Welcome Back

Here’s hoping everyone had a relaxing spring break!

IMPORTANT INFO FOR STUDENTS:

Advising for Fall Semester begins April 9th. YOU MUST MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR PRIOR TO REGESTERING! There have been changes to adviser assignments; CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD OUTSIDE THE ART DEPARTMENT’S MAIN OFFICES FOR NEWS.
   

Exhibitions:

The second half of the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition will open in the GVA April 5th and run until the 19th. The UC Gallery opening will be April 2nd and run until the 13th. Join artistsJolena Ryan, Tim Strom, Kelly Cox, Eric Mullis, Taylor Daley, Kelsey Crawford, Jess Abell, Malena Rosen, Sarah Dodson, Jeff King, Amber Wock, Matt Bullis and Lillian Shotliff and enjoy the work of these talented seniors.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents: George Longfish: A Retrospective, March 9 – April 20, 2007 in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries. This retrospective exhibition features George Longfish’s work of the past 35 years. Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora) is an internationally noted artist. He was director for the Graduate Program in American Indian Art at UM in 1972, and was Professor of Historical and Contemporary Native American Art at the University of California at Davis 1973-2003. Director of the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis 1974-1996, Longfish has been highly influential is his roles as educator, curator, and artist. He is well-known for his mixed media paintings that stress the importance of owning one’s cultural information and passing it to future generations. His works often use humor and irony to address issues of decolonization and Native identity. After its debut in Missoula, this exhibition, organized by MMAC, will travel throughout the country. It is accompanied by a full color catalog published by The University of Montana Press. Friday, March 9, 4-7pm: Opening Reception. UM PARTV Building. Tuesday, April 3, 4:15pm: Public Lecture by George Longfish, UM Social Sciences Building Rm. 352. Thursday, April 5, 5-7pm: Artist’s Reception, UM PARTV Building. Thursday, April 5, 6pm: Gallery Talk by George Longfish, Meloy Gallery. Gallery hours: Tues. – Thurs. 11am – 3pm; Fri. – Sat. 4 – 8:30pm, 406.243.2019 museum@umontana.edu, www.umt.edu/montanamuseum

Visiting Artist:

Ceramicist Patrick Coughlin will be on campus April 2nd and 3rd! On Tuesday from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, he will offer a demonstration of silkcreening on ceramic surfaces in the ceramics studio, and will give a slide lecture at 7.30 that evening. Be sure to attend his demos and lecture!

Art Department Faculty as Artists and Scholars:

Professor Elizabeth Dove is currently exhibiting works at the Ucross Foundation titled, “Range of Expression” and was chosen to participate in the National Print Exhibition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art’s juried exhibition. Elizabeth was a panelist at the Southern Graphics Conference in Kansas City, MO discussing “…the intersection of traditional printmaking and digital technology.”

Instructor Orville Chigbrow has a Raku bowl on display at the Gloria Kennedy Gallery in New York as a part of the juried exhibition, “Applied Art vs Fine Art.” Here is a pic of the work:

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Have a great week!

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