Monthly Archives: September 2008

Different Points of View: Visitors from Europe @ MSU

The MSU School of Art is proud to present Different Points of View.  Visitors from Europe, our third annual international artist-in-residence program. This fall, the School of Art will welcome two art professionals, an artist and an art historian to demonstrate the methodologies of contemporary artists working in Europe.

Hedwig Brouckaert, an accomplished sculptor, will host a two-day workshop titled Re/producing Complexity in 3 Dimensions, in which she will teach students the process of silicone mold making.  Many contemporary artists have used the process of mold making in their work, continuing many ancient techniques.

Dr. Peter Lodermeyer, an expert in modern and contemporary sculpture, will curate an exhibition titled Re/Producing Complexity in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall, and provide highlights and criticism of various sculptors in different European countries, including famous artists as well as interesting new talents.  He will be able to give a well-informed survey of subjects, themes, materials and formal innovations in European sculpture today.  The exhibition will consist of complex and large-scale drawings by Hedwig Brouckaert, Nelleke Beltjens, and Jorinde Voigt, three young European women from three different countries.  Lodermeyer will give a brief gallery talk in which he will discuss the works individually and give critical insight to both artists and audience.  This will coincide with the gallery reception, Tuesday, October 7 from 5-7pm.

Lodermeyer will also give the lecture New Tendencies in European Sculpture in SUB Ballroom from 5:30-6:30 pm Monday, October 6, which is free and open to the public.  Using slides to help demonstrate, Lodermeyer will highlight some positions of various sculptors in different European countries.  He will give a will-informed survey of subjects, themes, materials and formal innovations in European sculpture today.

Hedwig Brouckaert will host a workshop for students called Re/producing Complexity in 3 Dimensions in which she will instruct mold making using silicone rubber for casting complex objects.  They will work from small objects that the participants bring to class.  Part one of the workshop will be held Monday, October 6 from 1-5pm in Haynes Hall 119, followed by part two on Wednesday, same time and place.   Limited space is available so please contact before Monday.

Brouckaert will also be giving a lecture and presentation of her work Thursday evening at 5pm in Cheever Hall 215.  She will discuss her life as an artist and show images of the work she has created and discuss works currently in progress.

This project has been made possible by the MSU Provost Office, School of Art, ASMSU, and NSF EPSCOR. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.  Haynes Hall is on 11th Avenue near the duck pond.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Justine Heisel and Sarah Angst @ Artists’ Gallery

Justine Heisel and Sarah Angst are featured artists at the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson for the month of October. The Gallery invites the public to an artist’s reception on Friday, October 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Justine Heisel will be showing “Landscapes – Near and Far.” (Her “Memory of Galapagos” is shown here.) Heisel works frequently in the “plein aire” style, creating works of art directly from nature. The demands of painting out of doors support Heisel’s ability to create painterly brush strokes and lively color.

Sarah Angst will be showing new work. Angst’s hand-colored linoleum prints are locally and internationally collected and have won many awards. Each image is hand carved, printed and painted in an attempt to emit a calm, comforting sentiment of simple time and a simple way of life.

Bio for Sarah Angst: Sarah Angst grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Art Education. In 2003 she settled on printmaking as her medium of choice and has since been creating a body of work to exhibit. She now lives in Bozeman.

Angst creates each linoleum block print one at a time. Each image is hand carved, printed and painted in an attempt to emit a calm, comforting sentiment of simple time and a simple way of life. Her prints display the effortless beauty in everyday subject matter. She is drawn to the black outline and loves how it makes every color it contours seem to jump off the page.

Bio for Justine Heisel: Justine Heisel is a contemporary American painter and multimedia artist. She has studied many different disciplines and uses them individually or in combination to produce her art. She lives in Bozeman, surrounded by the mountains that she paints and loves.

Utilizing several media (ink, watercolor, oil, paper, metal, acrylic), she has found that working with one medium can feed an awareness of possibilities to keep in mind for other creations using different mediums. Always exploring the new and incorporating the unknown, Justine’s abstract flowers, scenic nature landscapes and other vivid, inspiring artworks lend beauty and light to any room.

Robert and Gennie DeWeese @ Bozeman High DeWeese Gallery

The Bozeman High School DeWeese Gallery will be featuring the works of Robert and Gennie DeWeese from the DeWeese family permanent collection. Selections were made by students of the Bozeman High Art Club. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. The show will be on display from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 205 N. 11th Ave.

Turning a New Corner at Aunt Dofe’s

Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory in Willow Creek has had a funding crisis of sorts and has had to at least postpone and perhaps cancel the next two years of scheduled shows. Reacting to this crisis, there is a group of people who are exploring ideas to help Aunt Dofe’s continue and maybe expand. Some of these ideas will be presented at the last Willow Creek Artwalk of 2008 this Friday, September 19, from 6 until 9 PM. There will be a suggestion box and sign-up sheets for people who want lend their support.

“We are going to try something new in the main gallery this time” says curator Dave Kirk. “We’re going to have the stuff for sale, with price tags on the art.  Our plan isn’t to change the format of the main gallery as much as to test the waters for putting such a gallery in the back of the building to help support the format we’ve been using in the front.”

Dave Kirk goes on to say in the spirit of this foray into actually selling art, Aunt Dofe’s will be replacing the show originally scheduled for September with a show of his own work.

[Ed. note: Those who haven’t been to Aunt Dofe’s can’t know what they’re missing. Check it out this Friday if possible. If you’re out of town like me, Dave can always be reached at]