22 UM Students Display Art During Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 14, 2015

Girl holding bunny on her shoulder

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Art will present the 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition in the Gallery of Visual Arts April 30-May 15 and the University Center Gallery April 27-May 15.

Both galleries will host opening receptions on Thursday, April 30. 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 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15. All events are free and open to the public.   

The annual B.F.A. Senior Thesis Exhibition is a diverse array of media and content. With the large number of students, 17 artists will exhibit in the Gallery of Visual Arts and five will exhibit in the UC Gallery. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, installation art, photography, video, printmaking and ceramics will be featured.

All bachelor of fine arts candidates in the UM School of Art are required to participate in the Senior Thesis Exhibition. Students will display work that reflects their chosen media.

Participating artists in the Gallery of Visual Arts are Hannah Callahan, Troy Case, Erik Ehlert, Tricia Gieser, Elisha Harteis, Kyle Kankelborg, Glory Lawson, Sarah Magar, Max Mahn, Thomas Manzanarez, Stephaie Reiman, Alexandra Stewart, Bridget Stokes, Eva Stone, Lindsey Tucker, Michael Workman and Alissa Wynne.

Participating artist in the UC Gallery are Yana Dryden, Benjamin Fondell, Samantha French, Shelby Johnson and David Sampson.

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

Drawing of man in graduation cap, dress. high heels and stockings

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/.



Elisha Harteis, “I had a Bunny Once, Girl, Detail,” 2015, lowfire white earthenware, underglaze, black copper oxide and ribbon, 42” x 14” x 11”

Alissa Wynne, “The Graduate,” 2015, watercolor, ink and pen, 18” x 12”

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