September’s First Friday is shaping up to be very exciting. For many of our new students this will be the first First Friday, and we are looking forward to sharing the art and conversation with all of you.
Annual Faculty Exhibition
The public is invited to view works created by University of Montana School of Art faculty when the annual Art Faculty Exhibition opens Tuesday, Sept. 6, in UM’s Gallery of Visual Arts. There is no charge for the exhibition, which runs through Sept. 27.
Several lectures will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, starting with a presentation by H. Rafael Chacón, professor of art history and criticism, titled “Napoleon in the Rice Paddies: It May Go Viral, but is it Art?” from 5:10-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Social Science Building Room 356. A reception for the Art Faculty Exhibition will follow from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery of Visual Arts.
Valerie Hedquist, associate professor of art history and criticism, will present “That’s Edutainment: Art History at Sea” from 5:10 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Social Science Building Room 356. A closing reception for the faculty exhibition will follow from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery of Visual Arts.
Each year, School of Art faculty exhibit their work to introduce themselves to students, the campus community and Missoula-area residents. This year’s exhibition will highlight permanent tenure-track faculty and adjunct faculty, including Chacón, Hedquist, Brad Allen, Kevin Bell, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Jennifer Combe, Julia Galloway, Matt Hamon, Trey Hill, Lisa Jarrett, Steven Krutek, Beth Lo, Cathryn Mallory, Nicole Pietrantoni, Edgar Smith and Shalene Valenzuela.
The Gallery of Visual Arts is located on the first floor of UM’s Social Science Building. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Monday viewing hours are available by appointment only.
School of Art graduate students Dean Foster and Ron Geibel will present “Circumstance” in the UC Gallery until September 30th. Join the School of Art students, staff and faculty for a reception on First Friday from 5-7pm.