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Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition @ MSU

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at Montana State University will close out its Fall 2008 schedule with the Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.  The exhibit opens November 24th and runs through December 19th.  A reception with the artists will be held Tuesday, December 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition showcases works by the many talented and creative young undergraduates throughout the university.  Juror Dr. Regina Gee, art historian in the School of Art, will award a first, second, and third place winner with cash prizes.  The exhibit offers the opportunity to view artworks from a wide-range of artistic approaches and a variety of media.

For students submitting:
Ready to hang/install artwork will be accepted in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery* in Haynes Hall on the MSU campus during the following times:

Wednesday, November 19th, 12 – 3 pm.
Thursday, November 20th, 10am – 3pm.

Entry Fee: $1.00/entry, maximum of 3 entries per student. Please do not re-submit work that was exhibited in the 2007 Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition

*Large scale paintings and sculptures can be temporarily set up in the painting or sculpture studios and will be judged there AS LONG AS LABELS ARE ATTACHED AND IN CLEAR VIEW.

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

“MSU Semester in Italy 2008” exhibition

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery invites everyone to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “MSU Semester in Italy 2008” Thursday, October 30th from 5-7 p.m. The opening reception with the artists is free and open to the public.

The exhibition, which runs from October 27th – November 7th showcases works by Montana State University students who spent Spring 2008 studying art and art history in Italy.  Instructed by MSU professors Harold Schlotzhauer and Harvey Hamburgh, the students traveled extensively throughout the country and also spent several weeks creating art while staying at an Umbrian villa. This exposure to Italian culture and life influenced the students greatly.  The exhibition includes works that were created in Italy and also later works that were influenced by their Italian studies.

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.

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.

Art Exhibit: CMR Art Teachers Exhibition

Beginning May 9th, the Helen E. Copeland Gallery will begin a summer exhibition showcasing 3 different high schools’ teachers’ works. The first exhibition, brought to us from C.M. Russell High School in Great Falls will be on display through June 13th. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 20th from 3:30 – 5:00pm. The reception will include the visiting teachers and their students who will be coming for a day trip to visit the School of Arts and Architecture.

The featured artists will be Jackie Van Heel, Kerry Brashear, Tess Jacobs, and Jennifer Pospisil, four women who teach studio painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to K-12 as well as at MSU-Great Falls. The artists work with different mediums from drawing and painting to encaustic collage. Recycled items become the subject matter in works that become personalized into figurative forms.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is pleased to host these fine educators, and to showcase their work to their students and visitors to the gallery. The gallery is located in Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Annual B.F.A. Graduate Art Exhibition @ MSU

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at Montana State University will close out its spring schedule with the Annual B.F.A. Graduate Exhibition. The exhibit opens April 28th and runs through May 9th. A reception with the artists will be held Friday, May 9th from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition showcases works by the many talented and creative young artists graduating from the School of Art at MSU. With just over 60 artists represented, the exhibit offers the opportunity to view artworks from a wide-range of artistic approaches and a variety of media. There are examples of artworks from all the disciplines in the School of Art. B.F.A. graduates from the painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, metalsmithing, ceramics and graphic design disciplines have all exhibited their thesis projects.

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

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.

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.

Threading Between Worlds: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Stefrose

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery continues to invite everyone to celebrate the openings of the 2008 MFA Thesis exhibitions. The next exhibition, which runs from April 7th through April 11th, is the culmination of Stefrose, Master of Fine Arts student at Montana State University – Bozeman. There will be a closing reception April 11, 5-7 p.m.

The art pieces in this series are accounts of deaf artist Stefrose’s experiences that constantly tug and push her between two worlds. Living her life in a world of silence, Stefrose uses the techniques of quilt making to express the constant struggle she encounters in living “partly in each world for different reasons”. Stefrose goes on to explain that “one of the styles I chose to use in my work is comparable to a well-known quilt making association, Gee’s Bend, especially in the approach of using personal history to create artistic interpretations.”

Stefrose

The series is an expression of solitude and sometimes alienation from a larger community. The pieces both stand individually and fused altogether as a narration that tells of a pulling between two worlds. Amidst the heart of deafening silence, a story emerges.

Stefrose

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. Hours to view the gallery are Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. For more information or directions please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Accumulated Response: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Heather Bentz

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery invites everyone to celebrate the opening of Accumulated Response Friday, March 27th from 5-7 p.m. The opening reception with the artist is free and open to the public.

Heather Bentz

The exhibition, which runs from March 24th through March 29th, is the culmination of Heather Bentz’s Master of Fine Arts studies at Montana State University – Bozeman. Bentz’s work explores the intersections of found objects with human interactions with the environment that surrounds us. The artist’s inspiration is “bound to the similarities and differences that occur within repetition”. The artist continues: “In abstract painting, I have no plan or directions to follow and find my work through the process of working with my hands using specific materials. I respond with intuitive and informed decisions. As a result, the canvas is a record of the memory of my hand; history held in marks and layers of paint.”

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. For more information or directions call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.

Art @ MSU | Dean Adams: Succession

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery at MSU announces Succession, an exhibition of the work of local ceramicist Dean Adams.  The exhibition runs from February 19 – March 7.  An opening reception with the artist will be held February 25 from 5-7 p.m.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Ceramic art by Dean Adams

The exhibition includes two very different bodies of work created by Adams. Many of the pieces were fired in his new wood-fired soda kiln. His inspiration comes from the architecture of wood-fired kilns, pre-historic Japanese kiln furniture, the landscape, and monumental architecture. Dean describes the sculptures as indicative of the relationship between the space of the kiln, the other pieces in the kiln, and the fire.

Dean Adams received his MA and MFA degrees from The University of Iowa. He has taught at Montana State University as an adjunct since fall of 2001. He exhibits nationally and internationally. He has participated in many artists’ residencies, including The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT; The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and Watershed Center for Ceramics in New Castle, Maine.

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 across from the duck pond.  For more information, please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.