Visiting Artist:

The Ceramics division of the School of Art presents a slide lecture by visiting artist Stephen Braun of Whitefish, Montana.  Braun has exhibited his work internationally and is known for his large scale raku fired figurative sculptures.  He is represented by the John Natsoulas Gallery of Sacramento, CA  His slide show will be at 6:15 pm on Wednesday April 29 in the Ceramics Studio.  The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist fund and SSCS.  For more information call 243-5893.

Art Events:

As the semester winds to a close, the School of Art’s student group, The Artists’ Collective, would like to invite you to their Beaux Art Ball.  Join UM students at The Elks Club (112 North Pattee St) for a night of fun from 8pm to 2am and enjoy the music of Victory Smokes and Long Story Short.

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Also, don’t forget First Friday events on May 1st.  School of Art students have two events planned:  First, stop by The Alley Gallery between Sean Kelly’s and Sushi Hanna for the Super Ceramics Show (5-8pm).  Then make your way over to the Union Club for Union Hall 21 for more art from 7-10pm.

Upcoming Event:

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present a Gallery Talk by Carmen Bria, renowned conservation expert and director of the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts (WCCFA) in Denver, CO. on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 7pm in the Masquer Theatre in the UM PARTV Center. This talk is in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Fra Dana Collection: Preservation & Conservation on view through May 16 in the Paxson Gallery of the UM PARTV Center.

Art Contest:

The Missoula Independent is hosting an art contest!  Please note that the deadline listed on the poster has been changed to May 31st.

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Follow Up:

The prints started by John Armstrong during his recent visit to the School of Art have been completed and are on display HERE.

That’s all for now.  Be sure to check in often for more art related news and events…