1+1=1 Gallery Events
1+1=1 Gallery is primarily a contemporary visual arts exhibit space representing well known as well as up and coming artists in Montana. We also offer expressive arts classes, evening art-making sessions, studio life drawing groups, artist-model workshops, concerts, readings and a rental space for gatherings of up to 49 people.
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In this mixed media drawing course, We will work largely in the field, as well as taking photos to use later as references and discuss. The course is open to teen girls age 13 and 14 who wish to experiment with various media including acrylics, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal and collage. Students will explore the … Read more
Syrinx Effect plays at Sound Gallery April 15th! Naomi Moon Siegel and Kate Olson. An acoustic-electric duo with endless possibilities, Syrinx Effect plays their own blend of folk punk jazz. They easily switch between dreamy ambient loops, catchy pop riffs and found sounds, all the while paying homage to their free improv roots. Come support … Read more
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A Four-Part Workshop: Mindful Art using Your Intuition Dec 4 & 18 and Jan 8 & 15 from 2 to 5pm This series of four Sunday afternoons is for anyone who wants to explore how meditation, mindfulness and intuition can lead or inform our creativity. Whether you are an experienced artist, new to art, or someone interested in letting your … Read more
This series of two Sunday afternoons is for anyone who wants to — artfully — explore and encourage their dreams, or learn to help others do this. Whether you are an experienced artist, new to art, a therapist, or someone interested in letting your creativity blossom, you are going to love this dream illustration series.
FOREST STREAM PRAIRIE (Oct 7th and runs through Nov 14th) features new works by two Helena artists. Dan McArdle will show his latest sculptural relief wood carvings of stream bottoms with trout, prairie grasses and Big Leaf Maple leaves. Maureen Shaughnessy has been working on a new series of delicately detailed monoprints inspired by Montana grasslands … Read more
Bob Nell in Concert Sunday September 25th, 2016 Please join us at 1+1=1 Gallery for another fabulous performance of original music — this time, Bozeman composer and performer extraordinaire Bob Nell performs his own jazz piano solos. innovative. tender. Unpredictable. Extraordinary. Sublime. Brilliant. Simply Great. Words and phrases used to describe Bob Nell and his … Read more
It’s that time of year when I wrap up my kids summer art classes and start our women’s creativity and art sessions. We’ve had such huge interest in the adult classes that I decided to offer them twice a month instead of just once monthly. So, on the first and second Sunday of each month, … Read more
To start off our 2016/2017 season of Sunday afternoon art sessions, I am offering a 3-part series to explore the art of the self portrait with different media. We’ll use a DSLR camera, Iphone camera and processing on both the Iphones and a laptop computer. We will also make dry-point-etching self portraits and make a … Read more
Self portraits are a form of creative, artistic expression that dates back to the first mud-paintings on cave walls, and from classical painters and sculptors to contemporary artists. Most artists don’t create self portraits to sell. But it is an incredibly useful way to practice the arts of introspection, observance, self-knowledge and self-expression. For kids … Read more
Our next exhibit at 1+1=1 Gallery is “Elements: Water Earth Air Fire,” featuring seven artists from Montana, and British Columbia. The work of these artists fits harmoniously into our theme of the natural elements of which all things are made. Each artist has been working on pieces for this show that embody one or more of the … Read more
For “B&W+1” we invited four artists to contribute pieces created in black and white with just a pop of one (optional) color on some of the pieces. The result is a striking combination of styles, subject matter and diverse artistic vision. From April Coppini’s expressive realistic charcoal drawings of birds, insects and mammals … to … Read more
Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming exhibit, b&w+1 (@1+1=1). We are waiting for photos from the four artists who will be featured in this show of black and white works with the addition of one other color. We’re excited to see what they send us and to hang the show so it gives … Read more
Downtown Helena parties every first Friday of the month Here we are again getting ready for another First Friday in downtown Helena. For almost two years now, all of us downtown locally owned businesses have been staying open and offering fun events every First Friday of the month. In the beginning, few people ventured downtown to browse … Read more
We are excited to pair our newest gallery artist Tina Albro, of Seattle Washington, with gallery owner Maureen Shaughnessy in “One Off,” an exhibit of new one-of-a-kind prints by both artists. Please join us for a reception to meet the artists Friday evening, April 15th from 5 to 8. Door opens at 5 Casual artist talks will be from … Read more
Please Join us for a Festive April 1st April’s First Friday is tonight and we want you to celebrate with us, the return of Montana’s Spring-ish weather. Friday, April 1 from 5 to 9pm. Live music somewhere in the middle of the evening. Historic Downtown Helena gets together the first Friday of each month and … Read more
Save the date — March 25th 7:30 to 9pm …for a delightful evening of all-original piano compositions at Sound Gallery … Bob Packwood, Helena pianist and jazz musician will do a workshop-style preview of his original tunes that will be recorded in the near future for a solo album. This is your chance to hear … Read more
Please join us at 1+1=1 Gallery for an evening of Irish food and music from the 18th century by Queen City Consort Date Night Idea Drop in between 5:30 and 7pm and stay for a few minutes or as long as you’d like to listen to this fine group and enjoy some great Irish-inspired food … Read more
1+1=1 Gallery and Sound Gallery present our first performance of 2016 … an evening with two acclaimed Montana artists: poet Melissa Kwasny and improvising sound artist, MJ Williams WHERE OUTSIDE THE BODY IS THE SOUL A suite of poems by Melissa Kwasny with improvised sound by MJ Williams
We had such a great time last winter hosting a week-long open house based on the concept of Hygge, we decided to make it an annual festive event at 1+1=1 Gallery. We hope Downtown Helena takes up the Hygge idea next winter, for the February First Friday event. Let’s do it up right next month, … Read more
We invite you to an opening reception of our upcoming exhibit, “Young Voices” on the evening of Oct. 30th, at 1+1=1 Gallery. Please come support these young artists, ages 9 to 13, in their first group exhibit in Helena. Artists featured in the exhibit are Adia Terry, Ema Terry, Hannah Martin, Lily Hamper and Phil Martin. … Read more
Scot Ray Brings a Super8sonic Lap Steel & Film Soundscape to a Small Audience Sound Gallery will present its first performer of the “Fall/Winter Season” on October 16th. Scot Ray, a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, currently homesteads in a small mountain town in Southwestern with intermittent excursions to wield his slide guitars in a variety of odd and captivatingly obscure … Read more
Please join us for our opening reception of VISUAL POETRY, featuring two talented local artists, Trudy Skari and Andrea Cross Guns. The gallery will open with this new show at 5pm on September 25th. Gallery talks by the artists from 5:30 to 6pm, and we’ll break out some delicious sushi and desserts, wine and other … Read more
Please join us for a wine-and-cheese-meet-the-artists closing reception at 1+1=1 Gallery On September 22, we are celebrating this fabulous exhibit before we take it down, and want to give locals a chance to visit with Jean Albus and Tim Carney in case you missed their gallery talks at the opening last month.
Our popular Girls Art Nights ran for a year and a half on the third Thursday evening of each month. The sessions always filled up and turned out to be lots of fun for everyone. Women in our monthly classes have an inexpensive opportunity to make creative art projects, learn to trust their inner artist voices, … Read more
Eric Moe Pittsburg Pianist/Composer Performs Solo Piano Concert for Helena Audience The Sound Gallery will present its last performer of the “Solo Summer Series”. Eric Moe is currently Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh an a world-renowned pianist/composer. More information is available at Eric’s website,
Cynthia Hilts performing solo vocal & piano concert for Montana listeners CynthiaHilts is a truly multi-talented composer, pianist and singer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founder of a large band known as The Lyric Fury Ensemble. Her work is highly original and reflects her unique look at the natural world with a great … Read more
1+1=1 Gallery and The Herb & Garden are co-hosting a 4-hour sidewalk-cafe´ together during the August 2015 Downtown Helena First Friday! Please join us at our 4-hour “North-End” Sidewalk Cafe´ where you can enjoy free fresh fruit-waters, lemon and limeade, guacamole, salsa and chips that Cindy and Maureen are serving inside their shops. We hope to … Read more
Tari Nelson Zagar, of Seattle Washington, will delight and amaze us with her solo violin performance at Sound Gallery. The concert starts at 7:30 pm July 24th in Helena, Montana. Sound Gallery is located at 1+1=1 Gallery and is the only venue in Helena offering original, new experimental music for small audiences. Please join us at … Read more
July 14th Kids Creativity Sesh Flub-ups, Oops and Leftovers Make Cool Collages Sometimes one of my paintings or drawings just isn’t up to snuff… But that’s okay. It’s chill. I don’t worry and — I definitely don’t toss it! That’s like gold in the hands of a collage artist (that would be you, or your kiddo, … Read more
Alrightee then … we finally have our entire summer schedule for the Kids’ Creativity Classes at 1+1=1 Gallery and Brown Bird Studio (the very back, very cool, bright studio space behind the gallery.) Classes are always on a Tuesday morning, 9:00 to noon. Tuition is $24/class and includes all materials and a nutritious snack. So … Read more
Our first Kids Creativity Class of the summer is June 16th I’m pretty excited to venture into doing my own classes for kids. I’m starting this year with once a week classes for 9 to 13 year olds. Next year, I will probably branch out to younger and older kids, especially if we have a … Read more
June 23rd Kids Creativity Sesh! Our second Kids Creativity sesh for 9 to 13 year old kids, is all about abstract painting and mark-making. It’s about breaking out of the urge to paint like a photograph, or realistically. It’s about expressing the feelings we have, or the feeling of a thing. It’s one way to … Read more
July 7th Kids Creativity Sesh! Make boats of paper, cardboard, cloth and other cool stuff. Then learn about making an art installation in a shop window! Boys and girls alike, will get into this boat-sculpture-making class. When we’re done with our boats, we’ll have a free, follow up morning when the students will learn … Read more
June 30 Kids Creativity Sesh! Remember watching clouds and figuring out what shapes you could see with your imaginations? Or making ink blobs and turning them into something “recognizable?” That was always fun, right? We stretch our creative minds outside the box by letting natural or found objects suggest to us what they want to become … Read more
Dan Brunkhorst uses percussion, electronics, and instruments he has fashioned from found objects to create a world of improvised sound. He will be giving the first solo performance of Sound Gallery at 7:30 pm June 19th in Helena, Montana.
Sunday Afternoon May 24th, from 2 to 5 pm Learn how to make your own paintbrushes and mark-making tools out of non-traditional and traditional materials. Handmade brushes can help you establish your own “palette” of personal marks and strokes to make your artwork truly your own. Only 6 spaces in this workshop! Pre-registration is required. … Read more
May 1st is Downtown Helena’s First Friday — it’s also May Day — a day to celebrate gardens, flowers, plants, trees and friendship. We invite you to come to our historic downtown that Friday evening to enjoy what we hope is lovely spring weather and all the local businesses that stay open late that evening. … Read more
May 28th at 7:30 pm …. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear live, original music performed in an intimate space. See you there! Inaugural Sound Gallery Concert with Ann Tappen, Rob Kohler & MJ Williams BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW — LIMITED SEATING
March 29th — Girls Art Night is All About Experimenting with Image Transfers Learn how to transfer old photographs, vintage illustrations or your own drawings onto canvas, wood or cloth. From 2pm to 5pm, you will make a 12×12 inch canvas mixed-media piece with image transfers, collage materials and paint. While the image transfer is drying, … Read more
A Workshop for Anyone Interested in Becoming a Part-time Artist’s Model Held in a professional, contemporary art gallery setting A Monday Evening in Sumer 2016 (TBA) from 6:30pm to 8pm Preregistration is required. We will have online tuition signup available a few weeks before the workshop. Did you know unique opportunities exist to work as an artist’s … Read more
February Girls Art Night — SOLD OUT It’s all about making Art Cards Inspired by Byzantine Iconic Images From 6 to 8:30 pm, we will learn a few collaging and painting techniques (mixed media) to make mini-iconic images. These can be used as gifts, postcards, greeting cards, or framed as tiny artworks. We’re going to … Read more