Visiting Artist, Gallery Exhibition, and more…

Visiting Artist:

The Department of Art is thrilled to have John Armstrong on campus as a visiting artist.  John will be doing demos Monday, February 2nd through Wednesday, February 4th in the Printmaking Studio (FA 402), from approximately 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 each day. John will be demonstrating various printmaking techniques and approaches to the medium while working with faculty and student assistants to produce several unique prints. We encourage you to stop by throughout the week to view the works in progress.

Be sure to also view his two exhibitions at the Missoula Art Museum:

Engaged Abstraction: John Armstrong Recent Works
February 6- May 23, 2009: These recent works by Master Printer John Armstrong highlight his strengths as an artist and printmaker. The 21 works that comprise the exhibition were selected from Armstrong’s recent body of works by MAM’s Curator Stephen Glueckert.

Prints from the Armstrong-Prior Studio
This extensive selection of prints features over forty-five works by different internationally acclaimed artists who have used the Armstrong-Prior Print workshop in Phoenix, Arizona, and have relied heavily on John Armstrong’s expertise in producing this work.

Opening Reception at Missoula Art Museum
Meet Armstrong on February 6, at 7 PM when he delivers an insightful gallery talk about artists and printing.

Current Exhibitions:

The Department of Art’s Gallery of Visual Arts continues to host the exhibition of Tracy Linder.  The exhibition will run until February 27.  Tracy gave a gallery talk on January 29th at the opening reception.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is currently exhibiting Spirit Trails and Sky Beings, featuring Ojibway stories scribed on  birch scrolls as told and made by  Ojibway traditionalist and UM graduate Richard LaFromboise (Miskomin) as well as Fritz Scholder: Lithographs, featuring 25 lithographs created by the renowned Tamarind Institute artist, tracing diverse subjects and poignant portrayals of the contemporary American Indian experience.

The University Center Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition called, “Studio 1969, A year in the middle of Movements“.  Stop by the UC to see works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Rudy Autio, Peter Voulkos and many others.  The opening reception will be on Thursday, Feb 5th from 5-7pm.  The exhibition runs until Feb 27th.

Coming up:

Amber Bushnell, a Media Arts Graduate Student will be presenting a digital installation piece beginning at 5pm Feb 4-8.  The exhibition will be projected on the front wall of McGill Hall.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present The Rape of Europa in conjunction with Montana PBS.  This special showing of the riveting new documentary film about the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War is free will take place  Monday, February 9, 2009, 7pm in the University Center Theatre and is free and open to the public.


Department of Art scholarship applications are now available outside the art office or by clicking HERE.