The Department of Art is happy to welcome new and returning students for the 2007/2008 academic year.

There are several art exhibitions of which students should be aware:

Department of Art Professor and Chair, Mary Ann Papanek-Miller’s works, “Advice from a Caterpillar” are on display at Northern Galleries at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, until October 12. You can check out Mary Ann’s work on her website as well.

Professor Beth Lo is exhibiting works at Art City in Hamilton, Montana. The works are part of an exhibition titled, “Mothers and Daughters” which runs until October 14.

Professor Cathryn Mallory has been accepted into the “Montana Abstract Invitational” at the Turman Larison Contemporary gallery in Helena, Montana. The exhibit runs until September 1.

Professor Mallory is also exhibiting with Professor Bobby Tilton at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana until December 31.

Professor of Sculpture Brad Allen is part of an exhibition titled, “Sculpture Invasion” at the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Ceramics Grad Student, Kensuke Yamada, has works included in the current exhibition at the Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Currently on display at the UC Gallery are works from local artist Matthew Kirscht. Matt’s exhibit is titled, “The Clown Machine and Other Deceits,” and runs until September 14th with an opening reception from 5-7pm on September 6.

Professor Rafael Chacón has an essay titled, “Palimpsest” published in Closed and Open as part of the Newberry Library. Rafael described his essay as a discussion on Postmodernism and the state of Library Sciences in Contemporary Art.

Faculty Exhibition:

The Annual Faculty Exhibition will take place in the Gallery of Visual Arts from September 4 to the 28th.  Join the faculty at the opening reception from 5-7 on September 6th.  All faculty will display their works, and Dr. Rafael Chacón will give a lecture from 4.10 to 5.00 in Social Sciences 356.  Dr. Hedquist will give her lecture on September 27th from 4.10 to 5.00pm in SS 356 as well.  Be sure to turn up and see what our artist and scholars have been working on.

Be sure to check this site often for new information!  Have a great semester.