Resounds: Jon Lodge, Jodi Lightner

May 29, 2018

Jodi Lightner (left) looks on as Jon Lodge describes the process he uses for creating many of his works
Credit Anna Paige

Jon Lodge and Jodi Lightner are contemporary Montana artists working in a variety of media in new and unexpected ways. Both Jon and Jodi use art as a language that gives meaning to the fabricated world around them. The artists discuss the creative process, influences, and describe their complex work for our listening audience.


Jon Lodge grew up in Red Lodge, Montana, and studied jazz and composition at Berklee College of Music in the 1960s. He gradually migrated into visual media, but his work still fuses systems and methodologies of music and visual art with unusual materials and processes in what he calls a planned system of randomness. 

Jodi Lightner is on the art department faculty of MSU Billings. Her architectural-based drawing provides at first a familiar sense of order. But the order of her detailed fabrications gets jumbled into fascinating metaphors of relationships between structure, architecture, and space.