Join AAM members for the September 14 general meeting at Paris Gibson Square, 1400 First Ave N, Great Falls, Montana, 7-9pm.
Every September the program is "Show and Share." It's so nice to see what members have done recently or something creative from the past. While we might be familiar with an artist does now, it's fun to see what other creative pursuits have influenced them!
Check out the fall newsletter for coming up programs. Join us as a member or a guest! See you soon!
Dave Raba entertains at Opening Reception at the Missouri Falls Fine Arts Show & Sale Wednesday, August 18, 5-7
You are invited to the Opening Reception for the Missouri Falls Fine Arts Show & Sale to enjoy guitarist Dave Raba. He describes his original music as “alternative folk.” Prevailing lyrical themes include reverence for the natural world and spirituality (he lived as a monk for a time in Oregon). “There’s an organic nature to what I’m trying to write about,” Raba says, noting he’s been shaped by “underground all-ages punk music.”Raba’s formative influences include Jackmormans founder Jerry Joseph and Chris Whitley.
Dave Raba began his musical career as a drummer and percussionist during his school years. He took a break from music for several years before jumping back in at age 25, and he subsequently worked with local groups such as Bent Elephant, Shadowhand, and Bridgebuilder. Nine years ago Raba started to learn guitar as a tool for writing music.
His self-produced debut studio album is “Become.” available locally at Cassopeia books and online at cdbaby.com David has been featured on KGPR Montana Public Radio in Great falls in 2015, 2018 and 2020 promoting his five albums which showcase his unique approach and lyrical poetry. Stop in to hear David and enjoy great art!
The Western Art Week Shows are back with a Special Edition! This year the Arts Association of Montana is showcasing nine AAM member artists from across Montana and two Featured Artists, Diane Hausmann, Fairfield, Montana and Steve Nelson, Great Falls, Montana. They represent diverse artwork from painting to drawing, photography and calligraphy to concrete (yes!), fashion and multimedia. Abstract to representative styles take the eye to discover new ways to look at the wide landscape to intimate spaces.
Come to our show at The History Museum, 422 2nd Street South. The Ozark Room is known for the blues and jazz entertainment from the 1950's. It's an amazing space to show off art! The History Museum will also have select items for sale.
Wednesday, August 18 opens at 10am with a reception from 5-7pm. Music by Dave Raba, guitarist, will entertain guests. Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20 is open 10am-5pm. A raffle for original art benefits the Val Knight Scholarships awarded each year to graduating high school students. Only 150 tickets are for sale for $5 each! You need not be present to win but we certainly would like to give you your prize in person!
See you then!