Senior Thesis Exhibition to Display Art from 20 UM Students

April 20, 2016

Detail from Kara Maul’s “Tools,” graphite, ink and pastel on Masonite boardMISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Art will present the 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition April 28-May 13 in the Gallery of Visual Arts and April 25-May 13 in the University Center Gallery.

The UC Gallery will host an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and the Gallery of Visual Arts will have a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. the same day. Both galleries will hold Commencement receptions from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, and all events are free and open to the public.

The annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition contains a diverse array of media and content, from paintings and drawings to sculpture, installation art, photography, video, printmaking and ceramics. With numerous students participating this year, 14 artists will exhibit in the Gallery of Visual Arts and six will display their art in the UC Gallery. All BFA candidates in the UM School of Art are required to participate in the Senior Thesis Exhibition.

Participating artists in the Gallery of Visual Arts are Elaine Fraticelli, Marion Halsell, Brittney Hofer, Nick Kakavas, Karlene Kantner, Elaine Kelly, Leah Haemin Kim, Lena Olson, Ellen Pemberton, Gerald Polensky, Carly Prentice, Josh Taira, Paige Nikolette Ward and Jennifer Wright.

Participating artists in the UC Gallery are Alley Carter, Emily Flynn, Haley Jacobson, Jessica Lammon, Kara Maul and Brianna McClean.

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.

For more information on the exhibits, call the Gallery of Visual Arts at 406-243-2813 or email, or call the UC Gallery at 406-243-5564 or email Additional information is online at


Photo caption: Detail from Kara Maul’s “Tools,” graphite, ink and pastel on Masonite board

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