Character -- Three Seconds and So
Many Lifetimes; Photographs by Larry Johnson Preview; Seldom
Seen II Portraits from the Permanent Collection & MORE; New
Artists 2009 -- High School Show; Montana on the Move Children's Show;
Quiver -- David Secrest;
Crown of the Continent: Glacier National Park Permanent
Exhibition; O.C. Seltzer;
Adolph Heinze; Hugh Hockaday;
Earl E. Heikka; Winold Reiss;
Charles M. Russell; Mark
Ogle; Nicholas Oberling; Joe Scheuerle
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All K through 12 students admitted FREE in 2009
Thanks to a generous grant from Pacific Steel and Recycling
Three Seconds – Many Lifetimes:
The Photographs of
May 2 to June 2
In the Flathead Valley, where character is in our nature, you can
capture an immeasurable amount in a short
stretch of time.
Over many colorful years at his Mountain
Valley Foods store, Larry Johnson captured
images of some of those fascinating and
His images of customers and friends
decorated the rafters of the downtown store,
an attraction on it's own, until he moved to
After having been in storage for five years,
Larry's exquisite collection of 172
characters in crisp 11' x 14" black &
whites, and sepias, are ready for another
and a few of his models and pals gather for
a photo in front of their photos at the
Portraits from the Permanent
Collection and MORE
May 2 – June 2
The Hockaday brings out even more new
treasures from our ever-expanding Permanent
Collection for public viewing this Spring.
(Left) We are featuring special works by
Karola Meiner, painted and drawn under the
eye of Winold Reiss himself, during his
Summer Art School, held in Glacier National
Park just before and after the opening of
Going-To-The-Sun Road in the 1930's.
Imagine being at
Rembrandt’s or Warhol’s first exhibit and
looking back on that experience later…
Talent springs eternal in the Flathead
Valley this year as an impressive new crop
of artists have submitted
their best works for the Hockaday’s
perennial favorites -- the Children’s
and New Artists shows.
April 9 to May 9 -- Lower
This year, the Children’s Art Show features
elementary students’ interpretations of the
theme: Montana on the Move, whereby Montana
’s past, present, and future are represented
by people, animals, or transportation in
New Artists 2009
High School Art
April 15 to May 30 --
New Artists 2009 will feature
the two and three dimensional works selected
by local high school art teachers
representing their art students. Votes cast
during the Opening Reception determine the
The Curator’s Award is determined by the
Advising Curator, who will select the artist
who will receive the $100 Student Art
Scholarship sponsored by the Guild of the
Exhibition Gallery Guide
This photographic exhibition blends the science of
climate change research with the aesthetic of
landscape photography from Glacier National Park.
Losing a Legacy contrasts scanned images of
prominent glaciers in the Park from the 1920’s with
recent photographs of the same glaciers .
Dan Fagre is Research Ecologist and Climate Change
Research Coordinator for the Northern Rocky Mountain
Science Center of the U. S. Geological Survey. He is
stationed at Glacier National Park, Montana and is a
faculty affiliate at the University of Montana and
Montana State University.
Fagre has worked for the past 15 years with staff
and collaborators in the Northern Rocky Mountains to
understand how global-scale environmental changes
affect our mountain ecosystems.
He helped establish the Western Mountain Initiative,
a program to tie mountain science across different
This Exhibition is sponsored by the Glacier Fund,
U.S. Geological Survey, BNSF Railway, and the
Hockaday Museum of Art.
A Photographic Story of Disappearing Glaciers
Photos by Dan
COMING BACK: May 19 to Sept. 6, 2009
(L to R) Grinnell
Glacier 1923 and 2006
Mark Ogle was born in Helena,
Montana in 1952. Raised and educated in
Kalispell, his first venture into the art
business was to help the Ace Powell Bronze
Foundry. After three years of military
service in Germany, Mark committed himself
to a career as a painter. He studied art
with Joe Abbrescia, Robert Cavanaugh, Ace
Powell, and Bud Helbig. In 1982 Mark was the
first recipient of the Ace Powell Memorial
Award. From 1987 thru 1998 Mark was placed
four times in the Top 100 of the prestigious
Arts for the Parks competition. This
competition is sponsored by the National
Parks Academy of the Arts and is a national
competition. Mark is among only a handful of
American artists to receive this award four
times. Selected as a delegate to represent
Montana and the Arts by the Montana Chamber
of Commerce he traveled to Komoto, Japan as
an honored guest.
(Under Grinnell Glacier)
By Mark Ogle -- Oil on Canvas 47" x 29"
all contributors to the Hockaday Museum's
Art Acquisition Fund.
of the Continent:
National Park Exhibition
Capturing the nostalgia and grandeur of Glacier
National Park, the glory days of the Empire Builder Railroad, the Blackfeet Nation, and those who chose to settle in this
majestic part of
Crown of the Continent features works by significant authors,
photographers, and painters as well as Park collectibles, including
vintage maps and hand-tinted photographs. While artists may change from
time to time, our west gallery always features the art and culture of Glacier
The Hockaday Museum is proud to host this permanent
exhibition -- focused on preserving the artistic legacy of Montana and
Glacier National Park.
Artists include: Charlie Russell, Winold Reiss, Ralph Earl DeCamp, Joe Scheurle, Fred Kiser, T.J.
Hileman, Roland Reed, John Clarke,
O. C. Seltzer, Mark Ogle, Nick Oberling, John Fery, Adolph Heinze, Earl
E. Heikke, Diccon Swan, along
with artifacts from writer James Willard Schultz, and other luminaries.
NEW! Elk in
Glacier National Park by John Fery
Click HERE to see a
Oil on Canvas -- 29.5 x 13.5 in
Museum Art Acquisition Fund
John Fery (1859 -
Johann Nepomuk Levy was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March
25, 1859 and grew up in Pressburg. He enrolled at
the Vienna Academy of Art. When he moved
to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1883, Johann
legally changed his name to John Fery in
order to better adapt to his new
He returned to Europe, where he married
Mary Rose Kraemer. After their first
child was born in 1885, he went back to
Milwaukee with his family. His work finally
caught the attention of Louis Hill of the
Great Northern Railway, who hired him for the "See America First" campaign.
From 1910 through 1913, Fery completed an amazing 347 major oil paintings. They decorated Glacier
National Park lodges, ticket agent offices, and depots
from St. Paul to Seattle.
by John Fery circa 1914
Click HERE to see a
Oil on Board -- 9 x 17.25 in
from the C.M. Russell Museum and gift of
In 1914 Fery
was "loaned" to the Northern Pacific Railway to paint scenes
of Yellowstone National Park. The Hockaday is proudly showing the
painting Jackson Lake from this
In 1925, Louis Hill again called on Fery.
The contract required Fery to produce four
to six large canvases monthly, and he spent
the next four summers painting in Glacier.
In 1929, the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington to be
closer to their children. A new studio was built, but a fire
destroyed all the paintings Fery had finished for the Great Northern.
by David Secrest
On loan from the
The Hockaday is proud to display David Secrest's
Quiver on a continuing basis. We invite you to read the brochure
kept with it!
David Secrest has maintained a permanent and full-time metal sculpture
studio since 1978 in Somers, Montana.
From Secrest's Artist Statement:
I have grown to understand my work as having been a path from
intrigue to intimacy with the material and tools that I use. From this
has grown the understanding of form as it relates to structure -- and
texture as it relates to the perception of form.
My intimacy with and growing mastery of metalworking gives me a
foundation from which I can explore techniques and processes that have
not yet been explored or utilized in the field of creative arts...
My intention is to keep questions open.
Quiver, looking along the Hockaday's north gallery windows.
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