Doug Anderson will be on campus this week giving demos to students and a lecture for the public. Join us in Social Science room 356 on Thursday, September 30th from 5-6pm to hear him speak about his latest works. An opening reception will follow the lecture from 6-7pm in the Gallery of Visual Arts, so take this opportunity to view Mr. Anderson’s art and ask him questions. Anderson received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona- Tucson. The artist currently resides in New York and serves as an Associate Professor of Art at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, New York.
There are many events lined up for October’s First Friday, but one is of particular interest to us in the School of Art. Join us from 5-7pm at the Historic Union Hall (208 E. Main St.) for a memorial exhibition reception celebrating the life and art of Andrew McDonald. Andrew was a UM student and prolific painter who passed away suddenly this summer. His paintings are emotional, complex and vary in both scale and influence. Special thanks to Maggie, the manager of the Union Club, for allowing us to host this special event at her venue.
Art major Nancy Rishoff will be hosting a reception of her latest works at Computer Central ( 136 E. Broadway). Join Nancy and friends and take in her wonderful new exhibition titled, “Completely Foiled”. Nancy’s drawings are all on tin foil!
Art major Joseph Kellogg will be displaying his latest works at the Western Montana Community Center (127 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 202).
School of Art alumna Adelaide Gale Every has art at Bernice’s Bakery (190 S 3rd St W), which she describes as, “So shiny, so colorful, and just as sweet, these new works in plexiglass by Adelaide Every are pure indulgence minus the calories. Utilizing plexiglass as her canvas, and adding pinches of acrylic, spraypaint, vinyl, and found objects…”
The Brink Gallery (111 w front St.) has this message to share, “The Brink Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit “fix yourself”, by Toni Matlock. With video, sculptures, and drawings, Matlock explores the process of learning and communication. Learning is on-going. Once something is learned, it is learned and re-learned continually in different ways. There is also a question as to whether a moment of true knowledge exists. Matlock’s video entitled “you don’t hear me”, deals with communication and miscommunication, where the same language is used, but understanding is elusive. Making use of light and line, Matlock’s sculptures and drawings combine symbols and shared knowledge for a new narrative in a different place and time. Rich in thoughtfulness and simplicity, fix yourself chases moments of clarity, combining movies and sculpture to subtly scrutinize the clutches and skirmishes of memory and the mundane.” Be sure to check out Toni’s exhibition in this wonderful space!
The Missoula Art Museum is pleased to present cellist Pansy Chang and pianist Lydia Brown at the Distinguished Artist Lecture and Concert Series on October 14, 7:30 PM. These artists will perform “A Night of Firsts,” a program comprised of Beethoven’s First Piano and Cello Sonata, Bach’s First Suite for Solo Cello, Brahms’ First Cello and Piano Sonata and a world premiere by award-winning composer Jack Perla. MAM will host a dessert and champagne reception following the concert where guests will be able to meet and mingle with the artists.
Pansy Chang, cellist, is presently Associate Professor of Cello at Miami University of Ohio. She has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Northwest, on Bob Sherman’s “Listening Room” – WQXR in New York, and in both the Yale University Spectrum Series at Weill Hall and the Yale University Faculty Artist Series. Concerto appearances include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, the Oregon Symphony, and many regional orchestras in the Washington, DC and Portland, OR metropolitan areas. Ms. Chang also performs regularly with the Portland, Oregon-based band, Pink Martini, whose numerous appearances with orchestra include performances with the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Israel and can be heard on the Albany and Amosoya Music and Planet Arts Recording labels.
Pianist Lydia Brown has performed extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the world. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she currently serves as assistant conductor at The Metropolitan Opera. Miss Brown won the Second Prize of the 1996 New Orleans International Piano Competition and was honored as a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Miss Brown has appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd St. Y, Steinway Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum , the Goethe Institute of New York and the Phillips and Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian, among others. Miss Brown has performed at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Weill Recital Hall and with the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music Series and Santa Fe New Music. In 2007, Miss Brown joined the Vocal Program of the Marlboro Music Festival. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Yale University and The Juilliard School.
Tickets: MAM Members $10, students $5, general public $15. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 406.728.0447 to purchase tickets.
Sponsored in part by the Gallagher Foundation and Wilma Lofts.
Contact: For more information please contact the Missoula Art Museum at 406-728-0447, visit the MAM website at www.missoulaartmuseum.org or contact Katie Stanton, Marketing and Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406.728.0447 x231.
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