MSU Art Guilds at Summer SLAM

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It is that time of year again: time for relaxation in the sun, good music, good food, and good art.  It is time for SLAM, which will be taking place in Bogart Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th.  For the second year in a row, SLAM has invited the MSU Art Guilds to present at the Emerging Artist Tent.  In addition, some of our students will be showing their skills at the Ceramic-o-thon on Sunday afternoon.

Come support our growing student artists as they hone their business skills at this event while enjoying the Bozeman summer.  The guilds represented will be the Metalsmith Guild, Ceramics Guild, Printmaking Guild, and the Painting Guild.

We will see you there!

For more information on SLAM, or if you would like to volunteer to help artists in your community, visit  http://www.slamfestivals.org/or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SLAMFestivals/

 

From the Vault- Prints and works on paper from the Archives

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The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of “From the Vault—Prints and works on Paper from the Archives” at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT.  The show is on exhibit now util Friday, July 28th, 2017.

On view are works from the MSU School of Arts Archives.  Most of the works are prints, including the works of Dufy, Fran Noel, Gesine Janzen, F.G. Grunger, and selections from a London Print exchange organized by Robert Rohyl, and works from the 2008 Mid America Print Council Conference entitled, “What!? A Woodblock?”  Also on display are Japanese woodblock prints and silk screens believed to be donated by Olga Ross Hannon.

Process exhibited include etching, lithography, screen prints, digital prints,  and woodblocks.  The exhibit is an excellent assortment of images, displaying the breadth and value of the MSU Art Collection.

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://hecgallery.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

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Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson

Spring 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition

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2017 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 17 – Friday, May 5, 2017
Reception: Friday, May 5, 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

The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 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 17  to Friday, May 5, 2016.  The Friends and Family Reception is Friday, May 5, 2016 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 10 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. A number of disciplines will be represented: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.

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: John Joyce, Wil Harning, Chelsea Lipscomb, Owen Adams, Adeline Celenza, Connor Bigford, Melissa Livingston DiGiovine, Isaac Helvey, Kira Mari, and Stahsha Lach.

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 follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

This week at the WY Gallery — Melissa Dawn

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Events:            Reminiscence Movement Workshop, Exhibit, and Reception Dates:              Movement Workshop: Sunday, April 2, 2017 10am-2pm
Exhibit: April 3-7, 2017
Reception: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5-7pm with movement sharing at 5:30pm Gallery:            Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery at the MSU-Bozeman Melvin Graduate Art Studios
2998 West Lincoln Street
Contact:           Melissa Dawn, (406) 579-9189
melissa.dawn.artist@gmail.com www.melissadawnartist.com

Reminiscence, a solo exhibit of hand-pulled prints, drawings, and photographs by Melissa Dawn will be exhibited at the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery April 3 – 7, 2017.

A movement workshop will be held on Sunday, April 2nd from 10am – 2pm to coincide with the installation of the exhibit.  Last year Melissa Dawn’s dance quartet, also titled Reminiscence, premiered at IndepenDANCE at The Ellen Theatre in Bozeman, MT. She will share how text was used during the process of creating the dance, and participants will create movement phrases based on their own writing about personal memories.  These phrases will be joined into a sequence that will be shared along with Reminiscence at an informal showing during the reception for the art exhibit.  The workshop fee is $15. Registration by Monday, March 27th is preferred, but registration will be open until filled.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  At 5:30 there will be an informal movement sharing of the phrase sequences created at the workshop held on April 2nd and the quartet Reminiscence. This event is free and open to the public.

Reminiscence explores text, movement, and memory.  Dawn’s creative process in dance and art often begins as a response to writings that resonate with her.  The contemplation of the literary works informs her artistic practice by deepening her examination of memory, relationships, anxiety, desire, and the sensuous experience of movement and life. A reminiscence is not just a memory.  It is by definition a memory shared, and psychological studies have shown it aids in the consolidation of memory and can even change one’s perception of the recalled experience.  After creating the dance Reminiscence she began a series of photographs, prints, and drawings that continue to examine the movement and writings explored in the dance. The exhibit shares these explorations.

For further information about the exhibit and to register for the workshop, visit www.melissadawnartist.com.

UNO OMAHA at the HECG

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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”.