Big Sky artist Brett Ozment started his creative career far from Montana in an off-the-grid cabin located deep in the woods of the Ozark region of south-central Missouri. It’s a land of spring-fed rivers, black bears, turtles and ticks.
Lone Peak Lookout: We checked out your tour schedule and it looks like you guys will be busy this summer, from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Nevada and so on. What are some of the locales you’re most looking forward to performing at?
Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd had some time to kill in Big Sky while she waited for her ride to the airport to arrive.
Crayons, a heat gun and a hairdryer might not scream “art!” but it turns out this combination, paired with an artistically inclined operator, are the tools it takes to create vibrant canvases with themes like starry skies, hot springs and sunsets.
There are, presumably, lots of secrets in Big Sky as in any small town. But one well-kept secret keeps local kids guessing all winter long: The title of the Big Sky Broadway musical that will be performed in June.
Twenty-two-year-old Matilda “Silly” Tilly Mattox was enjoying a sunny off-season afternoon, taking advantage of the free time to catch up on one of her favorite activities: painting. She said it’s a form of expression akin to journaling for her, a pastime she also partakes in. But with art, her words take a visual form.
Calling all artists! Your creations could become public art in Big Sky. A number of new bear-proof trash cans and utility boxes are coming to town, and the Arts Council of Big Sky’s Art on the Streets project aims to cover them with creativity.
For Big Sky artist Heather Rapp, her paintings began as gifts. Before she started Heather Rapp Art & Design, she created works of art to give to her family and friends.
Many are familiar with the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel detailing the tumultuous Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire who passionately pursues an elusive married woman, drawing an outsider into their world of obsession, greed and danger.