Call for artists!

  Registration is now open for “Seasons of Montana.”  This is a curated show and open to entries of all mediums.  We are looking for artwork that expresses, if not pushes the boundaries of the concept of “seasons.”  The only requirement is that subjects be of Montana. Applications and electronic copies of submissions are accepted until February 24, 2017.  Notifications will be by February 27, 2017. Art work should be fully rendered and delivered to the Carle Gallery no later than March 6, 2017. Opening reception will be March 9, 2017. For applications, please download from The Carle Gallery page here....

BSBPL Book Club Suggested Reading List

Here are some recent suggestions for our book club reads: Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Commonwealth by Ann Patchett  The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining...

Free ACT Practice Test for High Schools Juniors!

Butte Sylvan Learning and the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library are teaming up to give area students a FREE Practice ACT Test. WHEN: Saturday, October 8th, begins @ 10:30 am WHERE: Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway, 4th floor WHO: Juniors in High School WHAT TO BRING: 2 pencils, a calculator, and a watch   The Sylvan Learning Director will find a convenient time for you and your parents to come to Sylvan to review your FREE Practice ACT results.  Have your parents call Sylvan at 782-5700. Sign up here  or by calling Kristel at 782-5700.  Deadline for signup Thursday, October 6th, limited seating....

Nancy Erickson: Encounters @Carle Gallery

The Carle Gallery, on the third floor of the main branch, is pleased to host Encounters, by Nancy Erickson.  The exhibit will run May 1-31.  Please join us for the opening reception  on May 5th at 6:30. Nancy Erickson is nationally-recognized fiber artist. Her artwork recognizes the individual dignity of wild creatures, often juxtaposing them with people or human environments.  Since the 1960s, she has created remarkable fabric constructions, quilts, paintings and drawings and is renowned for her pioneering organic free-floating quilted paintings.  This exhibition features her large-scale, free-form textile compositions which are inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux. Erickson was raised on a cattle ranch near Livingston, MT.  She holds a BA in Zoology and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Iowa and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana. Her work resides in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in over 500 exhibitions nationally and abroad, most recently in a fiber work symposium in Raleigh, NC, the Museum of Art & Design in NY, and in 2013 at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. If you or someone you know would like to exhibit artwork in the Carle Gallery, please visit our page for an application here.  ...

Carle Gallery Accepting Applications

The Butte-Silver Bow Library is pleased to announce that the Carle Gallery is accepting applications for 2016.  If you are a local artist or know one, please consider an exhibition at the Carle Gallery. The Carle Gallery is located in the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library in historic uptown Butte, Montana. The gallery was established by the library as a tribute to artist John Carle, whose murals and paintings depict Butte, its historic buildings, and inhabitants. The gallery seeks to continue to honor and support local artists by providing an opportunity for them to present their work professionally and to begin a dialogue with the community about their art, as well as hosting exhibits by artists from outside of Butte. To apply to exhibit your work at the Carle Gallery, please complete this application and return it to Butte-Silver Bow Public...