Although he might be those things, he is also the musician, luthier, dreamer, and creator of Wes Urbaniak Music. Calling Billings, Montana his home for now, Wes has been playing as a singer/songwriter for the past five years. The release of his newest (3 1/2) album, Flow, in February has driven Wes to begin touring again and putting his best efforts in to grow a career from the sometimes discouraging music industry. In doing this, Wes is trying to develop a state of being that is much more than just another guy with a guitar, and as an active participant in his career - and extreme diy'er - he is building something bigger. - Wes Urbaniak Music
Tickets Limited to 100 Tickets
No Tickets Sales at the Door
Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance
@ the Venus Rising Espresso House
128 W Granite or call 406.723.1150
Michael Paul Masters & Keira Arps
Extended Show Until November 28
From artist statements -
Michael - Michael Masters is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, and actively pursues other forms of creative expression in music and visual art. Michael worked at the School of Art at Ohio University for 3 years and was given the opportunity to learn much more about figurative and abstract art from a retired painting and printmaking professor in the department. Michael has been commissioned to make life-like paintings of people's pets, create drawings of nature and artifacts for the book Sparing Nature, and to paint a large mural of Capital Peak in a lodge on Snowmass Mountain in Colorado. More recently his work has shifted away from realism and has moved toward a more fantastical utilization of color, depth, and movement. This more recent work, undertaken primarily with watercolor and oil, continues to draw inspiration from nature, but with a form that allows for more freedom of expression, energy, space, and symbolic entanglement.
Keira - Keira Arps is a Butte, Montana based jewelry artisan specializing in distinctive natural stone and metal jewelry. Her earthy creations embrace the natural beauty of gemstones, minerals, and fossils which she transforms into wearable art using sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold. Keira has been inspired by the raw beauty of the earth for as long as she can remember, and in 2000, it was this inspiration that led her to pick up some wire and pliers to make her first creation. She loved the idea of giving stones new life in the form of pendants, necklaces, and earrings. It was something that she hoped would inspire others to see the creative possibilities in unrefined elements of nature.
Clark Chateau Tours
~ A Brief History of the Clark Chateau
Tour the Building
– Saturday 11–4
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday unless staffing is available.
Please call for more information 406.723.7600 or to schedule an appointment for a tour during days that we are closed. Thank you and have a wonderful winter season!
Sacred Ground Classes
~ Classes in Dharma, International Folk Dancing, Belly Dancing
Baguazhang – Eric Tither is teaching this most recent addition to our schedule. A form of internal kung-fu/martial art that would most closely be compared to the Tai Chi family of arts, baguazhang is sometimes referred to as Taoist Yoga. For more info, call Eric @ 491-4849.
Community Yoga – is still on hiatus this month;
call Mary Lou (533-8365) for more info.
Kids/Youth /Adult Drumming – Michael McDaniel,
Percussionist extraordinaire is back.
Call him for information about classes - at 498-6659.
Folk Dancing – Ethnic dances from around the world is back.
No need for a partner, just a desire to learn.
For more information, call 723-3623.
Belly Dancing with Norma has moved to a new time – Tuesday. For more information, call her at 723-3164
Dharma Practice Group - Sundays – 30 minutes meditation and remainder for talk and discussion. For more info, call Steve at 782-5917. Newcomers are always welcome.
For info on Latcho Drom film, call Noor @ 782-3682.