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Hilton to be featured artist at ‘First Saturday’ event


News from the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

CHARLO – On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Ninepipes Museum welcomes St. Ignatius artist Jeneese Hilton as the featured “First Saturday” artist.

“Where, by whom and how I was raised has a large impact on the imagery and content of my work,” states the artist in her website bio. Hilton was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation and her multi-cultural heritage and opportunities to travel and live in other countries are some of the influences that propel her to create work that shows the “affects of beliefs and attitudes on humans and our environment.” She received her MFA from the University of Colorado in 1990 and has maintained a studio in St. Ignatius since then. Please stop by and enjoy her intense, thought-provoking, large-scale compositions. Hilton will be at the museum to meet and greet visitors from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Be sure to call ahead and reserve a spot to join Bud Cheff Jr. on a tour of the museum from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, or Nov. 14. 

The museum is offering the public an opportunity to hear Bud tell stories about the museum’s artifacts and recount a few of his personal experiences in the shadow of the Missions. 

The museum and gift shop are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Nov. 28.  The entry fee for adults is $7 per person and the cost is discounted for adults, veterans, students and children. Group rates are also available. Call 406-644-3435 for information.


FLIC deadline is Oct. 15

News from Flathead Lake International Cinemafest

POLSON – Film submission deadline for the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) is Oct. 15. Films of all genres can be submitted through the FLIC website at under the “Submit A Film” tab, at

FLIC accepts a broad slate of domestic and international films. The 2015 festival collaborated with the Salish Kootenai College in presenting a slate of films by, for, and about Indigenous topics.

FLIC, now planning its fourth film festival scheduled for Jan. 22-24, 2016, has grown and exceeded expectations each year in online ticket sales, attendance and the diversity of films screened.

All submitted films will be juried by a panel of judges from the Polson area. Films selected to be part of the festival will be showcased during the festival and are eligible to receive “Best Of” awards in several categories.

FLIC’s mission statement: provide makers of all film genres a venue through which they enrich themselves and their audiences by engaging with film.

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