Helena College Capstone Exhibition 2023



Helena College Capstone Exhibition 2023

On Display at the Holter in the Millikan Gallery from April 7th - May 14th

The annual Helena College Capstone Exhibition features the second – year art students at Helena College, unveiling their capstone art projects.  Join us in congratulating these accomplished students as they launch their careers as artists and creatives.

This annual exhibit is part of a museum-wide expo celebrating Arts in Education alongside Youth Electrum and Across the Divide, featuring art faculty work from colleges across Montana!


Join us for the Opening Reception:

Friday, April 7 from 5-7 pm

Free and open to the public

Cash bar (with non-alcoholic options) and Appetizers provided

Galen ‘Mac’ McAllister was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Bozeman, Montana, where he was lucky enough to receive a solid foundation in the arts through what was then a very strong program at Bozeman Senior High School.  Living in the landscapes of Yellowstone and Southwestern Montana gave him a strong sense of place, which is reflected in his art.  ‘Mac’ served in both the Navy and Army in various positions until retirement, culminating in over a decade in international affairs. His passion for creating never stopped.  He currently lives and works in Helena, Montana, where he focuses on three genres which have occupied much of his efforts between the “interregnums” of other careers.  Those are:  landscapes, surrealistic yet representational scenes, and unique fantasy art.  He has been featured in solo exhibitions as well as art galleries in Maryland, Michigan, and Montana.  Recently ‘Mac’ made a final exit from service and is currently dedicating retirement to ‘re-booting’ his art career through classes at Helena College.

Mint Pitassy was born on March 30, 2003, and resides in Montana. His work ranges from performances, such as the 2023 Felon’s Ball, to paintings and digital work. His work has been featured in the 2022 and 2023 Helena College Art Showcase. Mint is working towards an associate’s degree at Helena College. He plans to continue his educational pathway at the University of Montana in Missoula, studying Media Arts and Interactive Media. When he is not attending classes or creating artwork, he enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, and making ends meet at his retail job.

Jacquelyn Putchat currently resides in Helena, Montana. She is graduating with her Associates of Art, Spring 2023, from Helena College, University of Montana. She has been featured in the Helena College Art Showcase and was awarded Grand Champion for her artwork in 4-H. She plans to go into freelancing and continue her art education. Her art can be viewed on her Instagram page @advntrs_n_art