The Helen E. Copeland Gallery invites everyone to celebrate the openings of the 2008 MFA Thesis exhibitions. The first exhibition, “Ah!”, which runs from March 23rd through March 27th, is the culmination of Drew Nicklas for his Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.
Nicklas explores the role of contemporary hand thrown pottery and what it means to make it simply and honestly. Nicklas pays a direct reference to Peter Shumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater in the approach that art provides nourishment through discovery. Nicklas encourages the public to stop at the table and eat the bread, enjoy the bread, and enjoy the pottery.
The public is invited to attend Nicklas’s oral defense, Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00 am in the Copeland Gallery. A closing reception will be held Friday, March 27th from 5-7 pm.