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College of Arts and Architecture Exhibit Reception "Tea House as Trope"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cheever Hall, Room 217

Montana State University's College of Arts and Architecture will host a public reception for "Tea House as Trope", an exhibition of architectural models and drawings.  The reception will be held in the Dean's Gallery on Wednesday, October 9th from 5-7 pm. 

The exquisite works in this exhibit were created by MSU students in an advanced architecture studio taught by Dr. Jack Smith in spring 2013.  The studio explored the roots and history of the traitional Chinese and Japanese tea ceremony and the tea house as a model for contemporary meditation spaces and minimal family dwellings.

This exhibit showcases works from each of the three projects in the course.  For the first project, students researched the Chinese and Japanese tea ceremony and its meaning to culture and architecture.  The students then designed and illustrated traditional tea houses and made scale models of their designs.  For the second project, students researched and designed contemporary tea houses and illustrated their projects with drawings and scale models.  The final project was to design a contemporary single-family house for a western culture, using the principles and ideas developed from the first two projects.  The models in all three of the projects had to be at a large enough scale to assure that all the connections, both physical and intellectual, were really made.

The following students created the works in the exhibit:  Scott Auperin, Steven Clark, Fu Menting, Tyrell Jacobs, Mark Stelling, Tyler Alexander and Lucas Yatch.

The Dean's Gallery is located in 217 Cheever Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm (closed on weekends and holidays.)  For more information, please call 994-4982.

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