The past few weeks have been very busy for the Department of Art, as you can see:

The Gallery of Visual Arts hosted the exhibit and lecture of JAROD CHARZEWSKI. JAROD spoke on October 4th, but his works will remain on display until November 9th.

The department was fortunate to have a visit by world renowned industrial hygienist MONONA ROSSOL, who stopped by to visit the art facilities and make suggestions regarding health and safety. MONONA also gave a workshop to students, faculty and staff. Here are a couple of pics of MONONA doing her thing:

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The annual Day of the Dead parade included prints made by art students at The University of Montana, as well as area elementary and high schools. The prints will be on display at the Badlander until the end on November. Thanks to everyone who participated:

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Art Student and lead singer of the band Black Velvet Elvis’s Olivia Britz is pictured above as she performs on the Day of the Dead at the Badlander, which is also exhibiting the Day of the Dead Steamroller prints for the month of November.

Current Exhibitions

Department of Art Professor ELIZABETH DOVE is currently showing her works at the Missoula Art Museum in an exhibition titled, “birthweight.ELIZABETH’S works will be on display until January 5th, with an artist lecture at 7pm on November 15th.

The work of ORVILLE CHIGBROW, titled, “My View” is currently on display at The Catalyst this month. ORVILLE graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from The University of Montana in 2006. His works will be exhibited through November.

JOLENA RYAN and MALENA ROSEN both received their BFAs from The University of Montana in 2007, now they are displaying their works at The Darkroom. Check out their photographs and mixed media until November 30th.

The University Center Gallery will continue to display the works of BRIAN DeLEVIE until November 9th. Brian’s exhibit is titled, “Re-Remembered” and is a photo/mixed media display.

Linda McCray graduated from The University of Montana in 2007 with an MFA in Painting, and has “Recent Spiritual Paintings” on exhibit until December 31st at the D. Carlson Woodworker Window in Helena, MT.

Student Juried Exhibition:

The deadline for submissions to the Department of Art’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition is November 14th. Click HERE for an application. The Juror will be HOLLY ANDRES, a University of Montana alum. HOLLY will speak at 7pm on the 14th in the UC Theater. Click to enlarge:

Department of Art Faculty as Artists and Scholars:

Professor BETH LO’S “Tea and Rice” was featured on a full page ad in Ceramics Monthly’s October issue “Form and Imagination, Women Ceramic Sculptors,” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA. The exhibition will run from Sept 8 through November 24th.

Community Art Involvement:

The Americorps VISTA program at the Missoula Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with art classes through the Flagship Program. And are always in need of volunteers in general. So…volunteers wanting to work with our educational programs can call Linden How, at 728-0447 or, and people interested in general volunteering can call Meredith at 728-0447 or .