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Open Drawing Session with Jessie Smith, Artist-in-Residence

April 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on April 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

Free with admission
drawing of a frog with a crown on its head by artist Jessie Smith

Visit us to observe artist Jessie Smith during her residency through Open AIR Missoula with Western Montana Creative Initiatives. Jessie will use MNHC’s collections to inspire her work.

Drop in to observe and learn from her technique or visit during one of our open drawing sessions and practice alongside her!

Working Artist Schedule
Jessie will be working in the exhibit hall during these times:

Saturday, April 20th, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 22nd, 12:000 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Open Drawing Sessions
Practice with Jessie using materials and work space set up in the exhibit hall. Appropriate for all ages.

Saturday, April 20th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 22nd 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23rd 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25th 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Jessie Smith, artist, wearing glasses, a fake mustache, a vest, and a pink bowtieJessie is a contemporary illustrator based in Missoula, Montana. After becoming a young single mother a week before she graduated high school, she pursued tattoo apprenticeship. After three years of learning the art of tattooing, she decided to pursue her true passion, fine art. Jessie has participated in numerous solo and group art exhibitions including her debut solo gallery show in 2016 titled ‘Ode to Art.’

Jessie delights in creating intricate surreal illustrations often featuring opulent animals as the subjects. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world and the human condition.

Free with membership or cost of admission.

Admission fees for exhibits, including this activity:
Adults: $3:
Children 4-18: $1
Children under 4: Free!
Family Rate: $7
MNHC Members: Free!
EBT Card Holders: Free!


April 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free with admission
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States