Art

A look at the last Big Sky Artisan Festival in 2019. PHOTO COURTESY BIG SKY ARTISAN FESTIVAL FB

Artists out & about

Get ready to decorate your living room. Everything from jewelry, to textiles, to photographs will be sold on Saturday at The Big Sky Artisan Festival. The festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3.

John Zirkle, WMPAC executive director, and Andrew Blessing, WMPAC tech director, experimenting with socially distanced theater spring 2020. Photo COURTESY JOHN ZIRKLE

The show went on

Amazingly, during Covid, when Broadway itself closed its shows- -Warren Miller Performing Arts executive director John Zirkle never stopped doing what he’s done for nearly a decade--bringing the most diverse, interesting performing arts he could imagine to audiences in Big Sky.

Reginald Mobley. PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN HURLBUT

Arts Council hosting Backyard Baroque Concert on July 17

Join the Arts council of Big Sky for Backyard Baroque, an intimate house concert featuring musicians from Boston, New York City, Seattle and Montana for the poetic music of Handel, Bach, Purcell, and Dowland in a program called “The Countertenor.” The event will take place at the Schwer-Toepffer residence in Big Sky, and is sponsored by the Arts

Reservations can be made for each experience online at warrenmillerpac.org. Spots are limited, and prices for entry range from $19 per person for experiences at WMPAC to $50 per car at outdoor locations. The ongoing vision of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center is to create in the summer, present in the winter, and inspire year-round.

WMPAC Summer begins

While best known for its winter season, the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center has also established itself as a source for dynamic summer entertainment. During the pandemic, artists and performers continued to create new work, and WMPAC is pleased to present three incredible shows that were born in that period of creative incubation.

The Elders played in Big Sky twice, including in 2018, when this photo was taken. “It's especially sentimental because the great Steve Phillips (on guitar in the photo) passed away in 2020 from COVID complications,” said Brian Hurlbut, executive director of the Arts Council of Big Sky. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH ADDICKS

Bringing the music back

Legendary guitar riffs; the beat of the drum; powerful, playful and beautiful vocals will once again be heard on summer nights in Big Sky – if all goes well. Those behind Music in the Mountains are vowing to do everything they can to bring the music back.

The connecting power of music extends like a thread throughout the community.

Over 70 groups or “pods” were able to have an immersive – and safe – experience with “Through the Fourth Wall.” PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN ZIRKLE

Art prevails

Pandemics and the worst that humanity can muster have never had the power to quash the artistic drive to create. From ashes, from war, destruction and loss, artists have stepped forth as vehicles of reflection and inspiration.

Pages

More Information

Lone Peak Lookout

Cori Koenig, editor: editor@lonepeaklookout.com
Susanne Hill, billing: shill@lonepeaklookout.com
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds: connect@lonepeaklookout.com
406-579-6877
Comment Here