The History of Art and Social Change
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

The History of Art and Social Change

What is the role of the artist in society? An artist can lead, follow, uplift or provoke with their work. Creative thinking for social change can come from politicians, economists or business leaders just as it can come from musicians, journalists and visual artists. The arts provide pleasure and creative inspiration; they also foster dialogue and bring important issues to the public eye. Aside from documenting history, Do we believe artists provoke Cross-cultural understanding? Can they enhance community engagement? Do they have an important role in exploring creative solutions to social issues? Join us in this lively presentation and discussion about the role of art in history and current society.

On The Panel: Current Holter Museum Artist in residence Michelle Summersand Current long term Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts residents Jessica A Brandl and Benjamin Carter

Part of Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate 2018 Montana Series

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Fall Art Walk
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Fall Art Walk

This highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to displaying Helena’s finest artists hosted by Downtown businesses.  This event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!

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Lisa Jarrett Artist Talk
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Lisa Jarrett Artist Talk

In Conjunction with Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Join us for an Artist Talk with resident artist, Lisa Jarrett.

Lisa Jarrett was born in 1977 in Morristown, New Jersey. Growing up as a Black American who moved with her family to various, often conflicting political climates in cities in Texas, Minnesota, and New York, the influences of her upbringing in a post-Civil Rights and increasingly so-called “post-racial” America are apparent in her work, which confronts ideas of racial difference and perceptions of racial equity.

 

Though conflating comparisons of Self and Other within a racial context are surely not limited to the American Black Experience and can be examined in myriad global racial milieus, Jarrett’s work is typically centered upon deconstructing, defragmenting, and, in turn, reconstructing and reassembling her personal experiences as a Black woman in America into projects that ask viewers to consider their own roles in present-day race relations.

 

Jarrett lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches classes in art and social practice at Portland State University's School of Art + Design. She exhibits nationally and currently has work in the Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hateexhibition.

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Curator Talk: Katie Knight : Speaking Volumes
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Curator Talk: Katie Knight : Speaking Volumes

How do artists impact our perceptions and policies on social justice issues? Specifically, what strategies do the artists in Speaking Volumes use to transform hate? Knight shares a broader historical context as well as individual artists’ stories, giving deeper insight into the project she has led for 14 years. She will show slides and follow up with a discussion in the exhibition.

Also, from 1 pm - 5 pm Join us at The Holter for a hands on Art Book Workshop.

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Opening Reception : Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception : Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate showcases the diverse work of 46 artists who transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into uplifting and dynamic works of art. The exhibition sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network opens Oct. 5 at the Holter Museum of Art with a reception from 5 to 8 pm. It runs through Dec. 30, 2018. In conjunction with this thought-provoking exhibition, everyone is welcome to participate in programs offered by Helena organizations including the Lewis and Clark Library, YWCA, Plymouth Congregational Church, and Big Sky Unitarian Universalists.

 

Join us for October Fist Friday and Opening Reception for :

Speaking Volumes : Transforming Hate

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Art for Survival Film Screening
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Art for Survival Film Screening

On any given Tuesday approximately 20 Helena area middle and high school
students can be found drawing, painting, writing, and talking in studios at the Holter Museum of Art. These teens participate in Art for Survival (A4S), an after-school program that provides a creative community for young people to engage with artists and writers to explore ways that art can help them navigate life. Join us to learn more about this program and the teens involved.

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Tango & The Arts
May
19
to May 20

Tango & The Arts

Tango Helena and the Holter Museum are coming together to bring you a night of music and dancing. With live performances and music. New to tango, stop in and take a quick lesson. Ticket sales benefit Tango Helena and Holter Museum.

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What's Happening to the Photographic Record?
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

What's Happening to the Photographic Record?

What’s Happening to the Photographic Record?
Thursday, March 22nd
6:30pm-8pm
Free

We are taking more photos than any other time in history, but fewer photos are being printed than ever before. What does this mean for future generations who have no shoebox of photos to go through or no photo album telling the story of the past? Does it matter? And what do we do with all these digital images anyway? Join in this lively discussion of the fate of the photographic record in the 21st Century. Whether you are a photographer or a casual phone “snapshooter”, a parent or a historian join us as we explore the future of saving our stories through images. This discussion will be led by Richard Buswell, Kurt Keller, and Zach Begler.

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The Old Time Darkroom
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Old Time Darkroom

Discover the nostalgia for chemical processes, printing negatives, and the dull red glow that informed so much of what used to be photography. Join Kurt Keller as we revisit the Old Time Darkroom. See the process that photographer Richard Buswell uses to create his images exhibited in Close To Home and view prints made with various processes from the 1880's to modern day inkjet printers.

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