Orpheus and Eurydice

In the classic opera, Orpheus and Eurydice, Orpheus was the son of Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry. Eurydice was a beautiful nymph. Their tragic love story would tell the tale of losing someone you love and having the opportunity to get them back if you can follow one simple rule. Directed by Janie Sutton.

  • Posted on: September 21, 2023

Billings Public Library ArtWalk: featuring Urban Sketchers & BAA artists

Billings Public Library will host over 20 local artists from Urban Sketchers Billings and the Billings Arts Association for its October ArtWalk event, making it our largest ArtWalk event to date! These outstanding artists will appear in person, selling their pieces and creating art as the night goes on.

While you’re here, we also encourage you to create an ink project with artists from Art’s Paper & Paint in celebration of Inktober, and check out the Crooked Line Studio tables to learn more about their art classes and extensive collection of art supplies.

Light refreshments will be served by Raven’s Cafe d’Art!

Mark your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you for our art extravaganza!

Thank you to the Friends of Billings Public Library for graciously funding the Library’s participation in 2023’s ArtWalk events!

  • Posted on: September 20, 2023

Sandstone Gallery Art Walk

Sandstone Gallery will be participating in Artwalk Billings. Our featured artists this month are Madelein Bladlow, Mary Hopper, and our new partner member, John Kennedy. Also enjoy the stunning stained glass by special guest artist Dione Roberts. Billings Arts Association artists are Patti Gordon and Edna Carlson.

Please join us for a special artists reception from 5-9 PM as we welcome John Kennedy, and to honor our featured and guest artists.

Many or all of our 14 artists will also be on hand to show their work and talk to you about their art. Please join us for a fun evening downtown!

  • Posted on: September 20, 2023

Daruma Doll Painting Workshop

Join the fun craft workshop to make your own daruma doll! Daruma dolls are Japanese traditional dolls and very valued in Japanese cultures. They are used and cherished as a symbol of good luck and future fortune. Daruma dolls also represent a reminder of self-perseverance, focus and discipline. You will be invited to learn about its history and connection to Japanese culture through its goofy look and use as a talisman.

This is a kid friendly event. Registration is required so we can order the appropriate number of dolls. Reservation required : https://forms.gle/1zL3cWT69ZbbXfnP9

  • Posted on: September 20, 2023

Expo of Japanese Art & Culture

Enjoy a diverse collection of traditional and modern Japanese artifacts. This exhibit will display some ukiyo-e prints (woodblock prints popular from the 17th through 19th centuries), an authentic kimono dress and Samurai armor, alongside a variety of other traditional, unique pieces of art, such as Daruma dolls, Japanese wooden folding screen (Byobu), and more. Coupled with traditional artifacts, you will also see typical pieces of a modern Japanese lifestyle. This exhibit will have something for all tastes and provides an eclectic portrayal of Japanese culture.

An art reception will take place at 5pm in the Lobby of the Northcutt Steele Gallery on Sept. 14. We will have an exhibition talk at around 6:20pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 14 – Sept. 28

  • Posted on: September 5, 2023

THE NIGHT at the YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM

A Gala & Live Auction honoring groundbreaking YAM Director from 1974 – 1998, Donna Forbes.

Cocktails at 5 PM | Dinner at 6:30 PM | Auction at 7:30 PM

Enjoy specialty cocktails, live music by the Billings Symphony, a gourmet dinner, and competitive bidding on artworks created by some of the region’s most notable artists. This year we honor Donna Forbes, groundbreaking YAM director for more than two decades. Plus, be first to hear special announcements as the YAM ushers in its 60th anniversary year in 2024. Join us, there is much to celebrate!

  • Posted on: August 23, 2023

First Friday at the YAM

Come to the YAM to enjoy a unique artistic experience every First Friday of the month!

Meet a local artist, listen to the sounds of a talented musician, participate in a stimulating lecture — every First Friday is different. Every First Friday museum admission is free from 4 – 8 PM. 

  • Posted on: August 22, 2023

Kirks’ Exhibition Preview Night: Misremembered Memoirs and Untouched Sounds

You are invited to a preview event for Kirks’ new solo exhibition, Misremembered Memoirs and Untouched Sounds by Bozeman artist Marla Goodman, on Thursday, August 3 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM.
 
Goodman’s paintings and collages revolve around her 15-year obsession with the Theremin, an electronic instrument that is played without being touched. A fifth generation Montanan, grandmother and self-described community art activist, Goodman divides her creative time between “painting, practicing, and pretending.” The exhibition includes music- and Theremin-inspired paintings and collage/assemblage work drawn from Goodman’s imaginary world as Theremin-playing twin sisters.

Exhibition dates: August 3 – September 23, 2023

Marla Goodman will be at this preview event with her theremin. Chef Ashley Woodward will provide light beverages and refreshments. (Note that Kirks’ now has air-conditioning for your comfort.)
Later that evening, at 7 PM, a live performance will feature Goodman’s Theremin-playing personae, Polly and Dolly Vinyl. That is a ticketed show, $10 advance/$12 door. Reservations can be made through Venmo/Cash App (@kirksgrocery), PayPal (kirksgrocery@gmail.com), or by paying at Kirks’.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Art Credit: Marla Goodman, Clara’s Butterflies, 2023, 20 x 20” (28” diamond), acrylic on canvas

Marla Goodman: Out of Hand: Misremembered Memoirs & Untouched Sounds

  • Posted on: August 1, 2023

The ParNicularly RiNiculous Variety Show

Nicholas Rogers’ night of comedy, performance, and weirdness. A splendid event.

$10 advance, $12 at door.

Reservations:
Venmo/Cash App @kirksgrocery
PayPal Kirksgrocery@gmail.com
Or pay in-store

  • Posted on: August 1, 2023

PRESENT: Kirks’ Social Commentary Exhibition Opening

Opening reception: Friday, October 6, 5–9 pm (during ArtWalk)
PRESENT: Kirks’ Social Commentary is an opportunity for artists from the region to comment on present day issues by presenting their individual perspectives.
Exhibition Dates: October 6 – November 18
Artists:
Alaina Buffalo Spirit
Ben Pease
Bently Spang
Candace Forrette
Carlin Bear Don’t Walk
Jane Waggoner Deschner
Jay Schmidt
Jesse Albrecht
John Kennedy
Maraud
Marie Dono
Mark Earnhart
Sandy Dvarishkis
Sean Chandler
Shane De Leo
  • Posted on: August 1, 2023