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UM School of Art Faculty Exhibit Opens on Campus

August 21, 2014

MISSOULA – The Gallery of Visual Arts and University of Montana School of Art will present the annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition and Lectures Sept. 2-19.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Gallery of Visual Arts on the first floor of the Social Science Building. Earlier that evening, Valerie Hedquist, UM professor of art history and criticism, will present a lecture titled “Spiritual Comfort and Charitable Healing in Ter Brugghen’s Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene.” It will be held from 5:10 to 6 p.m. in Social Science Building Room 356.

Annually, the Gallery of Visual Arts starts the new academic year with an exhibition of the current School of Art faculty as a way to introduce their work to students, the University and the community. A wide range of expression and media will be presented, including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Included in this year’s exhibition are faculty members Brad Allen, James Bailey, Kevin Bell, Mary Ann Bonjorni, H. Rafael Chacón, Jason Clark, Jennifer Combe, Elizabeth Dove, Julia Galloway, Matt Hamon, Trey Hill, Steven Krutek, Beth Lo, Elena Lourenco and Cathryn Mallory.

Rafael Chacón, professor of art history and criticism, will cap the exhibition with a lecture titled “The Transformation of Daphne: A Modernist Architect’s Life” from 5:10 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 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.

For more information call Mallory at 406-243-2813 or email gallery.visarts@umontana.edu. Information about the Gallery of Visual Arts is available at http://www.umt.edu/art.

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