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UPCOMING SHOWS

Student Photography from Two Eagle River School

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through September in the Blackfoot Communications Gallery

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM / Exhibiting in the Main Gallery through September
Visit in-person during open hours: MON-SAT 10 AM to 6 PM, SUN 12 PM to 4 PM

This gallery show is part of Resiliency of Montana: Indigenous Art Exposure, a two day collaborative and educational event that intersects Montana tribal artists and Indigenous relatives at the ZACC! With Indigenous art exhibiting in all ZACC galleries and in our live performance venue, the Show Room. *Masks will be required at this gallery opening to protect tribal members and their communities.

A VOICE — Art Vision & Outreach is excited to present a student photograph exhibition at Zootown Arts Community Center. The exhibition is entitled Two Eagle River School — Trip Of A Lifetime — Destination New Mexico. The exhibition will feature one photograph from the portfolio of work generated by each student in New Mexico in 2019. The photographers are Heather Atwin, Lee Atwin, Frankie Barnaby, Alexi Beavers, Michael Bolen, Joshua Crumley, Kris Hernandez, Moses Hernandez, Omar Media, Brittany Morgieau, Katrina Morgieau, Eneasa Pierre Anthony Wise Spirit, and Leighton Wise Spirit.

In creating this show, fourteen student photographers and several school and community members spent an intensive one-week educational trip to New Mexico. These aspiring image makers earned this trip by honing their camera skills through a project entitled Our Community Record, an educational outreach program sponsored by the non-profit, A VOICE — Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education: http://avoice.accionpower.com/. Our community record is a collaborative project between A VOICE director and photographer, David J. Spear, and Two Eagle River School. Through storytelling and photographic studies, Our Community Record, seeks to teach students to explore and document their community, culture and history. This learning process broadens student interest in their surroundings, builds self-esteem, encourages creative expression through the arts and prepares them for higher education. The project has been ongoing for nearly twenty years. An archive of images of this community made by students from the project is housed at the school and is available for student and community use. This selected group of students has been studying photography with David Spear at Two Eagle River School for the past 1–3 years. They have explored photojournalism, documentary and art photography, and have learned the nuances of the medium through the practice of shooting manual SLR cameras and developing and printing images with traditional black and white darkroom processes. While at home in Montana students study images, hear stories, and make their own work in the school’s darkroom. The trip, for most of these young people, was their first opportunity to experience new places, communities, and cultures while using their photographic skills to develop a new portfolio of work and to share their experience with others. The trip included visits to The University of New Mexico and The Institute of American Indian Arts as well as museums and galleries in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos where they had the opportunity to learn from professional photographers, artists, editors, curators, and university faculty.

Student Photography from Two Eagle River School

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through September in the Blackfoot Communications Gallery

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM / Exhibiting in the Main Gallery through September
Visit in-person during open hours: MON-SAT 10 AM to 6 PM, SUN 12 PM to 4 PM

This gallery show is part of Resiliency of Montana: Indigenous Art Exposure, a two day collaborative and educational event that intersects Montana tribal artists and Indigenous relatives at the ZACC! With Indigenous art exhibiting in all ZACC galleries and in our live performance venue, the Show Room. *Masks will be required at this gallery opening to protect tribal members and their communities.

A VOICE — Art Vision & Outreach is excited to present a student photograph exhibition at Zootown Arts Community Center. The exhibition is entitled Two Eagle River School — Trip Of A Lifetime — Destination New Mexico. The exhibition will feature one photograph from the portfolio of work generated by each student in New Mexico in 2019. The photographers are Heather Atwin, Lee Atwin, Frankie Barnaby, Alexi Beavers, Michael Bolen, Joshua Crumley, Kris Hernandez, Moses Hernandez, Omar Media, Brittany Morgieau, Katrina Morgieau, Eneasa Pierre Anthony Wise Spirit, and Leighton Wise Spirit.

In creating this show, fourteen student photographers and several school and community members spent an intensive one-week educational trip to New Mexico. These aspiring image makers earned this trip by honing their camera skills through a project entitled Our Community Record, an educational outreach program sponsored by the non-profit, A VOICE — Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education: http://avoice.accionpower.com/. Our community record is a collaborative project between A VOICE director and photographer, David J. Spear, and Two Eagle River School. Through storytelling and photographic studies, Our Community Record, seeks to teach students to explore and document their community, culture and history. This learning process broadens student interest in their surroundings, builds self-esteem, encourages creative expression through the arts and prepares them for higher education. The project has been ongoing for nearly twenty years. An archive of images of this community made by students from the project is housed at the school and is available for student and community use. This selected group of students has been studying photography with David Spear at Two Eagle River School for the past 1–3 years. They have explored photojournalism, documentary and art photography, and have learned the nuances of the medium through the practice of shooting manual SLR cameras and developing and printing images with traditional black and white darkroom processes. While at home in Montana students study images, hear stories, and make their own work in the school’s darkroom. The trip, for most of these young people, was their first opportunity to experience new places, communities, and cultures while using their photographic skills to develop a new portfolio of work and to share their experience with others. The trip included visits to The University of New Mexico and The Institute of American Indian Arts as well as museums and galleries in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos where they had the opportunity to learn from professional photographers, artists, editors, curators, and university faculty.

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