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MATRIX Press: Master Prints @ The Emerson

The Emerson in Bozeman, Montana invites the community to view two contemporary printmaking exhibits on display this winter from January 10 – February 28. MATRIX Press: Master Prints will be on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery and Bozeman Printmaking 2011 in the Emerson Lobby. Meet the artists at an opening reception Friday, February 11th, 5- 8 pm and hear printmakers speak about their work at 5:30 pm and 6 pm.

The Lobby exhibit will feature prints created by MSU faculty, faculty emeritus, graduates of the printmaking program, and local printmakers including Kerry Corcoran, Catherine Courtenaye, Gesine Janzen, HJ Mooij, Fran Noel, Robert Royhl, Harold Schlotzhauer, and Jay Schmidt.

Matrix Press: Master Prints showcases nearly forty prints created through MATRIX Press, by nationally recognized artists over the course of the past twelve years. The prints from the MATRIX Press collection represent a broad range of artistic and technical approaches to the print. MATRIX Press was founded in 1998 by Professor of Art, James Bailey, at The University of Montana-Missoula, to educate, develop and promote printmaking and fine art prints. The show was curated by The University of Montana’s Gallery of Visual Arts in conjunction with University of Montana Professor James Bailey.

Artists represented in this exhibition include those who have continued the activist tradition of printmaking such as Richard Mock-best known for his cutting political prints that appeared in the New York Times Op-Ed section from 1980-1996-and Miriam Schapiro who was one of the pioneering artists in the Feminist Art movement to Tom Huck, known for his intricately cut woodcuts inspired by the likes of Albrecht Durer. In addition, colorful abstractions by Arizona artist and past UM alumni John Armstrong show a softer approach to the medium with his whimsical forms, which often reference the landscape. Chicago based artist Tony Fitzpatrick utilizes 50s style tattoo art in his color etchings, while Canadian Artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen‘s boat forms float mysteriously on metallic fields. For further information contact Ellen Ornitz at the Emerson, ellen@theemerson.org or consult our website: http://www.theemerson.org.

Sound is Transportation: A Collection by hj mooij

ASMSU Arts and Exhibits presents: Sound is Transportation, a collection of prints by hj mooij, an alumnus of MSU. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery January 19th through January 29th, 2010. There will be a free public artist reception at the Exit Gallery on Thursday, January 21st from 5 to 7 pm.

Hj mooij has been a printmaker for ten years and has practiced a wide variety of printmaking techniques from experimental food to traditional lithography.  Nothing has fascinated him more than the process of printing a lithograph, thus he has taken a strong liking to that medium. During the summer of 2009 hj mooij was asked to be a resident artist at the Kala Institute, in Berkeley California.  Kala is a large, well-equipped printmaking studio that now occupies the former Heinz 57 building.  It doesn’t smell like Ketchup.  The work on display is a selection of prints made at Kala, combined with various other prints that have rarely seen viewers.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Hj Mooij and Everybody’s Birthday @ Aunt Dofe’s

Ever wanted to have a birthday party with all your friends? Ever wanted to throw a special birthday for one of your friends? Well that’s how it all came to be. Everybody’s birthday converged with the two ideas of: 1. Having a special birthday party for a special someone, and 2. Always having birthday parties where everyone got to celebrate. The Everybody’s Birthday Art Show started three years ago when the artist showing at the winter show wanted to have it be a birthday party for a friend who’s birthday fell on March 13th. And then it seemed- why have it be for just them?

Hj Mooij will be showing new artwork at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory in Willow Creek Montana, Thursday March 13, 2008. The birthday party starts at 6pm and will run as long as people know how to boogie, everyone’s invited. There will also be an artist’s reception on Sunday, March 16, 2008 starting at 6pm.

Press and release, press and release, press and release, watching the glue dry. This art show is about using less and gaining more through conscious efforts of simplicity. Press and release, press, release. Glue, your new favorite toothpaste! The art is in pieces, it tells the story of its creation. What is significant? Come to the art show!