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March 14, 2012

MISSOULA –

The School of Art and the Gallery of Visual Arts at The University of Montana will present two Master of Fine Art thesis exhibitions from Thursday, March 22, through Thursday, April 19.

The gallery will host an opening reception for exhibitions by Michael Flynn and Sarahjess Hurt from 5 to 7 p.m. March 22. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

“Michael Flynn 2012” features sculptures that comment on the current condition of society and culture and are inspired by new commercial products, methods of social interaction and sustainability. He uses recognizable, everyday objects and images that often reflect necessities of life, and his work encourages viewers to reconsider the ways they exist in the current world and culture.

In her exhibition, “Fragments of Fiction,” Hurt explores the human need to document or attach personal emotion to objects. Her intimate ceramic cups and found-object sculpture made from remnants of consumer culture investigate the reinterpretation of memory.

The Gallery of Visual Arts is located on the first floor of the Social Science Building. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; and Monday by appointment only. The gallery will be closed April 2-6 for spring break.

Information about the UM School of Art is online at http://www.umt.edu/art.

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Contact: Cathryn Mallory, UM Gallery of Visual Arts director, 406-243-2813, gallery.visarts@umontana.edu.