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Maribeth Rothwell

Maribeth Rothwell is a teacher, writer and river guide. She has inspired many in the Missoula community through her roles as a 6th grade teacher at Rattlesnake Middle School, a 2nd grade teacher at Rattlesnake Elementary and a drama coach with her husband at Hellgate High School until 2012. A retreat with Chloe Goodchild (The Naked Voice) in 2006 inspired a deepening practice with the nature of voice and its potential as a tool for strengthening self awareness and connection with others, as well as healing. Maribeth is currently working on a memoir.

Loretta Vizzutti

I was born, raised and educated here in Missoula.  I graduated from the U of M with degrees in Art and Home Economics with an emphasis in teaching and design. Now that I am retired I can often be found running with scissors, carrying a cup of tea and laboring over organizing the supply room at the ZACC. I am very fortunate to be a volunteer in the Living Art of Montana program. My time teaching and hosting these workshops has been life changing.  I have watched participants discover or rediscover their love of art. I have made new friends and I am surrounded by a group of strong, independent, witty and wise creative souls.  The Living Art workroom is a happy place. I teach there, hopefully, to inspire, challenge, and motivate participants to continue to create.  I hope to provide a laugh or smile and just provide a break in the day that is enjoyable.

Favorite quote: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”  Linda Grayson

Linda Whittlesey

Linda is a licensed Massage Therapist and studied at Humboldt State University. Her LindaLu Jewelry, original one of a kind designs made of pearls, semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold fill, is sold coast to coast.

Katie Patten

I am a native Montanan with an ignored degree in history currently working professionally in kiln-fired and stained glass. I share one business with my husband who markets our glass art, and another with the creative artists at 4 Ravens Gallery. We have two grown sons and a new golden retriever.


  Honesty and Art

Something funny I say:
  I’m too candid to be funny, but that may be strange.

Favorite quote: 
“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  Albert Einstein

Bonnie Tarses

Bonnie, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has been weaving since 1960. Inspired by ethnic textiles, color symbolism, and the non-verbal language of color woven as joyous prayer, Bonnie specializes in one-of-a-kind art cloth and private commissions. She operated her studio in Seattle from 1980 to 2010 before returning to Montana to continue her weaving journey. Bonnie’s work appears in homes and on bodies all over the world and she shares her love of weaving by presenting innovative workshops and lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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