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An Artist in Three Acts

FEATURE AN ARTIST IN THREE ACTS Marshall Noice’s career has transitioned from music to photography to painting, but his love of art and of Kalispell are unchanging. KATIE CANTRELL Act One   “L ike a lot of kids my age, my world suddenly and instantly...

Let’s Talk About Boobs

SPARK LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOBS Grammy-nominated musician Erica von Kleist bares all. ANDREW KROP “M ultitalented jazz musician Erica von Kleist’s projects include the one-woman show BOOBS, which debuted last year in Whitefish, and her upcoming “zoomical.”...

Reimagining Montana Living

Business Highlight Reimagining Montana Living Workaday Design reimagines the hallmarks of Montana homes — stunning natural materials, expansive-feeling interiors, a focus on natural surroundings — while incorporating local craft and a modern aesthetic. The clean forms...

Donna The Destroyer

Headwaters Donna the destroyer In Columbia Falls, a painter revels in spontaneity and experimentation, with a healthy dose of destruction.  JONATHAN FETTER-VORM “G o east of the zebra.” This is how Donna Gans directs me to her painting studio, a weathered...

HUMANIZING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Nonprofit highlight Humanizing the digital revolution The digital age has challenged almost every industry to reimagine their service models. It’s not an easy adjustment. One local institution that’s consistently stayed at the forefront of innovation might surprise...

S T U M P – TOWN ART STUDIO

business feature STUMPTOWN ART STUDIO Accessible art for all – young and old.    Katie Cantrell T he studio is quiet on this rainy morning. It’s a Wednesday, kids are in school, the tourists have gone home from their summer vacations or haven’t yet arrived to...