For your future planning pleasure, events coming up in the weeks ahead include:
Brunswick Building artists open their studios this weekend to show off their work amid live entertainment and readings.
On display are eclectic collections by Lori Parr Campbell, paintings and prints by Kristi Hager and Leslie Van Stavern Millar, photography by Julia Healy, paintings by Catlin Hill and Sheila Miles, gum prints by Contance Howell, sculpture by Michael Morgan, and Jennifer Reifsneider, short stories by Susan O'Connor and mixed materials sculpture by Toni N. Matlock Taylor.
Taylor's "Provenance: bounty" is pictured.
The open house, at 223 Railroad, runs from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Appointments are available on Sunday.
They're talented and they're hungry.
The Starving Sculpture and Ceramics Students of the University of Montana offer their 16th annual Christmas Sale and Juried Show starting Thursday and running through the weekend of Dec. 15-16.
The exhibition is in UM's Art Annex gallery spaces and the sale is in the Ceramics Studio.
It opens Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and continues Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 243-6476.
Pictured is work by Bryan Kakas.
'North Dakota Territory'
This 21-inch-high William Churchill wood carving, called "North Dakota Territory," is a part of the Ponderosa Art Gallery Holiday Open House happening this weekend.
Some of the artists in the show include Clyde Aspevig, Scott Christensen, Frank Hagel, Jim Morgan, Robert Pierce, Sandy Scott, Tom Saubert, Tim Shinabarger and Brett James Smith.
The gallery is located at 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. The open house runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5. For more information, call (406) 375-1212.
Mostly Baroque performs Sunday afternoon in a benefit for Missoula Youth Homes.
The group, made up of Jo Ella Hug and Katherine Skinner on recorder, Glenn Bergstrom on viola da gamba and William C. Nichols on harpsichord, plays Baroque music on period instruments.
The concert is at 2 p.m. at Missoula Unity Church, 546 South Ave. West. For more information, call 543-5059.
"Images in and Around Missoula," photographs by Anthony Cesare, will be displayed at Rudy's II in Missoula through December 31. A reception for the artist takes place Friday from 5:30-8 p.m.
On South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, the homeless rate is
30 percent, the unemployment rate is 85 percent and 60 percent of its people live in substandard housing. The reservation is half the size of Connecticut, yet doesn't have one bank.
"Homeland," a PBS documentary, explores the reservation by focusing on four Lakota Indian families over the course of three years.
The film will show twice in western Montana: Friday at the KM Building in Kalispell and Saturday in the Michel building at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. Both screenings are at 7 p.m.
Producers and directors Jiliann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson, and Marian White Mouse, one of the people featured in the film, will attend the shows. In Pablo, there will also be a screening of "Dancing Boy," a 12-minute documentary of two summer Powwows on the Flathead Reservation.
"Homeland" follows its four families as they face alcoholism, unemployment and scarce housing with family loyalty, spiritual practices and humor.
For more information, call the Montana Human Rights Network at (406) 442-5506.
Matt Sleightholm's "Coffee Pots" is part of the work featured at the Clay Studio's new gallery at 910 Dickens in Missoula.
Work by Clay Studio faculty will be on display during December, and featured at the studio's holiday open house Friday night from 6-9. For more information, call 543-0509.
Stereophotography and sculpture by local architect Jerry Stone is on display at the Dana Gallery in Missoula through December.
Stone's ceramic masks are inspired by the Angkor region of Cambodia.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-4.
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