Archive for November, 2019

Bridger Mountain Photography

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Bridger Mountain PhotographyThe husband and wife team of Levon and Christine Pentecost with Bridger Mountain Photography create beautiful coasters, cards, and gifts from images they capture while they enjoy the wildlife and wildlands of Montana. Their coasters and cards add a bit more beauty and whimsy to your holiday season! Mix and match cork bottom coasters are $9 each.

Bridger Mountain Photography is located in Bozeman Montant.  They love the beautiful landscape and breathtaking views that Montana has to offer. Living in an area surrounded by mountains, National Forest land, ranch land, and wildlife, provides them with an abundance of photographic opportunities.  They specialize in western photography, particularly rodeos and landscapeLearn more about them on their website.

Theresa Gong Pottery & Porcelain

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Theresa Gong Pottery Theresa Gong Pottery specializes in wheel-thrown pottery and high-fired porcelain. Using commercial stains and a variety of carving and incising techniques, she etches designs through colored slips applied over a leather-soft clay body.

Her pottery is gorgeous while being durable and functional. Her simple honest forms become part of the familiar and comforting rituals of daily life. Theresa’s work is heirloom quality without the heirloom price. Come see all of her new work today at Birds & Beasley’s.

“I enjoy making functional pieces with simple honest forms that are part of the familiar and comforting rituals of daily life. My work centers around the rhythm of a single revolving wheel and focuses on endless patterns and natural themes.  Pottery is a way of life that has provided me a place of equilibrium and quiet introspection.” Theresa Gong.

See more of Theresa Gong pottery on her website.

 

Kirk Johnson: Bird House Artist

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Kirk JohnsonA native Montanan, Kirk Johnson graduated from Montana State University with a degree in metalsmithing and jewelry-making. He began as a jewelry designer, but spent most of his career managing or owning businesses in Hawaii and Helena. He owned Point S Tire in Helena for over 30 years. When he retired, he turned his attention to making one-of-a-kind birdhouses from reclaimed wood and other treasures he collects on his frequent hikes. Each house tells a story about the land and the trees that grew on the prairies and mountains of Montana.

Check out our Video: Visit the Artist! We visited with master birdhouse maker, Kirk Johnson. A pillar of the Helena community. The birds and his collectors are lucky that after retirement, Kirk lets his artistic imagination take the wheel. Behold the creative genius of Kirk Johnson!

Small Business Saturday

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Nov ’19
30
12:00 pm

Small Business SaturdaySmall businesses make up the heart of Helena’s thriving historic downtown. Bring your family and friends to discover the best art selection, crafts, fashion, gifts, and food from your very own local community-owned businesses! See you on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Make sure you come out to support!

In addition, Small Business Saturday is a great way to avoid the holiday frenzy on Black Friday. You have the opportunity to meet and greet shop owners and make new connections. Also, make a positive impact on your community! What could be better? Shopping small with put you in a festive mood as well as bring a smile to your face. Many shops have been gearing up for this event by restocking products and scheduling special sales. Keep Birds and Beasleys in mind while you’re out! We are a family-based and operated store and your participation is greatly appreciated.

See you on Saturday!

Parade of Lights

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Nov ’19
29
6:00 pm

 

Parade of LightsWho’s ready to kick off the holiday season with a Parade of Lights? We sure are! This annual event is on November 29, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Gather your friends and family members to come downtown for the festivities. You can either chose to be a spectator or sign-up to participate in the lineup. This years theme is “Hometown Helena Past Present and Future.”

The Parade begins at the intersection of Placer and Last Chance Gulch. Next, it heads towards the direction of the Lewis and Clark Library at Pioneer Park. Also, for the first time in many years, a Tree Lighting Ceremony follows the parade. We can’t wait to get into the spirit! In addition, Santa will be there for photo opportunities. Make sure you bring your smiles and Christmas wishlists. See you at the Parade of Lights!

For more information and a full list of sponsors, see here.

Annual Fall Art Walk

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Nov ’19
8
5:00 pm

Annual Fall Art Walk Join us for our Annual Fall Art Walk! On November 8, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 PM, make plans to attend the celebration of Helena’s destination as one of Montana’s finest art towns! Enjoy free food, beverages, live music, and door prizes in downtown Helena. This is a great opportunity to experience the arts in unique venues. This year, the showcases are better than ever. Ranging from photography, painting, and ceramics, the Annual Fall Art Walk presents a wide variety of special finds.

For more information, see here. Hope to see you there!

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