veered left. It’s a slightly confusing intersection but I made the right choice. Betsi, the owner of the […]

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So Much Art, So Little Time

Great Falls recently hosted Western Art Week, a collection of 13 art shows all featuring a variety of art for sale. The longest show runs for five days, not quite a week, but the days are jam packed. The art shows take place the third weekend in March around the time of Charlie Russell’s birthday. Most folks […]

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The Arts in Montana

If you had any doubt about how arts and culture are doing in Montana you need only spend some time at the 31st Annual Montana Performing Arts Consortium artist showcase held this weekend in Fort Benton. This morning, with a to-go cup of coffee, I pointed my car towards Fort Benton and when I drove […]

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Ledger Art Exhibit Opens

Tonight I went to the opening of a ledger art exhibit titled “Conflict, Courtship, Ceremony, and The Chase. Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art is hosting the exhibition and it’s well worth a visit. Nineteen artists have ledger art displayed and some of them have several pieces. A standing-room-only opening lecture featured presentations by Monte Yellow […]

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Great Falls Wood Sculptor Tom Dean

Tom Dean, whose business is called Milo Creek Carvings, is a completely self-taught wood carver/sculptor residing in Great Falls, MT. I had a chance to visit with him at the C. M. Russell Museum during the recent sale and auction to benefit the museum. He uses exotic woods – I wouldn’t have even tried to guess […]

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Powwow Season Began Last Weekend in Great Falls

The University of Great Falls held a traditional powwow last weekend on campus. It was their 32nd annual powwow and it was free to attend. A traditional powwow doesn’t pay out competitive prize money but it offers dance specials. I stopped by to watch two things – the Tiny Tot dancers and a ceremony commemorating […]

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