Day: Friday, May 12   
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Large Community Room, Bozeman Public Library, 626 E Main St

Jim Madden and Dede Taylor of Mountain Time Arts, a public art initiative in Bozeman, will introduce their 2017 summer series of art events: three compelling and significant art events to engage the public around water issues and conservation. Artist Mary Ellen Strom will join Mr. Madden and Ms. Taylor to talk about public art, creative place-making, and discuss their experiences producing place-based temporal art works.

Mountain Time Arts presented WaterWorks pilot project, FLOW, in August of 2016. FLOW was a sound and video installation projected onto three Story Mill grain buildings that brought the site to life as it narrated its history and present, in 90-foot-tall moving images.

Mountain Time Arts was formed to illuminate the cultural and natural environment of Montana's Gallatin Valley and is dedicated to interpreting potent sites in the landscape in terms of our deep history and vital present, and to inspiring our community to imagine a sustainable future. Mountain Time Arts believe in collaborative processes, in engaging diverse audiences, and in moving minds.

Dede Taylor is an art historian who taught many years in the MSU Department of History. In recent years she has taught popular Wonderlust classes focusing on the art, culture and history of Spain.  Her new venture with Jim is with Mountain Time Arts.
Jim Madden is an artist and long time area resident.  He is well known for his imaginative art that ushers kids and their families into the children's section of the library.  J
Friday Forum is a monthly speaker series sponsored by Wonderlust and hosted by the Bozeman Public Library. Coffee and tea will be served. For more information, please call 582-2410 or visit