E3 Convergence Gallery

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A Non-profit Art Gallery where everyone can express themselves and use the arts to give back to our community.

Poetry Slam!
Sep
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Poetry Slam!

The slam is back, with hosts Joy Havin and Jared Burkhart! Bring your "A" game and compete with verbal prowess, or be one of our judges and make your opinion known... or just sit back and enjoy the show. No matter how you slice it, these slams are always a fun and unique evening, so don't miss!

You can come early and sign up at the door, or be prepared and reserve your reading slot ahead of time by contacting Lilli at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com.

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October First Friday: Ella Watson
Oct
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

October First Friday: Ella Watson

This October, E3 is proud to present the work of Ella Watson:

Ella Watson’s recent work serves as a larger metaphor for Earth formations and life in general. By building up multi-colored layers of cold wax and oil paint, Ella scrapes away the wax to reveal the colors below. Often using the scrapings elsewhere in the work, this additive/subtractive process mimics the evolution of landforms as well as singular life. The same can be said for a person’s life: when things are taken and given, when changes happens, one is forced to adapt thus creating their life story. 

Recently, in light of the boiling political and social atmosphere in America, Ella's analysis of nature is taking a turn, focusing on genetics, racism, and the color spectrum.

For more information, visit www.ellawatson.net, email the artist at bella.watson@gmail.com or like her on Facebook.

Join us for the opening reception of this exhibit with refreshments and music by Joe Difulgatis. 20% of sales go to support the Missoula Food Bank. Exhibit ends October 28th.

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September First Friday: Lillian Nelson- "What Goes In..."
Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

September First Friday: Lillian Nelson- "What Goes In..."

Our own gallery director will be having her first solo show at E3!  In this new body of work, Nelson delves into the psychology and spiritual ramifications of how our outside world affects us, and what we produce with the things we let in to our minds and souls.  Nelson creates an immersive experience with her wood sculptural paintings and installation that take the viewer on  at times an incredibly personal journey, and then address external cultural/social issues as well.

Opening reception will feature music by The Organism; 20% of sales go to Living Art of Montana.

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Mosaic Demo with Patty Franklin
Jul
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Mosaic Demo with Patty Franklin

Join mosaic artist, Patty Franklin, as she demonstrates traditional mosaic techniques to create a contemporary, Italian smalti (glass), fine art mosaic. Patty will have three completed artworks on display in the Let It Enfold You exhibit at our gallery.

To find out more about Patty visit: www.pattyfranklinmosaics.com, or contact her at patty@pattyfranklinmosaics.com.

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Let It Enfold You- Summer Juried Exhibition
Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Let It Enfold You- Summer Juried Exhibition

It's time for our 2nd Annual Summer Juried Exhibit!  This year the theme is "Let It Enfold You", art inspired by the Charles Bukowski poem of that name.  Opening reception will also feature music and dance performance along the same them as well!  Art call is still open, so check out http://www.e3gallerymissoula.com/upcoming-art-calls/  to still submit!

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Poetry Slam!
Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Slam!

If you haven't checked out one of our poetry slams yet, you need to hustle on down! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than to fill your ears with soul-searching poetry...with a competitive edge.

Come flaunt your verbal prowess or root on for your favorite from the crowd (or, if you're lucky, the judges seat). Hosted by the incomparably awesome Old Sap! Sign up ahead of time by contacting us at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com, or come a little early and sign-in at the door. Poets must be ready with at least 3 poems to compete.*

Event is free, and refreshments are provided.

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Musical ARTbiance
Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Musical ARTbiance

Stop by the gallery and enjoy not only the art of VonCommon studios, but the musical talent from VC as well!  Ann Szlada-Petree will be creating some musical ambiance this evening, experimenting and mixing as she sees fit.  This will be a unique experience  of the month, not to be missed!

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Poetry Slam!
May
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Slam!

If you haven't checked out one of our poetry slams yet, you need to hustle on down! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than to fill your ears with soul-searching poetry...with a competitive edge.

Come flaunt your verbal prowess or root on for your favorite from the crowd (or, if you're lucky, the judges seat). Hosted by the incomparably awesome Old Sap! Sign up ahead of time by contacting us at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com, or come a little early and sign-in at the door. Poets must be ready with at least 3 poems to compete.*

Event is free, and refreshments are provided.

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Workshop: Pastel Passion
Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Workshop: Pastel Passion

There will be a short presentation on under painting and then we will put the lesson to work using your choice of subject matter.

Please register for this class by contacting Bobbe Almer at starkmtnstudio@gmail.com.  Painting supplies will be provided for an additional $12

Class Fee    $50

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Poetry Slam!
Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Slam!

If you haven't checked out one of our poetry slams yet, you need to hustle on down! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than to fill your ears with soul-searching poetry...with a competitive edge.

Come flaunt your verbal prowess or root on for your favorite from the crowd (or, if you're lucky, the judges seat). Hosted by the incomparably awesome Old Sap! Sign up ahead of time by contacting us at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com, or come a little early and sign-in at the door. Poets must be ready with at least 3 poems to compete.*

Event is free, and refreshments are provided.

*This is an all-ages event, so please be mindful of your audience.

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April Artist Alliance Meeting
Apr
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

April Artist Alliance Meeting

Join us for April's Artist Alliance meeting! Artists, gallerists, dreamers, curators, poets, radicals, sweethearts, wild ones unite. This is a chance to gather, cross-pollinate, and share dialogue. All affiliations welcome. Non-exclusive nomadic group. Bring something to drink, a friend and something to show and tell! We will select for the third Cube artist for the month of May. Hope to see you there!

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First Friday- Bobbe Almer & Steve Woodhouse
Apr
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

First Friday- Bobbe Almer & Steve Woodhouse

In "Rhythms of the West", Almer and Woodhouse present the draw of nature and its rhythmic pull, but their contrast lies in their expression.  Almer plays with nature in oil pastel and watercolor, creating peaceful and immersive scenes of her Montana surroundings.  Woodhouse uses found wood objects, particularly driftwood, and reconfigures them into their own element, revealing the hidden soul underneath.

Opening reception will also feature music by Jami Kidd.  Exhibit running April 7-29, 2017. 

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Poetry Slam! @E3 2017
Mar
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Slam! @E3 2017

Join us for another night of spine-tingling wordplay! Come flaunt your verbal prowess or root on for your favorite from the crowd (or, if you're lucky, the judges seat). Sign up ahead of time by contacting us at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com, or come a little early and sign-in at the door. Poets must be ready with at least 3 poems to compete.*

Event is free, and refreshments are provided.

*This is an all-ages event, so please be mindful of your audience.

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Workshop: Pastel Passion
Mar
4
9:00am 9:00am

Workshop: Pastel Passion

Join Bobbe for another fun pastel workshop! With a study in colors & values create a painting of your choosing. Please register for this class by contacting Bobbe at starkmtnstudio@gmail.com. Supplies will be provided for an additional $12          

Class Fee    $50

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First Friday- Michael Dinning: "The Beat of Life"
Mar
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

First Friday- Michael Dinning: "The Beat of Life"

This March, E3 is proud to present Spokane artist Michael Dinning, and his current body of work in “The Beat of Life”:

“A love of history and a sense of place, the joy of family, the intrigue of music and a sense of social awareness all combine and recombine as central threads in my artwork. There is a beating rhythm in life, an unseen central beat, that compels us to return, again and again, to those people and things that compel us and bring us joy. My creative process embraces this idea, as a way to give form to the complexity that lies under a common skin, through the use of layering, lighting and physical depth in each piece. I create primarily large scale narrative sculptures and wall pieces, employing painted canvasses combined with a wide variety of found objects. Each of my pieces tells a story, or has a central theme, and this use of a variety of elements and perspectives focus the artistic expression of each piece. “

Join us for an opening reception, First Friday, March 3rd, 5-9pm. The evening will also include live music by Cheree Burton, and full reception. 20% of sales plus donations taken will go to the non-profit Team Up Montana. Exhibit runs March 3- April 1st.

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Poetry Slam!2017 @E3
Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry Slam!2017 @E3

Join us for another night of spine-tingling wordplay! Come flaunt your verbal prowess or root on for your favorite from the crowd (or, if you're lucky, the judges seat). Sign up ahead of time by contacting us at e3gallery@e3gallerymissoula.com, or come a little early and sign-in at the door. Poets must be ready with at least 3 poems to compete.*

Event is free, and refreshments are provided.

*This is an all-ages event, so please be mindful of your audience.

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Lisa Gibson & Merle Ann Loman: "Communicating Nature"
Feb
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lisa Gibson & Merle Ann Loman: "Communicating Nature"

For the month of February, E3 is proud to present “Communicating Nature” with the work of Lisa Gibson and Merle Ann Loman:

Lisa Gibson is a nature enthusiast who uses her watercolor painting to highlight parallels between Nature and our human nature: “Nature is so expressive. A flower turns in the sun and appears to hum. A moose peers through the trees, echoing the hesitancy with which we at times view each other.Do we merely project our humanity onto Nature, or is Nature attempting to communicate?”

Merle Ann Loman is a Master Naturalist and photographer.  Her images are sharply focused with great detail and she creates a connection between humans and nature with her sense of artistry. Merle’s ultimate goal is to capture nature through photography without altering it, and to provide documentation that promotes the appreciation, study and understanding of natural history through all of our western Montana seasons.

Join us for an opening reception on First Friday, February 3rd, 5-9pm. Live music by Melissa Forette and refreshments will also be provided. 20% of sales go to Team Up Montana. Exhibit runs February 3-25.

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Workshop: Watercolor
Jan
28
1:30pm 1:30pm

Workshop: Watercolor

WATERCOLOR-  Jan 28

Join Bobbe and practice new watercolor techniques when recreating "The Oregon Coast"! Please register for this class by contacting Bobbe at starkmtnstudio@gmail.com.  Painting supplies will be provided for an additional $5

Class Fee    $25

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Workshop: Soft and Easy Pastels
Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Workshop: Soft and Easy Pastels

Join Bobbe Almer and recreate "The Loop"!  Painting with soft pastels we will compose a lovely landscape scene and learn about layering. Register for this class by contacting Bobbe at starkmtnstudio@gmail.com. Supplies will be provided for an additional $12.          

Class Fee    $50

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Jan
14
1:30pm 1:30pm

Saturday Watercolor with Bobbe

2 hour watercolor class: $25

Join Missoula artist, Bobbe Almer for a fun 2 hour watercolor class!  Paint the featured painting while practicing some new techniques.  Advance registration is required: call 406-273-8370 or email starkmtnstudio@gmail.com.

No supplies? No problem! Supplies will be provided for an additional $5.

Register and see other upcoming classes and workshops at www.bobbe-almer.com

 

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