February 6, 2009

Galleries & Museums

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins, Suite 300

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art introduces bronze sculptor, Arthur Norby. New work by Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolor and Marshall Noice, oil and pastel, will also be displayed. There will be reception for Arthur Norby 5pm-8pm, Friday February 6th. 210 N. Higgins Suite 300, overlooking beautiful downtown Missoula. 728-7050

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee

First Friday Exhibition Openings Meet John Armstrong on February 6, at 7 PM when he delivers an insightful gallery talk about artists and printing. John Armstrong: Engaged Abstraction, Artist Reception and Gallery Talk: 5-8 PM. The twenty-one works to be featured in this solo exhibition bring to the forefront the artist’s sensitivity, intuitive color sense, consistent instinct for compositional resolution, and ever present spirit of experimentation. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue highlighting an artist interview.

Prints from the Armstrong-Prior Studio, Artist Reception and Gallery Talk: 5-8 PM. Armstrong’s collaborative approach to printmaking is one of the characteristics highlighted by the Armstrong-Prior Inc. Archives. The works were selected from the Archives by MAM Exhibitions Curator Stephen Glueckert and include works by Rudy Autio, Philip Curtis, Dorothy Fratt, Karen Jilly, Virgil Ortiz, Vernon Patrick, Akio Takamori, and Patti Warashina.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 W. Front St.

Sketches and Studies: Source of Inspiration
by Monte Dolack. Many of Monte's paintings begin with smaller-sized acrylic studies or graphite and pencil sketches of ideas and inspiration. Join us Friday, February 6th from 5-8pm for a reception at the Monte Dolack Gallery as we showcase these original works created throughout the years. Several of the studies on display were drawn and painted on location during Monte and Mary Beth's travels. Call 549-3248. Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5

The Indigo Gallery
116 W. Front Street

Buy flowers that will last forever! Please join us for the First Friday on February 6 from 5-8p.m. for our Valentine exhibit featuring contemporary art by local artist Marc Moss and floral paintings that make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. Downtown Missoula, 728-1703. Open 1:30pm to 5:30pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins Ave.

February is the Collector's Resale silent auction, and selected art, antiques and jewelry may be entered for consignment in this upcoming sales event. The Collector's Resale exhibition opening reception is Friday, February 6, from 5 pm - 8 pm. Silent auction through the month with Closing Reception & Live Auction on Friday, February 27, from 5 pm - 7 pm. Please call 721-3154 for more information.

The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106 Hawthorne Unit A

International Cup. Juried by Patti Warashina. Opening reception February 6 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. The show runs February 6 - 24. Call 543-0509.

Gallery Saintonge
216 N. Higgins Ave.

Gallery Saintonge is announcing its last and final exhibition, finale, featuring four of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s long-standing, treasured instructors: Tim Cooper, Doug Johnson, Tony Rizzuto and Elizabeth Stone. With this exhibit, we are announcing the closure of Gallery Saintonge and the emergence of the new face of RMSP. This exhibition will stand as a transition for what the gallery has been, while giving a glimpse of what is to come.

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

The Whooping Crones Gallery is showing work of members of the Missoula Calligraphy Guild and paper sculptures by Kerry Nagel. First Friday Reception Friday 6th 5~8 pm. We are celebrating our 3rd Birthday!! 508 E Broadway, 721-3042.

Other Venues

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins Ave.

Desire love, love desire. Abe Coley presents paintings of passion, images tender and fond - a public display of affection. Wine and sweets too! 5-8pm

Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West

Zootown Arts Community Center will hold a reception on the SECOND Friday this month, February 13 from 5:30 – 9:30 PM, featuring Jemina Watstein "Looking at the Land Fill" - aPhoto/Video Installation Examining the Aesthetic Qualities of Discarded Resources and Environmental Implications of a Consumer Society.

Noteworthy Paper and Press
101 South Higgins

The Leaving and the Left - A Celebration of Love and Loss, the newest project by Marc Moss, aims to to disassemble language in an attempt to rebuild it again using new understandings, insights and lifelessons. Built with rusty metal, bits of telephone wire, scrap glass and old tatters of love letters and emails, this collection explores collective memory in a celebration of what once was, what is, and what is yet to come. Visit the site for a sneak look at the art, discussions about the process of its creation and information on participating in the next series. 5PM - 8PM. Live music by John Dendy from Helena.

Catalyst Cafe and Espresso
111 N. Higgins Ave.

The Catalyst presents recent paintings by Keith Levi and Christina Welch, with a First Friday opening reception on February 6 from 5-8 p.m. Call 542-1337 or 207-1210 for more information.

Computer Central
136 E. Broadway, suite 1

Beyond HDR: Photography Spanning the Dynamic Range
Montana photographer Jeffrey Paul presents a collection of pieces that hangs somewhere in the balance between a heightened reality and fantasy. From HDR to other digital manipulations, Paul transcends the limitations of a camera's dynamic range to produce a final image unique to both the eye and the camera. More of Paul's work can be found at Jeffreypauldesigns.com or jefferypaul.pixyblog.com.
Opening reception: Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30PM, Light refreshments will be provided.

The Dark Room
135 North Higgins

Jesse Sturgis and Scott Hevener present Brothers - an Investigation in Synchronicity, using shared analog double exposures. Opening and artist reception from 5-8 p.m. 549-1070

Downtown Dance Collective
212 Main Street

Turning the Wheel, Missoula's only intergenerational dance/theater company, is hosting a Valentine Making Fundraiser February 6th from 5-7 at the Downtown Dance Collective. We'll provide inspiring materials for you to create original Valentines for your sweeties. $5 donation will help support our community outreach and programming. Call 728-4345.

New West
415 N. Higgins Ave.

NewWest.Net is hosting Scott Montgomery and his photography exhibit Ganamos Las Calles in February. Join us for a First Friday opening reception Friday, February 6 from 5-9 p.m. Ganamos Las Calles is a photographic exploration of the culture of Argentinean protest and an examination of how protest became a fundamental necessity for the Argentinean nation. The exhibition documents how communities unite behind political causes and celebrates the peaceful ways by which individuals express themselves. The photos are drawn from two separate protests which took place in downtown Buenos aires in the spring of 2008.

Big Sky Embroidery
610 South Higgins Street

Following the success of Studio7190's temporary location downtown (and having heard that "pop-up galleries" are the rage in London and elsewhere) Studio7190 will have its second First Friday event, this time at Big Sky Embroidery, next to Bridge Pizza. The show again features work by Alan Graham McQuillan, but with all-new street photographs. And, to coincide with the two art auctions in Missoula, this month's theme will be "In and Around Art Galleries from Seattle to Paris." 4 PM to 8 PM, Friday 6 February. Call 241-3325, or visit www.studio7190.com

Bernice's Bakery
190 S. 3rd St. West

Kate Dunn, local illustrator and painter, will be hanging her most recent work in Bernice's Bakery through the month of February, featuring images based on adventures in the lands of dreams and mythology. An artists reception will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on first Friday. Preview her work at www.kateisdunn.com.

Mariposa Studio
438 East Broadway

Meet local bead artist Beth McClure. She will be here for artist's reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on first Friday, showing her jewelry creations, including an all new group of necklaces and rings. Call 728-3903.

The Green Light
128 West Alder

For First Friday the Green Light features the work of Kelly Smith, a self-taught artist who creates an evolving forest fairytale full of long-necked large-eyed townspeople and delightful monsters. The fairytale is narrated by its main character “Unconventional Ida.” Ida is a little orphan girl whose parents were giants, but all she got were their eyes. Kelly works in ink and colored pencils on recycled wooden panels. Each piece created is unique, and comes with its own little story that contributes to the overall tale.