March 6, 2009

Galleries & Museums

The Clay Studio
1106 Hawthorne

The Clay Studio presents Trey Hill: New Work, with an opening reception on March 6 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. The show runs through March 28.

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

The Whooping Crones Gallery is showing “Sleepless Nights and Day Dreams” Masks by Michel Colville, Myra Ducharme, Kathi Quick and others. Continuing paper sculptures of Kerry Nagel. Show runs through March 28th. First Friday Artist reception Friday March 6th 5~8 pm.

Indigo Gallery
116 West Front

Join us on March 6th for the Indigo Gallery's last First Friday exhibit, 5-8pm, 116 W. Front St. Enjoy "Reboot", featuring photography and computer mixed media by Marc Moss, and also exquisite floral paintings by Kimberly Dudik. Thank you for your patronage!

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front

Join us Friday, March 6th from 5-8pm for a retrospective look at several years’ worth of original paintings, limited edition prints and fine art posters by Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Also on view will be the jewelry of Marlene Dolack. Open weekdays 10-5:30 and Saturday 11-5

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

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.

The Artists' Shop
304 North Higgins

The Artists' Shop presents "A Sense of Place", photographs on canvas by Pam Voth. A Sense of Place is a photographic journey that explores the human and geographical characteristics that give Montana its unique sense of place. This exhibit seeks to capture the remarkable beauty of the Montana landscape while exploring the unique and authentic human attachment and belonging that gives meaning to the undifferentiated space.

Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

The Missoula Art Museum hosts an exhibition opening for "A Snowman Cares for our Memory of Water" by Mary Ann Papanek-Miller. Mary Ann is the former chair of the Art Department at the University of Montana and currently resides outside of Chicago. Artist Reception and Gallery Talk: March 6, 5-8 PM

Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins

The Dana Gallery would like to extend an invitation to our March Exhibition,“Colors of the West”, featuring the photography of Marshall Delano. The show opens with a reception on Friday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m. Marshall Delano began photographing nature in the early 1980’s in Florida. Upon moving to Missoula in 1993 his interests focused on western landscape. Marshall creates art by choosing colors from his photographs of the West coupled with the use of repetitive form and color . The resulting compositions are pleasant arrangements of beautiful colors taken from nature. The gallery is also pleased to present new works by oil painters Troy Collins, Wesley Drake, Caleb Meyer, and Scott Switzer. Marshall Delano will present an Artist Talk Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street

If you missed out on purchasing art work by one of the following artists at the Missoula Art Museum Auction, out of the archives and into the gallery are art works never before seen by a lot of people. Ten oil stick paintings from the “Bear Series” by Nancy Erickson, oil paintings by Stephanie Frostad, new digital photographs by Chris Autio, and watercolor paintings tucked away for the last 30 years by Don Mundt. A First Friday opening is on March 6th from 5 to 9 pm and special gallery hours from 9 to 4 pm on Saturday March 7th.

Other Venues

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins Ave.

The Matoon Art Show. This brother sister combo displays a variety of art techniques. Larkin utilizes spray paint, markers, pens, and colored pencil on plywood and canvas. Primarily a stencilist, he takes his inspiration from everything from movies to sports to models. Willow works with acrylic paints on canvases of multiple sizes, her inspirations being primarily based in the fashion realm. Music provided by DJ Tak 45. Mucho vino and cookies. 5-8pm

Missoula Children's Museum
225 W Front St

Presented by the Missoula International School. Experience an evening of art appreciation, snacks, friends and fun. Admission is free! 5-8 pm

Computer Central
136 East Broadway

"Decoupage" By Clint Weis. Define decoupage -'to cut out' a design cut out and mounted, superimposed to make a blended whole. Clint Weis takes this simple Definition for a Collage and adds the technology of Photoshop to produce an image. By using collages and photography these worlds are blended together to give the viewer a surreal view of the world put together piece by piece. Opening Reception March 6, 5:30P.M. -7:30 P.M. Light refreshments provided.

Riverbend Restaurant at Holiday Inn at the Park
200 South Pattee

For First Friday the Riverbend Restaurant features India and the American West, The Merging of Two Cultures, presented by Antonia Wolf and the Art Attic. Enjoy the intersection of two cultures where East meets West. Antonia’s portfolio includes a wide range of images including people, animals, landscapes and architecture from around the globe. The artist reception will be from 5 to 9 at the Riverbend restaurant located at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park and will feature music and wine. Visit

Selvedge Studio

509 South Higgins

Project Selvedge - the third annual amateur fashion design competition - begins March 6 at 6 p.m. and will continue each Friday evening through April's First Friday.

Butterfly Herbs
232 North Higgins

Butterfly Herbs presents an exhibition featuring works by Missoula native Emily Jenne. Currently a senior at Hellgate High School, Jenne will be attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in the fall. A selection of her paintings, drawings & mixed media work concerning Missoula will be shown, crafted with a dreamlike and experimental quality.

229 East Front Street

Sheryl Noethe will read from her new collection of poetry is "As Is", published by Lost Horse Press, during First Friday at Zoe, the interior design store on Front Street at 6:30 with refreshments and appetizers.

Begleiter Photography
223 West Front Street

Every Woman Matters- Please join us for a multi-media event highlighting the importance of breast cancer screening among women with disabilities, March 6th from 6-9 pm at Begleiter Photography- 223 West Front Street. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served.

Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West

Special Second Friday exhibition opening for Amazonia Art Exhibit. "Can the Amazon be saved?” This complex and daunting question has haunted Brazil for decades. The future of the Amazon- Brazil’s biggest environmental resource and challenge- is an issue with global implications. AMAZONIA, coming to Missoula on March 13th, 2009, highlights the domestic debate now taking place in Brazil regarding what is at stake in the struggle to preserve the planet’s last major tropical forest. The series of photographs captures the dazzling and fragile beauty of the rain forest, the destruction often associated with the careless and unregulated exploration and exploitation of its abundant resources, and the enormous value it has as a source of life, knowledge, and potential economic wealth and prosperity.

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