Summer Update

As we prepare for another exciting academic year, here are some items you may have missed over the summer:

First, the Department of Art, The University of Montana, and the art community as a whole mourned the passing of Professor Emeritus Rudy Autio. Click HERE to read about Rudy’s life and works. A memorial service will be held in Rudy’s honor: Join family and friends at the Montana Theater on July 21st at 4.00pm in the PAR-TV Building and Bonner Park for a reception to follow. Professor of Art History and Criticism, Dr. Rafael Chacón wrote an article about Rudy in a recent issue of the Missoula Independent. Click HERE to read it. There is a memorial display of Rudy’s life and work on display in the Department of Art History and Criticism Resource Center in FA 201.

Department of Art instructors Steve Krutek and Edgar Smith are currently exhibiting their works at the Gold Dust Gallery in Missoula. Check out their show, “Is This The Woods?” as this is the last scheduled art exhibit at the Gold Dust!

Department of Art instructor Orville Chigbrow is currently exhibiting works at the Emerson Gallery in Bozeman. Oriville’s “Speaking Softly” will be on display until August 31st.

Orville was also accepted into Kent State University School of Art‘s 7th Annual National Juried Cup Show. Orville’s “Two Large Cups” were amongst the winning entries; congratulations Orville!

Orville was also accepted at the Merging Potters Exhibition at Vessels Gallery , Boston for his work titled, “Equilibrium.” Orville is clearly a very busy man.

Dr. Rafael Chacón received the “Dorothy Ogg Award for Individual Contributions to Historic Preservation” from the Missoula Historic Preservation Committee on May 11th, congrats to Dr. Chacón.

Dr. Chacón’s review “Structural Anatomy: An Architectural Look at the UM School of Journalism’s New Don Anderson Hall” was published in the May 20th edition of The Missoulian.

Additional updates to follow…..