Art Auction After-Sale
April 17, 2017-May 25, 2017
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art invites the public to purchase the artworks from The Square’s 20th annual Art Auction in the after sale that goes through May. The work is on display in the Mungus/Volk gallery at a final sale price point. If you are interested in owning a wonderful piece of art of your own while supporting The Square’s Exhibitions Department, please see the reception desk to fill out a purchase form.
Great Falls Public Schools Student Exhibition
April 13, 2017-May 29, 2017
Paris Gibson Square is delighted to once again host the Annual GFPS Art Students Exhibition! Please mark your calendars and attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 20 from 4:30-6:30 P.M.
The Square will present the 10th annual Zach Culliton Merit of Distinction award to student Dixie Ryan at the reception that honors Zach’s memory and his spirit. We invite the public to attend the reception, ceremony and to celebrate the art created in the GFPS classrooms with us on this special occasion.
Neil Chaput de Saintonge and Keith Graham:
Chasing Time: Montana's One-Room Schools sponsored by MAGDA
April 15, 2017-June 1, 2017
There are fewer than two hundred one-room schools in all of the US; Montana is home to approximately sixty of them. Neil Chaput de Saintonge and Keith Graham have travelled to over 20 of these schools to document the teachers, students and places. Their photo-essay depicts the story of the one room school in rural America. Though the collection of photographs depicts various schools in different towns across Montana they share similarities and begin to tell a singular narrative.
This exhibition of 25 photographs, curated from more than 150 images, focuses on the daily activities of class work and the intimate bond between these dedicated teachers and their pupils. Also included are images of the school houses which puts into perspective the geographic isolation and uniquely Montanan landscape.
Neil Chaput de Saintonge founded Rocky Mountain School of Photography with his wife Jeanne in Missoula in 1989. He has been teaching photography for over 40 years.
Keith Graham is Associate Professor of photojournalism at The University of Montana’s School of Journalism.