Carroll College, Helena Montana

Previous Shows

Picturing Paradise: Cuadros from the Peruvian Women as Visions of Hope

Picturing Paradise is an exhibition that features embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures called cuadros, created by the women of Compacto Humano and Manos Anchashinas, two art cooperatives located in Pamplona Alta, a shantytown situated on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. The exhibition places emphasis on the women as artists and the way their art reflects creativity, resilience, and hope despite the harsh conditions of their lives.

The exhibition is the result of three separate commissioned projects. Hopes and Dreams depicts each woman’s personal aspirations for herself, for her family or for the world. Inspirations and Motivations illustrate narratives about each woman’s life and the individuals and the communities that sustain her. ¿Quien soy yo? (Who am I?) brings to light each woman as an individual and at the same time, the interconnectedness of her life in relationship to others. Additional cuadros in the exhibit highlight memories of the women’s past lives, the realities of their present experiences, and images of the world they would choose to shape.

Rebecca Berru Davis, PhD, Curator. The gallery is open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays.

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2014 Student Art Show

The Annual Student Art Show has works by the following students:

Sarah Malinak
Ashley Pecora
James Hogan
Devan Hromcik
Makayla Schlieman
Alexis Roberts
Katie Goins
Alyssa Kresge
Susan Metzger
Chelsia Leach
Nicole Anthony
Chelsea Stone
Angela Bailey
Bridgette Oberweiser
Sarah Landstrom
Kristen Kirking
Briana Carlin
Alexandra Shinaut
Leslie Grant
Jill Jurgens
Chris Reichert
Klye Prothe
Richard Heitsuman
Ross Hillier
Kala Frantz
Keegan Sugimura
Colter Rood
Keeli Nelson
Molly Hedrich
Travis Biederman
Marian Wendel


When: Now until May 1, 2014. The gallery is open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays.

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Edgy: ​Paintings by Joel K. Soiseth

Gallery ran January-February 2014. Joel Soiseth has been an art professor at MSU-Northern for 26 years. His teaching responsibilities include drawing, painting, illustration, graphic design, photography and art history. Before that he taught at Mayville State College in North Dakota and worked in commercial art. He holds a bachelor degree in psychology and an MFA from the University of North Dakota.

He states, "I spend as much time in the studio as a my teaching schedule allows and over the past few years have devoted most of my efforts to oil painting, a medium I am quite fond of for its versatility and richness of color. I paint largely in a traditional manner with a concentration in the past few years on the human form. I am very grateful for the wonderful, patient and cooperative models I have had over the years. I do a great deal of my work in Pershing Hall, the building in which I teach and occasionally paint with my classes.
 
"Some of my artwork has been directly influenced by historical works. I was especially inspired and fascinated by Jan Van Eyck, the early 'surrealist' Hieronymus Bosch, the later Surrealist movement and the 'dark manner' of artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Caravaggio. In my work I do strive to depict things that are somewhat conventionally beautiful, but have an aura of strangeness, mystery and a slight evocation of unease... edginess."

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Rashin Kheiriyeh

This exhibit features acrylic paintings by Iranian artist Rashin Kheiriyeh. The show ran fall of 2013.

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Jingdezhen: The Porcelain City

This exhibit features work from Art Professor Ralph Esposito’s sabbatical in China last fall. It will include ceramics he made in China as well as more recent work made here that shows the influence of his Chinese experiences. Also included will be photos, commercially manufactured ceramics and other items relating to his travels in Jingdezhen, Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing.

The show ran Fall 2013. The gallery is open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays.

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Stephen Glueckert

Drawings of Drawing Tools, Spring 2013

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Student Art 2012

This exhibit featured artwork created by students in Spring 2012 art classes.

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Student Art 2011

The annual student art show ran from March through April of 2011. Below are some group shots of the display. See more photos on Facebook.

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Glacier: Losing a Legacy

Striking new glacier retreat photographs created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visually illustrate the effects of climate change on Glacier National Park. The glacier images reveal dramatic glacial decline over a century and are in line with predictions that all of the glaciers in Glacier National Park will disappear by 2030. In order to illustrate, document, and analyze this recession, USGS scientists paired historic glacier images with contemporary photographs of the same areas.

This exhibit ran in the Fall of 2010.

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Carroll Connected: Alumni

First Centennial Exhibit

August 2009 to October 2009, featuring Yumi Kiyose, Michele Firpo-Capiello, Andrea Bonifacio, Mary Larson and Cole Adams

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Corita

The Carroll Art Gallery is proud to present CORITA, our first exhibit for this academic year. This exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Myrna Loy Center Grants to Artists Program. This exhibit runs from August 22 to September 30, 2011

Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, gained international fame for her vibrant serigraphs during the 1960s and 1970s. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she ran the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College until 1968 when she left the Order and moved to Boston. Corita's art reflects her spirituality, her commitment to social justice, her hope for peace, and her delight in the world that takes place all around us.

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Chicago Paintings

August 23 to October 1, 2010.

A series of paintings from Kimble Bromley inspired by his experiences in Chicago that explore the inner city and plays with the idea of graffiti as art. The gallery is open from 9am to 9pm weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays.

Kimble Bromley, Associate Professor of Art, North Dakota State University. Bromley joined the North Dakota State University faculty in 1996. Previously, he taught at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro Community College, DePaul University, Prairie State College, and Southern Illinois University. Bromley has served as a Visiting Artist throughout the upper midwest, in Ecuador and Mexico. Since 1989, he has painted abroad in Cuba, Jamaica, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Bromley offers a unique approach to teaching and the creative process. As a certified hypnotherapist, Bromely hypnotizes his studio classes during his creativity enhancement workshops, assisting students to be at their creative best.

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Carroll Connected: Collectors

Second Centennial Exhibit

As part of Carroll College's Centennial Celebration, throughout the year 2009-2010 academic year, the Carroll Art Gallery will be featuring a series of three exhibits including professional artwork by the college's graduates, plus displays of works from the private collections of the college's faculty, staff and patrons. The series continues with the second exhibit, “Carroll Connected: Collectors”. It  features artwork from the collections of President Tom Trebon, Professor Sam Alvey, Professor Kyle Strode, Professor Joe Munzenrider, and Professor Robert Swartout. This exhibits opens October 12th and runs through December 10th 2009.

 The gallery, located in St. Charles Hall, is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; closed weekends and college holidays. Admission is free. Call 406-447-4302 for information.

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Carroll Connected: Contemporary

Third Centennial Exhibit

Continuing our Centennial Celebration, the Carroll Art Gallery will presented “Carroll Connected: Contemporary” in Spring 2010. This exhibit featured contemporary works from the collections of friends and supporters of the College. This third show in the Carroll Connected series featureed art from the collections of Jean Baucus, Toni and Clark Broadbent, Joan Holter, Nancy and Alan Nicholson and Robert Peccia.

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