JUNE 6, 2008

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee

Reception: Joe Fedderson - Vital Signs
From June 3-Sept. 20, "Vital Signs" explores Fedderson's interest in urban and indigenous landscapes through prints, glass and weavings. Rebecca Dobkins offers a gallery talk during the reception and the artist shares slides at noon June 7. Shawna Moore offers an encaustic workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7.

Reception: Julia Becker - Root Orbit
Becker, a Great Falls artist, offers "Root Orbit : Where the Sprit Meets the Bone," June 6-Aug. 28; her installation employs natural and found objects to explore such states as floating and transience, gravity and time, regeneration and decomposition. She discusses her work during Artini, 7 p.m. June 19.

Dana Gallery

246 N. Higgins Ave.

OPA 17th Annual National Exhibit
The Oil Painters of America enthusiastically returns to the Dana Gallery in scenic Missoula, Montana for its 17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, May 2 – June 14, 2008. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today.

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

Reception: Lauretta Bonfiglio
From June 6-28, abstract paintings, sculpures and ceramics by this multi-faceted Butte artist are on display.

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins Suite 300

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art exhibits Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolor; Marshall Noice, oil and James Hewes, ceramic. The gallery presents new work and has a gala Friday reception each month.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 W. Front St.


Monte Dolack has released Taurus and Equis in a very small limited edition. These 24 x 18 limited edition giclee prints were faithfully reproduced from the original paintings in an edition of 25. These prints explore the connection and content of the Bull and Horse in cultural mythology, history and modern life. A visit to the caves of Lascaux in France eight years ago helped inspire these recent images.

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins

Opening: Kristina Silvermyer
Artist incorporates mixed-media paintings with metal, and shows off
local fauna and flora with a modern edge. Cookies and wine will enhance
the art viewing experience.

Gallery Saintonge
216 N. Higgins


Reception: David H. Wells

Renowned photographer explores the dualities of South Asia's vibrant culture in "Concurrence: An Evolving India," on display June 6-28. www.davidhwells.com

Computer Central

136 E. Broadway, suite 1

Marc Moss will open his “REBOOT_” exhibit of sculpture collages
fashioned from discarded computer parts and tastefully displayed nude photographs. See human emotion translated into computer errors in this sensual exhibit at Computer Central June 6th, 2006 at 5pm.

Roxy Theater
718 S. Higgins

Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World
This fabulous wildlife exhibit is part of a nationwide campaign to generate awareness about the impact of Global Warming on species and plants. The exhibit features the work of several award-winning, conservation photographers –
many of whom have been featured in National Geographic. The exhibit will be in town through June 21st.

Forward Montana
736 S. Higgins

Reception: Stephanie Barrett-Pointer
Forward Montana presents Kalispell area painter Stephanie Barrett-Pointer and her exhibition Inner Landscapes: Paintings and Mixed Media Works 2006-2008. Forward MT will host an opening reception from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with musical entertainment by Lee Zimmerman.

Studio 12 Art
Corner of Pattee & Broadway

SOME OF THIS/SOME OF THAT: Recent Works featuring Carol Hoffnagle’s new architectural colored pencil drawing, “A More Forlorn Hope” and Peter Keefer’s Port Townsend Digital Series. Plus 2 large scale B&W photographs by Chris Autio. Located under the Big Red Neon Finger, below street level at the corner of Pattee and Broadway. Open Thu-Sat, 11-5, late on First Friday, June 6.

Selvedge Studio
509 S. Higgins, on the Hip Strip


Come see the debut of Megan McDonald's spring fashion line. Join us to drink up the color with the winner of Project Selvedge's bright dresses with a funky flair. Reception with food and drink, 5-8pm.

The Big Sky Film Institute
Wilma Theater Screening

"Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa"
Big Sky Films Series will kick off the 2008 season with the independent feature documentary, "Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa." Some 400 people make their home on a rugged 15-square mile stretch of New Mexico desert known as the Mesa. Devoid of basic amenities like running water, paved roads and power lines, the Mesa isn't an easy place to live, but it does offer solitude and autonomy to those who need it, as well as an alternative to contemporary consumer society. This candid documentary captures the tenor of a proudly self-contained and democratic society while profiling several residents, including Maine, a magnetic Gulf War veteran; Mama Phyllis, an even-tempered former psychiatric nurse; and Stan, a kindly pig farmer and father figure to the teenage runaways that have come and gone for years.

The Big Sky Film Series is a periodic monthly screening series highlighting traditional and innovative nonfiction film and video. It is held the first Friday of the month as part of downtown Missoula, Montana's "Art Walk." All screenings are held in the Historic Wilma Theater and are free and open to the public. The series is programmed by the staff of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.