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Saturday, February 9, 2013

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bonner School

HOOKedon Artcelebrates its 8th year with a gallery talk by our featured artist Louis Archambault and an art exhibit by the Missoula Art Museum.To honor Walter Hook's teaching legacy, Bob Phinney instructs Bonner School art students and Walter Hook Art Scholarships are available for Bonner students for summer classes at the Missoula Art Museum courtesy of our generous HOOKed on Art sponsors!

The Art Market (see menu at left), live music, delicious lunch, doorprizes...

...February just got a whole lot brighter!

Louis Archambault, featured artist

Louis Archambault

Helena artist Louis Archambault offers a demonstration and workshop "Tricks with Watercolor" at 11 a.m. in the Art Room.

Louis has lived in and painted his birthplace of New England and in the Southwest. It's in Montana where he studied architecture and art at Montana State University that he has practiced most of his career. In the late 1970's Louis studied watercolor with Walter Hook. His prime art education has been taking more than 30 painting workshops with nationally known artists. In 1996 Louis began offering his own workshops including the unique technique of combining watercolor and pastel, his two main media, as well as perspective of the artist and other topics. His subject matter is varied with the specialty of the human figure. His style is evolving from romantic realism to impressionistic.

Read more about Louis and see examples of his work.

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Mus icians

 John Floridis | Blue Mountain Music Makers | Black Tie String Quartet  | Bella Chorda Guitar Ensemble

Just as Walter Hook took inspiration from many subjects and mediums, Hooked on Art transforms Bonner School into a gathering of delights for the eyes, ears, tastebuds, and the soul. For the ears, the sweet sound of music. 


John Floridis

John FloridisJohn Floridis is a Missoula, Montana based guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer. He has been a resident in the "Big Sky" since 1993 having moved there from the strong shouldered, down-but-never-out city of Cleveland, Ohio. He has released 5 recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions including one seasonal recording "December's Quiet Joy." He has been named Missoula's best musician by the Missoula Independent and performed in the Western region for over a decade. He has performed with artists as diverse as Shawn Colvin, Derek Trucks, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Patty Larkin. John also fronts Burning River, a blues-funk-rock concept that performs in the Western region. He is also a producer of programs for Montana Public Radio and a former Registered Music Therapist. John Floridis performs with guitar, vocals and sometimes manipulated, sampled and looped sounds.

Listen to John Floridis' music

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Blue Mountain Music Makers


Blue Mountain Music Makers The Blue Mountain Music Makers made their debut at Hooked on Art in 2009. Since then they have enjoyed playing their mix of bluegrass, old time fiddle and folk music at several venues, including Community at the Confluence, Paw's Up Ranch, River City Roots Festival,The Peas farm, Monarch Fiddle Camp and private parties.The members of this band are Maddi Ogle on fiddle, mando, and ukelele; Riley Slayden on banjo; Grace Slayden on fiddle and special guest Adin Kloetzel.

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Black Tie String Quartet

Black Tie String QuartetThe Black Tie String Quartet consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. The quartet's repertoire consists of classical literature, pop charts and tangos.

Black Tie String Quartet

Listen to music by the Black Tie String Quartet

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Bella Chorda Guitar Ensemble

Childbloom Guitar QuartetThe Childbloom Bella Chorda Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Childbloom Guitar Program Director and Instructor Nathan Zavalney, performs complex acoustic instrumental arrangements of world, jazz, and classical pieces, spanning sounds from Bach to Bossa Nova. They have been performing in Missoula since 2006 in a variety of venues including Montana Public Radio, Out to Lunch, River City Roots Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, the Missoula Art Museum, and Missoula First Night.

Listen to their music.

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Carl Rohr's Quilt Exhibit


carl-rohr My first quilt was a log cabin which sat a long time after most ofCarl Rohr Quilt the blocks had been made. Then one day I decided to get it out and finish it, and haven't stopped since.

I love the fabrics and how they combine. I love (and need) the discipline of starting a project that seems like it will take forever and seeing it through. I love working with my hands and creating something that is tangible and visible.

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All Day:

Art Market in Gym and Hallways

Exhibit (Missoula Art Museum) in Library

Carl Rohr Quilts, Gym Stage and Library

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.:

Close Up Cafe in Cafeteria

Fresh Cinnamon Rolls (while they last!)

Heritage Lunch


11 a.m.:

Lou Archambault. Art Room


10-10:45  Caleb Anderson
11-11:45  Childbloom Bella Chorda Quartet
Black Tie String Quartet 
John Floridis
Blue Mountain Music Makers
Alexandria Pauldine & McKenna Munden

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Art is food for the soul.

The rest of your body needs the Close Up Café!


Hot Coffee

Fresh Cinnamon Rolls (While they last!)


BEVERAGES: Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water, Sodas, Gatorade



Soup & Salad served with Le Petit Outre Foccacia (Yes, Mrs. Cadieux's heritage Soupe aux Pois is back!)

Hot Dogs and Chips



Homemade goodies

Good food, Good cause

Support Bonner School's Close Up Students!

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History of Hooked on Art

HOOKed on Art, established in 2006, is a natural celebration for Bonner. Walter's friends and admirers had long felt a tribute was overdue. After the Friends of Two Rivers first successful Confluence Day, Erickson's and Matson's were celebrating with a burger at the River City Grill where they met Vic and Ilona Hangas. Appreciative of the natural resource festival, Vic's comment, "What we really need is to honor Walter Hook." With that comment, a new Bonner tradition was born and is celebrated every year on the Saturday before Valentine's Day.

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A Tribute to Walter Hook

"He's my hero." Vic Hangas

"He was my grandfather. I like to look at him as an inspiration." Nissa Liesz


Do you have a reminiscence or photo of Walter Hook to share? Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All submissions will be credited.

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Past Featured Artists


2012 Bobby Tilton "Humor & Wisdom, Walter Hook's Influences"
2011 George Gogas "Perspectives on Hook and Gogas"

Bob Phinney

The Art Spirit Gallery

"Creating Harmony with Nature"

Kendahl Jan Jubb

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art

"Influences on My Style"

Monte Dolack

Monte Dolack Art Gallery

"Evolution of an Artist"

Dudley Dana

The Dana Gallery

"East Meets West" Tour

Lela and Rudy Autio

George Gogas

Janet Hook Julin

Richard Bush

"Remembering Walter"


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Driving Directions to Bonner

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From Missoula: via I-90: take Exit 109 for MT 200 E to Bonner/Great Falls. Take MT 200 to Bonner School, 9045 Hwy 200. Parking behind school.


From Missoula via Hwy 200. Follow 200 through Milltown and around the mill yard to Bonner School, 9045 Hwy 200. Parking behind school.


From the East: Take Exit 109 for MT Hwy 200 E to Bonner/Great Falls. Take MT 200 to Bonner School, 9045 Hwy 200. Parking behind school.


From the Northeast: Hwy 200 W to Bonner School, 9045 Hwy 200. Parking behind school.


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