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The Evolution of Art

BY KATE HUNT
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

It can take years to discover that what you do everyday is only preceded by what you have done the day before. Kate Hunt shows us how her continual discovery and reinvention of new and old media has helped to generate her prolific work as a sculptural artist. 

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Craftsmanship in Collaboration

BY PAUL BABNEAU
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Many craftsmen move through the world in a solitary manner, following their pursuits in a steadfast singularity. Others, like Paul Babneau, use their experience and skills by reaching out to make connections and create amazing things that could only be accomplished through collaborative efforts. 

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Where Creativity Clsters

BY ELISE DAVIS
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

The evolving journey of craft and creativity can be a winding road. Elise Davis shares her experiences from the love of accessorizing her cats as a kid to the real world of fashion design and on to her current pursuits as the owner of her jewelry business, Clster.

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The Craft of Story Telling

BY SALLY JANOVER
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Sally Janover has documented much of her life through the lens of a camera, pages of a script as well as the spoken word. She believes that story telling is not generally told in pictures, but well told, can create lasting images in the listener's imagination.

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Art From the Core of Earth

BY JEFFREY FUNK
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Humans have been forging tools and art from metals for nearly all of recorded history. Jeffrey Funk has also been working his trade for at least a couple of those decades and has a philosophical approach to the craft of blacksmithing in the modern world. Funk derives inspiration from the sheer power of raw earth and the ability to use heat, pressure and patience to create his work. 

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Day jobs, Doodles, + Dreams (without deadlines)

BY KRISTY OVERMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

"Krusty" Overman shares her experience as a seasonal worker in Alaska and how that has helped to shape her life as an artist, snowboarder and all around enthusiast of everything awesome.

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Be Yourself

BY JAKE BERTELSEN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside. 

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A Collaborative Model for Architecture

BY ZACH GEORGE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Even a few decades ago, Zach George's job would have been very different. A designer at Workaday Design Firm, Zach utilizes networking and cutting-edge technology to achieve an innovative final product. Most notedly, Zach and his partners use remote collaboration to make remote design possible and efficient.

Design for the 21st Century. 

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Art Follows Life

BY TESSA HECK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Art can lead all over the place. It has led painter Tessa Heck from the rural to the urban (and back again), from the noncommercial to the monetary, from introspection to examination. Sometimes art is a journey and, as Tessa's story shows, sometimes that journey leads home. And sometimes it's a journey walked in red cowboy boots. 

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Costumes From Fit to Stage

BY SARAH BELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Research. Discovery. Literature. Creativity. 

These are the factors that drive Sarah Bell, costume designer wth the Whitefish Theatre Company. At times, Sarah's skills need to be as various as her motivations. Costumes define characters. To discover that definition, it takes a talanted person with a creative vision, as well as someone who must often achieve feats of engineering to make that vision come to life, 

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Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

BY ELMA GIAVASES
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight". 

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Life In Plein Air

BY RICHIE CARTER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Picture a jaunt through Europe, magic and beauty around on all sides. Beams of light hitting stately buildings in a way that they never will again. Walking past anchient cathedrals and the most treasured works of the old masters. And everywhere, every person has a story. No, it's not Fitzgerald or Hemingway. It is Richie Carter, whose uses plein-air painting to interact with people on a deeper, emotional level. 

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