Here’s hoping everyone had a fun and safe Labor Day holiday. There are many events taking place in the local art world this week. Let’s get to it:

Department of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition and Lecture:

The Department of Art welcomes you to its Annual Faculty Exhibition and Lecture. Professor H. Rafael Chacón will present a lecture on Montana Architect A.J. Gibson from 5-6pm in Social Science room 352 on Thursday, Sept 4th. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6-7pm in the Gallery of Visual Arts (Social Science bldg). The exhibit runs until October 1st.

The UC Gallery is currently exhibiting, “Ceramic Montana” and will host an opening reception on Thursday, Sept 4th from 5-7pm. Works on display include those from such renowned Montana Ceramicists as Rudy Autio, Peter Voulkos, current Department of Art Professor Beth Lo, Graduate Student Eva Champagne, recent graduates Kelly Cox and Eric Mullis, as well as a host of other big names. The exhibit runs until Sept. 25th.

First Friday:

Graduate Students Eva Champagne and Rebecca Weed are presenting their newest works in an exhibition titled “Champagne and Weed” at the Alley Gallery (behind Sushi Hana) with an opening reception from 5-9pm. Be sure to check it out, but know that the title may be misleading even though the art is fantastic.

Adjunct Instructor Edgar Smith and Assistant Professor Brad Allen will be unveiling new works at The Ceretana Gallery on First Friday as well. The opening reception will be from 5-8pm.

Recent Art Department Graduate Keith Miller (BFA 2008) will host an opening reception at Noteworthy (101 S. Higgins) from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Be sure to check out Keith’s recent printworks.

For those of you traveling to the Butte area, be sure to check out the Venus Rising Gallery featuring works of Graduate Student Lisa Jarrett. Lisa’s exhibition is titled, “Fear” and runs until Oct 31st.

Check out more First Friday exhibits HERE.


Applications for admission into the BFA Program are available outside the art office (or by clicking here) and due back by 4pm on September 23rd. Please consult your advisor for more information.

Be sure to check this site often for new information.