Sanders County Arts Council is accepting applications for the Spring Show of “Art on the Walls” of Clark Fork Valley Hospital which runs March 28 through June 25, 2013. Art for this juried show must be the original work of a Sanders County artist, display ready to be hung on a wall. Applications are due March 12, 2013. For applications or more information call 544-6654 or 826-8585.
Featuring Frank Tyro
Award winning documentary maker and photographer
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Plains United Methodist Church
at First Security Bank – Plains and Thompson Falls,
Garden Gift & Floral – Plains
or at the door
Each year, in mid to late October, polar bears move to the Cape Churchill area on the west coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Sanders County Arts Council brings Frank Tyro to Plains, Montana to share his knowledge, insight and photography of this fascinating area and its animals. Join us Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3 PM in the Plains United Methodist Church, 210 W. Meany. Tickets of $4 are available at First Security Banks in Plains and Thompson Falls, and Garden Gift and Floral in Plains or at the door. Call 406-826-3600 for information.
Polar bears understand that fresh water ice floes will be coming down the large rivers and pack against Cape Churchill by the “wagnertok,” or northwest winds. This becomes the first ice shelf from which the bears can hunt ringed seals, their primary food source.
The program will focus on the bears and other animals that inhabit this area and the Great Bear Foundation’s trips to bring people to learn about the geology and ecology of this special place. A short segment from the upcoming film “Walking Bear Comes Home” will also be shown about the life and work of Dr. Charles Jonkel , the first scientist to systematically study polar bears. Frank Tyro, the presenter, has traveled to Churchill 33 times over a period of 29 years and observed the animals and changes in the climate and attitudes toward bears.
Frank Tyro has worked at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo since 1984. He brought local public television to the Flathead Reservation in 1987. Frank’s background includes 42 years in broadcast, producing television documentaries and teaching. Frank is a recurrent visitor to Churchill, Manitoba with the Great Bear Foundation Arctic Ecology field trips as a volunteer.
Many awards for his film making have been bestowed on Frank Tyro including Finalist in the International Wildlife Film Festival and Platinum Best of Show Cultural Documentary. He is a past president of the Montana Public Television Association. He lives in Pablo, Montana with his wife, Dr. Lori Lambert and their rescued sled dogs.
Sanders County Arts Council will bring Trio Sonnerie from London to Bozeman on April 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Montana State University. “Running the Gamut – Scales, Sonatas, and a Tickle” will be the theme of the evening. World renowned baroque violinist, Monica Huggett, (founder of Trio Sonnerie), will revisit the intimate trio repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Contact Jean Morrison at 406-826-3600 for more information.
SCAC is proud to bring the Montana Repertory Theatre’s presentation, “Biloxi Blues” to Plains at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan 28, 2013. The theatre group begins their tour in Plains at the High School (412 Rittenour St.). Cost is $12 adults, $5 students. Please come and join us as we enjoy one of Neil Simon’s masterpieces – the second of his trilogy of autobiographical plays.
Monday, Jan 28, 2013 also kicks off the weeklong dance workshops SCAC is bringing to area schools. This event is presented by Michael Becker from New York who has been affiliated with the CoMotion group from U of M. The workshops will each be reinforcing the local curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity for students as well as parents and the public. For more information contact the Sanders County Arts Council: Judy Stephens 826-3119 or Jean Morrison 826-3600
Jan 28-Trout Creek
Jan. 30-Paradise, including Home School students.
Jan. 31-Hot Springs
“Who Shot the Sheriff?”
A Vigilante Theatre Company production
Sanders County Arts Council announces our 2013 Dinner Theatre featuring the rollicking performances of the Vigilante Theatre Company in “Who Shot the Sheriff?” February 17 and 18 at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort near Paradise. TICKETS SELL OUT FAST so don’t delay. Tickets of $35 include dinner and the show and are available only at Garden Gift and Floral in Plains (cash or check) and Quinn’s (check or credit card except American Express). Lodging packages are also available from Quinn’s (quinnshotsprings.com) or 406-826-3150.
Visit the Vigilante Theatre Company at www.vigilantetheatrecompany.com
Check out this short clip on YouTube of highlights from the 2012 Montana Baroque Music Festival.
Sanders County Arts Council suggests:
“Art on the Walls” of Clark Fork Valley Hospital
give a piece of original art by a Sanders County Artist
Current show closes December 21
just right for Christmas giving
Montana Repertory Theatre’s National Tour
“Biloxi Blues” by Neil Simon
January 28, 2013 Plains High School Gym
Adult tickets $12 advance, door $15; Students $5
“MUSIC: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING”
Noted composer/pianist Dennis Alexander,
his student Molly Morrison, and
two of her award winning students
give us the gift of an afternoon of piano music
Sunday, Feb. 10, Plains United Methodist Church
Tickets: $8 adults; $5 students
OUTLETS: First Security Banks in Plains & Thompson Falls; Garden Gift & Floral in Plains
INFORMATION: 406-544-6654 or 826-8585
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the music lover in your life? Do you have more than one music lover in your life? Give them the gift of music. Call 406-830-0253 for information on buying advance tickets to see Dennis Alexander and Molly Morrison in Plains! The concert will take place at the Plains United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
What a great opportunity for piano students, teachers, and the public to enjoy an afternoon of music as composer/pianist Dennis Alexander performs. Along with Professor Alexander will be his former student, Molly Morrison. A successful piano instructor with a studio of her own, Ms. Morrison will bring some of her students and you will be treated to “THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING” as we see and hear the teacher, the student, and the students of the student perform. Tickets will be available at Garden Gift & Floral in Plains and First Security Bank in both Plains and Thompson Falls. But don’t wait – order your tickets now and surprise a loved one with this very special gift. Call 406-830-0253.
Since his affiliation with Alfred Publishing Company in 1986 as a composer and clinician, Dennis Alexander has earned an international reputation as one of North America’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels. Professor Alexander retired from his position at the University of Montana in May 1996 where he taught piano and piano pedagogy for 24 years. Upon moving to California, he has taught privately in addition to serving on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge. He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM where he maintains an active composing and touring schedule for Alfred Publishing Company.
Professor Alexander is a native Kansan, having graduated from the University of Kansas where he was a student of Richard Reber. In 1972, he was invited to join the faculty at the University of Montana and served as piano department chair in addition to his teaching duties in applied piano, class piano and piano pedagogy. In 1987, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall with violinist Walter Olivares and continues to be active as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. He has served as a collaborative artist for numerous internationally recognized soloists, instrumentalists, and chamber groups. A former president of the Montana State Music Teachers Association, he is a popular clinician at state and national music teachers conventions. In 2009, he was invited by MTNA to conduct the intermediate level master class at their national convention in Atlanta. Professor Alexander recently returned from a tour of South Korea and has toured twice to the far East where he performed recitals and workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Over the years, numerous organizations and state associations have commissioned him to write compositions. His “Concertante in G Major” was commissioned by the Montana Music Teachers organization for their state convention, and his 2-piano work, “Fanfare Toccata Rondo” was commissioned by Goshen College. Many of his compositions are included in the National Federation of Music Study Clubs Festival required list and his music is being performed by students throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe. One of Mr. Alexander’s most significant contributions to the repertoire is “24 Character Preludes” in all major and minor keys which includes a CD with Dennis Alexander as soloist. He is also a co-author of an exciting and innovative new piano method recently released in June of 2005 entitled “Alfred’s Premier Piano Course”. His latest collections, called “Especially in Jazzy Style” were released in April, 2010 and feature 3 volumes of jazz style piano solos from early intermediate through late intermediate levels. He was recently commissioned by Music Teachers National Association to compose a piano trio for their 2013 national conference. The New Mexico School of Music is sponsoring the 3rd annual “Dennis Alexander Piano Competition” the first weekend of March, 2013. Mr. Alexander’s personal website (www.dennisalexander.com) has become a favorite with piano teachers and features recordings, videos, teaching tips, and more!
We are still firming up arrangements for the school workshops to be held in January. Dance programs will focus on curriculum such as Native American Education, Science, “I Love to Read,” Black History, and more! Some of the participating schools are Plains, Paradise, Trout Creek, Noxon, Dixon, and we are happy to include home schooled children and their parents as well! Check back for updated information as it becomes available.
And coming up in April: Monica Huggett, co-founder of the Montana Baroque Music Festival, will bring her Trio Sonnerie from London to Bozeman on April 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Reynold’s Recital Hall on the campus of Montana State University. You won’t want to miss this! Please bookmark this page and check it often for updates on all the events brought to you by the Sanders County Arts Council.
Sanders County Arts Council is busy working on some exciting programs for you to enjoy. Here is a taste of what we are planning for your entertainment in 2013. Be sure to visit this page often. Events will be posted as they are confirmed.
Dance presentations/workshops, January, 2013
We are working with CoMotion Dance Project based at the University of Montana. Last year they presented “Fire Speaks the Land,” which taught forest fire ecology through dance. This year’s options may include a similar dance presentation to teach a concept from science, math or another subject area. The public is invited.
January 28, 2013
Montana Repertory Theatre‘s National Tour
Plains High School Gym 7:00 p.m.
“Biloxi Blues: by Neil Simon
February 17 & 18, 2013
Dinner Theatre with the Vigilante Theatre Company
Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
April 19, 2013
World renowned baroque violinist, Monica Huggett, co-founder of the Montana Baroque Music Festival brings her trio from London for a US tour.
The concert will be at Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman on April 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
“Running the Gamut – Scales, Sonatas, and a Tickle” will be the theme of the evening.
July 23-25, 2013
10th Annual Montana Baroque Music Festival
See Festival page for this year’s planned Festival!