Matrix Press, Butte Exhibition and First Friday October

Faculty and Grad Student Exhibition:

 School of Art faculty and graduate students are exhibiting work in Butte! Join us at the US Bank for an opening reception on Thursday, October 4th from 5-7pm.  US Bank is located at 10 S.Main St.  Here’s a link to the story in Butte’s Montana Standard.

Gallery of Visual Arts:

The School of Art is proud to present the Matrix Press Exhibition! Please join us on Thursday, October 4th in the Gallery of Visual Arts for the opening reception of this beautiful exhibition of work from master printmakers and print assistants.  Our opening reception will be on Thursday, October 4th from 5-7pm.  The exhibition will be on display until November 1.

MATRIX Press, founded in 1998 by UM art Professor James Bailey, is a vital component of the printmaking division within the University’s School of Art. MATRIX Press works with nationally and internationally known artists to produce limited-edition prints in collaboration with students and printmaking faculty members.

The exhibition includes 39 prints created through MATRIX Press by 11 different artists over the course of the past 14 years. The prints represent a broad range of artistic and technical approaches.

Several artists represented in this exhibition engage in the activist tradition of printmaking. They include Richard Mock, best known for his cutting political prints that appeared in the New York Times Op-Ed section from 1980 to 1996; Miriam Schapiro, who was one of the pioneering artists in the feminist art movement; and Tom Huck, known for his intricately cut woodcuts inspired by the likes of Albrecht Durer.

In addition, colorful abstractions by Arizona artist and UM alumni John Armstrong show a softer approach to the medium with his whimsical forms, which often reference the landscape. Bev Beck Glueckert, also an alumna, incorporates a variety of alternative forms of printmaking to create images that reference the natural world.

Chicago based artist Tony Fitzpatrick uses ’50s-style tattoo art in his color etchings, while Canadian artist Peter Von Tiesenhausens boat forms float mysteriously on metallic fields. UM Professor Emeritus James Todd is represented by his “Seven Deadly Sins”series of woodcuts that reflect contemporary society.

The exhibition also features the diverse work of alumni Jason Clark, William Gregory, Tyler Krasowski, Ryan Lindburg, Keith Miller and Kaya Wielopolski. These former students were all print assistants to the master printmakers and are now accomplished artists in their own right.

The Gallery of Visual Arts is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; and by appointment only on Monday.

For more information call Cathryn Mallory at 406-243-2813 or email Information about the Gallery of Visual Arts is available at

University Center Gallery:

Our friends at the UC Gallery are exhibiting the works of Christine Pinney Karkow, Bev Beck Glueckert and Monica Bauer until October 26.  Stop by for the opening reception on October 4 from 4-6pm.

First Friday:

Art students from Professor MaryAnn Bonjorni‘s class will host an opening reception for their exhibition at The Union Club (208 E. Main St.) MaryAnn describes it as an exhibition with a wide variety of styles and interests, and was careful to note that this events is FREE! Be sure to check it out!

Art major David Miles Lusk will present his latest works at Butterfly Herbs (232 N. Higgins).  David will exhibit prints of critters in “Animal: Prints” stop by and say hello during the First Friday reception from 5-7pm.

Art major Clay Pape will join other artists for an exhibition titled, “Young Guns” at Dana Gallery (246 N. Higgins). The opening reception will be 5-8pm in the gallery.

School of Art Director and Professor Julia Galloway will host an opening reception for the exhibition of her latest works at The Clay Studio of Missoula this First Friday.  Join Julia and others from the art community on First Friday and enjoy Julia’s wonderful ceramic vessels, snacks and great conversation in a truly creative environment!

The Missoula Art Museum:

Immerse yourself in Gerry Saylers entrancing site specific work, Evanescent. Sayler created Evanescent to hang in MAM’s beautiful sunlit stairwell, and is inspired by her study, exploration, and understanding of Glacial Lake MissoulaARTIST TALK: At 7 PM, Sayler will talk about how she constructed, assembled, and suspended over three thousand fused hot glue and monofilament strands evoking water, ice and a sense of cascading.


Art majors, if you are planning on graduating in Spring 2013 you must submit your graduation application to Ed Morrissey (FA 204) ASAP.  No appointment is needed, just stop by Ed’s office and he will answer any questions related to graduation you may have.

The BFA Review will be held on October 10th, but applications are due to Ed Morrissey by 5pm on October 5th.


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