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Mary Ellen Carroll: “Architecture is not Art”

Montana State University, School of Architecture, is proud to present Mary Ellen Carroll, who will present her lecture, “Architecture is not Art”, on Friday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m., in Gaines Hall 101.

Mary Ellen Carroll is a conceptual artist living and working in New York City and Houston, Texas. Her career, spanning more than twenty years, has focused on the single, fundamental question, “What do we consider a work of art?” The results are multifarious, provocative, and often wry outpourings in architecture, writing, performance, photography, filmmaking, printmaking, sculpture, and painting that interrogate the relationship between subjectivity, language, and power.

Carroll teaches architecture at Rice University in Houston where she has manifested what she terms her opus, prototype 180 – a ten year project that involves the revolution of a single family home on its foundation, conceived as a way of making architecture perform. For her daring and compelling work, Carroll has received much recognition including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Pollack/Krasner Award and most recently, the artistic honor award by the American Institute of Architects in Houston.

Ms. Carroll currently has an exhibition at Columbia University’s Buell Gallery on prototype 180.

Registered for one hour of AIA Continuing Education Units. To request public accommodation or accommodation to participate in the above event, please contact Sharon Matney at 994-2921, or Diane Letendre, Director, Affirmative Action, 994-2042. For more details on this event please contact Barry Newton, 406-994-6534 or barry.newton@montana.edu.

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition schedule

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery would like to invite you to the 2011 MFA Thesis exhibitions.  Sukha Worob, April Marie Hale, LA Hoffman and Emily Browne are the 2011 candidates presenting for a Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.  Each candidate will be exhibiting their work at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery.  All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

The public is also invited to attend candidate’s oral defense in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery; dates and times for each candidate are listed below.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall.  Attached is a PDF of the MSU Campus Map – Haynes Hall is highlighted in yellow, the nearest adjacent parking lots are highlighted in blue and the University Campus Police, where you may purchase daily parking passes, is highlighted in red.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).  Parking in these lots is free after 6PM. Gallery Hours are: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.


Sukha Worob
Exhibition dates: Monday March 7 – Friday March 11, 2011
Defense: Monday March 7, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 10, 7 – 9PM

April Marie Hale
Nature of the Human Animal
Exhibition dates: Monday March 21 – Friday March 25, 2011
Defense: Monday March 21, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 24, 7 – 9PM

LA Hoffman
Appropriate Disruptions
Exhibition dates: Monday March 28 – Friday April 1, 2011
Defense: Monday March 28, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 31, 7 – 9PM

Emily Browne
Here we are.
Exhibition dates: Monday April 4 – Friday April 8, 2011
Defense: Monday April 4, 11AM
Reception: Thursday April 7, 7 – 9PM

“Again and Again”: Sukha Worob’s MFA show

MSU graduate student Sukha Worob will be holding his master’s thesis exhibition, Again and Again, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Hayes Hall on the MSU campus. The opening reception is Thursday, March 10th, 7:00-9:00 pm. The exhibition is part traditional etchings and part performative printmaking installation; attendees are encouraged to use Worob’s print rockers to make impressions on gallery walls during the week of the show.

See the Printana blog and sukhaworob.com/mfa.html for further information.

Contemporary Connections: Paintings by Sheryl Katzenberger at the Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Contemporary Connections a collection of paintings by Sheryl Katzenberger, a Montana native and MSU student. The exhibition will be showing in the Exit Gallery February 28th – March 11th. There will be a free public reception Wednesday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Sheryl’s paintings may reference landscapes, but the paint takes on a life of its own as “the colors grind and squirm against their foe, the dryness that will bind them down.”  Through the thinness and thickness of the paint, Sheryl’s work creates a dialogue that invites viewers to explore shadows and confront mysteries.  In the artist’s words, “the colors plot, argue, sing and tell scary stories – sometimes all in the same painting”.

Sheryl’s tenacity for learning and creativity has led to an incredibly beautiful, thoughtful and intriguing body of work. After a career for many years as an elementary teacher and businesswoman, Sheryl is now an undergraduate in the MSU School of Art.

Facebook’s Ben Barry Lectures: “Move Fast and Break Things”

You are invited to a lecture by Ben Barry of social network giant Facebook this Tuesday February 22 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman. Barry is a communication designer, illustrator, printer, programmer, and thinker for Facebook, where his focus is developing their online presence, voice and brand. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to focus on developing such a young brand that millions of people all over the world already interact with on a daily basis,” says Barry. “I am immensely interested in the massive potential that we have to influence social change by encouraging an atmosphere of openness and sharing.”

Barry, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen-printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin before joining Facebook. There he honed his skills with a range of clients, doing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen-printed posters. He’s also an alumni of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explored the role graphic designers can play in encouraging social change.

This special presentation by Ben Barry is sponsored in part with funding from NSF EPSCoR and by the Graphic Design Program at Montana State University as part of their ongoing lecture series. It is free and open to the public.

Reclaiming Art: Open Call for Submissions to MSU Students

Re-use. Redefine. Reclaim!

Reclaiming Art is a juried project that invites individuals and groups to create artworks from recycled and reclaimed materials. Reclaiming Art encourages MSU Students to reconsider their consumption habits, and to redefine how otherwise discarded or leftover items might be transformed.

Submissions are due March 25th by 5pm to the Exit Gallery, SUB 212 and you must be an MSU student to apply. Applications are available in the Exit Gallery. Works selected for “Reclaiming Art” will be shown in the Exit Gallery April 4-15, with a reception on Wednesday, April 6 at 5pm. Sponsored by ASMSU Arts and Exhibits and the ASMSU Sustainability Center.

Silently Spoken: Installation by Molly McDonald @ Exit Gallery

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: “Silently Spoken” a painting installation by Molly McDonald an undergraduate student of MSU. The exhibition will be showing in the Exit Gallery February 14–25. There will be a free public reception Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

There are no outlandish colors or striking abstractions within Molly’s paintings. Planes of white and subtle color intersect delicately to induce new perceptual sensations of spaces. Instead of implementing anything specific to the viewer, an element of patience is required as she forces one to look deeper into the subtle manipulation of the painting. The work is outstanding as such strong expression is captivated by such powerful subtly.

Molly Jean McDonald began her exploration of varieties of art forms at home in northern Minnesota.  Molly’s devotion to education has earned her an Associate of Arts Degree at Fergus Falls Community College for Theatrical Stage Design, while graduating High School in 2003.  She then studied Interior Design at North Dakota State University and quickly escaped to find herself a career in Bozeman, MT as a high-end residential Interior Designer at Carole Sisson Designs until 2008.  Most recently, Molly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Fine Art Studios from Montana State University Bozeman.
She has participated in group exhibitions primarily within the School of Art and the local Gallatin Valley community including the Livingston Art Center.

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

Rick Smith video: (Dis)continuity

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: (Dis)continuity, a video installation by Rick Smith. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery January 31st – February 11th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, February 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

For Rick Smith, experimental filmmaking allows him to explore the nature of cinema outside the boundaries that are imposed by the structure of traditional narrative. His films hope to reveal the world beyond our perception and draw on greater truths. The videos were filmed at rates beyond 500 frames per second, which creates an extreme slow motion that transforms the familiar and quotidian into something spectacular.

Rick Smith is a cinematographer and visual artist living in Bozeman, MT. He recently completed his MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at MSU and currently works for Grizzly Creek films as a cinematographer for “Expedition Wild”, a series on National Geographic Television. In 2010 he won a regional Emmy for his work as the Director of Photography on a Montana PBS program called “Before There Were Parks.” In addition to his mainstream work in broadcast television, Rick has started to explore the limits of image making utilizing the latest photographic tools that blur the boundary between photographic and cinematic. Through the use of high-speed and digitally manipulated imagery, Rick’s installation critiques our collective obsession with photographic truth and the atomization of time.

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

Life Drawing Sessions at MSU – Everyone welcome!

Life drawing sessions, hosted by the MSU Painting and Drawing Guild, will begin during the spring semester on January 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in room 233 of Haynes Hall on the MSU campus and continue every Monday evening throughout the semester. 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. Whether you are a novice or experienced artists the experience is a fun and fulfilling chance to improve your technique and learn from others.

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

The first MSU Painting and Drawing Guild meeting (not drawing session) of the semester will be Wednesday, January 26th at 6 pm in the painting room, 227 Haynes Hall. For more information about the Guild, Life Drawing, or modeling please call 605.728.2908.

Vox Populi: undergraduate juried exhibition