April Public Art Committee happenings in Missoula, Montana

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April Public Art Committee Updates!

We have exciting news! The City of Missoula Public Art Committee has installed the University of Montana Pilot Program art work! The Committee began initial conversation with the University of Montana School of Art in August 2017. As April comes to a close, we are pleased to announce the very first installation of UofM School of Art student work in two public City buildings. Art is located in both City Hall (435 Ryman) and City Council Chambers (140 W. Pine). We are excited about this partnership and are truly impressed by our student applicants' talent! Check out pictures from installation, below:



Six student artists with art work installed in City Hall or City Council Chambers:
Alexander Lee
Andrea Morawic
Danielle LaGoy
Danielle Turner
Jeannette Hammerstein
Riley Knaup

We hope for this endeavor to continue in the coming years and to consistently cycle UofM School of Art student work onto these walls and ideally into more public Missoula space in the future. Not only have City of Missoula offices been livened up, but these University of Montana art students have had the opportunity  to explore the public art process in a tangible way. What a fruitful partnership!

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Committee Meeting Information

Join in on a Missoula Public Art Committee meeting! Every meeting tak es place on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-6pm in the Jack Reidy Conference Room of 140 W Pine, and is open to any and all. If you would like to be privy to the planning of new and up-and-comi ng public art projects, this is the place to be!

You are welcome to attend just to listen and learn, but you may also present a public art idea or ask for advice with your OWN project. This committee is full of savvy members from all realms of the art community, so they are an excellent resource.

If you would like to speak at any meeting, please contact Becca McCarron at becca@artsmissoula.com  she can add you to the agenda. A week's notice is preferable. 

[Left Image: Perseverance & Passage located in Silver Park, by artist George Ybarra]

The Public Art Committee shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality, that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens, that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals, and be a source of pride to all residents. 
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