MISSOULA – The Gallery of Visual Arts and the University of Montana School of Art will present “Accumulation/Transformation,” the annual art faculty exhibition, Sept. 3-25.
An opening reception will be held for the exhibition from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Gallery of Visual Arts, located on the first floor of the Social Science Building. Earlier that evening, UM School of Art Associate Professor Valerie Hedquist will deliver an accompanying lecture titled “Miss Linwood’s Picture Gallery in Leicester Square” from 5:10 to 6 p.m. in Social Science Building Room 356.
“Accumulation/Transformation” explores the concept of collecting and collections. Faculty members were challenged to examine how the things they collect inform their creative process and create work in response. In some cases, actual collections of objects will be displayed in addition to other artwork.
Artists included in this year’s exhibition are Brad Allen, James Bailey, Kevin Bell, Mary Ann Bonjorni, H. Rafael Chacon, Jason Clark, Jennifer Combe, Elizabeth Dove, Julia Galloway, Matt Hamon, Hedquist, Trey Hill, Steven Krutek, Beth Lo, Cathryn Mallory and Edgar Smith.
Chacon, a professor of art history and criticism, will cap the exhibition with a lecture titled “Wanted: Indian Art Majors” from 5:10 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Social Science Building Room 356.
All events are free and open to the public. The Gallery of Visual Arts is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment on Monday.
NOTE TO MEDIA: To request digital images of the exhibition, contact Mallory at 406-243-2813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.