The first opportunity to see the community art show, “Three Story Houses” will be at an art open house 5-7pm Saturday, April 9 at Verge Theater.
The Verge is hosting the open house in conjunction with their storytelling event, “Tales from the Verge.”
This art preview (5-7 pm April 9) is free and open to the public. It is a chance to catch a sneak peek of all 28 works and meet artists before selections from the series go on a mini-tour of “pop-up” outreach shows throughout April and May. It will also be an opportunity to purchase selected works through direct negotiation with the artists. Many of the artists plan to donate all or part of sales proceeds to community non-profits.
The art will also remain on display through both “Tales from the Verge” performances (8pm April 8-9) at Verge Theater. To buy tickets ($14) to “Tales from the Verge: Playing the Fool,” hosted by Ryan Cassavaugh, check http://vergetheater.com/buy-tickets. (Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at Cactus Records.)
The art show features works by 28 local artists who were invited to create works on the theme, “Three Story Houses.” The idea of storytelling as a thread that connects divergent art styles was the inspiration for the show, and the open house at the Verge grew out of the connection between narrative art and storytelling.
The artists include Kelly Bellcour, Duncan Bullock, Tina DeWeese, Tara Gallagher, Anne Garner, Max Giles, Sharon Glick, Marla Goodman, Birdie Hall, Alvin Huntsman, Terry Karson, Kate Lyndsay, Cristina Marian, Kenda Minter, Stephanie Newman, Shawn & Bella Raecke, Robert Rath, Selisa Rausch, Tina Rodriguez, Raina Rowberry, Jack Schwem, Joe Schwem, Jocelyn Stoody, Tom Thornton, Tyson Vick, Mike Weix, Carmel Wood and Angela Yonke.
After the sneak preview April 9 in collaboration with Verge Theater, Community Art Bozeman will make the art available for discussions at assisted living communities, care facilities and public spaces through April and May. Beginning in June, the art will be on public display at Wild Joe’s Coffeehouse.
To schedule a pop-up exhibit and discussion to reach under-served art audiences at a non-traditional art-viewing space, contact Marla Goodman via the CONTACT page.