Expressing Montana

Ray Jacobs with experimental cardboard guitar, photo by Taki TelonidisJune 10 through August 28, 2011 visitors to the Missoula Art Museum could see the Expressing Montana exhibition, co-produced with the Western Folklife Center. 

The exhibition featured the art of Kristi Hager, Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., Bill Ohrmann, Kate Davis, Wally Badgett, Dave Boggess, Toni Seccomb and Ray Jacobs. The Exhibition Opening and Reception, followed by a Free Concert, was Thursday, July 7, 2011

The gallery talk featured guest curators, Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis of the Western Folklife Center, along with exhibition artists. This event was free and open to public. The concert featured old-time songwriter Ray Jacobs, Poet Laureate of Montana Henry Real Bird, satiric songwriter and rancher Sandy James, and Tongue River songwriter Martha Scanlan. 

Ray Jacobs
(with Shirley)
Henry Real Bird Sandy James Martha Scanlan

Expressing Montana at the Missoula Art Museum is curated by Steve Gluekert, Hal Cannon and Taki Telondis.

Stay tuned:
Expressing Montana was also a one-hour radio special that aired on Montana Public Radio on June 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm and Yellowstone Public Radio on July 6, 2011 at 7:00pm.  Click here to see full information on all of the Expressing Montana artists, and hear their voices, watch short videos, and view photos. Soon we'll be producing a few shorter stories for national public radio distribution, too!

Expressing Montana was produced with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missoula Art Museum, Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio.