Bill Payne's photography to join other Western photographers at the Livingston Depot Center in Montana for a special exhibit.
Bill Payne to be a special "Guest Photographer" to Allen Russell's "Six Shooters of the America West" photographic exhibit in Livingston, MT.
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LIVINGSTON DEPOT MUSEUM TO HOST ALLEN RUSSELL'S SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “SIX SHOOTERS’ OF THE AMERICAN WEST: IMAGES OF LIFE UNDER WESTERN SKIES”
The Livingston Depot Museum will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This year the Depot’s regular railroad and Yellowstone history displays will be complemented by the special exhibit “Six Shooters” of the American West.
In addition to this main exhibit “Rails Across the Rockies,” the museum also presents “The Livingston Depot in History and Architecture,” “Film in Montana: Moviemaking under the Big Sky” and “Six Shooters of the American West,” the special exhibition for 2011.
Making its debut appearance in 2011 is “Six Shooters of the American West.” The exhibit will feature the photography of six of the premier photographers “shooters” of the American West. The Livingston Depot Foundation has selected Allen Russell, to be guest curator for this special exhibition and he is also one of the six photographers. Allen Russell, from Livingston, Montana specializes in photographing “Life in the American West” and he has brought together a notable group that he has met while extensively traveling and shooting the West. “Because the American West offers such a vast array of iconic subjects, many photographers from around the world come here to attempt to capture its visual offerings,” Russell states. “But those I sought out for ‘Six Shooters of the American West’ all make the West their full time home and know its locations, people and animals intimately” he continued. As you walk through the grand venue provided by the Livingston Depot, amid the images, you begin to become aware that the American West is “much more than just a place, it’s a feeling, an attitude, a mood, a way of being,” noted Russell.
The “Six Shooters” are Barbara Van Cleve, Diana Volk, Jim Bechtel, Thomas Lee, Will Brewster and Allen Russell. In addition, Allen Russell has invited Guest Photographers Annie Carroccia, Nancy Greenfield, Steve Palmer, Tom Pascale and Bill Payne to include prints in the exhibit.
Photographer Diana Volk comments, “I was thrilled to be invited to be one of the “Six Shooters” by Allen Russell. Allen is a fellow photographer that shares my passion in photographing the West. It is always a dream to have your work displayed in a wonderful setting like the Livingston Depot!”
The museum plans to continue its “Third Thursday” summer program series beginning on June 16th at 7 p.m. with an evening reception for the “Six Shooters” exhibition and all of the artists including Guest Curator, Allen Russell. The “Third Thursday” program scheduled for July 21st at 7 pm. will feature “Movies at the Museum,” a collection of vintage railroad films of the 1920s and 30s. The final “Third Thursday” will honor Livingston’s railroad heritage with railroad historian Warren McGee and friends, on August 18th at 7 p.m. A Photographers Forum will be held on June 21st at 7 pm with the Photographers discussing their art prints and the influences of the American West on their work with guests.
The Depot Museum exhibits in 2011 will run through September 5th. Depot Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm Admission for the 2011 summer season will continue to be free. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Depot office at (406)222-2300 or visiting, www.livingstondepot.org.