April 4, 2019


photo of Adams art piece

MSU Billings student unveils senior thesis exhibition

Kari J. Adams to present “Rouche Jaune: The Lure of Elk River”



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS—The MSU Billings Department of Art is proud to announce the senior thesis exhibition of Kari J. Adams. The exhibition will be held at the MSU Billings Student Gallery located in the Liberal Arts building from April 15 through Aug. 23, with a reception on April 25.

The event is free and open to the public.

River Install art piece by Kari AdamsRouche Jaune looks at the elements that affect the Yellowstone River through human influence and explores the delicate evolution that results from this interaction. The organic environments on Earth and our constructed civilizations are in a continuing battle to negotiate power over geographical boundaries. Humans want to get closer to nature by living closer to its edge, like building river front property, yet in the process are jeopardizing the future of the river’s path. Too often, the effect on our rivers goes unnoticed in preference of developing civilization.

Adams was born and raised in Billings, Mont. She began her college career at MSU Billings and briefly studied Graphic Design at MSU Bozeman. She left college to pursue a career with the Walt Disney Corporation, but returned to Billings to raise her son.

Currently, Adams is completing two degrees in Art Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Art is her therapeutic outlet and getting back into the studio re-ignited her passion for creating fine art. She expects to combine her degrees and use them to influence others to be more aware of their actions that affect the land and alter it for future generations. 

Adams is currently a house artist for Fork & Fuel on Gabel Road in Billings and has helped in curating student exhibitions while attending MSUB.  

For more information on the exhibit, contact Kari J. Adams at (406) 670-2983 or karijadamsart@gmail.com.

For more information on the student gallery, contact Gallery Director Sherri Cornett at (406) 657-2903 or sherri.cornett@msubillings.edu.