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 for graduate students is 2.24.06 and 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, Feb 14th through March 21. Call 728.0447 for more info.

Tobacco Free Hamilton is looking for artists or art students to work with middle and high school kids on a project that involves graffiti art. Contract Ari at 375-9588 to get involved.

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

FOR SALE:

Local darkroom set-up being sold-MAKE AN OFFER. Complete set-up for color and b/w, excellent enlarger in great shape, developing and processing equipment: trays, timers, etc. DOZENS OF BOOKS. Contact Terry Russell at 543-7584.

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 Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present a lecture with Brandon Reitjes, titled ? A Quiet, Insistent Beauty: The Life and Work of Frances Senska? on Thursday, February 23 in the Meloy Gallery, PAR-TV bldg.

Art Department Graduate Students Kendall Mingey and Amanda Turpin 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. Here is a sneak preview of Patricia’s exhibit:

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Little Devil

The Missoula AIDS Council, in conjuction with the Missoula Youth Queer Action Coalition, is hosting a Juried Art Show and Auction on Feb 28 from 6.30pm to 2.00am depending upon the ticket you purchase. Contact Josh Godfrey at 207.9439 for ticket info. All proceeds benefit MAC.

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 and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller and Dr. Valerie Hedquist are in Boston for the annual CAA conference; grad students Steve Krutek and Alex Kraft will attend as well.
Thanks for all the art and have a great week!

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