Engine 8 will be hosting a pop-up art exhibit and free martini bar on December 16th.
Our Christmas lights are humming and the presents are starting to pile up under the tree at the Engine 8 office! This year we are proudly part of the Northside Stroll in Bozeman from 4pm to 8pm. While every business will be running it’s own special, Engine 8 decided to make the holidays very merry with a pop-up art exhibit and free martini bar.
We can’t wait to host our amazing community Saturday, December 16th and showcase some of our favorite artists.
Cindy Stilwell is a acclaimed filmmaker who specializes in documentary and experimental forms. She has worked on numerous projects that have been featured in events from Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight. And one of our personal favorite projects, Mating for Life, was showcased in Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was broadcast on Montana PBS.
Marla Goodman is an artist with two different sides. Literally. Her Etsy store front Kitschatorium is made for those who love a little bit of sass and some quirkyness. Whereas, her store front Goodwerks is a bit more polite mixed with nostalgic animations. We love and adore both as we often find our selves with a bit more sass than sweet some days.
Where art meets the expressive world of color you will find Adair Peck’s stunning paintings. Her work is inspired by German Expessionism and primitive art, as well as her own life experiences. Adair has traveled all of the world including Europe and Asia, but it’s Montana where she has made her home.
Courtney Blazon’s is another local Montana artist we are proud to host. Her pen and marker drawings give a glimpse of a world that lies someplace between realism and fantasy. “Her results can be simultaneously whimsical and grotesque, witty as well as disturbing. The tension of these unions suggests our own struggle to achieve balance in a chaotic world.”
Jennifer Pulchinski’s barbed wire sculptures speak to the land in yet a different way. She’s reclaiming the very same material used to conquer the West. Pulchinski roams to out-of-the-way places and finds rusted, twisted, and discarded barbed wire. She unkinks, rebends, and tames it to create line and curves, intricate knots, and straightened pillars that stand against the horizon.
Olivia Stark’s abstract paintings are some of our favorites! Her artwork relies heavily on the process of creating. Her work is abstract yet familiar with bold color fields, captivation shapes and nonsensical structures — art that may take the viewer hours of joyous study to decipher.
To meet the artists or to simply explore stunning artwork with a few good drinks in hand, make sure to stop by Engine 8 on December 16th from 4:00-8:00pm to start off your holiday season just right!