Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ceiropoietoß @ Waller-Yoblonsky and Helen E. Copeland Galleries

Jen Pulchinski and Anne Menge have a show going up simultaneously at the Waller-Yablonsky Gallery (at the graduate art studios, west of 19th Avenue and just south of Garfield) and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery (Haynes Hall on the MSU campus). It will be on view April 28-May 9. Closing reception(s): May 9, 5-7 pm at Helen E. Copeland, 7-10 pm at Waller-Yoblonsky.

Eben Goff: Salvage Geometry @ Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory

Salvage Geometry, an exhibition of new artworks by Eben Goff, will be showing at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory May 10 – June 9. There is an opening reception 6-9 pm on Sunday, May 11 (gallery opens at 12noon).

Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory is at 102 Main St., Willow Creek. Gallery contact: (406) 285-6996 or Artist contact:

Kevin Connolly’s Rolling Exhibition redux @ The Emerson and Exit Gallery

Thanks to an earlier post and later national coverage, Kevin Connolly is single-handedly responsible for about half the page views (through search engines like Google) at Art Bozeman, and most of the comments. He’s a remarkable person with a (literally) unique perspective, and I recommend the events mentioned below. You can preview his work at his Rolling Exhibition web site.

Here’s the press release from MSU:

A photo series by MSU student Kevin Connolly, “The Rolling Exhibition,” will be on display at the Emerson Theater in Bozeman at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. A lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., followed by a short reception.

Connolly’s presentation will focus on the process of taking the photographs an what they mean within the context of storytelling, culture and photography.

Connolly, a senior in media and theater arts at MSU, is also a skier, photographer, world traveler and skateboarder. Born without legs, Connolly’s photo series captures the stares and stories he encounters while traveling the world by skateboard. Connolly has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Montana Quarterly, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, Australian Public Radio, Yahoo! News, and BBC Brazil.

Sponsors include MSU’s Office of Student Activities and ASMSU Lively Arts and Lectures. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 994-3591.

“The Rolling Exhibition” will also be featured in The Exit Gallery on the MSU campus April 28-May 2. A reception with Connolly is set for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

For more information about the exhibit, hosted by ASMSU’s Arts and Exhibits, call 994-3591.

Art for Africa @ The Emerson

Experience the power a brush stroke, the passion of a sketch, and the intensity of a photograph in Art for Africa. An exhibition of works inspired by Africa, Art for Africa is a collection of art produced to create awareness and raise money for Africa. The art work, an array of two-dimensional works, are inspired by a variety of African related subjects including African children, landscapes and culture. When submitting their work, all the participating artists had the same goal: to raise funds and awareness for a local non-profit organization, The Ugandan Orphans Fund. Founded in 2002 by Duncan Hill, The Uganda Orphans Fund is dedicated to the care and shelter of Ugandan orphans. The exhibiting artists include: Ian van Coller, June Courchene, Tanya M. Nevin, Tiffany Lillegard, Felicia Reynolds and others. The show will be on display in the Emerson’s Weaver Room Gallery April 21 – July 31. Meet the exhibiting artists at the opening reception on April 22nd, 6-8 pm.

For further information contact Felicia Reynolds, 585.4639 or Art for Africa is Felicia Reynold’s BFA thesis project, a culmination of her academic experience as a graphic designer and artist at MSU and her vision to instigate the world change she would like to see.

Reclaiming Our Voices @ Exit Gallery

The fifth annual “Reclaiming Our Voices” juried art show (juror: Ellen Ornitz) will be on exhibit April 14-25 at the Exit Gallery in the Strand Union Building on the MSU campus.

The show, sponsored by the Students Against Sexual Assault at MSU and the MSU VOICE Center, focuses on the artistic representation of the effects of sexual and domestic violence on victims and the community at large and will coincide with other events that are part of Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Daryl Paulson sculptures @ Bozeman Public Library

Dr. Daryl S. Paulson is displaying his metal and wood sculptures throughout the Library this spring, and the public is invited to a reception and book signing on Friday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. With advanced degrees in microbiology, statistics, counseling, and psychology, Daryl has worked extensively with Vietnam veterans
and survivors of traumatic events.

Sweet Pea poster contest

Sweet Pea Festival 2008 is sponsoring its annual poster contest and a $1,000.00 prize for this year’s festival poster winner. All ages and levels of expertise are encouraged to enter. More information and a downloadable application are available at the Sweet Pea web site. Deadline for hand-delivered entries is May 9; mail entries are due May 8.

2007 poster by Doug Zwang

Personal Narratives: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chris Turbuck

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery invites everyone to celebrate the openings of the 2008 MFA Thesis exhibitions. This last exhibition for this year’s series, which runs from April 14th through April 18th, is the culmination of Chris Turbuck’s Master of Fine Arts studies at Montana State University – Bozeman. A closing reception for the artist will be held Saturday, April 19th from 6-8pm at the Copeland Gallery.

Called Personal Narratives, Turbuck’s work is comprised of autobiographical narratives that relate stories from his everyday experiences. He adopts comic book conventions that allow him to freely incorporate both text and image into the same pictorial space. Different kinds of texts, images and symbols confront one another in the images, suggesting within the conflict that the Self is unstable, divided, and incomplete. Turbuck reinforces the same characters by combining diverse materials and processes, such as printmaking, writing, collage, drawing, painting, and simple sculptural assemblage.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. All receptions are free and open to the public. For more information or directions please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.