MSU School of Art Exhibition Reception "Confluence"
Haynes Hall, Copeland Gallery
Montana State University's School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to a closing reception of "Confluence", an exhibition of Montana metalsmiths. The reception is Thursday, October 17th from 7-9 p.m.
The exhibition demonstrates professional versatilty 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. Thomas 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 alumnus Aaron Murphy is a metal fatricator and sculptor creating work that is inspired 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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