There are a number of art books published in any given year, many of them worth remarking upon. But occasionally a title comes along that creates its ...

Looking to hone in your skills as they pertain to the written word? Perhaps you’re interested in telling your story on stage? Check out these writin...

Art Shows & Events Art events are a fall fixture in the Northern Rockies, ranging from design showcases and auctions to annual exhibits and festiv...

Allen Morris Jones knows how to show you what’s in his characters’ heads even while letting them hide secrets small and large. More than that, Jon...

When artist Carol Spielman paints, it’s as if she’s entered another world. Moving excitedly around a piece that’s spread flat on the floor, she ...

Imagine you are an artist standing in a room, surrounded by your life’s work. More than four decades of effort are displayed carefully in ornate fra...

Charles M. Russell was not the only artist who illustrated his letters to friends, but he had a special gift. Writing, as he readily admitted, was wor...

When Mark McKenna was in second grade, his teacher assigned the class to make scarecrows out of construction paper. McKenna remembers the teacher comp...

Dana Boussard’s work balances the personal and political, as evidenced by her subject matter, which broaches topics of women’s issues and the envi...

Western Art Week in Great Falls has become something of an artistic haven for Montanans. Each March, the town of 58,000 is converted into a miniature ...

On any given day, Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based sisters Sara Dykema and Anna Haworth might meet up at a local trailhead for a hike, at the ski area for ...

During the decades that he worked at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, legendary paleontologist Jack Horner consistently sought one sculp...

If Great Falls, Montana, had a ghost, it would be one of the city’s founders, Robert Vaughn. And if he roamed the floors today of the building that ...

Along the trail I think how risky the venture, the signs that say don’t go alone into bear country. I can see miles except in aspen. Walking uphill ...

Summer ArtWalk 2017 Promises a “Hot Time” in downtown Billings It’ll be a “hot time” in downtown on Friday, August 4, 2017 as the city...

SUNDOG FINE ART Bozeman, Montana July 22nd – August 22nd , 2017 I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway Oil Paintings by Michelle Osman More than 15 of M...

Putting together a local meal is rewarding, and, especially in the summer months, it’s also easy thanks to Montana’s dedicated farmers, ranchers, ...

As summer approaches, there’s more than a little appeal in turning to books that celebrate the natural world and the people who protect it. These ne...

When the old Royce Applegate Ranch, southeast of the small community of Square Butte in Central Montana, changed hands in November 2013, the new owner...

In 1907 an Irish boy traveled alone from Europe to Canada by sea, then from Canada to Montana by train. Exactly why he made the journey is a mystery. ...

The ambulance howls at the window, the third one today. I tell myself to keep writing, but my focus is like an oiled piglet. I contemplate lunch again...

It’s late September and I’m on the road, a hell of a place to be. I’m in my 20-year-old, 4-cylinder, Ford Ranger pickup, driving coast to coast ...

When photographer Dave M. Shumway moved to Billings, Montana, in 2005, he began hiking the mountain trails closest to his new city. For the most part,...

Just about everyone in the town of Lewistown, Montana, population 5,800, knew about the 6,000-square-foot stucco home just off Main Street. If not for...

I’m not one to tease about physical limitations, or take advantage of someone because of them, but last year I found the perfect moment to capitaliz...

Sunday morning, first half of June, at the Reid place east of Ballantine, along the Highline Canal. Bluebird day, some cut hay rowed in fields, meadow...

Some days clouds drift over the canyon, horsetails, bits of high cotton. In the afternoon, then, the sky quickens, tumbles — a dark creek crashing d...

Dinner at The Fieldhouse in Billings just might make you rethink Brussels sprouts. Chef Ben Harman doesn’t dress up the old fashion staple with baco...