Back Alley Pub showcases local photographers on Friday, dance/Bowie music on Saturday
Photographers sometimes don’t get the same kind of love from art enthusiasts as they probably deserve. For example, when’s the last time you heard of someone buying a photo for millions of dollars during an art auction? Paintings yes, photos, not usually.
In reality, though, photography is just as important an art form as any other. Elliot Erwitt, a notable photographer himself, once summed it up by saying, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
The Back Alley Pub this weekend spreads some love for local photographers Eric Heidle, Julia Moss and Tyson Habein, who will display some of their recent works during the First Friday Art Walk reception.
Local singer/songwriter David Raba will perform starting at 8 p.m., also. The reception runs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Moss is a photographer with the Great Falls Tribune. She’s from Huntsville, Ala., and has been with the Tribune since early Sept. of last year. She’s a graduate of Ohio University.
Heidle is the creative director at Banik Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Montana State University. According to his online bio, it states, “When he’s not at his desk he can usually be found hiking in Montana’s outdoors, and serving as a board member for the Island Range chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association.”
He said his photographs are two night landscapes and two portraits, one human and one animal.
Habein is the co-owner of Electric City Creative with his wife Sara. He’s a photographer/writer/artist/promoter/book publisher/curator. The Habeins also are the owners of Nouveau Nostalgia publishing, a micro-press based here in Great Falls. Habein said he’s displaying some dark portrait and fashion photography during Friday’s reception.
You also can see some of his recent photography on his new blog, Sweetgrass Burning.
Raba is a Great Falls-based songwriter who performs all-original songs. His latest album “Become” is alternative/folk/acoustic rock. You can preview his album and purchase a copy online here.
The fun continues at the Back Alley Pub on Saturday evening as well. From 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nosight (aka Habein) will DJ both Latin tunes and David Bowie favorites. Jen Downs will be working on a painting during the evening, also.
Downs is the owner of After Hours Studios here in Great Falls. She makes jewelry, paintings, illustrations, sculptures and more. Check out some of her most recent work on the After Hours Studios Facebook page.