SPRING BREAK IS UPON US!

Just a reminder that the Fine Arts Building, the Art Annex and Art Department offices will be open their normal hours, but labs requiring monitors, such as the dark room and computer lab, will NOT be open during the break.

SUMMER SESSION:

The Art Department is offering several exciting classes this summer including Fine Arts Meets Digital, taught by Karen Slobod . There are still seats available, register today!

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Dr. Rafael Chacon is also teaching an exciting class this summer. Rafael will travel with students to Chicago for "Art and Architecture in the Windy City" May 22-29. The course will explore the art and architecture in an intensive one week course that includes urban tours, visits to museums, galleries and other art organizations and cultural resources. Contact Dr. Chacon for more info at 243-2735.
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.

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 Graduating Culinary Arts class of 2006 is hosting their annual Capstone Dinner on April 22 and are looking for an artist to paint or draw scenes of Southern Italy. Please contact Thomas Campbell at 243-7831 or Giovanni Ullo at 261-7417 for more info.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

The University of Montana School of Buisness, in conjuction with local organizations, will host a workshop titled, Marketing for Artists" On Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 to 4:30pm in Gallagher room 106. There is a $45 registration fee that includes "Arts expertise, buisness fundamentals, financial direction, great resources and lunch." Contact Alyce for more info (243-5068.)

The Glassell School of Art Museum of Fine Arts is offering an Internship/Fellowship to visual artists that includes a 450sq. ft studio space and a $9000.00 stipend. A BFA or equivalent is required. To apply, send 12 slides of recent work, CV, 3 letter of recommendation and a statement of intent with a SASE to Core Program, Glassell School of Art. Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, TX PO Box 6826 77265-6826 or visit thier website.

The Dana Gallery in Missoula is offering a Spring/Summer Internship. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and why you would like to inten at their gallery by April 1.

The University's Farm to College Program is seekeing an artists to draw charactictures during their Spring Celebration. Contact Taku for more info.

A Univeristy Alumnus and continuing student is seeking an artist to illustrate the cover of his book. Dr. Shad Bailey, Ed.D. has some very specific ideas as to the depiction and is willing to pay for the cover art. Direct any questions or interest to his email address.

EXHIBITIONS:

The second BFA exhibition will be open for viewing on April 3 in both the UC Gallery and the GVA, the openining reception wil be April 7th from 4-6pm in the UC and 5-7pm in the GVA. Be sure to check it out! Here is a sneak peek:

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"USS Hancock" by Christine Cleveland

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"The Milk Man" by Joshua Shelstad

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"The Reclusive Doyen Abettor" by Justin Delli Bovi

More pics will be posted from this show as well as the UC Gallery exhibit soon!

"Coalescence," a group exhibit featuring the work of various UM painting students, will open on April 7 with a reception from 4-6pm in the UC north study lounge on the 2nd floor.

OTHER ART STUDENT ACTIVITIES:

Art student Eric Case will be performing the tuba and the piccolo in the Music Department's 2006 Composers' Showcase on April 3 at 7.30pm in the music building room 121. The event is FREE!

ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

Art Professor Mary Ann Bonjorni has been awarded a Nevada Arts Council Fellowship, and thus her work will be shown in their exhibit at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center until April 30 in a show titled, “Nevada Now II.”

Dr. Valerie Hedquist gave a lecture titled "InAppropriations," a gallery talk in conjuction with the Montana Museum of Art and Culture on March 23 at 7pm. Dr. Hedquist discussed "The pop prints of Blake, Kitaj and Salle" which are currently on display in the Paxon/Malloy gallery.

Professor of sculpture Brad Allen will be going to England with students over spring break for an iron pouring conference and demo. Brad told me he plans to visit Stonehenge as well.

Thanks for all the great art, have a fun and safe spring break.

PS: The Art Department would like to give a HUGE thank you to Andy at Word Press for his latest additions to this great software! If you are not blogging on Word Press, well, I just don't understand….