This exhibition examines the role of art in emotional and mental health and recovery from trauma. Therapists and their clients share insightful and remarkable images created as part of an ongoing therapy or independently for personal health and enjoyment.
Enjoy the magical fall season at the Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch! Check out the giant jumping pillow, Maze, baby goats, pedal carts and trike, giant spider web, ...and many more! Whether you are a local or you are visiting from out of town, this is a great way to entertain your kids (and tire them out).
An annual event for the MTWS that travels around the state, this is the third time the Hockaday has had the pleasure of hosting this event and exhibit. MTWS member artists, many of whom are professional artists or art teachers, show off their skills and the amazingly diverse ways watercolor and related media can be applied.
A Series of Murders at Waters Edge Winery & Bistro will be held every Saturday throughout the month of October. Similar to the live acting game of Clue, participants will have the opportunity to play detective with their local community members, choosing between the following dates and themes: ? October 9th ? Fine Wine, Good Friends & A Wicked Murder ? October 16th ? Sin-City Inspired Casino Murder ? October 23rd ? 1950?s Murder Mystery ? October 30th ? The Haunted Hotel Homicide (based in 1864) Prior to each event, guests will receive an email from their game-night host including details such as costume and character information. Additionally, bonus games and prizes will be presented to the winners of each event. Those who are interested are urged to promptly reserve their spot as each event is limited to 20-30 guests. Tickets are available for purchase on the Eventbrite website for $25 to $30 per person and includes two glasses of wine plus an array of snacks from the winery's bistro menu. To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.
Oh the thinks you can think! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! Performed by Flathead Valley students in Grades 1-8
Limnal Lacrimosa is a free public art installation at 5 6th Avenue West. It is open Mondays from 6-9pm by appointment. Limnal Lacrimosa celebrates the richness of the valley, from the glaciers and lakes to the cultural histories of art and ceramics. Sited in the original home of the Kalispell Malting and Brewing Company, it also celebrates the important legacies of breweries in Kalispell. To build the exhibition, American artist Mary Mattingly has been collecting snow melt and rainwater, some that has dripped through holes in the building?s roof. Cycling water through tubing just below the ceiling, she can evoke the feeling of rain inside the building to meditate on water-courses. The drips are caught in lachrymatory vessels while the sounds of the droplets hitting the containers echo throughout the space. Eventually the vessels fill, water spills onto the floor and the cycle repeats itself. The artwork was prompted by Kobo Abe?s novel The Woman in the Dunes, a story about two people who must forever remove sand from a building. It is also driven by the speed of geologic change in Glacier National Park. Over the course of nine months, the exhibition space inside of 5 6th Avenue West will transform several times. The installation is open on Monday evenings and now also for listening hours on Sunday evenings. Mattingly is known for her large-scale installations that address ecology like a mobile free public food forest on a barge in New York City and an education center for estuarial plants on the Thames in London. Her photographs and sculptures are represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in New York. She visited Kalispell for the first time in 2020.