Info For Students:
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for an exciting year in the Department of Art. Let’s start with an overview of the activities that took place over the break:

Dr. Rafael Chacón traveled to Chicago with students to study that city’s art and architecture. Cathryn Mallory joined the group as well; here are some pics:

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Professor of Sculpture, Brad Allen, displayed three new pieces for the 2nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Caras Nursery.

Faculty memebers Bev and Steve Glueckert, Cathryn Mallory, Karen Rice and Edgar Smith joined forces to produce an exhibition in the Saltmine Art Space in July.

Art Department Graduate Student Tina Mills showed two of her short films in a selection titled “Experimental Nonfiction Shorts” at the Wilma Theater the first week of August.

Professor of Art History and Criticism, Dr. Valerie Hedquist, ran in yet another Triathlon over the summer. Val finished with a very impressive time of 1hr 40mins.


Karen Slobod’s Fine Arts Meets Digital course hosted a successful exhibition at the Gold Dust Gallery this summer:


It was a great summer for art; thanks to everyone who partcipated!

Info For Fall:
As always, students in the Department of Art are assigned faculty members for the purpose of accademic advising. Please check the list outside of the department’s main offices to see who you advsior is. There have been some changes!

There will be a brief meeting with all 2006/2007 BFA students with Mary Ann Bonjorni on Spetember 5th at 12.00pm in room 401. Applications for admission to the 2006 Department of Art BFA Review will be available in the Fine Arts Building soon.


The Art Department’s Annual Permanent Faculty Exhibition will run from September 5-20 with an opening reception Thursday, September 7th from 5-7pm in the Gallery of Visual Arts. Call 243.2813 for more information.

Art Department Graduate Student Amanda Turpen is displaying her recent works with those of John Wolfer in the UC Gallery until September 22. The opening reception for “Wholesome Goodness for your Family” will be September 1st from 5-7pm.

Johnathan Marquis, BFA 2005, will exhibit some of his recent works in a “Multi-Media Art Party” on September 1st at the Elks Lodge at 9.30pm. There is a $4 admission cost. Check out their poster here:

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture is exhibiting original art on loan from two anonymous collectors. Now on view in the president’s office in University Hall are Egon Schiele’s “Young Girl Seated Half Nude” and “Herbstonne” as well as Anselm Kiefer’s “Descent of the Soul.”

The museum will also be hosting two exhibitions in its Meloy and Paxson Galleries until October 28th. In the Meloy Gallery: “Changing Currents: Watershed Stories” is an exhibition featuring photographs of the Clark Fork, Blackfoot and Silverbow watersheds. Also on view will be cyanotypes created by young artists from the Boys and Girls Club, and historical photos of Milltown and Bonner. In the Paxson Gallery: Rephotographing Atget: Christopher Rauschenberg Christopher Rauschenberg revisits 500 locations in Paris originally photographed by Eugéne Atget nearly 100 years earlier. The opening reception for both will be Thursday, September 7th from 5-7pm in the PAR-TV building. Christopher Rauschenberg will lecture in the Melloy Gallery on Thursday, October 19th at 7pm.


A local film making company needs artists to create masks out of ceramics to be worn by their actors. The are looking for a total of 4 masks made to specs for their upcoming film; contact John at 406.531.4228 for more information.

Be sure to check this website often, as changes are made without notice as new info is released. If you have items you would like considered for publication, send an email to art.information@umontana.edu