“The Chancellor’s Collection” was launched with an initial piece by visual arts graduate Jessica Bach titled “Life’s Energy.”
“We want to recognize the exceptional work of Montana Western visual art students,” Weatherby said. “Buidling a permanent collection that showcases their efforts will add significantly to our university.”
Bach grew up in Choteau, Mont. and graduated from Montana Western this year.
She calls “Life’s Energy” a personal and artistic exploration. “The piece uses manipulated photography of a small glass of water with food coloring,” Bach said.
“My art classes at Montana Western were definitely enlightening,” Bach said. “I’ve had a lot of feedback and support from my art professors which has helped me to grow and mature as a artist.”
In the next year Bach will be moving to Elko, Nev. where she will continue to build her portfolio.
“Life’s Energy” is currently on display in the chancellor’s office in the university’s historic Roe House.