Art exhibit of railroads comes to Kalispell

Hockday exhibit features many aspects of railroad history


The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell presents a new exhibit called 'Hear the Whistle Blow! Art of the Railway' Sept. 26-Dec. 7, 2019.
The opening reception for the exhibit of railroad art in America is Sept. 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Hockaday Museum.

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The exhibit features railroad fine art paintings, drawings and etchings. Curated by local artists Jack Dykstra and Rob Akey, “Hear the Whistle Blow! Art of the Railway” features original art of the diverse aspects of railroad subject matter as seen over the decades thru the artists’ creative eye.

The exhibit is part of the celebration of the Hockaday’s 50th year. The opening event is free for members and open to the general public for $10 admission.

From the early steam era to today’s highly technical railroading, artists have been captivated during the past 170 years by the dynamics of railroads and railroaders. with the industrial revolution. Many pieces have been created specifically for this exhibit.
Historic and living artists represented in the exhibit include: Ralph DeCamp, Joseph Henry Sharp, Robert Goodnough, Howard Fogg, Ted Rose; and, Gil Bennett, J.Craig Thorpe, David Tutwiler, Chris Oldham, R.E. Pierce, Tucker Smith, Ned Mueller, and Oleg Stavrowski.  Noted Montana artists include Jeff Walker, Steve Oiestad, Don Greytak, Karen Leigh, Robert Kercher, Jessica Glenn, and Mark Ogle. Many newly created artworks will be available for purchase. 

“Hear the Whistle Blow!” is made possible thru the generosity of sponsoring partners Stumptown Historical Society, Whitefish Community Foundation, and Scott Wheeler and Jane Wheeler.

Selected historic railroad artifacts lent by the Stumptown Historical Museum will add to the viewer experience and for additional public enrichment during the exhibit, special presentations and educational opportunities will also be available.

About the Hockaday Museum

The Hockaday Museum of Art is at 302 Second Ave East, Kalispell, Montana. The Museum is housed in a 1904 Carnegie Library building that appears on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum is a private nonprofit organization, open year-round, enriching the cultural life of our community and region while preserving the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park.

For more information, please visit www.HockadayMuseum.org or call 406-755-5268.
 

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