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Amy Dempsey takes us on a ‘grand tour’, of more than sixty amazing destinations with thousands of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-ﬁrst centuries for both the intrepid art explorer and the armchair traveler.
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - O'Dwyer farewell interview
Sculpture in the Wild selected as one of the
Montana is known as Big Sky Country, but some of the best sights are actually on the ground. The Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture Park is the perfect destination for an art lovers’ road trip. Located a little over an hour from both Missoula and Helena, the 26-acre sculpture park celebrates the rich heritage of the Blackfoot Valley with 14 large-scale installations and a rotating guest sculpture. Go ahead and bring Fido on this road trip—dogs are allowed on leash.
Artist in Residence Program 2023:
Sculpture installation September 4th to 23rd
Sam Clayton (UK)
Mark Jacobs (UK)
Kevin O'Dwyer (Ireland)
September 12th 7pm : Kevin O'Dwyer
September 14th 7pm : Sam Clayton/Mark Jacobs
Art auction : Saturday September 16th
Schools education program: September 12th to 21st.
Saturday Sessions at Sculpture in the Wild 2023
July 15th 4-6 pm
David and Dedrie Casey
July 22nd 4-6 pm
Sampaguita Flute Project
July 29th 4-6 pm
Rob Halliday and special guests
August 5th TBA
Art and Music in the Hooper Park
August 19th 4-6 pm
August 26th 4-6 pm
Humanities Montana Series, Finding Montana
September 2nd 4-6 pm
Wilbur Rehman Quartet
September 4th to 23rd
2017 University of Montana Emerging Artist
Composer Philip Aaberg has been commissioned to write “music of place “in New York, Kansas, Wyoming, California, and Montana for orchestra, chorus, solo piano, dance troupe, and chamber ensemble. Fanfare magazine said of his first recorded release “High Plains”, “these bittersweet portraits are as evocative of place as the larger works of Dvorak and Sibelius….”. Keyboard Magazine said, “ Phil is the genuine article….an innovator in a stylistic neighborhood bordered by great American composers Aaron Copland and Charles Ives, and performers Bruce Hornsby and Keith Jarrett. It’s a uniguely American sound.” He has composed and recorded over 100 piano pieces. Basketball fans will know his score for the award-winning documentary “Class C: The Only Game in Town.”
Sam Clayton and Mark Jacobs
September 4th to 23rd
2018 Artist in Residence Cornelia Konrads
Tree Circus 2017
Jenny Bevill has spent more than 25 years working in public schools, museums, and other arts based non-profits in New York City and Montana, including a decade at the Guggenheim Museum from 2004-2014. Jenny served as the Educator and Outreach Specialist at the Missoula Art Museum from 2018-2021 and helped develop the award winning distance learning platform, Museum as Megaphone.
Jenny is passionate about creating access to experiences with contemporary art for everyone. Collaboration is her superpower. She is committed to helping build an equitable and sustainable future for Sculpture in the Wild through community partnerships with a range of stakeholders and ensuring that all who are impacted and enriched by the sculpture park have a voice in its growth.
In her free time Jenny can be found playing open mic nights or listening to live music under the stars.
Montana Governors Conference on Tourism April 15-17, 2018
Kevin O'Dwyer - Artistic Director of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild - has been invited to present at the annual Montana Governors Conference on Tourism and Recreation . O'Dwyer's presentation will focus on the development of Lincoln, Montana as an Art Destination. Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with a program of visual and performing arts. The program has continued to attract world renowned artists and create a cultural tourism hub in a rural community. With over 20 years of experience in the development of arts programs in rural communities, O'Dwyer will share his thoughts on creating an arts destination that provides opportunities for culture, education and commerce.
Montana Memory: Re-Imagining the Delaney Sawmill TeePee Burner has received the prestigious Lewis and Clark Heritage Council Historic Preservation Award! Big thank you to all the Lincoln (and beyond) community members who worked on taking this vision and making it a reality.
Montana History Foundation fund the printing and installation of archival images inside the Tee Pee Burner.
Kevin O'Dwyer and Sculpture in the Wild have received funding for the printing and installation of archival images for the interior of the Tee Pee Burner. The archival images will visually tell the story of the logging industry in the Blackfoot Valley. Many thanks for the support we have received for this installation.