Spring is here!
The April Culture Crawl invites you to head outdoors and “Experience the Arts for Spring” with its gallery line up of shows on Saturday, April 10.
Culture Crawl is now on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Venues will be open for special shows and activities. Also, pick up a punch card at any of the locations. The punch card lists participating locations to visit then leave your card for a chance to win a gift basket full of gifts from participating venues. So get started on some Spring Fever and get out and enjoy the day.
Art Focus, 215 Main St., is featuring artists Karen Savory and Hannah Spencer Fast. Their unique graphic work will be displayed in their show, “Fast's Tales of Nature,” for the April Culture Crawl. Spencer Fast, a woodblock printer with a bent towards folk art, and Savory, a watercolor artist who paints with a sense of whimsy and joy, are both drawn to the written word. They agree words can paint a picture just as a painting can be worth a thousand words. Drawing from their experiences in the outdoors, these longtime friends have put together a show of their work that celebrates the power of words, the wonders of nature and the gift of imagination.
Montana Bliss Artworks, 101 S. 7th St., is featuring a show called “Glass Act.” Glass artist Terri Johanson will be at the gallery during Culture Crawl on April 10 to share her work.
“My work in the glass studio is filled with the reflection of light through luminescent sheets of glass," Johanson said. "I am alternately calmed and excited as the kiln forming processes of cutting, grinding, firing, and polishing of the glass produces vessels, architectural or sculptural works of art…pieces that I enjoy and that others find joy in also. Stop by and learn about this challenging and mystical art form.”
Clay Works! In the Bitterroot, 325 Main St., is featuring the hand-painted work of clay artist Robin Ireland. Her beautifully painted images of Trout make for a nice display as a set. Ireland, a local artist, Clay Work’s teacher and program manager, has a lot to share so stop by and see her work and talk with her during Culture Crawl, April 10.
Cherry St. Café, 225 Main St., will be open for Culture Crawl. The café offers an individually selected culinary experience by choosing from thirteen different fresh ingredients. Put it all together and enjoy your own creation that is delicious and fun! Also smoothies, coffees and a new and exciting indoor space. In addition, as you feast, you can enjoy live music by Billy G. He will be playing from noon to 2 p.m.
Gallery Too, 103 S. 7th St., will be featuring silk scarves by Diane Olhoef which make great Mother’s Day gifts. Also, enjoy the wonderful piano music of Arthur Kostuk. It’s a classical spring art experience when the music of classical romanticists flows through the air.
Corwin Galleries located at 315 Main St. is a new gallery in Hamilton also joining the Culture Crawl experience this month. They will be featuring owner painter James Corwin and his new line of minis. These works come on a wooden easel for display. So please stop and welcome them to the Hamilton Art Community. Also, check out their beautiful new gallery space. Culture Crawl welcomes them and wishes them the best of success.
Bring the family and Experience the Arts in Downtown Hamilton and support our growing local art community during the Culture Crawl Saturday, April 10.