August 1, 2008

Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins Ave.

Western Montana 6th Annual ‘Plein Air’ Exhibition
The Dana Gallery would like to invite Missoula to our “6th Annual Plein Air Exhibition” opening reception Friday, August 1, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. The show features plein air work, as well as new studio work by celebrated artists of the West : Mary Carlton, Troy Collins, Tom English, Hadley Ferguson, Joe Halko, Kay Jeansonne, Michael Mahoney, David Mensing, Caleb Meyer, Robert Moore, Nicholas Oberling, H.Steven Oiestad, Greg Scheibel, Robert Schlegel, Janet Sullivan, Francis Switzer, Scott Switzer, Ron Ukrainetz, Michael Ome Untiedt, R.David Wilson, Parvin Zabetian....also featuring Pavel Afonin, visiting Russian artist lending an International “perspective in painting” showcasing the western Montana landscape.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 W. Front St.

Join us this Friday, August 1st from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk as we release Light in the Wild, a fine art poster commissioned by Backpacking Light Magazine. Also on display will be the paintings, prints and posters of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. 139 W. Front St. Call 549-3248. Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5.

The Indigo Gallery *New*
116 W. Front Street

Come experience the Caribbean!
Island art from Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire, including oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, and handmade jewelry. Featuring unique and rare Mopa Mopa handcrafted, resin-dyed woodcrafts only found in Aruba or Colombia. August exhibit will also continue to spotlight local artists. Open Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-5:30pm, Saturday 11am-4:30pm.
Opening reception Friday, August 1, 5-8pm.

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee

Our Familiar: Animal Myth and Reality in the MAM Collections
First Friday, 5-8 pm. Join Steve Glueckert, MAM Curator of Exhibitions, for a Gallery Talk on Our Familiar: Animal Myth and Reality MAM’s newest exhibition at 7 pm.
Living creatures found in physical and fanciful environments have fascinated artists throughout time. Our Familiar, MAM’s summer exhibition from the permanent collections, features animal imagery embodying ideas as diverse as love for the natural world, political beliefs, shared memories and secret selves. Our Familiar celebrates a unique collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, textiles and sculptures created over the last 60 years by Montana artists past and present, including Mary Ann Bonjorni, Walter Hook, Jay Rummel, James Todd, Jessie Wilber and Lulu Yee. The unveiling of recent acquisitions by Nancy Erickson, Kathryn Stewart and Theodore Waddell highlight the exhibition. Co-Curated by Jennifer Reifsneider, MAM Curator of Collections and Registrar and Steve Glueckert, Curator of Exhibitions.

Image Credit: Walter Hook, Osprey, 1976, lithograph, 15 x 15”. MAM Collection, Gilbert Millikan Art Collection Bequest.

Gallery Saintonge
216 N. Higgins

Reception: Lucy Capehart
Gallery Saintonge is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit, Journey’s End, with work by Lucy Capehart. Capehart has been capturing images of roadside memorials in the Western United States since 2001. The large color photographs, straightforward shots of memorial crosses and automobile accident remnants, become things to hold onto from places and moments otherwise ungraspable – detritus of the deceased.
Struck by the contrast of the horror of these terrible accidents in the beauty of the landscape, Capehart explores subjects of tragedy and loss by documenting this clash between the tranquil, desolate landscape and the ornamental, manmade crosses. Like much of her work, Capehart looks at the way people live through the evidence they leave behind – which is both strikingly personal and private as well as sublimely ordinary. The places inhabited and the things found become ch
arged with a power and spirit of the beings that occupied them.
Image details: Three Crosses, C-print, 16 x 20, 2007.

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins Suite 300

Presenting new pastel paintings from Marshall Noice and watercolors from Kendahl Jan Jubb.

Poverello Center, Inc.
Upstairs at 515 South Higgins
*Note Location*

Faces of the Pov

First Friday art exhibit featuring portraits of Poverello Center residents & clients by Cathrine L. Walters (photographs) and Kimberly Anderson (paintings). Live music by Rich and Rare, food, beer and wine provided. 5-10 pm

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

Whooping Crones Gallery is showing impressionistic oils by Shauna Shane, Iris close-up pastels by Elloie Jeter and continuing with posters by photographer Roland Taylor. Show runs August 1st through August 30th. First Friday reception August 1st 5 ~ 8 pm. 406-721-3042

Missoula Public Library
301 E. Main St.

Reception: Altered Books Art
This display is a culmination of a summer-long contest that challenges residents to tap into their creative juices and transform an old book into a masterpiece. August 1 - 5-8 p.m.

Studio 12 Art Gallery
Corner of Pattee & Broadway

In August the Summer Scene continues with digital prints and drawings by Peter Keefer and more of Carol Hoffnagle’s colored pencil drawings. Located under the Big Red Neon Finger, below street level at the corner of N Pattee and Broadway. Open Thu-Sat, 11-5 and 11-8 on First Friday, August 1. 549-1108.

The Big Sky Film Institute
Wilma Theater Screening

Big Sky Films Series continues the 2008 season with the independent feature documentary FULL BATTLE RATTLE. In California's Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a "virtual Iraq" - a billion dollar urban warfare simulation - and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role-players. FULL BATTLE RATTLE follows an Army Battalion through the simulation, as they attempt to quell an insurgency and prevent Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi village, from slipping into civil war.
Comic, surreal and poignant, the film provides a revelatory look at the soul of the American war machine, and, in the battle for Medina Wasl, finds a potent allegory of the Iraq War and the cultural and religious differences that confound America's efforts.
Screening, August 1, 7:00 pm, Wilma Theater. Free admission.

The Artists' Shop
304 N. Higgins

Featuring black and white weavings by Ami Davis and ceramic vessels by Clare Ann Harff. Artist reception 5-8 pm.

Gallery Upstream
141 S. Third St. W.

Featuring new work by Chase Carlisle.

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins Ave.

Featuring Andy Smetanka's new illustrations and stills from movies and movies-in-progress. Reception 5-8 pm with Sloppy Louis on stage, cookies and wine.

Bernice's Bakery
190 S. Third W.

"Time In-between"
Featuring a photographic experience of an afternoon in Bonner by Betsy
Dougherty. Artist's reception 5-8 pm.

Catalyst Cafe and Espresso
111 N. Higgins Ave.

Featuring mono prints, lino cuts and more by Bev Glueckert and Kim Shirley. Artist reception 5-8 pm.

CTA Architects Engineers
306 W. Railroad

Featuring artist Barb Schwarz Karst's "Montana Rust Belt: Abandoned Industries," original oil paintings depicting Montana's vanishing treasures. Opening reception, 5-8 pm.

Miss Zula's
111 N. Higgins Ave.

New paintings on display by artist Christy Greene, and prints from Greene's permanent collection of Montana state symbols at the Missoula County Airport. Reception 5-8 pm.

New West
415 N. Higgins Ave.

Photographic work on display from the Summer Arts and Leadership campers, "Photo Voice: A Day in Our Lives." Reception 5-9 pm.