BFA, Visiting Artist


The annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is almost installed!  Be sure to join us on Thursday, April 8th in both the Gallery of Visual Arts and University Center Gallery to enjoy the opening receptions, meet the artists and view the wonderful pieces created by our talented students.  Refreshments will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public.

The BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition will run  in the GVA until April 22nd, and in the UC Gallery until April 23rd.  Don’t miss it!


The School of Art’s student club, The Artists’ Collective, will be hosting their annual party on April 9th from 7.30pm-1.00am.  Join art students and their friends for the Fool’s Ball at Zootown Brew for an evening of music by the UM Jazz Combo and Dead Hipster DJ, as well as snacks and refreshing beverages!  Tickets available in the Gallery of Visual Arts (Social Science Building first floor) $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Hours T, W, F 11-5, TH 11-6, M by appointment
or contact (406)461-2830.  All ages welcome

Video footage will be playing provided by students from the School of Media Arts.


Visiting artist Nathan Green of Austin, Texas, will give a lecture on his work Monday, April 12, at The University of Montana.

Green will talk about his painting, drawing, installation, solo and collaborative work at 4:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 302.   A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Green is a founding member of Austin’s artist-run gallery Okay Mountain. His collaborative work is do-it-yourself in action and attitude. His solo work comments on and ponders life’s incidental moments by artfully blending joyful and cynical interpretation with exquisite design presented through “punk-craft” and an intentionally naïve use of materials.

Green has exhibited at the Pulse Miami Art Fair, Scope Art Fair in New York, Art Palace in Austin and Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. He has been awarded artist residencies at the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park in Connecticut and the Prairie Center for the Arts in Illinois.

His recent projects include “Polymict,” a group exhibition of interacting contemporary paintings at Okay Mountain, which he curated, and a mural project completed by the Okay Mountain collective at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Green’s lecture is supported in part by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Fund and the UM School of Art. For more information, call UM Visiting Assistant Professor Karina Hean at 406-243-6074 or e-mail


Be sure to join the Faculty, Staff and students of The College of Visual and Performing Arts as we honor Dr. Firman “Bo” Brown at the 10th annual ODYSSEY OF THE STARS! For tickets and other information, call the Office of the Dean at 406.243.4971.