BFA Thesis Show

The School of Art at Montana State University will host the 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, from Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 11, 2015.

Opening Reception is December 11, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 11, 2015. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

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: From Metalsmithing: Haitham Hayat and Stephanie McCartney. From Painting: Abbey Freed, Gunnar Perkins, and Rachel Pohl. From Ceramics: Marion Bowler, David Dennis, and Kathryn Murphy. From Sculpture: Benjamin Babcock. From Printmaking: Andrew Guttenberg. From Drawing: Kia Johns

For additional information, please contact MSU Gallery Director, Ella Watson at (406) 994-4501.marionbowler (1 of 1)-4IMG_4383r

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Current Events : Visiting Artist Lecture, SCULPTURE

Industry of the Ordinary

Visiting Artist Lecture  –  Thursday, February 27th, 2014  –  5:30 pm  –  215 Cheever

More info can be found at:

industryoftheordinary.com    OR     https://www.facebook.com/msusculpture

Industry of the Ordinary

Through sculpture, text, photography, video and performance, Industry of the Ordinary (IOTO) are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.

Drawing inspiration from Joseph Beuys’s theory of ‘social sculpture’ and the Situationists, IOTO have explored non-traditional sites for art works where accidental audiences can be found. Often collaborating with multiple members of the community, these works attempt to occupy
and invigorate public thoroughfares.

Formed in 2003, IOTO, the collaboarative team of Adam Brooks (1959, New York, New York) and Mathew Wilson (1967, Reading, England)
have had solo shows at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and a major mid-career survey at the Chicago Cultural Center. The pair have and continue to exhibit both nationally and internationally and have been asked to perform at various instituions around the country including the recent opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.

Behold

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BEHOLD
An exhibition of lens-based artwork by the
MSU School of Film & Photography
Photography Faculty
Monday 3 June – Thursday 12 September 2013
Public Reception on Thursday 12 September 2013, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to an exhibition of photographic and lens-based works from the MSU School of Film & Photography photo faculty. The works will be on exhibit Monday June 3 – Thursday September 12, 2013, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall.

Contributing artists include: Christina Z. Anderson, Robert Arnold, Kyle Bajakian, Steven B. Jackson, Mark A. Lee, Jonathan Long, Alexis Pike, Ian van Coller, and Daniel Wise.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM (closed on weekends and holidays). The gallery is located on the Montana State University Bozeman campus, on the second floor of Haynes Hall.

Vox Populi 2013

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Vox Populi 2013
Exhibition dates: January 22 – February 6, 2013
Artists’ reception: Thursday January 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to Vox Populi 2013.  This annual juried exhibition is a diverse and unique selection of artworks by MSU undergraduate students from across the campus.  This exhibition is free and open to the public.  Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday January 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This year’s jurors are Patrick Hoffman, Installation Artist and Art Teacher at Bozeman High School, and Mette Juul, Lens-Based Multimedia Artist/Photographer and MSU School of Art iAIR Spring 2013.  We received over 150 submissions this year and would like to thank the jurors for their hard work and contributions.

As incentive for student participation, we hold a raffle open to all students who submitted artwork.  The drawing will be held on Thursday January 24 at 7:00pm.

The exhibiting students for this year’s Vox Populi are:

Ben Babcock, Mckenzie Butler, Megan Clark, Melissa Dawn, Ciara Easterling, Abigail Flanagan, Sean Foulkes, Eden E. Garcia, Joe Geil, Metta Hallinan, Samantha Hinckley, Chloe House, Kaleigh Jones, Nathan Ira, Mary Keck, Tamara Knappenberger, Nicki Koning, Tamara Meyer, Trevor Nelson, Ian D. Nicoll, Steven D. Powell, Jennifer Rogers, Hannah Safford, Tonia Schlick, Chelsie Shults, Noah Stitt, Ben Studer, Gregory Swain, Troy Edric Vanderlinde, and Megan Weller

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall. Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends

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BFA Solstice 2012

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BFA SOLSTICE 2012
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 14, 2012
Public Reception on Friday December 14, 7:00 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of the BFA Solstice 2012, an exhibition by students graduating this December with a Bachelor in Fine Art.

The exhibition features artworks by Hattie Bowen, Nicholas Danielson, Nicki Koning, Jesine Muson, Maggie Perrott, Rob Rodgers, Jasmine Snyder, Erin Swietnicki, J.E. Thornton and William Windham.

The exhibition dates are Tuesday December 04 – Friday December 14, and it is free and open to the public.  There will be a closing reception on Friday December 14, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Pronaos: Francesco Gillia MFA Thesis Exhibition

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FRANCESCO GILLIA
PRONAOS
Tuesday November 13 – Friday November 30, 2012
Public Reception on Friday November 16, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall 

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Pronaos”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist Francesco Gillia.

Gillia’s thesis exhibition involves large scale oil paintings created for the completion of Mr. Gillia’s degree of Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.

The exhibition dates are Tuesday November 13 – Friday November 30, and it is free and open to the public.  There will be an opening reception on Friday November 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. *Please note that the gallery will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday (11/21-11/25).

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Timothy Pugh

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Ways of Seeing: iAIR Lecture
Tuesday October 16, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
MSU Campus, Cheever Hall, Room 215

iAIR Exhibition
Monday October 29 – Wednesday November 7, 2012
Public Reception on Thursday November 1, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

 The Montana State University School of Art invites the public to the Ways of Seeing: iAIR Lecture on Tuesday 16 October, 5:30 – 6:30PM, Cheever 215. The Ways of Seeing lecture is an introduction to the School of Art’s 2012 International Artist in Residence (iAIR), Timothy Pugh, who will be talking about his practice.

Timothy Pugh is an environmental installation artist, based in Wales, who is involved in the ongoing practice of constructing sculptures and sketching drawing that make use of natural materials and a wide range of mixed media. The scale, structure and colour of the work is determined by what materials are available, the interesting effects of erosion and the consequence of changing tides and seasons.

Tim will also be exhibiting his work in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery Monday 10/29 – Wednesday 11/7, with a public reception on Thursday 11/1, 6:30 – 8:30PM. His exhibition will consist of work that he generates in response to his residency at Montana State University’s School of Art. Tim will be in residence at the School of Art until Saturday November 17, 2012.

The iAIR program at MSU Bozeman’s School of Art was created in 2011 to foster an environment of international artistic exchange while providing a rich working experience for the artist to practice and grow.  The School of Art strives to cultivate a dialogue between the international art community and the community of Bozeman, Montana.  The iAIR program at the School of Art is supported in part by the Beulah Glaze Waller Endowment.

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