Spring Semester 2010, Faculty Exhibition, Scholarships and more…

Welcome to Spring Semester 2010!  We hope your winter break was fun and relaxing and that those of you who took wintersession courses such as Brad Allen’s Blacksmithing course enjoyed the opportunity to keep making art.


The annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception in the GVA on Thursday, February 4th from 5-7pm.  Come by to take a look at what our faculty have been producing, eat some snacks and chat with the talented members of the School of Art!  The exhibition will run until February 24th and is free and open to the public.  The GVA is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 5pm, Thursday from 11am to 6pm and Monday by appointment.  For questions or more information contact the gallery at 406.243.2813.


In conjunction with the Faculty Exhibition, Dr. Valerie Hedquist, Professor of Art History and Criticism, will present a lecture on Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy painting. Dr. Hedquist will speak in Social Science room 356 on Wednesday, February 24th at 5.45pm. This event is free and open to the public.


The School of Art’s Artists’ Collective is currently exhibiting work in a group show in the UC Art Gallery.  Be sure to check out the works of these art majors!

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture is exhibiting the traveling exhibition, “Transforming Hate” in the Paxon and Meloy Galleries.  Organized by the Holter Museum of Art, this exhibition invited artists nationwide to create works that reflect social justice issues and stimulate civil dialogue. Traveling through the Museum and Art Gallery Directors Association of Montana (MAGDA).  This exhibition is on display until March 6th.


Applications for School of Art scholarships are now available out side the SoA office suite or on the website HERE. The deadline is February 12th.


The University Center is calling artists to submit proposals for the academic year!  The UC Art Exhibits Program is a great opportunity for artists (especially students) to exhibit their work.  The UC is a high traffic building where art is viewed by a variety of people (students, faculty, community members, children, etc.).

Applications are available at The Source on the first floor of the University Center.  The deadline is Wed, Feb 17th.  For more information contact Megan Jae Riggs,  UC Art Exhibits Coordinator at 406.243.5400.


Kristen Morgin, a visiting artist from California, will present a public lecture and slide presentation about her sculptural ceramic art on Thursday, February 11th at 6.00pm in Social Science building room 356.  This event is free and open to the public.


Wed. Feb. 17th:  Archie Bray Day: Three resident artists from the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena will be presenting workshops in the Ceramics Studio, Art Annex.  Demonstrations 10am-12:30. 2:00-4:30, a slide presentation will be at 5pm.  For more information, contact Professor Beth Lo at 243.5893.

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