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Mystries in The Flathead: Maritime Archeology by Kyren Zimmerman

Openining reception and lecture: November 8th

Kyren is currently developing an ROV program here in the Valley. Teaming up with the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center and Julie Bottum, funding was awarded for an introductory archeological study of Flathead Lake.  Kyren and a specialized group of local historians are collaborating to survey submerged indigenous historic sites.  He would like to ROV program to include partnering with Sea Scouts, a program sponsored by Boy Scouts of America, to teach youth about our local shipwrecks and how they too can contribute to documenting Flathead history. 

So, what historical treasures is Flathead Lake hiding?  Pursuing marine archaeology and science communications will always be what drives Kyren to explore what is below the surface.  Should you share these interests, you do not need to travel far, the thrill finding lost history could be right outside your backdoor.  


Past exhibits

JP Kelley: Early Montana

J.P.’s bronze sculptures 

Latest exhibition
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Local Abstract Artist "Pamela Beer"

Pam grew up as a creative personality coming from a life that demanded more a focus on survival than the expression of her creativity.

Each feeling of excitement, burst of pleasure, or dreams of laughter were squelched by the need to navigate through the challenges of being raised rural and poor along with the challenges stemming from that environment.

Through sheer determination and a long career in technology, she finally burst onto the art scene in 2013 with a renewed spirit to make things that brought joy and completeness, not only for herself but to bring uplifting moments to others.

Each work takes many weeks to complete and begins with several layers of an oil paint and cold wax mixture applied with squeegees onto wood cradled panels. More layering and subsequent colors are applied with soft brayers for an effect that is simultaneously bold and subtle.

Her designs often begin chaotic and stormy only to end up in a very joyful dance that emanates from each work.

Life creates her work and she makes whatever resinates in the current.


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Schoolhouse Corner

Founded in 1893, The Swan River School has been a beloved landmark in the Bigfork community for over 125 years. In the spring semester of 2018, the students of Mrs. Emslie’s 5th grade glass undertook a project to tell part of their school’s rich history, in the form of short video documentaries that they researched, wrote, shot, and edited themselves.


Bigfork Art / Cultural Center

We are an creative and educational hub in Bigfork that inspires people of all ages through a wide variety of workshops, lectures, and learning opportunities. BACC shares cultures through art and story stewardship. This is BACC’s way of bridging the connection between our past and the future we wish for our children, ourselves, and our world. As determined by the Internal Revenue Service Code, Bigfork Art and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 organization, exempt from federal income tax. Bigfork Art and Cultural Center's tax identification number is 366212000. 

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