View from a Lens: 4 Photographers/4 Perspectives

View from a Lens:
4 photographers/4 perspectives

Lynn Donaldson: "Hands down, my favorite subject to photograph is rural Montana. My favorite thing to do is roam around on gravel roads with my camera. I’m not particularly interested in shooting scenery or wildlife, but I love photographing people, dusty barrooms, rodeos, and events. Displayed in this show are three images, out of hundreds of thousands of frames I’ve snapped in the past 25 years, documenting Montana’s rural corners".

Testimonial and photojournalistic work by Keegan Nashan from the Syrian refugee crisis.

Eloquent landscape photography by Lindsay Wells in a series entitled “From my Back Door”.
Paul Whiting

Architectural work from Paul Whiting: “I do better work when I don’t go out hunting for photographs. Quite the
opposite: the photograph finds me, it presents itself. To be aware of what surrounds us requires that we remain open - when we do, grace, and a compelling photograph, find us”.

These four artists will be displaying varied perspectives in complement and contrast to each other’s work.

Reception for the artists to be held Friday, May 19th
6 to 8pm at 119 South Main Street
in Livingston, refreshments and live music provided.

Upcoming Classes for Adults:

Mixed Metal Enameled Collage Pendant

Class Date: May 13, 2017 Class Size: Max - 8; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM (1 hour lunch break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $160 Non-Members
($140 Members) Instruction Fee: $110
Materials Fee: $50 covers cost of 6”x 6” copper sheet, 3”x1” sterling silver, rivets, enameling powders, steel wire necklaces and use of class tools.
Prerequisite: Beth Gregory’s Enameling Class or experience with torch enameling. You will be able to move faster if you have taken “Metal - Alternative Surfaces” class. Supplies to bring if you have them (there will be some to share in class): Ball-peen hammer, small regular hammer, Sharpie extra fine tip marker, flush-cut wire cutters, safety glasses, scissors, tin snips, writing materials, bench block, metal scissors. Pliers: Bent nose, long needle nose, jewelry pliers.
Age: 18 and older (younger needs instructor approval) *** Pack a lunch if you’d like more time to play

Create your very own one of a kind pendant using copper sheet and sterling silver. You will first design your pendant on paper by deciding on the base shape (instructor has templates to borrow or you can create your own), and other layered elements for their shape and color. You will cut out the shapes using metal shears and disc cutter. You will learn how to finish the edges, how to dome the pieces and how to create metal patina by fire torching. You will have the option to enamel your smaller elements. Last but not least we will have fun putting them all together into two unique pendants using cold connection and pre made steel wire necklaces! Please wear cotton clothing and closed toe shoes, and bring a cotton apron if you have one. You will be playing with fire!

Nuno Felting 102 - Felted Silk Scarf

Class Date: May 14, 2017 Class Size: Max - 6; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (30 mins break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $115 Non-Members ($100 Members) Instruction Fee: $80 - Materials: $35
Prerequisite: Nuno Felting 101 or prior experience with nuno felting Age: Adults
Bring: One old bath towel and one hand towel that you don’t mind getting dye on and a spray bottle Please register ahead.

Create a one of a kind scarf using silk chiffon, wool and silk rovings, yarns, soap and water. You will hand dye your silk using a variety of fun techniques. Using an assortment of wool rovings and yarns, you will learn how to pull the wool, how to shape it and lay it on your scarf before wet felting it. There will be a strong emphasis on color and design choices as well as fashioning a well-felted fabric that hangs softly. Learning this nuno technique is a starting point to create clothing, pillows, and more. This is a labor intensive class (lots of elbow grease) so wear supportive shoes & comfortable clothes which you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. You must be able to stand and bend over for a duration of 1 to 1.5 hours when you are felting.

Register online now for 6 weeks of summer art camps.
This year's theme: Traveling Through Space & Time

Camp Schedule:

$135 - $120 per student.

Elementary Art Camps(ages 5 - 8)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 19-23
Session II: July 10-14
Session III: August 14 - 18

Art Camp Intensives
(ages 9 - 12)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 26-30
Session II: July 17 - 21
Session III: July 31 - Aug 4