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Upcoming Events

Nov
30

Chasing Time: Montana’s One Room Schools

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  The MonDak Heritage Center will host Chasing Time: Montana's One Room Schools starting November 30th, 2016 through January 28, 2017. The show is free and open to the public, Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays, 1-4pm.
  There are fewer than 200 one-room schools in all of the United States.  Montana is home to approximately 60 of them.  Neil Chaput and Keith Graham have traveled to over 20 of these schools to document the teachers, students, and places.  Their photo essay depicts the story of the one-room school in rural America.  Though the collection of photographs depicts various schools in different towns across Montana, they share similarities and begin to tell a singular narrative.
  This exhibition of 29 photographs, curated from more than 150 images, focuses on the daily activities of class work and the intimate bond between these dedicated teachers and their pupils.  Also included are images of the school houses which puts into perspective the geographic isolation and uniquely Montanan landscape.
  Neil Chaput founded Rocky Mountain School of Photography with his wife Jeanne in Missoula in 1989.  He has been teaching photography for over 40 years.
  Keith Graham is Associate Professor of photojournalism at The University of Montana’s School of Journalism.
Feb
01

Youth Art Show

12439344_10154739696881393_6995446937886577186_nThe MonDak Heritage Center will host their annual Youth Art Show in February, 2017. Art from local schools, grades 7-12, will be on display for judging, both by a professional artist, as well as for People's Choice. Viewing is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm.
Feb
09

NAN presents: Too Marvelous for Words: A Celebration Of The Nat King Cole Trio

12552828_908373339247765_9121062228133140451_nThis trio is a fun and swingin’ journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Drawing on his experience as both an actor and a singer/pianist, Peter Smith (creator) effortlessly weaves in stories from this period in Nat King Cole’s life as they relate to the song selections, creating an evening that is fun, informative and leaves the audiences tapping their feet and pondering the fascinating tidbits of Nat’s life. Season tickets for the Big Sky Concert Series are available by contacting any NAN Board Member or the MonDak Heritage Center. Season tickets: Adults- $50, Senior (60+)- $45, Students- $35, and Family- $100. At the door, tickets are: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students.
Feb
11

Celebrating Chocolate!

1935593_908378245913941_1403983590325121811_n The MonDak Heritage Center is Celebrating Chocolate! Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7pm. Ticket information coming soon. Featuring music by Too Marvelous for Words: The Nat King Cole Trio. This Trio is a fun and swingin’ journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Drawing on his experience as both an actor and a singer/pianist, Peter Smith (creator) effortlessly weaves in stories from this period in Nat King Cole’s life as they relate to the song selections, creating an evening that is fun, informative and leaves the audiences tapping their feet and pondering the fascinating tidbits of Nat’s life.
Mar
01

Train in Art: Train & Depot = Light, Energy, Motion

slide16The MonDak Heritage Center hosts Train in Art: Train & Depot = Light, Energy, Motion March 1 through May 1, 2017. This exhibit is sponsored by the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association. This exhibit explores rail life and activity through colorful contemporary eyes.  A collaboration by Sheila Hrasky and Tandy Miles Riddle, this collection represents a blending of perspectives by two female artists on a historically male realm at the intersection of realism and abstraction.  Riddle’s work brings out familiar sights in a soft but confident and challenging expressive light, and Hrasky’s work put a sharper and vivid definition on more conceptual compositions.  The pieces run from smaller watercolors to very large oils and offer a second look at the commonplace and familiar sights of rail imagery, both static and dynamic.  Both artists have worked and exhibited for decades in several states and claimed a variety of awards.
Mar
01

The Spirited Storysteller: William de la Montaque Cary’s West

arts4-leesilliman_cw_2995The MonDak Heritage Center will host The Spirited Storysteller: William de la Montaque Cary's West by Lee Silliman March 1 through April 30, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm.
Apr
06

NAN presents: Thomas Pandolfi

thomas_pandolfi_150Thomas Pandolfi is a unique pianist who is especially at home in the music of Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin. His highly popular “themed” programs, many of which include his amazing transcriptions of crossover literature, are positively spellbinding. One walks away from a Pandolfi concert with a song in one’s heart, definitely wanting to hear more and more. Season tickets for the Big Sky Concert Series are available by contacting any NAN Board Member or the MonDak Heritage Center. Season tickets: Adults- $50, Senior (60+)- $45, Students- $35, and Family- $100. At the door, tickets are: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students.
Apr
07

Members Only at the MonDak: Thomas Pandolfi

thomas_pandolfi_150 The MonDak Heritage Center presents Thomas Pandolfi, Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm. Concert is FREE to members only. Not a member? You can become a member the night of the concert to attend! Thomas Pandolfi is a unique pianist who is especially at home in the music of Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin. His highly popular “themed” programs, many of which include his amazing transcriptions of crossover literature, are positively spellbinding. One walks away from a Pandolfi concert with a song in one’s heart, definitely wanting to hear more and more.

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