Upcoming Events Featuring the Arts

The University of Montana Western invites the community to three upcoming events featuring the arts: the opening of the latest show in the Fine Arts Gallery, the Glass Studio Open House, and the next production in the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery has scheduled an opening reception of the new contemporary exhibit in the Corr Gallery entitled “A Year In” by Beth Huhtala from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The opening will be preceded by Huhtala’s Artist’s talk in Main Hall room 309 from 5-6 p.m. the same day.

Showcasing new work by Wyoming and Montana artist Beth Huhtala, the exhibit features her raw and vibrant paintings of abstract animal figures that explore the emotional landscape of a woman in the contemporary west.

The exhibit will be open October 11 – Nov 9 during regular gallery hours (Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.)

The Fine Arts Gallery is also proud to announce the arrival of new works from the Permanent Collection displayed in the Walton Gallery, including: “Sur la Plage, a Berneval by Auguste Renoir, a print by Andy Warhol, and a color etching by Virgile Nevjestic.

The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served. The Gallery is located at the South end of Main Hall. For more information, please contact Aja Mujinga Sherrard by email at [email protected], or call 406-683-7313.

 

The University of Montana Western’s Glass Studio has scheduled an Open House for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. This event will be co-hosted by the University of Montana Western’s Alumni and Friends.

Associate Professor Michael Hengler will provide an introduction to the studio’s facilities, which are used by students during their course work in many facets of glass working including: hot shop, torch working, fusing, casting and cold working. Students in glass courses learn to work with glass, both towards technical mastery and as a material adept at articulating conceptually-driven artwork.

Honored guest artist, Miriam Di Fiore, will be present at the Open House to share her methods of creating unique works of art with glass. Originally from Argentina and currently living in Italy, she has become a master of her craft, having traveled the world teaching classes and exhibiting in galleries. Her art can be found in several museums and permanent collections and features her unique glass layering technique to create a three-dimensional effect in the scenes she creates, often representing nature and forests. Montana Western students will work directly with the artist in residence as she shares her expertise during the week of the Open House.

The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The Glass Studio is located in the Emerick Art Studio across the street from the South end of Main Hall.

For more information, please contact Roxanne Engellant by email at [email protected], or call 406-683-7305.

 

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, as part of the 2017-18 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, presents Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. The performances will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 am in the Beier Auditorium on the Montana Western campus.

In addition to the performances, the community is also invited to attend an acting workshop with the troupe on Nov. 9 at 12:15 pm in the Beier Auditorium. Interested schools, groups or individuals can contact Dr. Judy Ulrich, Professor of Fine Arts and Education, by calling (406) 660-0221 for more information about the workshop.

Twelfth Night Event

All shows in the series are performed on the Montana Western campus. Evening shows start at 7:30 pm, with matinee dates and times to be announced. Tickets are $5 and $8 at the door; Montana Western students are admitted free of charge. Season tickets are $40 and are available at the door or by calling 406-683-7101.

For more information, including group admission rates to the performances, please contact Dr. Judy Ulrich, Professor of Fine Arts and Education, by email at [email protected], or call (406) 660-0221.