Current Exhibitions: 

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Vantage point :

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

on view: January 18th - April 12th Artist talk: March 2nd :10 am Embroidery workshop : March 2nd 1 pm - 5 pm

This series of hand-stitched embroidered imagery, running 111 linear feet, is called Vantage Point, by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. Made site-specific for the Bair gallery, you can see the countless hours of time and effort through each stitch. At first glance, this vast landscape is bright and beautiful but when you look closer you witness the natural and man-made disasters and that effect our environment. Raised in Pennsylvania - the land of coal, steel and industrial waste – Maggy knew she had to use her own experiences and continued research to comment on the harm being done to our environment. Specific stories, instances and definitions of environmental harm can be found in the Vantage Point catalog.

“The world I made is still beautiful, but the impact of human consumption and waste is everywhere.” –Maggy Rozycki Hiltner More info on Vantage Point Sign up for Embroidery Collage Workshop

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Looney Toones

James Todd

On view January 18th - April 12th

James Todd’s mother paid him a visit bearing a collection of drawings he had made between the ages of five and eight. He had not seen the drawings in over 50 years. The fluid lines of his pencil drawings of American GI’s returning from the war in Europe, knights in armor, and a visit to the dentist greeted the artist across decades and a lifetime of experience.In this exhibition,Todd has reinterpreted his childhood drawings through woodcut printing, the medium for which he is perhaps best known today.

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Across The Divide

on View January 18th - April 12th

This exhibition highlights art faculty from University of Montana and Montana State University. Please join us in celebrating these talented artists & educators!

Included Artists:

Trey Hill, Elizabeth Dove, Julia Galloway, Jennifer Combe, MaryAnn Bonjorni,Kevin Bell, Brad Allen, Cathryn Mallory, Meta Newhouse, Gesine Janzen, Bryan Petersen, Ashley Fuchs, Jade Lowder, Michelle Osman, Sara Mast, Josh DeWeese, Jim Zimpel, Ella Watson, Vaughan Judge, Jeffery Conger, Jeremy Hatch, Matt Hamon, Dean Adams, Rollin Beamish.


Spectacles, Tophats & Ties David Driesbach

David Driesbach has been an exhibiting artist since 1949 and an educator from 1952 to 1991. He has studied with Mauricio Lasansky and Stanley William Hayter. He has exhibited in over 250 solo exhibitions and a very large number of national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and workshops.

David has a lifetime of artistic endeavors and is well respected as an educator who instilled strong artistic commitments in a large impressive group of students. He is an internationally known expert and innovator in the printmaking field who helped to create technical advances in color viscosity printing.

“I have always admired the prints and drawings of Picasso, Chagall, and Ernst. In artists like Albrect Durer and the Northern Renaissance painters like Van Eyck, Bouts, and Bosch I am fascinated by their microscoptic detail. I am compelled by the brutish naivety of much Medieval Art-their architecture, illuminated manuscripts and iconography. Being primarily a printmaker, technique has always been my obsession.” - DD