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March's Featured Musician March 04 2014
Our featured musician for February and March is an up and coming young female out of Spokane, Washington. Maiah is just 16-years old, a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. She focuses mainly on the Indie Pop and Folk genres, but loves all types of music and performs awesome covers! CDs are available for sale at The Green Light for $10.
"I have always had an admiration and passion for art, especially music and film. I have been acting in movies since I was just five years old, and I will be the lead actress in the upcoming movie "Feral". When I was three, I began to learn the piano. Since then I have taught myself how to play the guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, ukulele, and the banjo. Music is the only way I know how to express myself... it is the most honest part about me. I have been writing my own music for five years now and I have discovered that there is a dark and light side to my music, just like there is a dark and light side to everything that lives and breathes on this earth.
I play many different genres as I try to broaden my musical taste and ability, however, many people have said my music is similar to "Regina Spektor", "Lorde", "Florence and the Machine", and “Norah Jones”."
March's Featured Artist March 04 2014
First Fridays in downtown Missoula are dedicated to the local talent and many of the shops and art galleries feature an individual or group. During these special events, The Green Light has showcased musicians, painters, photographers, multi-media artists, and clothing designers. We even hosted a calendar-signing event for our local roller derby girls!
Our featured artist for March is Blackfoot oil painter, Lauren Monroe. Being a self-taught visual artist, he paints images from his cultural background, often including many typical Plains Indian-style motifs. Lauren primarily works with an acrylic medium, but does use some water color. His images range from traditional style to more abstract pieces. Lauren has only been showing his art for about a year, but has received a great reception. Growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation, Lauren has decided to focus on his art and working for his tribe before continuing his education at the University of Montana to major in English Literature.