UMW Fine Arts Gallery Presents “Old School”

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery is proud to host “Old School”, a photography exhibit presented by former UMW Student Zach Begler. The exhibit will be available for viewing in the gallery, located in Main Hall, until April 22, open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo provided by Zachary Begler.

As the University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery reopens this Spring, they do so under the theme of “The Work Continues”. The featured artists have spent the past year creating new work, reimagining existing work, and expanding the scope and definition of their practice. For all of them, the isolation and turning inward of 2020 has led to the discovery of new ways of making art, as well as new ways of understanding their own work.

Join the Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery for the final show in “The Work Continues” series with “Old School”, a photography exhibit by former UMW student Zach Begler. Begler brings a documentary photo exhibit detailing the friendship between a young photographer from Helena and a dynamic homeless man on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The show features stunning images and writings from Zach’s journal along the way and expands on a 5 year, 200 image project in which Zach photographed the homeless and gangs in the Los Angeles area.

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. COVID-19 protocols will be in place, with only two people in the gallery allowed at one time with mask-wearing and social distancing required.

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Freeman by email at nathaniel.freeman@umwestern.edu or call (406) 683-7059. For more information about Zach Begler and his work visit his website zach-begler.squarespace.com

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