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Bray First-Year Fellowship Artists show opens

The First-Year Fellowship Artists Exhibition features recent work by Archie Bray Resident Artists Anton Alvarez, Christina Erives, Richard W. James, Kyle Johns and Yoonjee Kwak.

The exhibit of functional pottery and sculptural installations opens with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, and will be on display in the Warehouse Gallery through Saturday, Sept. 22.

Alvarez believes that true innovation can only happen in the moment of making, enabling him to achieve results that are more fantastic than could have been planned or anticipated ahead of time.

Using clay and extreme attention to detail, Erives constructs information-rich installations that speak of her experience as a Mexican-American.

Using a construction method that borrows heavily from traditional doll making, James makes contemporary figurative sculptures that incorporate found objects as well as materials/processes that he associates with his rural upbringing.

Johns uses the vessel to explore various degrees of form, function and sculptural considerations.

Kwak makes sculptural vessels to represent human beings as iconic symbols from the Korean culture.

The Bray is located at 2915 Country Club Ave., 443-3502,


Rose and Bergmann art display

Cindy Rose and Marcy Bergmann show their artwork at the Fireside Coffee shop, 1446 Euclid Ave. A reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.



East Helena quilt show

The third annual Quilts on Main Street is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at 215 W. Main St. in East Helena. Quilts will be hung along Main Street, and event organizer Linda Parker will be hanging some of her Native American Star quilt collection again.

Art in the Park will also be happening with the Art Center painting in Plein Air. Exhibitors and vendors include: Emily Free Wilson of Free Ceramics, Evi Dixon of Spanish Peaks Alpaca with her live alpacas, and Fred Cowie, water color and jewelry artist.

Glorious Day Quilts, 401 East Main, will hold a fabric garage sale. Jeanne Downey, a quilter and pattern designer from Broadview, will be part of the event and will be at 218 W. Main. Vendor tables will be available at Glorious Day Quilt Shop. Call Jean for details, 406-431-9780.


Big Lebowski Brew & View on tap at The Myrna Loy

Get out those bowling shirts and ferrets!

Time for The Myrna Loy’s Annual "The Big Lebowski" Brew & View, Thursday, Aug. 30, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Coen Brothers classic cult comedy.

It’s the end of the summer party you don’t want to miss.

It kicks off at 6 p.m. with a street party, lawn bowling and street vendors. New this year: cleverly-crafted White Russians — with fresh cream, of course.

Don’t forget the highlight of the evening — the costume contest, and the film, of course at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include the film and three 12 oz microbrews; or $12 for the movie, popcorn and soda. Tickets can be purchased at 15 N. Ewing St, 443-0287,or


Old Time Fiddlers jam

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers will be Jammin’ in their second annual performance at the Bale of Hay Saloon in historic Virginia City, on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Guitar, mandolin, and banjo players, as well as dancers, are welcome to this free jam.

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are dedicated to the preservation of old time fiddle music in Montana’s cultural environment and providing educational and performance opportunities for all. For more info call Dave at 685-3481.

John King in concert

Country music singer John King performs two benefit concerts in Jefferson County this week: 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds for the Jefferson River Watershed Council; and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park for the Jefferson County Rodeo Association.

King’s debut radio single, “Tonight Tonight,” earned him his first Top 40 hit and was heard by millions of NFL fans and used to highlight CBS network’s Thursday night football throughout the 2014 season.

Tickets to the concerts are $20, and are available at the box office the night of the show, or at

WW II era music concert

A family-friendly outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 will feature the “Letters from Home” duo of Courtney Groves and Erinn Diaz performing a tribute in honor of the U.S. military, both past and present.

Their World War II era music features high-energy harmonies.

The free concert is at Touchmark, 915 Saddle Drive. 

Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 449-4900.


‘Newsies’ on stage at Grandstreet Theatre

The Broadway hit “Disney’s Newsies” now on stage at Grandstreet Theatre was inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899.

Performances run through Aug. 18 at 325 N. Park Ave.

Ticket prices: Thursday-Saturdays are $24; 18 years old and under are $15.

Call 447-1574 (afternoons) or online at

Auditions for new works

The Montana Playwrights Network holds auditions for a staged reading performance of original stories, poetry and plays written by Montana playwrights and writers at 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

The collection of original works presented is “Montana Tales & Other Stories” and will be performed 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the FLEX Theatre at Carroll College.

The works are part of the 2018 MPN Writer’s Challenge Competition.

Roles are for men and women ages 18-60s.

Actors will receive a monetary stipend for rehearsals and the performance. To make an appointment, email

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