Reception for A Railroad Runs Through It: Livingston Artists Celebrate the Railroad to held June 15, 2017 at 7pm

FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017 and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the museum, the Livingston

Depot Foundation is unveiling a landmark exhibition entitled: “A Railroad Runs Through It: Livingston

Artists Celebrate Trains.” A special artist reception will be held June 15, 2017 at 7pm. Music by the

Park High School Jazz Band and poetry by Marc Beaudin will set the stage as artists and the public

celebrate trains and our enduring, interconnected, and spirited relationship with the railroad. The

evening will include light fare passed by the Sister City Cultural Exchange, and refreshments provided

by Neptune’s Brewery.

Painters, photographers, and sculptors celebrate both the historic Depot and the dynamic train

activity that passes daily. A poetic Montana reminiscence made into a captivating movie, A River

Runs Through It has its own connections to Livingston, with memorable scenes filmed in nearby

locations. In an obvious play on words, we titled the exhibition A Railroad Runs Through It, reflecting

the reality that is Livingston. This can be taken quite literally—a railroad does run through our town.

But [and perhaps because of its source], it is pleading to be elevated to higher ground. Norman

Maclean has set a high bar....

Guest curators Tandy Miles Riddle and Adrienne Pollard note that the exhibit takes the form in a

range of images, abstract or literal, allegorical, obvious, abstruse, anything reflecting diversity and

artistic insight. From a quilt pieced together with scraps of silk kimonos and gingham (a subtle

allusion to the thousands of Asian laborers who helped build the western railway system and to the

emigrants brought west via that system to settle the frontier) to the telegraph and its interdependent

relationship with the railroad (both linking distant places and kindling the railroad’s concept and

development of standardized time!).

Featured artists include Jim Barrett, Marc Beaudin, Storrs Bishop, Eleanor Williams Clark, Edd

Enders, Malou Flato, Doris Davis Gallagher, Sheila Hrasky, Bob Newhall, Adrienne Pollard, Parks

Reece, Tandy Miles Riddle, Robert Spannring, Colleen Story, Mark Strand, David Swanson, Joe

Wayne, and John Zumpano. Historic photos from the A. Gill collection of Wellington Brouse, as well

as the iconic railroad images from Historian Warren McGee, will be juxtaposed with the contemporary

art. Depot Museum Director, Diana Seider, stated, “A Railroad Runs Through It special exhibit is a

colorful celebration for the 30 th anniversary of the Depot Museum. The powerful work in this exhibition

affirms the connection between the railroad and Livingston’s robust artist community.”

In connection with the exhibit, the Depot will host a variety of classes throughout the season. The first

class will be taught by Eleanor Clark who will be sharing her expertise in naturalist journaling and

mixed media art. Clark will instruct an adult class in afternoon of July 13 th from 1-3 pm. She will also

host a youth oriented class in the morning from 9-11 am. The Movies on the Lawn series will

celebrate the 25th anniversary of “A River Runs Through It” on August 17 to compliment the show.

The Depot Museum exhibits in 2017 will run from Friday, May 12 through September 24. Located at

200 West Park, the Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from

1 to 5 p.m. There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Depot office at (406) 222-2300 or visiting

Classes Starting Soon and Pickleball!

Greetings Roeby
> We have 2 new classes starting soon that you might be interested in:
> Boot Camp with Sadie
> 4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 AM, June 20 - July 13, $40
> Not Your Average Sign Language Class - Levels, I, II & Beyond
> 1 Saturday, 9-4, 1 Sunday,10-4, June 17-18, $65
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> Helping adults in Livingston and beyond discover and enrich their passions and professions.
> LivingstonACE
> 132 South B St.
> Livingston, MT 59047

MMMmmmm Bacon. Esther Approved 💗 BLTs this Sunday!

Darling Emily!

Hope you can join us this Sunday
June 11, 4:30pm at the
*The Park County Senior Center*
206 South Main
The always optional theme:
Veggie Bacon!
Recipe Demo:
Coconut Bacon Bits

Proving Isa Chandra's
Vegan Rule #14:
“Vegans can and will
make bacon out of everything!"

Bacon is all about salt, fat, smoky flavor, and chewy crispy texture!
No misery or violent death required.

We’ve never met a person who wants to hurt animals.
People are kind.

Pigs raised for bacon suffer lives that are hell on earth; then are slaughtered at 6 months young.
Those who think “humane” or “local” mean anything are forgetting the ultimate betrayal, the terror of transport, and the horror of slaughter.

We’ve never met a vegan who gave up meat because it tastes bad.
Everyone loves the taste of salt & fat!

BACO’s are Accidentally Vegan
and with a little soy sauce and liquid smoke, homemade bacon can be made from all sorts of veggies...

Recipe Ideas
Rice Paper Bacon
Shiitake Bacon
Eggplant Bacon
Tempeh Bacon
Best BLT
Broccoli Salad
No Meat Athlete's Veggie Bacon
Raw Eggplant Bacon
Seitain Bacon
Bacon Bits
Bacon Mac & Cheese
Butterscotch Cupcakes with Coconut Bacon

Dig Deeper with Soil Health Masterclass

Interested in improving soil health &
increasing your land’s resilience?

Then the Soil Health Masterclass
is for You!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:30 am – 5 pm

Anderson Ranch
527 Tom Miner Basin Road, Emigrant MT
(37 miles south of Livingston on Highway 89 to
Tom Miner Creek Road turnoff, then 5 miles up the road)

Cost: $130
(Includes Workshop Registration Fee and Lunch)

For More Info Contact:
Western Sustainability Exchange
Lill Erickson

Space Is Limited!
Click here to register.

Join world renowned agroecologist Nicole Masters,
with New Zealand-based Integrity Soils,
for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset...your soil.
Integrity Soils ~

Donation Wednesday Classes/Fitness Day Farmer’s Market

Donation Wednesday Class
Starting next Wednesday, June 14 from 4-5 pm in the Park

Wednesday Donation Class/Sponsor Farmers Market, June 28/Tuesday evening classes start next week
lots going on at the studio this summer...

Starting next Wednesday, June 14th we will be offering donation based classes from 4-5 pm at the NW corner of Sacajawea Park where we used to hold our Saturday summer classes. Come and do yoga before you head to the farmer's market.

Breathing Room Yoga is sponsoring Fitness Day at the Western Sustainability Exchange's Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 28. We will have a booth with schedules and information and a drawing for free classes. Also we will offer a 15 minute yoga class to anyone that wants to join in so tell friends and family that have always wanted to try yoga this is a fun, non-threatening, free way to try it.

Next Tuesday, June 13th starts the Tuesday evening gentle yoga series with Ashton. The six week series is $60 but if you can only make a few classes we can adjust accordingly, or you can do a drop in.

You can now register for ALL camps and classes online


This year's summer art camps:
Traveling Through Space & Time are generously supported by:

The Town Pump Foundation, K.M.A.,INC. Kirk Michels Architect, Livingston ACE Hardware and The Environmental Adventure Company.

Thank you!

All sessions run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon
Week One Themes and Activities:
Day 1- Europe – Prerecorded history.
Project – Prehistoric Cave Drawing
Concept – Lines
Day 2 – Middle East – 7th – 13th Century
Project – Mosaics
Concept – Warm and Cool Colors
Day 3 – Italian Renaissance –
Project – Painting with egg and chalk.
Concept – Color Value
Day 4 – Early American Frontier -1800’s
Project – Weaving
2nd Project – Soap Carving
Day 5 – Modern Art – Abstract Expressionism – 1940’s
Field trip to see a local modern art
Project – Jackson Pollock Drip Painting

Week Two Themes and Activities:

Day 1 – Africa – Prerecorded history and more
Project – African Mask
Concept/Skill – Music as an art form (African music specifically)
Day 2 – Italy – Renaissance
Project – Gold Foil Reliefs
Concept/Skill – TBD
Day 3 – Russia – Late 1800’s
Project – Making Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls)
Concept/Skill/Second Project – Making Peter and the Wolf Finger Puppets
Day 4 – USA – Mid 20th Century
Project – Picasso – One Color Painting
2nd Project – Fractured Faces
Day 5 – Space – In the Future
Project – (Littles – Create your own space alien and invent your own planet or galaxy)
(Bigs – Acrylic Painting of Galaxies and or real planets: pour painting)
Skill/Concept – How to draw cones and cylinders and such 3d by drawing a rocket.
Session will run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon, every day.


Week Three Themes and Activities:

Day 1 – Ancient Egypt
Project 1 – Clay Tablets
Project 2 – Drawing Profiles in Egyptian style. (older kids)
– Make an Egyptian necklace/crown (little kids)
Day 2 – Easter Island 1000 AD – 1500 AD/ Stonehenge 4000 years ago/ Native American
Project – Totem Poles – using clay.
Day 3 – Historic China
Project 1 – Origami
Project 2 – Ink Cherry Blossom Trees (little kids)
– The Great Wave of Kanagawa (older kids)
Day 4 – Ireland – 1800’s
Project 1 – Stained Glass (all day, all levels) (FIELD TRIP!!!)
Day 5 – USA – Today
Project 1 – Encaustics
Project 2 – Tile Art

Please Download Registration Form for Camp: SummerCampRegForm 2017 via our website: http://www.livingstoncenter.organd return to the Center via email, snail mail or in person to hold your place.

Pour Painting Taught by Grey Wilson

Date: Saturday, JUNE 10

Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Cost: $40 per student ($35 for LCAC members)

In this class, Wilson will demonstrate the basics of creating paintings that use gravity as your paint brush. Use of specific materials will be explained, how to use them and effects that can be achieved when combining them.

Students will be able to do more than one painting in the class. They may have to pick up their art the following Tuesday, as it only takes overnight to dry. Completed paintings also move slightly, so it is better to let them set. Drawing skills are not necessary. If you can put ketchup on a hamburger, you can do this. It's lots of fun and you will be surprised how creative you will become.

All materials included.

Location: 119 south Main Street, Downtown Ltown

To register: (406) 222-5222 or OR

Sand Casting with Laura Rose on Saturday, June 17th:

Age: Adult
Time: 11am to 4pm at the Livingston Center for Art and Culture
Class Fee: LCAC Members $190 ($200 for Non Members)
Materials included

Always wanted to feel the exhilaration of casting molten metal? Come experiment with direct pour sand casting, one of the oldest, simplest and most satisfying methods of casting. Bring small objects (up to 1.5 inches) to press directly into the sand or use provided objects. The pressed pieces will not be damaged, but should not be too delicate and must not have any undercuts. Casting will be done in silver unless students wish to bring their own metal. Students will learn to prepare the mold, to cast and different methods of finishing pieces.

Lab coat optional! Registration available online.

The Livingston Center for Art and Culture presents:

TUES, JUNE 6 –SAT, JULY 1, 2017

Friday, June 23
5:30 - 8pm

Shalene Valenzuela, Betsey Hurd, Jeff Purcell, Alissa Mittl & Hannah Cameron

5 artists utilizing ceramics to express concepts of Surrealism, juxtapositions in nature, humor and irony, anthropomorphism and incongruity countered with simplicity.

LCAC 119 South Main, visit us at:

For more information,
call the Center at (406) 222-5222.

See you at the Center!



Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 11AM to 5PM
Sat 11AM to 4PM

The Center is supported in part by the Park County Community Foundation, The Bayou Charitable Trust, KMA A

Toastmasters Anniversary

Interested in improving your speaking skills? Come check out the Livingston Last Word Toastmasters and help celebrate the 30th anniversary of this local community club on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:00 PM at Vince Grant Hall on Park Street. Come for the cake, stay for the camaraderie!

Club 30th Birthday & Open House Party
June 6 at 6 PM
Vince Grant Hall in Livingston, Montana

Fablulous February is Filled with Fun

Tai Chi with Mighael

8 Tue's & Thur's, 7-8:30 pm, Feb 2-28, $40

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

Learn More & Register Online

Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

Learn More & Register Online

French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

Learn More & Register Online

Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

Learn More & Register Online

Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

Learn More & Register Online

Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

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Nose Work for Dogs

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 7 - Apr 11, $60

Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This class is sure to be lots of fun for your dog, it will help to build your dog’s confidence and also burn tons of mental and physical energy. We’re always looking for more ways that dogs and their people can have fun. The sport of K9 Nose Work is loads of fun! And this sport comes with a great side benefit: better communication and a strengthening of the bond between people and their dogs.

Taught by Brandy Morris

Brandy Morris attended her first seminar on K9 Nose Work in June 2011 and was immediately hooked. Her current dog HRS Shakin Not Stirred, has earned several certificates and titles. She has groomed, shown and trained dogs since 1987.

Learn More & Register Online

Hand Made Pasta

with Luvy & Alfredo Sauces

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 8, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Hand made pasta with Luvy and Alfredo sauces. Italian Focaccia bread, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Espresso Pot de Creme and a Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

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Grant Writing 101

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

Learn More & Register Online

Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to

Your 10 Bodies, Part 2

4 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Feb 27 - Mar 27, $50

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

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New Year’s Day Class/Strength Series/$60 Unlimited Yoga in January

New Years Day Vinyasa Class with Kim
noon-1:30 pm
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a Vinyasa class taught by Kim. You can use your regular pass for this and/or the drop in fee is $13.

There will be NO 4:30 pm Vinyasa class with Autumn on Sunday, January 1st.

Polling for times for Sunday's Class: Autumn and I were wondering if people are happy with the 4:30 pm time for Sunday's class or if they would rather have it at 5:00 pm. If you feel strongly either way please email me at or text me at 223-7148.
Thank you

Unlimited Yoga in January for $60

There is still time to purchase an unlimited pass for January. Just note that all January unlimited passes end January 31st regardless of when you purchase it. Contact Amy at 223-7148 to get a pass or show up at the studio the first week of Janury to buy one.

Strength Building Six Week Series class with Alyssa starting Thursday January 12, 2017**

Tap into your strength for the Best Year Ever!

Build strength to support your goals, reconnect to what you want and refine your existing awesomeness
This 6-week series will focus on strength and flexibility for your body and mind.

Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm
First Class: January 12th
Last Class: February 23rd

Contact Alyssa Davis @ 223-7920 or to reserve your spot!!

Stay tuned for Yoga for Runners starting up in March!

**This class is not part of the unlimited month of yoga

Emigrant’s Fall Festival

Good morning -

We are currently looking for vendors for Emigrant's Fall Festival. Preference will go to those with handcrafted items. The details are as follows:

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00-3:00. Set-up is same day from 7-10a.m.

Card table space - $5
8' table space - $15
8'x8' space - $20
8'x10' space - $25

Vendors will be in the Emigrant Hall as well as St. John's Church. Vendor spaces at the church are limited to "card table and 8' table spaces".Vendors will be asked to donate a small item the day of the show for the raffle. All vendor booth fees and raffle proceeds are being donated to the Friendship Fund of St. John's Church that goes toward helping those in need in Paradise Valley. Lunch will be available for purchase for vendors and the public. All vendor spaces must remain set-up for the entire show. Please forward this information to fellow crafters in your area that may be interested. If you are new to vending in the Emigrant area, please contact me prior to submitting your application to make sure we are not duplicating items for sale. Please print the next portion of this email, complete, sign and mail to me with payment by October 15, 2016.

Betse Stuart
15 Emigrant Bench Road
Pray, MT 59065

Make checks payable to ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.

Questions? Contact Betse at bstuart0077@gmail, or text/call 406-223-0077. Thanks and hope to see you there!!

Just FYI.....this is the only show currently scheduled for the rest of 2016 in the Emigrant Area.