November 7, 2008

Galleries & Museums

Gallery Saintonge
216 N. Higgins

New Peoples
Gallery Saintonge is pleased to
announce the upcoming exhibit, New Peoples, with work by upstate New York-based artist Justin Baker. "My work is about conflict; its landscape and abstraction," he says.

In this current body of work, Baker’s photographs bear titles such as landfuture and records, sounding like socio-graphic portraits or scientific studies of derelict, unsettled land
scapes. His photographs present environments that have become quiet in their struggle to be remembered. The images are manipulated in his studio by setting the original photographs behind obstructions of carefully shaped waste - tape, plastic, cardboard and foil, and then re-photographed as these sort of curiously simulated compositions. The final work being obscure upon first impression, while slowly revealing Baker’s subtle and brilliant humor.

Justin Baker received his MFA with a concentration in combined media at SUNY Albany, where he currently lives and works. He has received numerous awards and has been recognized by the Mohawk Hudson Regional Juried Exhibition as the juror’s choice two out of three years. This is his first exhibit at Gallery Saintonge. Artist reception: Nov. 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins Suite 300

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art, open 9-6 m-f and 9-4 on Saturday, exhibiting the artwork of nationally renowned artists Marshall Noice, oil, Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolor and James Hewes, ceramic sculpture. Kendahl Jan Jubb also teaches watercolor classes on Thursday, please call for registration.
Overlooking beautiful downtown Missoula at 210 N. Higgins, Suite 300, 728-7050. Email:

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 W. Front St.

Join us Friday, Nov. 7th from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Night for the release of Monte Dolack’s Field of Dreams. This fine art poster was commissioned by Three Dog Down and inspired by Monte and Mary Beth’s three dogs Jack, Stella, and Dora. Also, on display will be Monte’s newest original paintings Waterton Valley and Suguaro Sunrise.
Call 549-3248. Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

The Whooping Crones Gallery is showing work by 19 Montana members of the Surface Design Association, a nonprofit, educational organization involved in use of textiles in art and design. Also showing mixed media work by photographer Jennifer Fraser. Artist reception Friday Nov 7th 5~8 pm. 406-721-3042

The Indigo Gallery
116 W. Front Street
The Indigo Gallery is pleased to announce our special November exhibit, featuring a wide variety of artwork, including paintings, sculpture, carvings, photography, and jewelry on display as part of our exclusive Holiday Exhibit. All pieces of this artwork would make the perfect gift for the holiday season. Please join us for the opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk, November 7, 5-8pm. Open Wed. & Fri. 1:30pm - 5:30pm, Tues., Thur., & Sat. 12:30 pm-5:30pm. Call 728-1703 for more information.

Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins Ave.

Dudley Dana and the Dana Gallery would like to extend an invitation to the opening reception of the November exhibition featuring the images of award winning photographer Michael Gallacher on Friday, November 7, 5 pm to 8 pm. The gallery will also host an open house and talk featuring Michael Gallacher, on Saturday, November 8, from 11am - 1 pm.

Studio 12 Art Gallery
Corner of Pattee & Broadway


Colored pencil drawings, limited edition prints, photo collage drawings, digital photography, note cards and giclées by Carol Hoffnagle and Peter Keefer. 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, November 7. 549-1108.

The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106 Hawthorne Unit A

Soda Salt National IV
Featuring work from Ted Adler, Tom Alward, Gail Bartik, Jill Birschbach, Kalika Bowlby, Andrew Coombs, Renee Couture, Carie Doman, Keith Ekstam, Stephanie Gorman, Stephen Heywood, Jake Johnson, Mark Johnson, Kristin Kowalski, Robert Lawarre III, Clay Leonard, Brenda Lichman, Kathryn Livesey, Ben Maier, Emily Murphy, Drew Nicklas, Carol & Richard Selfidge, Marty Shuter, Dan Van Tassell, Tony Wright. Juried by Jim Koudelka. Opening reception Nov. 7, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Show runs Nov. 7-25.

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee

Tina Hoggatt and Jeffry Mitchell: Shiny, Happy, Pretty
Make the Missoula Art Museum one of your First Friday stops. Immerse yourself in provocative exhibitions, enjoy tasty beverages, and mingle with friends in Missoula’s contemporary art museum.
At 7 pm, exhibiting curators Tina Hoggatt and Jeffry Mitchell will share their insights about ceramics and porcelains. On Saturday, November 8, join Hoggatt and Mitchell for the Saturday Family Art Workshop: What Is The Panda To Me? from 11am - 12:30 pm. Participants will work with watercolor and sumi ink on watercolor paper to answer the question, “What is the Panda to Me?” Start your weekend off with a spark at MAM! Artists Gallery Talk and Reception: November 7, 5-8 pm

Other Venues

Computer Central
136 E. Broadway, suite 1

Greg Siple, who once toiled on freelance editorial cartoons for the Missoulian and Missoula Independent, has turned his attention to more frivolous subjects, with a series of whimsical pencil drawings. He invites you to come and enjoy them.
Opening reception: First Friday, November 7, 2008 at Computer Central (around the corner from the Missoula Art Museum), 5:30-8:00 pm. Light refreshments provided.

POR Gallery of Missoula
at Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West

ZACC presents two photographers with diverse styles:
Expressive Nature - Scapes Through the eyes of Stacy Sharp and Self Portraits::Interior/Exterior Visions by Kelly Hegg. Join us for an artist reception on Nov. 7th. Turn toward Mount Jumbo after you cross the north-side pedestrian bridge and walk a few blocks.

The Golgi Clinic
113 W. Front Street,
Suite 201

Grand Canyon Reflections
Come celebrate The Golgi Clinic grand opening and enjoy the newest collection of photos from Bryony Schwan entitled Grand Canyon Reflections. Born in Zimbabwe, Bryony's childhood passion for photography led her to earn a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Natal art school in South Africa. She further honed her craft as a photographer at Yale University and through numerous art exhibitions. Bryony's work reflects key themes that revolve around her dedication to nature and the environment. After earning an MS from the University of Montana in Environmental Studies, Bryony worked for 11 years as the Executive Director and National Campaigns Director for Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), a non-profit environmental justice organization. She currently serves as Executive Director of theBiomimicry Institute and teaches in the Environmental Studies Dept. at the University of Montana. Grand Canyon Reflections will be on display throughout the month of November at The Golgi Clinic. Call 406-541-8886 for more information. First Friday reception, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Loft
119 W. Main St. (upstairs)

On November 7th, join the Downtown Dance Collective and The Loft to enjoy tantalizing music and beautiful artwork! Come hear Jonathan Zavalney and Caleb Van Gelder serenade you with his soothing sounds as you sneak a peak of Bitterroot artist Margo Santos ability to create dance shapes out of bronze using the lost wax method. And Kristy Dana Gish's acrylic paintings that are bright and vibrant, characterized by fluid movement between figurative and abstract. Gallery Opening from 6-8pm - vino and homemade cookies!! Music from 8-9:30pm. $8Member/$10 general, suggested donation for music.

Zootown Brew
121 W. Broadway (formerly Sutton We

See artist Claire Emery's woodblock prints and Wildland CPR's fabulous Limited Edition Set of "A Road Runs Through It" signed by Annie Proulx and 25 others, with matching leather clamshell box containing six original wood engravings. Claire Emery's work is known nationally for its detail and spirit. Enter raffle for the Set, $25, valued at $1000.00. Drawing AT 7 PM. Artist wood engraving demo at 6 PM. Come to the grand opening of Zootown Brew for the unveiling of this unique Limited Edition Set. Full sets available for purchase by collectors. Individual prints available for purchase.

Missoula Public Library
301 E. Main St.

As part of this month's First Friday, the Missoula Public Library will display "Altered Book Art" from 5:00-8:00 p.m. For more information, call 721-BOOK (2665).

Catalyst Cafe and Espresso
111 N. Higgins Ave.

The Anatomy of the Aves
From artist Courtney Blazon,"The Anatomy of the Aves," a series of twenty drawings which combine pen work with a modern approach to the traditional art of Japanese ink painting. Opening reception Nov. 7th from 5-8 p.m