17 UM Students Display Art During B.F.A. Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 15, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Art will present the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display in the UM Gallery of Visual Arts April 30 through May 16 and in the University Center Gallery April 28 through May 16.

Both galleries will host opening receptions on Thursday, May 1. The UC Gallery reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m., and the Gallery of Visual Arts reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Both galleries will host Commencement receptions from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 16.

The annual B.F.A. Senior Thesis Exhibition is a diverse array of media and content. This year, many of the students explore issues of identity and gender issues in their work. Due to the large number of students, 12 artists will exhibit in the Gallery of Visual Arts and five will exhibit in the UC Gallery. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, installation art, photography and ceramics will be featured. All events are free and open to the public.     

All Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates in the UM School of Art are required to participate in 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 are Margaret Boelman, Charlotte Dysthe, Syd Faul, Cody Hilleboe, Jeannette Keller, Gabrial Kerber, Kristina Myers Rollins, Morgan Rollins, John Ryan, Alex Sugiri, Tracy Warneke-Klepzig and Anthony Yazzie. Participating artists in the UC Gallery are Roseline Cadotte-Vaile, Breanna deMontigny, Amanda Easton, Kelsey McDonough, and Charnay Murphy.

The Gallery of Visual Arts, located on the first floor UM’s Social Science Building, is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 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 the Gallery of Visual Arts at 406-243-2813 or email gallery.visarts@umontana.edu, or call the UC Gallery at 406-243-5564 or email ucgallery@mso.umt.edu. Additional information can be found 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.