NEWS FOR STUDENTS:The next date for the upper division writing exam is March 10. Log on to www.umt.edu/writingcenter for more info on how to register. Remember, you can not graduate without taking this exam!

SCHOLARSHIPS:

There are scholarships available through the Art Department. Stop by and pick up an application. The deadline is 3.3.06 for undergrads.

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

Speaking of life drawing, Nancy Erickson needs a female model for her ladies drawing group. The Pattee Canyon Ladies Salon meets on the first Moday and third Tuesday of each month. Models are paid $40 for each 2.5 hour session. Contact Nancy at 549-4671 for more info.

WORD (Women’s Opportunity & Resource Development, inc.) Invites all women photographers to submit photos for their annual fundraiser and auction, “The Many Faces of Women,? scheduled for March 11. Contact Suzin Kratina at 543.3550, ext 57 for more info, or visit their website at www.wordinc.org

The Missoula Art Museum is offering a six week expressive drawing workshop with Patricia Thornton on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm through March 21. Call 728.0447 for more info.

Kimber McKay, an Anthropology Professor, is looking for an illustrator to assist in her children’s book project. She is offering independent study credits in excange for participation.

The Montana Natural History Center is announcing a juried poster contest for the 8th annual Riverfest. Photography wil not be accepted. Submission must reflect the theme of rivers, wildlife and Missoula and must include a Great Blue Heron, the symbol of Riverfest. The deadline is June 1. E-mail questions to gsivitz@montananaturalist.org

The University Center is accepting applications for the following as part of their Spring Art Call: 2-D art to exhibit in conference rooms and public areas around the UC (except the gallery), 3-D pieces for display cases and large waterproof sculptural pieces for the UC atrium gardens. Please submitt an application (available at The Source or in the Fine Arts bldg) with 5-10 slides of your work, a slide list with info on each piece, an artist statement and a SASE to Jess Abell, UC Art Exhibit Coordinator in UC 232 or call 243.4991 for more info. The deadline is March 17th.

VOULNTEER NEEDED:

The UC Gallery is looking for a voulnteer to work as a gallery attendant from 10-11am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Christine Cleveland at 243-4991 for more info.

EXHIBITIONS:

The Missoula AIDS Council, in conjunction with the Missoula Youth Queer Action Collalition will hold their art auction benefit TONIGHT in the Governor’s ballroom of the Florence Building. The evening will start with a Cajun buffet (it is Mardi Gras, you know) at 6.30pm and include live Jazz music and a silent art auction. There will be an open bar from 7-8pm with a DJ Dance Party, Hurricane drink specials and a costume contest from 9pm-2am. There are still tickets available, contact Josh Godfrey at 207-9439.

The Clay Studio of Missoula will host an exhibition titled, “Black and White” of ceramics by Kristine Tillge Lund and Jerilyn Virden from March 3-25th. The opening reception will be on the 3rd from 6-9pm.

Art Department Graduate Students Kendall Mingey and Amanda Turpen will present their latest works in an exhibition titled, “Dystopia? on First Friday, March 3 from 5-9pm at the Gold Dust Gallery. They have promissed not to sing.
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Patricia Thornton has a collection of works titled, “Misfits, Monsters and Pretty Things? on display in the UC Gallery until March 10. The opening reception will be First Friday, March 3 at 5pm. Patricia will give a gallery talk at 4pm with the reception to follow. Click HERE to read what the Missoulian had to say in a recent article. Here is a sneak preview of Patricia’s exhibit:

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Little Devil

Graduate Student Alex Kraft will display “4 Drawings” at the Catalyst for First Friday

BFA Student Eric Ashcraft will present “Romantic Digestion” at The Loft (second floor Higgin’s Alley)  from 5-8.30pm

Hellgate High School will participate in First Friday this month by exhibiting the work of their senior class art students. Join Hellgate’s Art Department Chair Barb Karst and her students on Friday from 5-7, they say there will be a “Chocolate Fountain” as well as food and drinks. Use the Higgins Ave entrance.

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will present a gallery talk by UM Advanced Art Criticism Student Tyler Pedersen at noon on Thursday, March 9th. Mr. Pedersen will discuss the prints of David Salle. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition “The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj, and Salle” which is on display March 3-May 6th.

Art Student Joshua Shelstad and “Exchanged Student” Jon Van Driess will be showing a collaborative exhibit at Butterfly Herbs for First Friday from 5-7pm. Joshua will present a sneak preview of his BFA show, while Mr. Van Driess is planning a presentation of “recent works.”

Not really an exhibition, but Art Student Ian Clark is working on a new snowboard film called “Primary Collors.” You can watch a clip HERE.

VISITING ARTIST:

Anne Hirondelle will be on campus from Feb 28 to March 2 demonstrating her clay techniques and presenting a slide lecture of her work. Anne’s works have been seen in one person exhibitions in numerous venues throughout the US. She has won many awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, First Place in the Cedar Creek National Teapot Show, and First Place in Women in Washington: The First Century. Check out the work on display in the GVA on Feb 28 from 5.30-6.30, with a slide lecture to follow in SS 356. She will be giving several demonstrations in the Art Annex as well: Feb 28th from 2-4pm, March 1st from 2-4 and 6-9 and student critiques on March 2. Here are some pics from the GVA show:

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Ann Hirondelle’s work is on display in the GVA as part of the exhibition, “States of Being,? her visit is sponsored by the Art Department and the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Program and the SSCS.

ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

Professor BETH LO has several exhibitions on display this month. Her work can be seen in the Lawrence Gallery in Portland, OR as part of a national group invitational titled, “Interpreting the Figure.” She is also showing work in a regional group invitational in Seattle called, “Clay and Related Materials.” Professor Lo will attend the NCECA conference in Portland March 7-11 with UM students whose work will be on display at the Hecklewood Gallery. Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are participating! Blair Clemo, Paige Wright, Brynda Glazier, Kelly Cox and Eric Mullis will represent on an undergrad level, while Orville Chigbrow, Alex Kraft, Sarah Conway and Hak Kyun Kim will present graduate student work and Tom Rippon, Beth Lo, David Regan will represent the faculty. Patrick Eckman will have his work on display as well as a UM staff member.

Thanks for all the art and have a great week!