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2011 B.F.A. thesis exhibition @ MSU

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the 2011 B.F.A. thesis exhibition. With over 60 artists represented, the exhibit offers the opportunity to view artworks from a wide-range of artistic approaches and a variety of media from all the disciplines in the School of Art. The 2011 B.F.A. graduates from the painting, sculpture, printmaking, metalsmithing, ceramics and graphic design disciplines are represented in this exhibition.

The exhibition dates are Monday April 25 – Friday May 6, 2011, and it is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. There will be a closing reception on Friday May 6 from 7PM-9PM. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor.

Elemental Symbiosis: Ceramic Exhibition by Skylor Swann @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Elemental Symbiosis, a collection of ceramic vessels by Skylor Swann. The exhibition will be in the Exit Gallery April 18th – 29th and there will be a free public reception on Wednesday, April 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Skylor chose clay as his medium because he enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect balance of the four natural elements: earth, water, air and fire. His functional vessels incorporate a visual vocabulary of aquatic flora and fauna, bubbles and fire with which he hopes to communicate with the viewer on a primal level. Skylor’s interest in clay began in high school from which his education led him first to MSU Bozeman and then to Southern Utah University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Ceramics and Sculpture working with Susan Harris. After several years of working from home studios Skylor has returned to MSU working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and intends to pursue a master degree after graduating in May. His long-term goals are to work and study internationally and also to explore the endless possibilities of a life in the ceramic arts.

For more information please call 406.994.1828 or email asmsuexhibits@montana.edu. The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!

MSU Painting and Drawing Guild Sale @ MSU April 18-20

A small artwork sale, consisting mostly of paintings and drawings and hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, will be held in the basement of the SUB near the bookstore on April 18th, 19th and 20th from 10:00am to 2:30pm.  With a variety of techniques and artistic styles and a wide range of prices, everyone is sure to find something within their budget that they adore!  Artwork makes a great gift for any occasion and is always original.  All works are created locally by MSU student artists.

The Painting and Drawing Guild is always seeking new members so feel free to attend a meeting, email us, or check out the guild on Facebook to get involved.  The next Guild meeting will be held Wednesday, April 27th at 6pm in the painting room, 227 Haynes Hall.  Life Drawing, open to the community, is $5 per three hour model session, each Monday evening beginning at 6:00pm in 233 Haynes Hall. For more information please call 605.728.2908 or email msupaintingdrawingguild@gmail.com.

Multi-media installation: Roz Mortimer @ MSU

Montana State University School of Film and Photography, the School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery would like to invite the public to Passages (is this a love letter or a suicide note?), a multi media installation by the artist Roz Mortimer.  The exhibition dates are Tuesday April 12 – Tuesday April 19, 2011, and it is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday April 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor.

Passages (is this a love letter or a suicide note?) was created in response to a Rockefeller Foundation residency in Bellagio, Italy which was taken in collaboration with Robert Arnold, Director of the School of Film and Photography. At Bellagio the artists worked together to create a bank of images with the intention of developing separate but linked responses to this unique place.

This two channel video installation interweaves thousands of still photographs, video and timelapse photography to take the viewer on a choreographed journey through the labyrinthine gardens and ruins of Villa Serbelloni on Lake Como. Mortimer’s diary became the narrative base of the work, it is a confessional and intimate essay referencing Calvino, Borges, Mann and Twain whilst recording a personal response to the isolation and beauty of this place.

The passage of time, light, and people is central to Passages, where location and landscape become devices to explore duality, enclosure and isolation – both as physical and psychological states. Intersecting paths open out into seemingly impossible locations, mysterious doors set into the rock reveal secret passageways, and as the cicadas call, a sense of languor gives way to obsession and an unraveling of sanity.  Passages was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Arts Council England and Film London Artists Moving Image Network.

Roz Mortimer is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London, UK. She is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Film and Photography at MSU. Her work has been widely shown around the world in galleries, cinemas, at film festivals and on television and has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London, LFVDA, LAFVA, Eastern Arts and Channel 4 Television.

Her work is focused on expanded and experimental forms of documentary across a range of media; from film and video to photography, sound, installation and performance. Earlier works unpicked notions of Englishness, whereas more recent films have focused on specific global locations from the High Arctic to the Italian Lakes, creating layered and thought provoking portraits which blur the boundaries between staged theater and documentary and raise questions about the relationship between fact and fiction.

Life Drawing open to the public: Mondays 6-9 pm

Life drawing sessions, hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, are happening every Monday throughout the semester from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in room 233 of Haynes Hall on the MSU campus. The room is located in the southwest corner of Haynes Hall on the second floor. There is a $5 admission to draw for each session and we need at least eight people to attend each session! Whether you are a novice or experienced artist the opportunity is a fun and fulfilling chance to improve your technique and learn from others!

The MSU Painting and Drawing Guild is also looking for nude models to hire for the life drawing sessions. Models are paid $40 for three hours. Modeling is not open to MSU art students.

For more information about the Drawing and Painting Guild, life drawing sessions, or if you are interested in working as a model please call 406.994.1828 or email asmsuexhibits@montana.edu.

Emily Browne MFA Exhibition: here we are

Emily Browne will be exhibiting her Masters of Fine Arts thesis show, here we are, in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery at the School of Art at Montana State University from April 4-8, 2011.

There will be a public thesis defense at 11:00 am in the gallery on April 4th, and an artist’s reception on Thursday, April 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Browne’s thesis is comprised of large-scale figurative drawings. The work addresses ideas of relationships, memory, familiarity and space.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the artist at efbrowne@gmail.com.

LA Hoffman MFA exhibition: Appropriate Disruptions

This March, the Helen E. Gopeland Gallery on the Montana State University campus will premiere a thesis exhibition by LA Hoffman: Appropriate Disruptions. This show brings together the new work from her cumulative year at MSU.

Appropriate Disruptions will be on display from March 28th – April 1st. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, March 31st, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and is open to the public, all works are for sale. Hours for the Helen E. Copeland Gallery are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hoffman is known for her hyper-prismatic color palette and often graphic work. She sees patterns in the ways people interact and the elements that make up life stories. Her work often falls into the category of pop-art, and can take on a sketchbook/graffiti sensibility. Her work deals with hiding and revealing information and sometimes plays with the sheen/flatness of paints to obscure images.

A fierce feminist, Hoffman strives to both be a student of history, and a leader in the present by asking questions of herself and questioning the assumptions around her. Currently self-identified as a third-wave feminist, she’s wondering at the emergence of a new fourth-wave.

“Our power comes from our stories. Just as my past influences the person I am now so do the accumulated stories of our collective experiences influence us as a culture. Stories can cut across the chatter of a drifting conversation, they disrupt the flow and even when spoken softly, they make people listen. There is no argument against someone’s individual life experience. We relate to each other this way, stories encourage us to find common ground.”

MSU Painting and Drawing Guild Sale in the SUB

On Monday, March 21st and Tuesday March 22nd from 11am to 2pm, the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild will be selling small paintings to raise money for an encaustic painting workshop as well as other arts events on campus. For every purchase you can submit your name into a raffle for a painting donated by one of the guild members. Whether you’ve started an art collection or are just beginning, stop by to purchase affordable artworks for yourself or as gifts made by MSU art students! For more information please call 406.579.1724 or email asmsuexhibits@montana.edu.