The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the Uno Omaha Exhibition: Selections from the Gary Day Collection 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 Tuesday, February 7th to Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017. A reception will take place on Thursday, February 23rd 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 cash bar.
On view will be a series of Prints from the Gary Day Collection, a body of work that was recently donated to the Helen E. Copeland Gallery archive. The works selected vary from 1977 to 2010 and vary in print processes, concepts and styles. Artists featured include John Buck, Robert Nelson, Trevor Ball, Alice Aycock and Karla L. Hackenmiller, Robert Barry, Matthew Rose and John Himmelfarb.
The donor of this collection, Gary Day, is an alum of the School of Art at MSU and he taught at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He was also the Director of the UNO Print Workshop and printed for a number of major artists whilst he was there. In 2015, Gary Day donated this substantial collection valued at $79,000 to the Director, Vaughan Judge, for the School of Arts collection and archive. The collection of prints that form the donation are also in recognition that most of his family members attended MSU and his father was an Assistant Dean of the College of Business for many years. Gary Day studied mostly with Fran Noel, Bob DeWeese, and Jessie Wilbur. Their “patience” in his words: “is greatly appreciated and it would be nice to give a little back to the school”.