Duo + 1: the expanding comedic universe of Gingers on Ice

Jacob Godbey's cropped strawberry blond hair makes his Windex-blue eyes appear even bluer as he peers through the glass into the kitchen at the rear of Break Espresso, where tasty confections are being whipped up on a recent Saturday morning.

(The Arts)   Jun 22, 2017

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Printmaker James Todd revisits his childhood self in Looney Toones

When James G. Todd, Jr. retired from the University of Montana in 2000, his mother showed up bearing a box of his childhood artwork.

(The Arts)   Jun 15, 2017

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Upstart IO Society prepares to push some limits with an inaugural exhibit at Ceretana Studios.

IO Society describes itself on Facebook as "communal welfare through forms of art not encouraged."

Jun 1, 2017

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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner reconstitutes the symbols of American quilting

The story behind Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's "Requiem" begins with a quilt that was locked away for almost 100 years.

May 25, 2017

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Photographer Holly Andres takes a turn to the political at Radius Gallery

Holly Andres makes photographs that evoke the simmering terror of a Hitchcock film mixed with the precariousness of adolescent awakening.

May 18, 2017

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Amy Martin's podcast "Threshold" tells the story of bison—just don't call it 'environmental'

A few years ago, Amy Martin shed her skin as a local musician and went back to her roots as a radio journalist.

May 11, 2017

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Dinner in the alley: Marshall Granger's not-so-big night out

Marshall Granger's A Couple Goes Out to Eat seems straightforward on the surface.

(The Arts)   May 4, 2017

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At the Black Mountain kiln, women keep the fire burning

The crew on Black Mountain has been taking turns feeding a wood-fired kiln 24 hours a day, and by the time I get up there, they've been doing that for seven days straight.

Apr 27, 2017

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Jamie and Travis Present... the strangely ordinary essence of Missoula

Travis Yost likes to imagine Missoula as a fictional place, a mountain town where colorful characters hold down strange jobs, circling around each other in coffee shops, bars and breweries, making art, entertaining one another in new and absurd ways and sometimes having soul-searching conversations.

Apr 20, 2017

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Photographer Brian Christianson captures Missoula's epic winter

During this transitional season, when spring seems hesitant to grab hold, it's easy to long for the summer months ahead and try to block winter from your mind, no matter how epic it was.

(The Arts)   Apr 6, 2017

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Caitlin Hofmeister puts failure in perspective on her new podcast, 'You're doing just fine'

Caitlin Hofmeister is not a person you expect to be contemplating failure.

Mar 23, 2017

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Chaos and color in the paintings of Ric Gendron

Ric Gendron doesn't really know which of his paintings are currently hanging at Radius Gallery as part of his current exhibit.

(The Arts)   Mar 9, 2017

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Trouble dealing with the trauma of Trump? Try laughing at death.

Last summer's primary election was cathartic.

Mar 2, 2017

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Coyote and cocktails meet in Ryan Feddersen's MAM exhibit

With an installation called "Coyote Now!"

(The Arts)   Feb 16, 2017

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Billings comedian Will Thomas on bombing, picking up the pieces, and the pros of showing up

Billings comedian Will Thomas is known by other comedians as the guy who will drive anywhere that will offer him a stage and a microphone—and his commitment has paid off.

(The Arts)   Feb 9, 2017

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Tattoo artist Rob Rez adds a paint brush to his arsenal

Rob Rez's corner inside Bound by Glory Tattoo is decorated with deer skulls, a bandolier stuffed with bullets and rows of tattoo designs detailed in lush colors.

Feb 2, 2017

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Anti-Semites see 'They Live' as a coded warning of Jewish control. They're missing the point entirely.

Earlier this month, director John Carpenter took to Twitter to correct a theory about his 1988 film They Live.

Jan 26, 2017

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Ceramacist David Hiltner and the anticipation of uncertainty

When David Hiltner says he's passionate about ceramics, he's not just talking about making clay vessels.

(The Arts)   Jan 19, 2017

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Julie Gautier-Downes photographs the losses we leave behind

Julie Gautier-Downes' ghost town series has a forensic air to it.

(The Arts)   Jan 12, 2017

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Tim Nielson paints heroes—iconic, historic, contemporary and real

In his series "Towards a New American Mythology," Missoula painter Tim Nielson reimagines the assassination of Black Panther member Fred Hampton.

Jan 5, 2017

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Leslie Millar and Queen Elizabeth I turn back the clock at Missoula Art Museum

In the late 1980s, artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar began to entertain the idea of time travel.

Dec 8, 2016

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Meet the minds behind the green-screen superpowers of Missoula's M Squad

A masked man in blue coveralls flies through the sky and drops a cellphone into a volcano, laughing at the man he stole it from.

(The Arts)   Dec 8, 2016

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Brotherhood takes a road trip

Montana-made I’m a Patriot explores sibling tension

It isn’t obvious where I’m a Patriot gets its title, not even after the final scene cuts to black and the credits roll.

(The Arts)   Dec 1, 2016

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