University Relations and Communications

Budding Montana artists have work displayed at MSU Billings

September 9, 2009



Dr. Connie Landis, professor of art, 657-2324
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — A traveling art exhibit that features the work of 28 young artists from across Montana is now on display in the main floor Student Union Building gallery at Montana State University Billings.


young artists exhibit at MSU BillingsThe 2009 Young Montana Artists’ Traveling Art Show is sponsored in Billings by the MSU Billings Department of art through arrangements with the Montana Art Education Association to support art and budding artists, said Dr. Connie Landis, MSU Billings professor of art.  Landis said the university has participated in scheduling the exhibit since its inception about 22 years ago.


The show will be up until mid October and the art can be viewed at the SUB during regular business hours seven days a week.


The subject matter ranges from portrait, figure and animal studies to still life, landscape and pure design. The approach to the varying subject matter extends from realism through abstraction to non-objective. Many two-dimensional media are represented as well, from charcoal, to mixed media, paper, pen, ink and acrylic, tempera and watercolor paint.


Most of the artworks were created in the classroom under the guidance of an art teacher or classroom teacher. Art education and elementary education are areas of academic excellence at MSU Billings through the College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences.


Young artists featured in the exhibit come from a variety of backgrounds and communities, including Bigfork, Great Falls, Harlem, Frazier and Corvallis. From the Billings area, art from Lockwood students Lucia Eagleman, Katlyn Lowenstein and Shailee Sunday is featured in the show.


For more information about the 2009 Young Montana Artists Traveling Art Show, contact the MSU Billings Department of Art at 657-2324.


PHOTO ABOVE: Some the artwork in the 2009 Young Montana Artists’ Travelling Art Show