Right to Decide International Poster Exhibition

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG) and School of Art are pleased to announce the exhibition, Right to Decide: International Poster Exhibition at the HEC Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, September 26th – October 7th.  The Opening Reception and Lecture will be September 26,2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. From 5:30- 6:30 pm in Haynes Hall Room 216 (accessed through the gallery) President Waded, MT Secretary of State, Linda McCulloch, and curator of the exhibition, Eric Boelts will speak about voting and the exhibition. The reception for the show will then follow in the HEC Gallery. Forward Montana will have representatives registering people to vote and talk to gallery attendees about the voting process. H’ordeuvres will be served, along with a cash bar.

Posters Without Borders is an invitational
exhibition is organized by Eric Boelts, Antonio
Castro, and Erin Wright. The mission of
Posters Without Borders is to present work by
artists from all over the world exploring social
and political issues. This particular exhibition features 62 artists from 25 countries, including some of the most respected poster artists in the world. Including Eden Rodriguez, Elmer Sosa.

Eric Boelts, co-curator of the exhibition describes the philosophy behind the poster show:

At the core of our ‘human-ness’ is the capability for rational thought that allows us to make decisions about the exterior forces that impact our lives. Also at the core of our human-ness is the ability to create and appreciate art. Combining these elements resulted in The Right To Decide Exhibition.

This non-partisan, political inquiry examines, on a global scale, how choosing our leaders, laws, and modes of government is an innate human right.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with members of the community bringing awareness to voting rights,” says show organizer Bruce Barnhart, MSU School of Art faculty member. Forward Montana, a voter advocacy group partnering with the show, will have voter registration boxes at the Helena E. Copeland Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Small satellite exhibitions will be staged throughout the Gallatin Valley as a way to engage all members of the community.

“The Right To Decide” exhibition opening event is September 26th at 5:30 P.M. with gallery opening from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. MSU President Waded Cruzado and MT Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will speak. Eric Boelts, one the show’s curators, will be present to talk about political visualizations and the conception of the show. Forward Montana will have representatives present to answer questions on voting registration and the voting process. Further discussions concerning voting rights will be facilitated by members of MSU’s Political Science Department. Light refreshments will be provided at the opening reception.

The exhibition runs September 24th- October 7th at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, on the MSU campus, across from the Duck Pond. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Salty Meat at the Melvin Grad Studios –Reception 9/15/16 from 5-7 pm!

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As we reignite the Waller- Yoblonsky Gallery at the Melvin Graduate Art Studios, the MSU school of Art invites you to our 2016/ 2017 inaugural exhibition Salty Meat featuring the work of the Second Year Graduates, Xander Clinthorne, Sanaz Hagani, Rachael Jones, Ryan Parker, and Kelsie Rudolph.  The reception is from 5-7 pm tomorrow, September 15th and will be closely followed by Exposure: Work by the MSU Photography Faculty at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall.  Exposure opens  from 6:30 – 8:30 tomorrow night.  

The Melvin Graduate Studios are at 2998 West Lincoln Street, Bozeman, MT 59718.  Follow Garfield across 19th away from campus.  About a mile down the road, take a left into the Agricultural/ Equestrian Area.  Follow signs for the Melvin Graduate Studios.  The Studios are past the farrier building, and the equestrian building.  Maps can be seen on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/594119147443321/

 

Exposure: Work by MSU Photography Faculty — Sept. 12th- 22nd

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Exposure: Work by MSU Photography Faculty
Exhibition dates: September 12th – 22nd , 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 15th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
(406) 994-4501
Ella.watson@montana.edu

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG) is pleased to announce the exhibition Exposure: Work by MSU Photography Faculty at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit until Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.  The Public Reception is Thursday, September 15th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

On view will be works from the MSU Photography Faculty, showcasing a wide variety of subject matter and photography practices.  Each artist has worked diligently to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen mediums thereby expanding and adding to the wider discourse of contemporary photography.  With processes ranging from historical sun exposed, salted prints to the latest digital technology combined with pigment printing, this exhibition is sure to be a real eye opener. We invite the public to an evening of refreshments and to enjoy the opportunity to view this diverse collection.  Artists on view include Dan Wise, Ian Van Coller, Steven Jackson, Christina Z. Anderson, Alexis Pike, Jonathan Long, David Lier, Heather McKenney, and Kayla Bedey.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

Incoming Grad Show

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INCOMING GRAD SHOW
Exhibition dates: now- September 7, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, September 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-4501

Please join The School of Art at Montana State University as we welcome our new MFA Graduate candidates for the Incoming Grad Show at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, on 11th Avenue, across from the Duck Pond. The show is currently on exhibit until Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. The Closing Reception is Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

On view will be work the work of five new MFA candidates: Alyssa Willard, Victoria Burchill, Megan Sprenger, Matt Levy, and Jon Bashioum. Heralding from across the country, these five artists work in many mediums including ceramic, metal, mixed media, and paint. Over the next three years, these artists will perfect their skills and concepts before presenting their thesis work in 2019.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg). Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information on School of the Arts lectures, visiting artists, and events.

FROM TOP LEFT, CLOCKWISE:
ALYSSA WILLARDCLERODENDRUM, 2016. OIL ON CANVAS, 18 X 48 IN.
 JON BASHIOUM, JAR, 2015. STONEWARE.
VICTORIA BURCHILL, MORTALITY TICS, 2013. STERLING SILVER, BRASS, FOUND OBJECT,
BOLO: 3.25 X 1 X 40 IN.
MATT LEVY, TEAPOT, 2015. WOOD-FIRED STONEWARE/ KAOLIN FLASHING SLIP OVER IRONMAN SLIP, 6 X 6 IN.
MEGAN SPRENGERSACRED RELIQUARY, 2015. FIRED CERAMICS WITH UNDERGLAZE, STAINS, AND DECALS, 24 X 24 X 5.75 IN.

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East Meets West: Art Exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East Meets West: Art Exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III
Exhibition dates: August 5th – 11th, 2016
Reception: Friday, August 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562


The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the exhibition “East Meets West: Art exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III” at the Helen E. Copeland, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit from August 5th – 11th, 2016. The Public Reception is Friday, August 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

On view will be work from 20 up and coming Chinese artists, curated by School of Art Director, Vaughan Judge, and 188ArtWarehouse founder, Zhuping Yan. Once again, in conjunction with YESPI, Montana Arts Council, 1888ArtWarehouse, China Contemporary Art Research Institution, Yellowstone Asia Initiative, and China Daily Media Station of North America, MSU School of Art welcomes over 20 Chinese artists to exhibit their work in the HECGallery. Many of these artists have traveled oversees to see the exhibit, and are also taking a tour of the attraction of Montana, including Yellowstone, Helena, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Archie Bray Foundation. In September, numerous American artists will travel to China as part of this partnership, taking in Chinese treasures, such as The Great Wall of China.

In addition, there will be an Art Auction on Thursday, August 4th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at the newly opened Style A Gallery at 31 South Willson St. Bozeman. Up for auction will be Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, prints, and porcelain forms. We welocome you to both events as East meets West in the arts.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

 

 

 

 

Art in Jeopardy: Work from the MSU archives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art in Jeopardy: Work from the School of Art Archives
Exhibition dates: now- July 20th, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562


The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the exhibition “Art in Jeopardy: Work from the School of Art Archives” at the Helen E. Copeland, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit until Wednesday July 20th, 2016. The Closing Reception is Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

On view will be work from the MSU School of Art Archives, most of which has not been seen in over 30 years.  As we try to archive and document the work for an online presence, it has become apparent that there is a great deal of information that is missing about the pieces in the collection, including artists, dates of creation, titles, and provenance.  We invite the public to an evening of refreshments and to help us answer the mysteries of our archives.  Sticky notes will be provided to anyone who has information about the work.  Viewers can write down their details or theories about specific work and place them next to the piece in question.  Artists on view include Harold Schlotzhauer, Vito Acconci, Will Barnett, Ernie Pepion, Mac Raboy, Robert Smith, and Kathë Kollwitz.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

 

 

2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition

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2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 18 – Friday, May 6, 2016
Reception: Friday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562

The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 6, 2016. The Closing Reception is Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will a full cash bar.

On view will be the thesis works of 11 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. A number of disciplines will be represented: drawing, painting, ceramics, and metalsmithing.

For BFA graduates, the thesis exhibition represents an important transition period from student to working artist. It marks an end to academically assigned work, and the beginning of their individual research and artistic maturity. The exhibited works synthesize the growth of each artist over their years spent at MSU.

The following students will be in the exhibition: Muriel Condon, Tiffany Fisher, Lane Johnson, Andy Marshall, Emily Reese, Lyle Rhodes, Haakon Samuelson, Noah Stitt, Dylan Watson, and Veronica Whiteman.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).

Helen E. Copeland Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

From top left, going clockwise: Noah Stitt, Lyle Rhodes, Emily Reese, and Veronica Whiteman.