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Bear Canyon & Beyond: An Exhibition of MSU Ceramic Alumni

The School of Art at Montana State University in Bozeman has had a long tradition of ceramic art beginning with Frances Senska, and her early students Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio at Montana State College continuing through today in our program at the University. To highlight the School’s role in the development of contemporary ceramic art, Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to Bear Canyon & Beyond: An Exhibition of MSU Ceramic Alumni.

The exhibition dates are Monday June 6 – Thursday September 15, 2011, and it is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.  There will be a closing reception on Thursday September 15 from 6:30-8:30PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor.

Exhibitors in this exhibition include: Phillip Ahnen, Dean Adams, Rudy Autio, David Beumée, Gail Busch, Tracy Chubb, Packy Cronin, Josh DeWeese, Frank Fabens, Jared Gabriel, Keith Gilyard, Dara Hartman, Miranda Howe, Louis Katz, Ken Kohoutek,  Mark Kronfuss, Stephanie Manuele, Bunny McBride, Karl McDade, Ryan Patrick Mitchell, Robert “Boomer” Moore, Drew Nicklas, Paul Northway, Theresa Welty Northway, Gabriel Ohlson, Michael Peed, Matt Piedalue, Grant Petrelli, Rick Pope, Armando Ramos, Lewis Rifkowitz, Mat Rude, Lisa Salisbury, Frances Senska, Carl Sheehan, Kelly Stevenson, Al Tennant, Benjamin Upchurch, Monica Van den Dool, Peter Voulkos, and Joel Weissman.


MSU Ceramics Collection

Montana State University is proud to present an exhibition of ceramic works from the MSU permanent collection. The works will be on exhibit Monday 30 August – Thursday 16 September, 2010, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall. The gallery is open Monday through Friday; 9AM – 5PM (except Labor Day, Monday 6 September). There will be a closing reception on Thursday 16 September, 7PM – 9PM, at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, with invited speaker Josh DeWeese.

View rare and incredible ceramic objects from the MSU archives. The front gallery takes viewers back more than 100 years through the astoundingly beautiful Pueblo Pottery of the Southwest United States. These large bowls, polychrome jars and assorted objects represent excellent examples of pots from the Zia, Acoma, Santa Clara, and Santa Domingo Pueblos.

The back gallery represents the MSU Ceramics Research Collection. Included in the exhibition are pieces by alumni, former professors and visiting artists at Montana State University; such as Peter Voulkos, Rudy Autio and Frances Senska. Experience early 1950’s Peter Voulkos glazed, wheel-thrown pottery and witness the beginnings of his raw abstract expressionist forms. This collection also includes raw clay pieces by American masters Rudy Autio, Paul Soldner and Patti Warashina. Included in this show are pieces made by current professors Josh DeWeese and Dean Adams, as well as, current School of Art Graduate Students in Ceramics Dave Peters and Ernest Forward.