BFA 2008 and other news

The BFA 2008 Senior Thesis Exhibition continues in the Gallery of Visual Arts and the UC Gallery until April 2 and March 21, respectively. Here are some pics (that do no justice to the actual works) I took of the wonderful pieces on display:

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Sorry I couldn’t get more images, but the Department of Art has arranged to have the entire exhibit (in both galleries) photographed by someone with better equipment and skills, stay tuned.

MORE ART:

Freshman Art Major SHANE BELL invites everyone to an art exhibition and silent auction on Saturday, March 15 at Bear’s Brew Coffee House on Helen Ave (which, as evidenced by these pics I found online, is clearly a lively place) beginning at 6pm. Shane and his fellow artists are trying to raise money to build an orphanage in Zambia, Africa. Stop by and check out this event and see some art, eat some food and contribute to this worthy cause. There is no admission fee to the event.

Visiting Adjunct Instructor Koi Neng Liew is offering a Figurative Ceramics Workshop on Thursday, March 13 in the Ceramics Studio (Art Annex) with a demonstration from 10am -1pm and slides to begin at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Rudy and Lela Autio Opportunity Fund in Ceramics.

Renowned Printmaker Tom Huck will be visiting campus on March 18th and giving a lecture at 4.15pm in Social Sciences 356. This event is also free and open to the public, sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

ART OPPORTUNITIES:

Glacier National Park has 4 positions for summer photographers. Linked is a Word document with more information: Photo Job Announcement

Also, The University of Montana’s Sustainable Campus Committee is currently organizing events for Earth Week. They would like an artistic design-a logo, a picture, etc.-that they can use on event posters and promotion materials (computer design, painting, drawing, etc). The winning entry will receive a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore. The artwork will also be displayed on posters and materials that will be distributed all over campus and throughout the community. The deadline is April 1, 2008. All entries should go to Jessie Davie, ASUM, UC Suite 105.

ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY AS ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS:

Mary Ann Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art has her artworks included in the following exhibitions:

Studio Montclair 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University in Wayne NJ. The Juror was B. Venn, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Senior Curator of the Department of American Art at The Newark Museum, previously the Curator for touring exhibitions and the Director of Branch Museums at The Whitney Museum of American Art in NY. The exhibition opens March 24.

20’x20’x20′ a national juried exhibition at Louisiana State University’s Union Art Gallery in Baton Rouge LA. The juror was H. Pescanti, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition opens March 14.

Check this site often, as it is updated with news and information as it becomes available.


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