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.

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 first 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.


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

Steve Krutek May 9 from 11.00-12.30am at the Gallery of Visual Art
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


Join our friends in Media Arts for their Movies!

On May 4 from 2-5pm the Undergraduate Art/Design and Video Production work will be featured. From 7-9 the 1st and 2nd year Media Arts Grads will show their movies. On May 11 from 6-10pm The Graduate Thesis Movies will bee shown. All showings are FREE and held in the UC Theater on the third floor.  Contact Media Arts at 243-4540 for more info. 


Travis Smith will display his recent works in an exhibition titled, "Aerial and Shore" at The Catalyst from 6-8pm on Friday, May 5. Here is an example of Travis' paintings:


Art Department Graduate Student Steven Krutek will host the opening reception of his works in an exhibition titled, "Tetralogue" in the Gallery of Visual Arts from 5-7pm on Friday. Here is a sneak peek:

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Also, Orville Chigbrow will present "Timeline" in the GVA as well. Be sure to join both of our MFA graduate Students this Friday! Here are images from Orville:

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Sarah Conway is in the GVA as well! Check out her exhibit, "Derivative Currents" See some here:

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Marcy James' Photo III class will present "Back Alley Culture" in the alley behind Liquid Planet downtown from 6-10pm this Friday. I hope to have pics next week.

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.


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.” Mary Ann will also lead a workshop called "Lost Weekend" at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV May 12-14. The workshop is for "people wanting to be creatively challenged by the conceptually rich environment surrounding Beatty and Rhyolite."

Art Department Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has a work included in the exhibition titled, "The Elements; of Nature and Art" as part of a national invitational group exhibition curated by D. Velders at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC through July 2. Professor Papanek-Miller also has art work accepted in 4 different national jurried exhibitions as follows: 1. "8th Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition" Attleboro Arts Museum, MA with Jurors: K. French Director of the Danforth Museum of Art Farmingham MA and N. Whipple Curator Newport Art Museum, MA, May 7-16 2006. 2. "15th Annual National Juried Show", Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ Juror: H. Huldisch Assistant Curator the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC, April 29-May 28 2006. 3. "Gateway to Imagination" Farmington Museum, NM Juror: J. Chancey Curator Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, MS May 6- July 7, 2006. 4. "Dimensions 2006" AAWS Winston-Salem NC, Juror B. Anderson Director and Curator The Contemporary Center of the American Folks Art Museum, NYC May 5-June 2, 2006. In addition to all that, Papanek-Miller has has 2 works included in "Expressions of the West," a regional juried exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay Oregon May 26-July 14th.

Professor Brad Allen sent me pics from his recent trip to England with students:

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Luke Heimbigner at Big Ben

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Brad, Patrick and a student on the Millenium Bridge in London

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Brad and students attended Rachel WhiteRead's exhibition at the Tate Modern Gallery

In OtherNews:
Art students Michael and Patrick Gill performed with their band, "Victory Smokes" on the oval today as part of a rally to celebrate immigrant workers, May Day and free root-beer. Here are some pics I took:

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Let's take a look at some silly pics of Dr. Valerie Hedquist:

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Val made herself an art project out of plastic bags!

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And a suit of armor out of cigarette cartons….

Thanks for all the art, have a great week!