Jim draws upon his deep experience in art, architecture, and land conservation to connect people to place in engaging and transformative ways. A graduate of RISD and the School of the Art Institue of Chicago. His architectural work has received Design Awards from the American Institue of Architects and Progressive Architecture.
The American Planning Association Award of Excellence for Outstanding Rural Planning was awarded to Jim in 1993 for his work in the Gallatin Valley.
Madden’s Public Art projects have had broad exposure and influence across southwest Montana, including About Town, a large interactive installation with the Award Winning Bozeman Public Library.
Mary Ellen Strom
Mary Ellen’s installations and site-specific projects unearth submerged narratives within art, history and cultural discourse. Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, passenger trains, large-scale video projections onto industrial sites and mountain rock faces, in empty retail stores and horse arenas.
Recent awards include an International Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, a Bogliasco Fellowship to the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, The MAP Fund, a Rockefeller Fellowship, Artadia The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Art Matters and Creative Capital. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the ICA Philadelphia, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Walker Art Center, Mpls., the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH, the Pompidou Centre-Metz, Paris, the Satouchi Trienniale in Japan, the Hayward Gallery, London, Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan, Fundacion Union-Espacio Cultural Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia.
Dede Taylor is a founding partner in Mountain Time Arts. She is a former art history professor at Montana State University and a longtime promoter of community-focused cultural projects. She has led campaigns for historic preservation, founded the Friends of the Story Mansion, a landmark now in public use, and PechaKucha Bozeman, a wildly successful story-telling series. Taylor is an in-demand lecturer on a range of art and history topics. She avidly promotes the arts as a vital ingredient of sustainable communities.
Tawnya was raised in an entrepreneurial environment and understands the commitment it takes to build solid working relationships that achieve great results. This is why she does a wonderful job being our Admin and Marketing assistant.
She is passionate about including everyone in the arts because she feels that we all have an artist inside of us, we just need to let our creative-self shine. Her background includes over a decade in video and event production and includes sales and project management. She loves mountain bike and skiing with her husband, son and Alaskan Husky dog Hazel.
Joseph Carlson-Strom was born in New York City and has lived in California, Massachusetts, and Montana. Currently, he is receiving his BFA from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a concentration in sculpture. Joseph’s academic awards include an Ali Pratt Travel Grant 2016-2017, Presidential Research Grant 2016-2017 and a Mary Baker Emerick Scholarship for the Visual Arts from UM-Western. Joseph is currently an intern at Mountain Time Arts assisting in all aspects of production for their four summers 2017 projects.
Joseph has composed and played music for a number of video installations that have been exhibited in galleries, museums and in public art. His other interests and commitments are volunteer firefighting, martial arts, and social justice concerns including Native-American civil rights and Black Lives Matter.
Isabel originates from Boston but will reside in Bozeman this summer. She is currently an intern for us throughout the WaterWorks summer 2017 series. She is also an Upstream artist.
She visualizes scientific research through immersive installations that utilize a range of media. Isabel is interested in the philosophy of science, the intersecting histories of art and science, and how both are implicated in conceptions of nature and current cultural responses to climate change.
Jim Zimpel is our float maker. Zimpel’s work constructs factual and imaginary entry points and rituals – they are the means to process, explore and understand things that are actually, or perceived as, inaccessible. A meaningful fishing experience, a trip to a natural wonder, a project built together in the garage shop behind the house. His practice is an attempt to attend to actual and desired familial bonds. It is location, object, or activity. A fire ring, a broken engine, a hug, the forced proximity between two men dictated by the hull of a 14’ fishing boat. It is recollection and recognition, an interpretation of traditions, fiction and history; an exploration of the terms of patrilineal relationships as he understands them.
Born in Saint Paul Minnesota, Jim moved to Chicago, Illinois at age eighteen. He attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago for his undergraduate degree and eventually traveled to New York for a graduate degree from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (Bard College). For approximately ten years, prior to accepting the Sculpture position at MSU, Zimpel taught courses at Columbia College Chicago and managed the Art and Design Department’s Fabrication Facilities. Zimpel exhibits nationally and internationally and has attended numerous residencies abroad. He encourages his students to maintain an active and engaged social and personal practice and stresses the importance of flexibility and interdisciplinary.
Tate Chamberlin is pushing the envelope in social, educational and musical events by continually reintegrating an arsenal of new concepts and human connections. Through an experiential remix uniting artists, activists and entrepreneurs, each step and swell brings a new experience by cultivating curiosity, education & empathy. This arsenal will serve well as he descends upon the world like a platinum-fisted pterodactyl, dropping artistic carpet-bombs carrying the seed of expression and social conglomeration. Crushing underfoot the banality of average events, flying high the mighty banner of unconventional creativity and blasting his mighty war horns across the battlefields of entertainment.