Do some Christmas shopping while helping a great bunch of kids
Adam Arthur, a senior at CMR stopped into the KMON studio to promote the 2022 Christmas Stroll Pop-Up Shop. This is the interview. The full audio version can be heard at the bottom of this story:
Randy: What is a Pop-Up Shop?
Adam: Students in the AP art program at CMR are encouraged to produce art for public consumption, and the method with which we distribute the art that the AP students produce is through our Pop-Up Shops. We had one a couple of weeks ago.
Randy: What are some of the things that I might expect to find at the Pop-Up Shop?
Adam: We're going to have a wide variety, from simple drawings and paintings all the way to Christmas ornaments and stickers and t-shirts, and somebody's even going to be bringing an intricately painted horse's skull. And so we're going to have some interesting things for sale here.
Randy: What are you contributing?
Adam: I'm going to be contributing a couple of pieces of 2-d art, and I'm also going to be contributing some screen printed bandanas.
Randy: Okay, so let's start with the 2-d art. What is that?
Adam: My art is in the Western style. It's all pen and ink. My subject matters are typically things typically, Montana wildlife, wolverines and coyotes and wolves and elk. I've got a piece that's going to be for sale at the event, which is a beautiful view of a coyote that I got out of an abandoned grain bin and decided to put to paper.
Randy: When you sell something, do you get all the money or some of it go to the program?
Adam: At CMR, all of the profits go directly into our students pockets, and they can do with it what they wish. Most of them, however, choose to contribute some portion of it back to the program. The event will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m... We're going to be in the Red Room at the Celtic Cowboy and at the Hometana store, which is at 112 1st Avenue South. All of the items for sale will have been created by our students, and as someone who's seen them already, there's some fine stuff for sale there. I hope to see you there.
Here is the audio version of the interview:
Go to Great Falls Public Schools for more information.