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UMW Art Gallery welcomes Deborah Mitchell

UMW News Bureau

"Tornado Warning" by Deborah Mitchell

Artist Deborah Mitchell will conclude the fall exhibition season at the University of Montana Western Art Gallery with an exhibit entitled “The Lonely Road” on display from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.

Mitchell is currently the director of the Apex Gallery and an assistant professor of art at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D. She received a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Utah State University. Since earning her master’s, she has been actively producing and exhibiting her artwork internationally for 30 years, which has allowed her to travel extensively. Mitchell was an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and worked as the curator for the Missoula Art Museum in the 1990s. She is a recipient of the South Dakota Arts Council Fellowship and was the project director for Reader’s Digest Arts International in Kenya, Africa.

Over her 30-year career, Deborah has presented workshops and lectures on a variety of topics including women’s studies, environmental aesthetics and art activism. She has been a guest instructor at numerous universities, worked in a myriad of artist-in-residence programs and continues to produce her own original work.

Mitchell will be at the Montana Western Art Gallery to discuss her work for a closing reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. She will also present a monotype printmaking workshop on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8:15 p.m. in the Main Hall printmaking studio on the Montana Western campus.

To participate in the workshop, contact gallery director Glenn Bodish at The workshop is open to students and community members. Space is limited.

The Montana Western Art Gallery is located on the UMW campus, 710 South Atlantic Street, at the south entrance of Main Hall. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.