Dr. Hedquist Lecture…

Faculty Lecture:

Join the School of Art faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, September 27th as we learn all about Dr. Valerie Hedquist’s recent adventures at sea.  Dr. Hedquist will present a lecture titled, That’s Edutainment: Art History at Sea, 5:10-6 pm, Social Science Building, Room 356, followed by a closing reception of the Annual Faculty Exhibition in the Gallery of Visual Arts, 6-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Exhibition:

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture is proud to present:

War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele, Paintings and Drawings from the Bataan Death March
Featuring the art of WWII Veteran, Bataan Death March survivor and Montana artist Ben Steele.  As a POW, Steele endured 41 months of starvation, hard labor, torture and Japanese ‘hell ships’ while crippled by dysentery, pneumonia, malaria, blood poisoning and beri beri.  As a prisoner, he created artworks which record the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, the capture of American and Filipino POWs and the degradation and cruelty to which the prisoners were subjected.  Steele credits art for his survival and recovery. His record is an aesthetic and historical testimony by a native son who taught generations of art students at MSU – Billings. Part of the MMAC Permanent Collection, this body of work is an important part of Montana’s cultural heritage.

Fall Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 12 – 3pm and Thursdays, Fridays 12-6pm

Art Opportunity:

The Women’s Resource Center and out words  are partnering for the Student Involvement Network’s 2011 LOVE YOUR BODY DAY event. As part of this year’s celebration of the body and its diverse beauty, we are proud to extend an art and writing submission opportunity to the entire community. We are requesting art (including photography) and writing submissions to be a part of the LYBD exhibit in the University Center at The University of Montana on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

LOVE YOUR BODY DAY is an annual event across the country to fight unhealthy body images. If you have any questions regarding LYBD or are interested in other events planned for the day, please contact the Student Involvement Network 406.243.5622.


The submission deadline is Monday, October 10, 2011. All pieces will be displayed in the exhibit and one art piece and two written pieces will be chosen as the focus pieces and included in the December edition of Out Words.

Please bring up to three pieces for submission to the Women’s Resource Center, located in the University Center Student Suite 210. Each piece should include a submission form, attached below and art pieces may also include (if desired by the artist) a one paragraph explanation of each piece.


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Next week we will have a full post listing the many First Friday events in October.  Please feel free to submit art related info to this blog by emailing us!