ADVISING FOR FALL HAS BEGUN! You MUST meet with your advisor before you can register for classes. If you don't know who your advisor is, please check the list outside the Art Department's main offices. A sign up sheet for appointments can be found on each advisor's office door.

If you are currently occupying a locker in the Drawing Studio of the Fine Arts Building, it must be cleaned out before May 12. Any items or locks left after May 12 will be discarded as a new locker system will be installed.


The Art Department is advertising for multiple adjunct faculty teaching assignments. Click here to read the complete ad.


There are still seats available in the Art Department's Summer courses, register soon, don't miss out! Check Cyber Bear for a full listing by department.

Dr. Rafael Chacón will be traveling to Chicago to teach a course called "Art and Architecture in the Windy City" May 22-29. If you would like to join him for this exciting course, give him a call at 243-2735. Consent of Instructor is required.

Fred McGlynn, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, will be teaching a class on "the philosophic theories of art from Plato to the twentieth century." The class will be frist session MTWR 9.30-11.20am and the CRN is 51237.


The student run life drawing sessions continue. Join Jenna on Tuesdays in the Fine Arts Building from 7-10 to improve your skills. Giver her a call at 240-8227 for more info.

The Griz Athletics Department is seeking art for a poster of the 23d Annual Western Montana Wine Festival. This is a juried contest with the selected work being used on the poster, and the original donated to the auction. The selected artist will be paid "a few hundred dollars" for their work and will be given a booth to display other works at the festival. Contact Greg Sundberg at 243-4509 for further details.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is seeking entries for its non-juried photo exhibition, "Watershed Stories." The exhibition is a response to the upcoming removal of the Milltown Dam and will take place August 29-October 28. Individuals of all ages and abilities who live within 30 miles of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers and Silverbow Creek are eligible to participate. For a complete prospectus, send a SASE to Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Main Hall 006, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 or visit the museum's website.


A local resident is looking for a sculptor or ceramicist to create a Mountain Goat for his stone fireplace. Mr. Watkins has submitted photographs of his fireplace and has specifics on file in the Art Department. Stop by and take a look if you're interested, he is willing to pay $1,000.


Art Major, recent BFA exhibitor, and advanced criticism student Caleb Sheridan will discuss the prints of R.B. Kitaj on Thursday, April 20 at noon in the Meloy Gallery in the PAR-TV building. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "The Pop Prints of Blake, Kitaj, and Salle" which runs until April 29th.

Art Department Graduate Students Alex Kraft and Karinski Oslobod III will exhibit their MFA Thesis works in the Gallery of Visual Arts from April 18-28 with an opening reception on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. Here are some pics:


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Peter Keefer has an exhibition currently on display in the UC Gallery. "California Industrials/Montana Barns" will be in the gallery until May 12 with an opening reception May 5 from 5-7pm.

There will be a public slide lecture by artist Lynne Hull in LA 11 on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm. Lynne will discuss "Environmental Art from Lascaux to Last Week." Continuing the lecture series will be "Art and Ecological Restoration: A Hands on Workshop at Milltown Dam." Interested parties can meet on Friday, April 21st. at 1.00pm in the Albertson's parking lot in East Gate Shopping Center to van and carpool to the dam. Participants will explore plans for the restoration of the Clark Fork River watershed and removal of the Milltown Dam. Lynne will guide the workshop at the dam starting at 1.00pm; participants will work together to design eco-art projects related to the site. Contact Jacob Cowgill at 396-1261 for more information. This event is sponsored by Environmental Studies.


Department of Art MFA candidates present the oral defense of their theses! Join these graduate students at the times listed:

Alex Kraft April 24 at 8.00am in the Gallery of Visual Arts
Steve Krutek May 9 from 11.00-12.30am at the Gallery of Visual Art
Karen Slobod April 25.06 12.00pm at the Gallery of Visual Arts
Sarah Conway May 2 from 12.00-1.30pm at the Gallery of Visual Arts
Ovrille Chigbrow May 4 at 12.00pm at the Gallery of Visual Arts


The Art Department students, faculty and staff would like to congratulate Dr. Valerie Hedquist for her fine performance in Saturday's TRIATHLON. Valerie finished her very first triathlon with a time of 1:55:57. As I was unable to attend, much thanks to Gabe for taking this pic of his mom:

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Thanks for all the art, have a great week!