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April 16, 2013


The University of Montana School of Art will present the 2013 Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display in the UM Gallery of Visual Arts April 30 through May 17 and in the University Center Gallery April 29 through May 17. 

Both galleries will host opening receptions on Thursday, May 2. The UC Gallery reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and the Gallery of Visual Arts reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Both galleries will host Commencement receptions from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. 

The annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition is a diverse array of media and content. Due to the large number of students, 18 artists will exhibit in the Gallery of Visual Arts and six artists will exhibit in the UC Gallery. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, film, installation, printmaking, photography and ceramics will be featured. All events are free and open to the public.          

All BFA candidates in the School of Art are required to do the Senior Thesis Exhibition.  Each student will display a body of work that reflects their chosen media. Participating artists in the Gallery of Visual Arts exhibit are Jason Bohman, Mary Callahan Baumstark, Sarah Christenson, Nerissa Cook, Zachary Cook, Kayla Crooks, Jennifer A. duToit, Sarah Ann Eisenlohr, Gaston, Kari A. Goettlich, Miriam Griffin, Gustav Hamilton, James Heath, Chase McBride, Clay Pape, Lukas Phelan, Cassie Stone and Janaína Vieira-Marques. Participating artists in the UC Gallery exhibit are Lea Christiansen, Lisa Diaz, Dane Hansen, Katie S. Machain, Rebekah Ann Sanders and Jack T. Wicks.

The Gallery of Visual Arts, located on the first floor UM’s Social Science Building, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The UC Gallery, located on the second floor of the UC, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information call 406-243-2813 or 406-243-5564 or email or





Contact: Cathryn Mallory, UM Gallery of Visual Arts director, 406-243-2813,