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Does Art Matter

Does Art Matter

does artmatter? What is art?Just kidding, we’re not going to start there. That’s a never-ending art school debate. The question for our valley is perhaps not what is art, but is art important? And why? Let’s discuss.  FEATUREMAGGIE NEAL DOHERTYWHY THERE'S AN OLD...

Local Art Looks Like this

Local Art Looks Like this

LOCAL ART LOOKS LIKE THIS.ACCK SHOWCASE The natural splendor that surrounds us here in Northwest Montana has inspired artists for generations. While that inspiration can take many forms, here are five local artists whose work pushes the boundaries of tradition. The...

Love Letter from the Editor

Love Letter from the Editor

Love Letter"Don’t you just love this magazine? I know I do." -Katie Cantrell, editorBY KATIE CANTRELLAs the editor, I might have the privilege of shepherding the words along, but make no mistake: the fine folks of Highline Design are the reason Go Local persists from...

Where We Choose to Look

Where We Choose to Look

Headwaters"where we choose to look" Illustration by Morgan Krieg  BY JONATHAN FETTER-VORM B efore she would start a painting, my mother used to take two corners of matte board, two white L-shapes, and hold them up to the landscape, making a sort of frame. She...

“I’m Not an Artist”

“I’m Not an Artist”

Headwaters"I AM NOT AN ARTIST" Illustration by Morgan Krieg  BY JESSIE MAZUR I “never thought of myself as an artist,” my boyfriend said, adjusting the glasses he resents. He said this shortly after he spent an entire evening smashing light bulbs and plates on...

Creating Space for Art

Creating Space for Art

Business Bonanza!Creating space for art Art abounds from one end of the Flathead Valley to the other, from wildlife paintings and intricate stained glass to the creations that come from the artist in each of us.  MACKENZIE REISS FUN FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT STUMPTOWN...

Home

Home

Field NotesHOME One artist’s take. BY RICHIE CARTER Papa went down to that old mining town.Mama sat down, she’s raising kids on her own.And neither one could dare to stand up in the mirrorAnd say I love you my dear, I couldn’t wipe away your fears, but now I know...

Kids Need Art

Kids Need Art

Field Noteskids need art Art education benefits everyone.JEMINA WATSTEIN There are two moments. The first is the moment an art teacher realizes that the room is completely silent. Not because no one is in the room, but because the students are completely engaged and...

Guided by the Details

Guided by the Details

SPARKGuided by the Details Mandy Mohler, of Field Guide Designs, creates stunning images by combining ordinary objects in unlikely ways.MACKENZIE REISS "A bottle of Jaeger.A small cast-iron skillet. A menagerie of cabin contents ranging from the...

Nonprofit Q&A: KALICO Art Center

Nonprofit Q&A: KALICO Art Center

Non-Profit FeatureGo Local donates 3% of each issue’s advertising revenue to a local nonprofit organization. This issue supports KALICO Art Center. kalico art center Q&A with Alisha Shilling, founder and board chair.“Krusty” Overman teaching a screen printing...

Editor’s Note: For Those of Us Who Struggle

Editor’s Note: For Those of Us Who Struggle

Editor's NoteFor those of us who struggleKATIE CANTRELLKatie Cantrell is our one-woman powerhouse of an editor. Without her, this magazine couldn’t happen. A“rt is not my bag. I’ve tried to draw, but what comes out of the end of my pencil in no way resembles the...

Mom Interrupted

Mom Interrupted

Field NotesMOM, INTERRUPTED Art was once her job. Now it’s Sharpie stains on the counter and too many pipe cleaners. BY ANGELA MILLER I ’m an artist. I’ve got a university diploma in a box somewhere, extensive work history as a graphic designer, and a portfolio of...

Total Madness

Total Madness

Headwaterstotal madness Milen hand-tooling an eagle design on a custom motorcycle seat.BY KIANNA GARDNER I t’s a sunny morning in September and the Krastevs are in high gear, working among the organized chaos that is their garage-turned-studio in Whitefish. There’s an...

The Music Scene

The Music Scene

The music scene Local musicians share the gritty and beautiful world of the Flathead Valley music scene.  The Mike Murray Duo performing at one of the many Flathead Valley drinking holes Photo by: Aaron Agosto  FEATUREBY ANNETTE STREAN-CORNELIUSPART ONE:...

Krusty’s Stuff

Krusty’s Stuff

krusty's stuff One of our favorite local artists shares a few deets and doodles.SPARKINTERVIEW BY KATIE CANTRELLFull name:  Kristin French Overman Nickname: Krusty Source of Nickname: The amount of Aquanet on her punk hairdo in high school Born: Jersey Shore Home:...

Making It

Making It

HeadwatersMaking it Illustration by Morgan Krieg  KIRK CORNELIUS O over the years, I have become comfortably confident in my ability to turn an idea into a thing. I have always given myself the license to pursue something interesting to see where it would lead,...

Moving Through

Moving Through

Field NotesMOVING THROUGH Getting to the other side of grief with creative healing. BY LISA POHLMAN Iwas already a professional art therapist, living here in the valley with a growing family, when my dad was diagnosed with ALS. Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease,...