The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 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 Wednesday, April 18th through Friday, May 4th, 2018. A reception will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 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 the thesis works of 12 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. The following disciplines will be featured in the exhibition: drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, 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 synthesis the growth of each artist over their years spent at MSU.
The following students will be in the exhibition: Jason Baide, Brian Bigelow, Christy Brown, Emily Ferguson, Florence MacDonald, Catherine Schroeder, Kailey Slemp, Alisha Fisher, Kenzie Kvalsten, Alexander Peters, Megan Horner, and James Hogan. The subject matter will be as diverse as the students’ trades, discussing topics such as the archaic methods of cataloging old museums and Wunderkammern, Native identity, endangered species, the victories and loses of war, and anthropomorphism in jewelry.
In combination, these students have received grants, taken home places in national competitions around the country, and have had their own solo shows or participated in group shows during their time at Montana State University. This cohort exemplifies some of the best work that the MSU School of Art has to offer and we are personally excited to witness their future endeavors.
The 2018 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, April 18th – Friday, May 4th, 2018 in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery. The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the Aasheim Gate off of 11th, with the Ski Swing out front. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM). Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM/Closed on weekends.
For more information on this exhibition, The 2018 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition or on the Helen E. Copeland gallery in general, please visit http://www.hecgallery.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/msuhecg and on Instagram.