(Billings, Montana) New this Artwalk! Yellowstone Art Museum now features a Happy Hour starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 7th.  Admission to the museum is free during Artwalk from 4–9 p.m. combined with Jam at the YAM featuring live music provided by Rod Tochihara. View our current exhibitions including Boundless Visions, Echo: Unspoken Dialects, and Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight.  The YAM also has free parking.

A special Masquerade Party preview will be passing through the museum during Happy Hour.  Masquerade Party tickets are selling out fast this year, so be sure to get your tickets early.

A Writers Community discussion will be on the 2nd floor Montana Gallery at 7pm with Authors David McCumber, Gary Ferguson, and Alan Kesselheim as part of the High Plains Book Awards events.

Mary Lee Darby, Billings based painter, and member of the Stillwater Society of painters, will be on hand at this Artwalk to do a meet and greet. Mary Lee primarily does realistic landscapes, and occasionally forays into abstraction based on still life. Her work is available for purchase in the Art Collectors’ Corner.

A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided during ArtWalk. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and membership renewals.

Exhibitions Currently on view:
Boundless Visions: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Exhibition is ongoing

Boundless Visions features changing selections from the YAM’s permanent collections, including art from the late nineteenth century to the present. This long-term exhibition is the only exhibition in Montana where you can learn the story of art in this region from its beginnings to the present day.

TITLE SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams
Echo: Unspoken Dialects
On view through October 2, 2016

The symbolism and intent of written words have a history as long as human memory.  Artists have always reveled in the visual beauty of symbols that indicate everything from the smallest sound to the largest idea.  Echo: Unspoken Dialects reveals the intersections between emotion and reason, and between ideas and concrete form.  Language as the trail of memory will be the focus of this exhibition.  Echo will feature four leading Montana artists who use actual words, the traces of words, or the suggestion of language in their rich and varied works:  Catherine Courtenaye, Michael Haykin, Kate Hunt, and Jerry Iverson.

LEAD SPONSOR: John W. and Carol L. H. Green
Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight
On view through December 30, 2016
Charles M. Bair Family Gallery and Northwest Projects Gallery
Artist Talk 6:30–7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016

If anything is commonly known about Hutterite colonies, it is their reputation for being self-contained and private.  So much more is the privilege, then, to be able to view this selection of photographs by Jill Brody, a photographer who earned the trust and support of the Hutterite colonies in Liberty County, Montana.

SPONSORS: Anonymous, Dr. Stephen and Marilyn Kramer CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: Dave and Cynthia Hummel, and the Stapleton Gallery

Directions: Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and North 27th Street, across from the Gazette building and next to Denny’s.

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