May 13 - August 28, 2016

Opening Reception on Friday, May 13 beginning at 5 pm
Artist Talk on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at 6:30 pm
New and collected paintings from a 12 year journey to and from Italy.  
A  journey begins with a moment in time.  Doug Turman’s began when, in  2004, he traveled from his home in Helena to Italy for the first time.  Italy, a place that had already featured prominently in his imagination,  a place of tremendous beauty, with a cultural tradition so rich that to  be influenced and inspired by it was inevitable.  For Turman, that  influence first appeared in the hand crafted Italian Earth Oil paints he  began to use, with pigments that represent the physical and emotional  landscape that help to illuminate his Italian journey.  Turman’s  artworks are manifestations of memories, impressions, and passions.  After returning to Italy again and again his paintings express a depth  of feeling and complexity that has an emotional impact impossible to  capture in a photograph. 
The Holter Museum of Art thanks Bev Gibson for sponsoring this exhibition. 2016 Archie Bray Foundation Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition
June 3–July 31, 2016
Opening Reception on Friday, June 3, 5–8 pm
Artist Talk on Saturday, June 4, 10:30–11:30 am  
The Archie Bray Foundation’s Second-Year Fellowships Exhibition will be held at the Holter Museum from June 3 to July 31, 2016. The exhibition features the 2015–16 Bray fellowship artists-in-residence Heesoo Lee, Brooks Oliver, Kyungmin Park, John Souter, and Bill Wilkey. An opening reception will take place on Friday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Holter.
This exhibition is made possible by a community collaboration between the Holter Museum of Art and the Archie Bray Foundation, offering a special opportunity and venue for resident artists.
“We are very happy that the resident artists will be exhibiting at the Holter Museum again this summer. This partnership offers great exposure to a broader audience and a wonderful chance to work with the museum staff,” states Steven Young Lee, Archie Bray Resident Artist Director. Robert HarrisonWhite Gold: Montana Dreams
June 3 to August 26, 2016
Opening Reception on Friday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk to be scheduled.
White Gold: Montana Dreams is an exhibition by local ceramic artist Robert Harrison.  The exhibition centers around two large-scale installations: one, a fluid wire structure holding ‘clouds’ of found porcelain pieces; the other, a historically-inclined series of Harrison’s well-known arch forms filled with porcelain items donated by the family of a retired Butte bisque distributor.  His exhibition will be on view at the museum from June 3 through August 26, 2016.  An artist talk will be scheduled shortly. 
The Holter Museum of Art thanks Bev Gibson, Western Spindle, and Bjerke Architects for sponsoring this exhibition. The Art of The MotorcycleAugust 5 through October 31, 2016Opening Reception on August 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 pmWe're going rogue with the exhibition, The Art of the Motorcycle.  This exhibition features the detailed craftsmanship and development of motorcycle design throughout the past century.  Come to the Holter between August 5 and October 31 to see finely-detailed riding gear, memorabilia, and more than twenty iconic bikes from manufacturers including BSA, Triumph, Velocette, Indian, Greeves, and Harley-Davidson.  
To celebrate, the Holter Museum will host an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  We will also hold a Ride-In & Block Party on Saturday, August 27.  Ride your bike down for a full, fun day at the museum!
We are grateful to local photographer and motorcycle enthusiast Jimmy Wollenberg for his assistance coordinating this exhibition. Carley Smith: View FindersJuly 11th - August 21stOpening Reception - August 5th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Humans are view-seekers. We find, discover, and control ownership of our views through construction, park planning, media, and legality. These views inspire awe and penetrate our primitive human self. The scale of the systems at hand – weather, geology, biology, and physics – challenge our strength and size in relation to the rest of the world. To behold a view, one is acted upon by the many systems effectively feeling small in contrast to the view. The view is a confrontation or a challenge, while also considered to be a pastime of enjoyment, leisure, and travel. What does human nature desire that seeks and finds these views? By looking out over the ocean, over a vast canyon or valley, or across a rugged mountain landscape, the various parts at hand comprise its greatness. But when truncated or edited out of context, do these views and its components contain the same enormity, or do they tell a different story of their own?
Breaking down the components of a landscape, view-finders examines the individual subtlety, function, and value to the human psyche of the landscapes that we inhabit.
Spending time exploring the remote, high-mountain, and unsettled areas of western North America, Carley F. Smith’s artistic practice is inspired and ruled by the systems and laws of the natural world. By enlivening her objects with the energy inherent to a gallery or outdoor space, Smith’s objects and installations cause us to consider our own human smallness and fragility amid the ever-changing systems of weather, air, and gravity. Her recent work looks closely at the design and structure of the sky and clouds.
Smith received her MFA from the University of Victoria in 2014 and her BFA, with a focus in sculpture, from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Working in an inter-disciplinary approach, Smith has shown her video and sculptural works and installations in Germany, Canada, and the United States. Shift, Shift: Jennifer Combe
September 9 - December 30, 2016Opening Reception - September 9th, 5:30 pm - 8 pmArtist Talk - to be scheduled
Jennifer Combe is a Missoula art educator whose work questions the language and imagery we use to define ourselves, our families, and our communities.  Drawing from abstraction, children’s drawings, and her experiences as a mother, her exhibition, Shift, Shift, takes a deeply personal look at the ever-changing identities and often overwhelming nature of motherhood. Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream, and Dramatic Episodes
September 9 - December 30, 2016Opening Reception - September 9th, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Sara Joyce was a prolific Idaho artist with an abundance of inspiration.  She saw little division between the day-to-day world and that of dreams and myths.  Her work, which flowed from writings about her thoughts and dreams, spans many mediums ranging from smaller drawings and paintings to larger pieces in oil and sculptures of fabric and clay. 
This exhibition, coordinated by the Prichard Art Gallery of the University of Idaho, will be at the museum from September through the end of 2016.

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