Helena College Capstone Exhibition 2024



Helena College Capstone Exhibition 2024

MILLIKAN GALLERY, April 5th - April 21st

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 – a district-wide exhibition showcasing work from grades K-12.


Join us for an opening reception:

Friday, April 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Cash bar (with non-alcoholic options) and appetizers provided!

Nico Newman: Is a queer artist born and raised in Montana. His work explores his emotional processing while highlighting his love of color. He is graduating from Helena College with an Associates of Science in Spring 2024 and has been accepted to transfer to Southern Oregon University in Fall 2024. For More Information

Michael Bendinelli: I was born in Washington State, however I have moved around a lot throughout my life due to my father being in the marines. I moved to Helena, MT in 2015 so that I could get closer to my family. Near the end of 2024, I will be transferring to RMCAD where I will be delving into their Game Arts program. For More Information

Aidan Marvin: My artwork treads the line between seemingly opposing themes: life and death, ordinary and unusual, organized and erratic. Specializing in linework, my art blends these forces together, in order to examine their interactions, and highlight their similarities. There is excitement to be found in the mundane, and there is beauty to be found in the macabre. With ballpoint, pencil, and stylus, I invite my audience to sit down, relax, and enjoy the natural duality of the world. I was raised, and currently resides, in Helena Montana where he is pursuing his associate of arts degree from Helena College.

Kathryn Loomer: My work plays with themes of identity. Using traditional 2D mediums, I specialize in portraying single subjects with little to or no sense of space to give focus to the individual and not the environment surrounding them. Through small scale and color, I explore topics relating to personality, self-image, and individuality. I aim to evoke a feeling and sense of empathy within my works. These are primarily depicted using a semi-realistic style composed of thought-out and simple lines. Though most of my work can be perceived at surface level, I always portray subjects with a personal narrative in mind.