First Friday, Commencement and BFA!

First Friday:

Students from Nate Tonning’s 2D Foundations course have installed art around town as part of a First Friday installation called, “Sign Project Missoula.”  click HERE for descriptions from each artist as well as locations of each installation.

School of Art graduate student Anna Lemnitzer will present her Senior Thesis Exhibition, “dysfunction” at the Brunswick Gallery (223 W. Railroad St.) until May 11th with an opening reception on May 4th from 5-9pm.  This installation is comprised of video, drawings and paintings.  Click HERE to see more of Anna’s work.

Students from Jack Metcalf’s relief printmaking class will present, “Polygons, by Jack and his Pupils” at the Top Hat (134 W. Front St.) this First Friday.  It is a one night only affair featuring the work of 21 students, and they will be printing custom T-shirts so don’t miss it!

Students from Professor MaryAnn Bonjorni’s drawing classes will present a group exhibition at the Historic Union Hall (208 E. Main) and host an opening reception from 5-7pm on First Friday.

Professor Kevin Bell’s students wil have their work on display at a temporary gallery adjacent to the Dana Gallery (246 N. Higgins).

Art major Melissa Lent Gladwin will have her latest works on display at Hunter’s Bay Coffee Bar (101 E. Front St.  inside the First Interstate Bank building) a recpetion will include live music, beer and snacks!

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture (PAR-TV Bldg) continues its two exhibitions.  Stop by to see Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib: Black Hole/Whiteout in the Meloy Gallery.  These two collaborative works by Hironaka and Suib featuring Black Hole, an immersive video installation with a soundtrack that examines the origins and structures of power as they relate to political systems. Whiteout uses footage from nature and film in counterpoint with Black Hole.
Curiosity: Selections from the Permanent Collection is in the Paxson Gallery.  Based on “cabinet of curiosities”derived from the German wunderkämmer or 16th century assemblages that served as the first examples of museum collections. The exhibition features unusual, seldom-seen aspects of the MMAC’s Permanent Collection, that numbers nearly 11,000 objects.

School of Art alumnae Eva Champagne will be exhibiting her latest work at the Clay Studio of Missoula.  Be sure to stop by for the opening reception with live music and tasty snacks!

The Missoula Art Museum will present Triennial: 2012 with a Juror’s Gallery Talk with Keith Wells at 7 PM this First Friday.


The 2012 Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the works of the School of Art’s BFA students is still on display in the Gallery of Visual Arts and the UC Gallery.  There will be a closing reception on Friday, May 11th from 4-6pm.

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