UMW News BureauStop by the Montana Western Art Gallery and Museum to see what Montana Western art faculty have been up to. Current and former art faculty at the University of Montana Western will exhibit their own artistic accomplishments at the annual Art Faculty Exhibit through Feb. 13 at the university’s Gallery/Museum. This year's exhibit includes work by Jim Corr, Randy Horst, Eva Mastandrea and Nolan Salix. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is scheduled to coincide with the Southwest Montana Arts Council Showcase Series performance that evening by An Dóchas and the Haran Irish Dancers. Corr is exhibiting a new group of oil paintings; Horst’s work includes drawings focusing on the Christian martyr Saint Sebastian; Mastandrea is showing new encaustic paintings, a process that mixes paint with wax; and Salix has included paintings, drawings and prints of the industrial landscape of the west. The Art Gallery/Museum can be found at the south end of the first floor of Main Hall on the Montana Western campus. Gallery times are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To arrange for special times or visits call the director at (406) 683-7232. New works by Bozeman artist Harold Schlotzhauer will be the next exhibit beginning Feb. 23.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.