State of the Arts:Creates Fine Art-Hatch fest 2005 takes a look!
Bozeman 10/12/2005 02:41 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Bozeman, MT 22nd September, 2005. Through Tuesday October 4th-9th, Main Street in downtown Bozeman will be adorned with colored canvasses, featuring portraits, still life, installations, photography, prints and various forms of mixed medium from established artists, including students from both Montana State University and Hawthorne High School, for the 2nd Annual Hatch Audiovisual Festival 2005.
The Hatch Audiovisual Festival is a unique opportunity to showcase the respected talents of young artists to the public and to industry professionals ranging from borders across the US. There are over 5,800 artists- performing and visual artists, writers, photographers, crafts people, and sculptors.. -in Montana. This year’s festival will feature the work and creations of some of Montana’s most talented and gifted creators, ranging in experience from seasoned professionals-whose work line the walls of museums across the state- to celebrated sculptors and enthusiastic rising prodigies from Hawthorne Grade School. Selected participants this year are 100% local to Montana and 95% local to Bozeman.
The guiding beacon of the HatchFest is none other than famous past Montonian resident Gary Cooper. Cooper has and still is an inspiration in both human character and talent to filmmakers, musicians and artists world wide. Cooper was one of the original renaissance men- he could act, draw, paint and play multiple musical instruments. His legacy lives on in the hopes and inspirations of young artists proving that “your dreams are more powerful than where you are from” (Yarrow Kraner, Co-Founder Hatch)
And so the legacy lives on in Hatch - an annual program aimed to foster the growth of creative minds through mentorship and recognition. Young promising talent are given the opportunity to partner with industry professionals through a series of workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, and networking events. This year’s panel guests for the Arts category include; celebrated artist Rocky Hawkins and renowned sculptors Debbie Butterfield and John Buck, brought to Hatch by the unwavering dedication of co-directors for the Hatch Fine Arts, Dan Voulkos and Jackie Rainford.
Participating in this year’s exhibition are; Zak Zakovi, MSU Grad Student-Craig Van den Bosch, Susan Dabney, Jerry Rankin, Tom Thornton, Tina DeWeese, Gennie DeWeese, Ellen Ornitz, Diane Corson, Danny Voulkos, Katrin Voulkos, David Lemon, High school students- Jeremy Smania & Kessa Sovulewski, and young Hawthorne Students, known as “Hatchlings”.
Art and installations will adorn the walls of popular downtown venues, including, “Looie’s Down Under”, ‘Baxter Lobby & Ballroom’, ‘Zebra’ and ‘Country Bookshelf’. The works of Debbie Butterfield will be displayed at the Dick Walter Audi and the works of Sara Mast, Terry Karson, Rachel Driscol, and Krista Morey will be showcased at Soucie’s Hair Salon. Other venues include-“Chaparral” featuring Rod Zullo, “Zebra” with Rachel Driscol, “Visions West” with Rocky Hawkins, and “Vargos” showcasing the work of Michelle Flemming.
The art exhibition hub for Hatch Audiovisual Festival will be at the Emerson Ballroom with a special reception held on Friday 7th October at 6-8pm. Panel discussions will occur on the same day at the Emerson Theatre from 1pm-3pm.
For more information on showcasing, additional display venues and artisits please visit www.hatchfest.com for full details.