MSU School of Art Exhibition "Confluence"
Haynes Hall, Copeland Gallery, 213
Montana State University's School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to an exhibition of Montana Metalsmiths. The exhibit, titled "Confluence", runs from September 19th - October 17th with a closing reception on October 17th from 7-9 p.m.
The exhibition demonstrates professional versatility and regionalism in custom, functional, sculptural and conceptual works of art being created under the Big Sky. Elichai Fowler of Livingston creates custom heirloom quality jewelry. Tomas McGuane, a Bozeman knife maker, specializes in one-of-a-kind Damascus steel knives. Diane Scalese of Big Sandy is a full-time hand engraver specializing in western tack, jewelry and gun engraving. Eric Dewey is a Bozeman blacksmith whose work ranges from custom decor elements to one-off figurative and narrative sculpture. MSU almnus Aaron Murphy is a metal fabricator and sculptor creating work that is inspiried by mathematics and a need to understand the self and the environment of space. Together these artists represent a portion of the many faceted career paths of contemporary metalsmiths who are inspired by their environment and sense of place.
The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. For more information, please call 994-4501.
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