Community Supporters of our Students

People and organizations who have been especially helpful and supportive on the Creating a Collaborative Community Art Installation Project:

  • Chary Majerus, artist at Framing Etc. (Conrad, MT), has already collaborated on dozens of test tiles, donated materials, and acted as a consultant for artistic and technical aspects of the project design.  She is also cutting all the polycarbonate tiles.
  • Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education for the Montana Arts Council and leader of the Teacher Leaders in the Arts Initiative, is supporting projects such as this one from the cohort of teachers involved in the project. Beyond feedback and suggestions, she is also directing the share-out of project information. Other cohort members have also given valuable feedback and suggestions.
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction as also been instrumental in the Teacher Leaders in the Arts Initiative and getting projects like this one off the ground.
  • Tim Riley, Senior Application Development Engineer, Specialty Film & Sheet, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), has been invaluable technical support discussing and identifying appropriate materials for this project’s application to ensure that it will survive in Montana’s environment and has shipped Lexan samples at no cost. 
  • Kip at the Dean of Signs (Great Falls), Greg at FastSigns, and Trevor at Signs Now have donated vinyl for individualizing the tiles.
  • Gary Frankforter, Building and Grounds Manager for HSD1, has asked many excellent questions about materials, safety, and longevity, leading to an improved project design.
  • Fencecrafters has built a demonstration model of chain link (so adorable that I am referring to it as a ‘fenceling’) and a larger model for display at the Holter Museum of Art.
  • Sue and employees at TC Glass (Great Falls) have also been very helpful with suggestions and helping to get us polycarbonate at a discounted price.
  • The Holter Museum of Art is hosting a ‘Creation Station’ during the Youth Electrum Show to highlight our project and encourage community involvement.
  • RockHand Ace Hardware gave us an additional discount on the mile of galvanized wire purchased for this project.

Drilling Volunteers!  Thank you so much!

  • Juli Tenneson
  • The Heller Family
  • The Lanigan Family
  • The Rea Family

Businesses and Organizations beyond those listed above that have and continue to support our students:

(This is by no means a complete list, and listed in no particular order.  If you see an omission, please email Jodi Delaney at jdelaney@helenaschools.org to be added!)

Robert Allen Nissan

Van’s Thriftway

MT Credit Union Network

BCBS of MT

Finstad’s Carpet 1

Capital Collision

Niemeir Construction

Rocky Mountain Credit Union

The BaseCamp

ExWorks

Shaun Peterson/Payne West

3 Brothers Plumbing and Heating, inc.

Home Depot

Cross Roads Sports & Fitness

Tread Lightly

Sodexho

The Frozen Moose

YMCA

Stone Tree Climbing

Lehrkind’s Coca-Cola

Capital City Car Wash

Sherwin Williams

Silver Star

Carmike Theater

Pampered Pets

Laughing Stock Hornses

Pivot Physical Therapy

Discovery Ski Area

Sandord Family Farm & Pony Rides

Lasso the Moon

Woolsey’s Tire Brake and Alignment

Outside In

Staggering Ox

CASA Advocates

Mediterranean Grill

Carroll College

Intermountain Children’s Home

Helena Police and Fire Departments

Water Watchers

StarBase (Dept. of Defense)

Montana Wild

Prickly Pear Land Trust

Lewis and Clark Library

Please help me list more!