Notice to Students:


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The Fine Arts building and the Art Annex will be CLOSED Christmas and New Year’s days. Building hours will remain the same for the rest of Winter Break.


The 21st Annual Starving Sculpture and Ceramic Students art sale will run from Thursday, Dec 7 to Saturday, Dec 9th. Be sure to check out the great art for sale just in time for the holidays. Thursday from 4-7pm, Friday from 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm all in the Art Annex. The sale will include an exhibition and live music. Read the Missoulian article featuring Professor Beth Lo HERE.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is hosting two new and exciting exhibits, “Children of the Permanent Collection” and “Children’s Art from the Community” The exhibits will be on display at the museum’s Meloy and Paxson galleries (PAR-TV building) until Dec 23.

Works from Steve Krutek’s Photo III class are on display at the Cataylst until January 4th.

“In Essence,” Abstract Paintings of Montana’s Natural World by Leslie Jones is on display at Miss Zula’s until Jan 31st.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture and the Dana Gallery are partnering for a special event titled, “Art at Home” on December 8 from 4-8pm and December 9 from 2-6pm. The event will take place at 888 Evans St in Missoula near the University campus and will feature works by Delbert Gish, Jennifer Li and Neil Paterson. Half the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. For more info, call 243.2019.

The UC Gallery is currently hosting works by Mary Robinson in an exhibition titled, “Exchange” until December 15.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will be working with Montana PBS for Nature’s Best. This is an opportunity to share Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone and a special photography exhibit at the museum. Join them Wednesday, December 13 from 7-9pm in the PAR-TV building (7.30-8.15pm in screening in the Masquer Theater) for the premiere of this special video and photo exhibit that highlights nature photo entries from all over Montana. Call 243.2019 or 1.800.426.8243 for more info.

Dr. Rafael Chacón’s Art of the 19th Century class has completed its series of Tableaux Vivants for the year. Here are pics from the last two:


Above: Students Michelle Adam, Joe Knoepfler, Jennifer Hornby and Kevin Wright as “Le Dejeuner sur L’Herbe” by Edouard Manet.


The last Vivant of the year was “Dance of Life” by Edvard Munch. Above (left to right) are: Olivia Britz, Hayes Lindsey, Lucy Beard, Erin Warren, Heidi Pfile and Katy Gage. Dr. Chacón would like to thank everyone who attended and participated.

Artists’ Collective:

The Art Department’s student group, The Artists’ Collective, is looking for members to help organize fun and exciting art related events throughout the year. The group meets every Monday from 12.15-1.00pm in the office of the Department Chair, Mary Ann Papanek-Miller

Art Department Faculty as Artists and Scholars:

ProfessorBeth Lo is currently displaying works in the Jessie Wilber Gallery in the Emerson Center of the Arts in Bozeman, that show is titled “Figure.Place.Space” and runs through Dec. 30th.

M.A. Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair has two works included in the 2006 National Small Works Painting Exhibition at The Main Street Gallery in Groton, NY until December 31, 2006. She recieved the Juror’s Choice Award Prize #2 for her peice titled, “Free Water Project; Shedding Water II.” The jurors were A. Inselmann, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and R. Smith Director, The Main Street Gallery, NY. Mary Ann also has work titled, “I’d Turn back If I Were You, II” included in a national juried exhibition “Drawing No Conclusions: a Survey of Contemporary Drawing” at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI until March 8. The awards juror was D. Molon, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL.

Professor Tom Rippon’s ceramic sculpture “Woman Finishing a Novel” was aquired by the Cantor Art Museum at Stanford University. Tom’s peice will be added to the permanent collection, here’s a pic Tom sent in: