Art Department News:

If you have items checked out of The Resource Center, they must be returned by Dec. 9th.

All student lockers must be cleared out or CLEARLY marked with next semester’s course(s) and instructor(s) by Friday of finals’ week. Any lockers not cleaned or labled will have their locks cut and contents disposed of.

BFA Review Applications are available on the third floor of the Fine Arts building. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1st.

Please check the schedule of classes for Winter Session on the University’s homepage, the Art Department is offering two exciting classes…. www.umt.edu

Marilyn Bruya is going to China! Don’t worry, she’ll probably come back:

TRAVEL TO CHINA FOR TWO WEEKS IN MAY….ALL EXPENSES – $2500.

Contact Marilyn Bruya for details….243-4671 marilyn.bruya@umontana.edu

Check the following website for details: www.chinafocustravel.com and read about the “Life Experience of China? 13 day tour.
The tour is advertised at $1899. and with taxes, visas and fees plus airfare Missoula to SF. the total will be about $2500.
16 people are currently signing up for the tour. We would like to have a group of 20 participants. Students, friends, parents, and neighbors are welcome.

There are folders of information available in Professor Bruya’s office..303B A Missoula resident returned from a Yale Alumni tour of China this month. Her tour was very similar for a much higher cost. She sent her reading list which is available outside Prof. Bruya’s office door. Join the adventure!

The UC is excited to invite the public to the first Art Tour of Fall 2005! The tour will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10th at 5pm. Join the group on the first floor of the UC near the bank. The tour will include all conference rooms and public spaces in the building. Come and learn about all the art in the UC and support our local artists! Please sign up in advance at The Source or contact Jess Abell at 243-4991.

Call to Artists:

The Life Drawing Session is being held every Tuesday from 7-10pm in FA 401. Contact Jenna at 240-8227 for more details

MAKE SOME EXTRA DOUGH FOR CHRISTMAS AND SHOW OFF YOU ARTWORK!
The Starving Sculpture and Ceramics Students and the Department of Art Artist Collective is holding its 20th annual Christmas Show and Sale in the Art Annex on December 8, 9 and 10. The show is a no refusal show for Sculpture and CEramics and will be juried for awards. Work is due Wednesday December 7 at noon in the Art Annex. The Sale is an all media sale. Bring your work to the Art Annex by Thursday, December 8th at 10am. 50% of proceeds go to the Artist Collective or SSCS. For more info pick up an entry blank in the Art Annex, or see Beth or Brad.

Exhibits:

There are many openings this Friday, but let’s start with the Art Department’s students:

Luke Heimbigner is presenting his works in an exhibition titled, “Structural Camouflage” in the Off Center Gallery until Dec. 4th. The opening reception begins at 5.30 on Dec. 2nd. The gallery is located in the Art Annex.

Lonney White III will display his works in a show simply titled, “Sculpture” at The Gold Dust Gallery until Dec. 18th. Join Lonney on Dec. 2nd from 5-10pm, 330 N. First St in Missoula for the opening reception.

Gabriel Schmidt will present his works in a “collaborative project” with Sheilah Healow at Burtello’s Salon. Gabe did not list a time for Friday’s opening reception, but he did promise “much wine and cheeeese.” [sic]

Members of The Art Department’s Faculty are also hosting a group exhibition until Dec. 30th. The opening reception will be Friday, Dec. 2nd at the Saltmine Art Space (225 W. Front) from 6-“late.” The exibition will include works from Bev Glueckert, Stephen Glueckert, Cathryn Mallory, Karen Rice, Edgar Smith and special guest Bobby Tilton. Works by local artists Peter Keefer, Mike deMeng, Stephanie J. Frostad and Dyna Kuehnle will also be on display.

Art Department Professor Beth Lo has an exhibition at The Missoula Art Musuem from Dec. 2nd to Dec. 31st. Works of illustrations, porcelain plates and vases depict familial relations in Asian/American cultures. Beth illustrated a children’s book writen by her sister Ginny; “Mahjong All Day Long” is available in the UM Bookstore.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents a gallery talk Thursday, December 1, noon, in the Paxson Gallery of the UM PARTV Building, in conjunction with the exhibition, Creatures from the Permanent Collection.

UM Wildlife Biology Professor, Dr. Kerry Foresman, and Barbra Brady of the Humane Society of Western Montana, will discuss the animals featured in the exhibition in a talk titled Framing Creatures: The Wild and the Domestic.
Dr. Foresman, who has lectured and published extensively on native mammals of the Rocky Mountains, will shed light on the wild creatures portrayed in the exhibition. Barbra Brady, whose work at the Humane Society has benefited hundreds of homeless pets, will share her understanding of issues facing our beloved domestic animals. Contact: Manuela Well-Off-Man, Curator, manuela.well-off-man@mso.umt.edu. Gallery Hours: Tues.– Thurs. 11am – 3pm, Fri. – Sat. 4 – 8:30pm 406.243.2019

Toni Matlock, a Media Arts MFA Candidate, will display her thesis exhibition, “Make Haste Slowly” until Dec. 16th in the Gallery of Visual Arts. The opening reception will be Dec. 2nd from 5-7pm.
Creatures from the Permanent Collection presents a diverse selection of works from MMAC’s Permanent Collection, all depicting wild and domesticated animals. Included are works by internationally known artists such as Andy Warhol, regionally important artists such as Walter Hook and Edgar Paxson, and works from the Permanent Collection that have never before been exhibited, such as a painting of a lion by 19th century French academic painter Jean Léon Gérôme. With its wide variety of styles and imagery, the exhibition is sure to appeal to viewers of all ages! The exhibition will be on display until December 21. The opening reception will be Dec. 2nd from 5-7 in the PAR-TV building.

The UC Gallery is presenting “trans-passage,” works by Ryan Horvath until Dec. 16th. The exhibition is “an assemblage of colored photographs arranged into a ‘panoramic’ format.” There will be an artist’s gallery talk on Friday, Dec. 2nd from 4-5pm in the UC Gallery follwed by the opening reception from 5-7.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents a gallery talk by artist Dirk Lee, Thursday, December 8, noon, in Meloy Gallery of the UM PARTV Building, in conjunction with the exhibition The Beauty in Her: Works by Dirk Lee.

Art Department Faculty as Artists and Scholars:

Elizabeth Dove, Professor of Art, has her works on display at the Comminuty College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne Campus Fine Arts Gallery until Dec. 20th. Her works include Inkjet prints mounted on wooden boxes and photoetchings.
Steve Glueckert, Adjunct Assistant Instructor of Art Education, has an exhibition titled, “Forty MIles of Bad Road? at the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center in Casper, WY until Jan. 8th.

Beth Lo, Professor of Art, will have her works related to the book she and her sister wrote, “Mahjong All Day Long,” on display at the Missoula Art Museum until Dec. 31st. Their book is available in The UM bookstore.

Cathryn Mallory, Associate Professor of Art, has a two-person exhibition titled, “Conceal/Reveal? at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA until Dec. 7th.

Mary Ann-Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair, has a solo exhibition titled, “…and the dish ran away with the spoon? at the Art View Gallery at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND until Jan 15th 2006.