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Tippet Rise hosts young actors from London

Tippet Rise hosts young actors from London

We were delighted to welcome recent alumni from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) to Tippet Rise last week for a short-term intensive poetry residency, sponsored by the Adrian Brinkerhoff Foundation. Actors worked closely with the art center’s production team to film and record selected works by poets including John Donne, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, W. H. Auden, and Peter Halstead. Tippet Rise’s majestic sculptures and the wide-open Montana landscape formed a picturesque backdrop for the artists’ performances.

Fall Film Series features screenings from Glyndebourne opera house and the National Theatre of London

Fall Film Series features screenings from Glyndebourne opera house and the National Theatre of London

Beginning Friday, September 29, Tippet Rise will present a series of films showcasing performances from two of the UK’s most renowned arts destinations: Glyndebourne opera house and the National Theatre. Films from Glyndebourne include Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Verdi’s La traviata, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel. Screenings from the National Theatre include George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabbler, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Tickets, $10 for adults and free for children 18 and under, are available through the link below.

Spotlight: Architecture & Design Film Festival speaker and moderator, Frances Anderton

Spotlight: Architecture & Design Film Festival speaker and moderator, Frances Anderton

Periodically, we highlight some of the extraordinary people traveling to Tippet Rise to participate in the Architecture & Design Film Festival, which will take place at the art center September 22, 23, and 24, after stops in Los Angeles, Seoul, and New Orleans. This week’s highlight focuses on Frances Anderton, who will participate in a talk on Friday evening with ADFF’s founder, Kyle Bergman, and will moderate a panel discussion with a focus on land art, on Saturday, the 23rd.

Anderton is the executive producer and host of the weekly radio show, DnA: Design and Architecture, which is broadcast from KCRW, NPR’s affiliate in Santa Monica, California. DnA explores pressing design issues with users, critics, and designers and was recently named a top design podcast by Architectural Design magazine. In addition, Anderton has served as West Coast correspondent for Dwell Magazine, The New York Times and other publications. She has written or edited several books with architects including Thom Mayne, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Rios Clementi Hale Studios and Frank Gehry. With the legendary Gehry and partners, she published Grand Illusion: A Story of Ambition, and its Limits, on LA’s Bunker Hill, based on a studio they co-taught with at USC’s School of Architecture that explored decades of flawed planning efforts on downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Avenue. She also curates design events, discussions and exhibitions; these include the critically acclaimed Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, a photographic exhibition about resilient architecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Raised in Bath, England, Frances Anderton studied architecture at University College London. Before college, she spent a year in Florence, Italy rehabilitating a casa colonica and later traveled to Jaipur, India to study the Haveli courtyard house. On becoming associate editor of London-based Architectural Review in 1987, she was assigned to report on emerging designers in Los Angeles, producing an influential special issue on the new architectural vanguard. Four years later she moved to Los Angeles to become editor-in-chief of LA Architect. Following the civil unrest of 1992 she moved into public affairs, becoming a producer of Which Way, LA?, hosted for 25 years by the veteran broadcaster Warren Olney. DnA was borne of this fusion of radio and architecture experience.

Tickets to all three days of the festival are available. For more information about ADFF, and tickets, click on the link below.

Tippet Rise featured on Billings' CBS affiliate, KTVQ

Tippet Rise featured on Billings' CBS affiliate, KTVQ

Aja Goare, anchor and reporter for Billings, Montana’s CBS affiliate KTVQ, visited Tippet Rise last week to produce a story about the art center’s extensive cycling and hiking trail system. During her visit, Aja interviewed Director of Operations Pete Hinmon, an avid mountain biker who was deeply involved the design and construction of the trail system, as well as trail rangers Carl Mayer and Jenny Van Ooyen. Thank you, Aja and KTVQ, for the wonderful coverage! To watch the segment, click on the link below.

Tippet Rise a finalist in Surface Magazine's Travel Awards

Tippet Rise a finalist in Surface Magazine's Travel Awards

Surface Magazine has named Tippet Rise a finalist in the Cultural Institution category of the publication’s inaugural Surface Travel Awards, a tribute to the most thoughtfully conceived travel spaces, destinations and products around the world, as well as the architects, designers, and others who inspire, empower, and connect travelers. “The 2017 finalists illustrate the myriad ways that great design can improve our experiences,” says Nate Storey, Travel Editor of Surface Magazine. Award winners will be formally announced in October. For a complete list of finalists, visit the link below.

Spotlight: Architecture & Design Film Festival founder, Kyle Bergman

Spotlight: Architecture & Design Film Festival founder, Kyle Bergman

After stops in Los Angeles, Seoul, and New Orleans, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) comes to Tippet Rise September 22, 23, and 24. Featuring screenings that celebrate the creative spirit that drives architecture and design, the festival also brings together design luminaries from across the country for scheduled and impromptu conversations. We’ll highlight some of those people here in the coming weeks, beginning with ADFF’s founder and director, Kyle Bergman.

An architect, Kyle Bergman founded ADFF in 2008. Bergman says he has long recognized the connections between architecture and film and sees the festival as a unique opportunity to educate, entertain, and engage people who are passionate about the world of architecture and design. Bergman also serves as Vice President on the board of Pacific Rim Parks Organization, whose mission is to use the process of designing and building parks as a tool to connect communities around the Pacific. He has been involved with design education since 1994 when he created and moderated an architectural lecture series about the design/build process for the Smithsonian Institute. In 1999, Bergman founded Alt Spec, a publishing company that produced a visual resource of unique and alternative products for architects and designers. He also produced a play entitled The Glass House, about the design and construction of two famous homes, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Phillip Johnson’s Glass House.

Tickets to all three days of the festival are available. For more information about ADFF, and tickets, click on the link below.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Flavors Under the Big Sky visits Tippet Rise

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Flavors Under the Big Sky visits Tippet Rise

Anyone who’s dined at the art center knows that the pre-concert barbecue is a lovely—some might say integral—part of the Tippet Rise experience. During these afternoon meals, guests, musicians, and art center staff mingle in an airy post-and-beam structure called Will’s Shed, barn doors open to the stunning big-sky views. There they sup on delicious fare made with fresh, local ingredients and rediscover the convivial feeling missing from so many of our modern-day interactions. Recently, Stella Fong, host of Yellowstone Public Radio’s Flavors Under the Big Sky: Celebrating the Bounty of the Region, visited Tippet Rise. Fong begins the half-hour show with an interview of architect Laura Viklund, the designer of Will’s Shed. She then speaks with chefs Nick Goldman and Wendi Reed of Wild Flower Kitchen, the couple who, with their dedicated catering team, creates the meals Tippet Rise is becoming known for. Goldman and Reed tell the story of their culinary beginnings (both trained in prestigious programs), of their romance (which began in Reed’s pub over a pile of potatoes), and of the challenges and joys of serving world-class fare in a remote corner of Montana. Flavors: Passion for Food at Tippet Rise aired on Monday, the 7th of August. To listen, click on the link below.

Domo: Tippet Rise OPUS 2016 receives enthusiastic review

Domo: Tippet Rise OPUS 2016 receives enthusiastic review

Released this summer by the classical music label Pentatone, Domo: Tippet Rise OPUS 2016 features live recordings from the art center’s inaugural concert season. Just yesterday, Audiophile Audition published a glowing review of the CD, describing its recordings as “mystical and unnerving,” “meditative,” and “a brilliant panoply of bustling colors.” Domo: Tippet Rise OPUS 2016 is available for sale at the Visitor Center at Tippet Rise and through Amazon, as well as through independent music shops online. To read the review, written by Gary Lemco, host of The Music Treasury on Stanford University’s KZSU, click on the link below.

Tippet Rise founders interviewed on Yellowstone Public Radio

Tippet Rise founders interviewed on Yellowstone Public Radio

Via a delightful new program that airs every other Monday on Yellowstone Public Radio, two veterans of the Montana arts and culture scene interview artists and others who are creating and influencing art throughout the region. Recently, the show’s hosts, Corby Skinner and Anna Paige, spoke with Cathy and Peter Halstead, the founders of Tippet Rise. During the 30-minute radio spot, the Halsteads and their hosts discussed a myriad of fascinating topics, including the Halsteads’ love for Montana and the many places, people and works of art that inspired the making of Tippet Rise. The show aired on YPR on Monday, the 24th of July. To listen to that episode of Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains, visit the link below.

Concert for kids draws enthusiastic crowd

Concert for kids draws enthusiastic crowd

On Sunday, July 16, Tippet Rise presented a free concert for families featuring the Bozeman ensemble, 406 Woodwind Quintet. The event opened with a musical “petting zoo,” allowing children from the audience to explore and play a variety of woodwind instruments, and included short, lively dances by Denes Agay, Louis Andriessen and Maurice Ravel. Throughout the performance, children joined the musicians on stage and danced and pirouetted in the aisles. Members of the quintet are Beth Antonopolous, Sue Makeever, Greg Notess, Susan Wadsworth, and Greg Young, all faculty members at MSU Bozeman’s School of Music. The concert drew more than 100 people from throughout the region and much farther afield. Thank you to the 406 Woodwind Quintet for bringing such joy to our audience of young classical music lovers!

Geo-Paleo Field Days at the art center

Geo-Paleo Field Days at the art center

A new program offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association will allow guests to explore the geologic wonders of Tippet Rise. Founded at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains by the Princeton Geological Association in 1936, YBRA is dedicated to research and teaching in the field. Over four Thursdays in August, distinguished faculty from the association will lead tours of the art center’s geologic “hot spots.” 7/20/17 UPDATE: THE GEO-PALEO TOURS ARE NOW FULLY RESERVED. We are grateful for the incredible response to this program and thank you so much for your support. We hope to offer additional tours in the future.

Opening weekend at Tippet Rise

Opening weekend at Tippet Rise

Season Two is underway and our opening weekend was a wonderful success! Sculpture tours were well attended and included guests from near and far. On Saturday, we held a barbecue for more than 250 of our neighbors from up and down Grove Creek Road and the community of Fishtail—a celebration that included music by the Billings Orchestra Youth Fiddle Club and the High Country Cowboys. On Friday, we’ll welcome two extraordinary musicians: pianist Yevgeny Sudbin and cellist Alexander Chaushian for a weekend of classical music recitals—the first of the 2017 music season. We’re thrilled that Season Two at the art center has begun and we hope to see you here soon!

Tippet Rise now open for the 2017 season!

Tippet Rise now open for the 2017 season!

We’re thrilled to announce that the art center is officially open to the public for Season Two. Sculpture tours—by carbon-neutral electric van, bicycle and foot—are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 17. We’ve added five miles of new hiking and biking trails, completing a nine-mile loop of trails that passes the art center’s monumental sculptures. Featuring more than 30 events, the concert season begins on Friday, July 7 and runs through September 16. Other programming planned for 2017 includes concerts just for kids and the extraordinary Architecture and Design Film Festival. Reservations are required for all tours and events. See you at the art center!

Additional works by artist Stephen Talasnik come to the art center

Additional works by artist Stephen Talasnik come to the art center

Tippet Rise recently acquired two additional works by artist Stephen Talasnik, the creator of Satellite #5: Pioneer, the yellow cedar and steel sculpture that is among the center’s collection of land art. Galaxy (2014) and Archaeology (2012) are small-scale structures made of wood that evoke the aesthetics of architectural models. Both structures have been mounted inside the Olivier Music Barn’s performance space, flanking the stage area. We’re pleased and honored to add them to our collection.

Tippet Rise featured on American Public Media's Performance Today

Tippet Rise featured on American Public Media's Performance Today

Since its debut on Performance Today in 2016, Tippet Rise has been featured on the award-winning public radio show multiple times. In December, PT host Fred Child gave a warm introduction to the art center and played a recording of the Ariel String Quartet performing at Tippet Rise last summer. Since then, PT has featured Tippet Rise performances by Stephen Hough, Jenny Chen, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Matt Haimovitz with Christopher O'Riley. Broadcast on almost 300 public radio stations across the country, Performance Today is the most listened-to classical music program in the United States. To hear Tippet Rise’s debut on Performance Today, click on the link below and play Hour One.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival comes to Tippet Rise

The Architecture & Design Film Festival comes to Tippet Rise

The nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subjects of architecture and design comes to Tippet Rise this September 22 - 24. The Architecture & Design Film Festival will present feature-length documentaries and shorts that explore the connections between nature and architecture. Guest speakers and panelists include: Frances Anderton, the host of KCRW’s DnA: Design & Architecture radio show; sculptor Stephen Talasnik; and Tippet Rise founder, Peter Halstead. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 16 at 5PM MDT.

Season Two at Tippet Rise

Season Two at Tippet Rise

Happy New Year! The 2017 concert season at Tippet Rise will take place from July 7th through September 17th. Season details will be announced by email in early 2017. A limited number of concert tickets will go on sale online beginning March 1st, with additional tickets being released for purchase throughout the spring. To receive Season Two news and announcements, please sign up for our digital mailing list by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

We thank you for your interest in and support of the Art Center! From everyone at Tippet Rise, we wish you the best in the coming year.

Tippet Rise Celebrates the Bard

Tippet Rise Celebrates the Bard

This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. People around the world are celebrating his life and legacy through performances, exhibitions and festivals. Tippet Rise is celebrating too!

Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The magicians behind three of the Art Center’s magnificent and otherworldly sculptures were recently invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to speak at the Museum’s “In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day” symposium. The event was held Saturday, November 12th, 2016, and brought together architects, curators, theorists, photographers and filmmakers “to construct a global view of contemporary architectural practice,” according to the Museum’s website.

Tippet Rise in the News

Tippet Rise in the News

We are grateful for the attention and press Tippet Rise has received from writers near and far. Recently, the Art Center was featured in the Travel section of The Boston Globe . To read the story, click on the link below.