The Department of Art, in conjunction with the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, are proud to present a retrospective exhibition of the career of retiring Professor of Art, Marilyn Bruya. The exhibition opens Thursday, April 26 from 4-7pm and is open to students and the public. Join faculty and staff as the Department of Art honors Marilyn’s nearly 30 years of service at The University of Montana.

Department of Art Graduate Student Theodore Hughes will be discussing his research on Wars of the Romano, a Flemish tapestry, circa 1575, as well as other topics for his MA in Art History Thesis presentation. Join Theodore in SS 356 at 4.15pm and then at the reception in the GVA from 5-7pm.

The Department of Art is proud to present the MFA exhibitions of graduating students Linda McCray, Leah Katz, Amanda Turpen and Kendall Mingey in the GVA.  The opening reception will be Thursday, April 26 from 5-7pm and the exhibition will run until May 11.  Be sure to check out the fine works that represent these student’s Fine Arts studies.

The Department of Art’s Graduate Candidates will be presenting their Oral Defenses at the following times and locations. Students and the general public are invited to attend.

Leah Katz, MA Art Studio: Oral Defense: April 26th, 9.30 am in the GVA.

Linda McCray, MFA Art Studio Painting/Drawing: Oral Defense: May 1st, 9.00 am, in the GVA.

Amanda Turpen, MFA Art Studio Printmaking: Oral Defense: April 30th, 12.15pm in the GVA.

Ted Hughes, MA Art History: Oral Defense: April 27th, 9.00am, FA 304.

Kendall Mingey, MFA Art Studio Sculpture: Oral Defense: May 7th, 12.15-1.15pm, in the GVA.

Department of Art Professors Bobby Tilton and Cathryn Mallory will be exhibiting works in the “Caravan Collection” at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture‘s Jessie Wilber Gallery in Bozeman, Montana from May 1 to June 27. There will be a closing reception on Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8pm with a gallery talk at 6.30.

Department of Art Graduate Student Eva Champagne will be exhibiting works in “Introspective” from May 4 to May 28 at the Clay Studio of Missoula. The opening reception will be from 6-9pm on May 4th.

Department of Art graduate Orville Chigbrow has had works accepted in the juried exhibition, “Equilibrium” at the Emerging Potters Exhibition at Vessels Gallery in Boston. The show runs from May 18 to June 30.

Department of Art Professor and Chair Mary Ann Papanek-Miller has works currently on display at The University of Colorado, Boulder in an invitational juried exhibition called, “Visual Noise.”

Professor Beth Lo announced that her works are on display in Santa Fe, NM, in a group invitational exhibition called, “In my own Words.”

Visiting Artists:

As part of the Department of Art’s Visiting Artist program, Ayumi Horie will be providing a workshop in ceramics Tuesday, April 24 from 2-4.30pm in the ceramics studio.   At 7.30 the same evening she will present a slide lecture of her work, everyone is invited to attend.

Faculty News:

Art Department Professor Dr. Rafael Chacón recently taught a class on local architect A.J. Gibson in conjunction with the Lifelong Learning Institute. An April 23 article in the Ravalli Republic discussed Dr. Chacón’s course.