April 3, 2009

Galleries & Museums

The Artists' Shop
304 North Higgins


Our Hidden Worlds, a blown and engraved glass show by award winning artist Lisa Tate, will be featured the month of April at the Artists Shop in Missoula. Lisa Tate's new show features the ancient art of Cameo Glass. Glass is blown by Tate using traditional off hand furnace techniques. Each piece is blown using multiple paper thin color overlays. When cooled, each piece is then hand cut and engraved. The show will run the month of April at the Artists Shop 304 N. Higgins, downtown Missoula. An artists reception will take place Friday, April 3rd from 5-8 PM.

Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

Mix and mingle with new and old friends at MAM on First Friday, 5-8 PM. At 7 PM, MAM Registrar Ted Hughes will engage you with an insightful Gallery Talk about Sign Language: The Pop Art of Sister Corita. This collection of serigraph prints by Sister Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 - September 18, 1986) is drawn from the MAM Collections. The works are indicative of Kent’s use of text and typography as an essential element of the composition. Kent was an activist in the 60’s and was known as a poet-artist. This is the first time the MAM has shown this collection of works. Enjoy a delicious selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Admission is always free.

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 Art Norby, bronze sculptor, and Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolorist. First Friday reception is from 5-8 pm on April 3.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
216 N. Higgins

Rocky Mountain School of Photography Gallery is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition grow. with work by Eileen Rafferty. Fusing archival imagery and traditional techniques with modern technology and contemporary visual culture, Rafferty’s work seems to exist in a time outside of time – like standing still in a moment one remembers that hasn’t quite happened. Opening reception is April 3 from 5-8 p.m. and the exhibition runs through May 29.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Join us for a reception on Friday, April 3rd from 5-8pm for the release of Smokejumping: Red Skies Over Rock, Creek Monte's newest limited edition print inspired by the courage of smokejumpers and the drama of the landscape on fire. This 20" x 25" print is signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 375. Open weekdays 10-5:30 and Saturday 11-5

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street

New digital photographs by Chris Autio, oil stick paintings from the “Bear Series” and some figure paintings by Nancy Erickson, oil paintings and small pencil studies by Stephanie Frostad, and watercolor paintings tucked away for the last 30 years by Don Mundt. A First Friday opening is on April 3rd from 5 to 9 pm and special gallery hours from 9 to 3 pm on Saturday April 4th.

Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins

The Dana Gallery extends an invitation to our April exhibition,“Back Roads” featuring vibrant new paintings by Robert Schlegel . The opening reception takes place on Friday, April 3, 2009, from 5-8 p.m. The gallery will also host an open house and painting demonstration featuring Robert Schlegel, on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. Banks Oregon artist Robert Schlegel has exhibited throughout Oregon, with a solo show at the Office of the Governor last year, and is an anticipated participant in Dana Gallery’s annual “Western Montana Paint Out” held in July.

Whooping Crones Gallery
508 E. Broadway

The Whooping Crones Gallery is showing “Maclay Flats” photography/mixed media, new work by Jennifer Fraser. Also showing “Sunflower Series” acrylic enamels on handmade paper by R. Wade Nelson and ceramics by Jo Bernofsky. Artist reception April 3rd 5~8 pm.

Other Venues

Betty's Divine
521 S. Higgins Ave.

For April we are releasing Betty's very own photos of our favorite spring/summer looks for 2009. Ben Ferencz, art director at large, and photographer Tom Robertson show off their talent, and models Jordon and Jenise steez it to the max. Imagine "stylish relationship tension at the cheesy, why the hell is the sand so high, beach." Sort of a spring break sheik look.

Riverbend Restaurant at Holiday Inn at the Park
200 South Pattee

Bitterroot artist Kiana Fecteau will be showing her work at the Riverbend Restaurant located in the Holiday Inn Downtown. Kiana has the ability to capture the spirit of her subjects in a variety of mediums. An artist reception will be from 5:30-9:00 pm during Missoula’s First Friday Gallery Night. To see more of Kiana’s work visit: www.KianaFecteau.blogspot.com.

Noteworthy* Paper & Press
101 S. Higgins Ave.

Noteworthy Paper and Press presents Courtney Blazon's new series entitled Our Dancing Daughters which combines drawing with traditional paper craft such as quilling and paper filigree. Opening is on April 3rd from 5pm-8pm at 101 s. Higgins.

New West
415 N. Higgins Ave.

New West presents Faces of the Pov for First Friday this month. This art exhibit features portraits of Poverello Center residents & clients by local photographer Cathrine L.Walters and local painter Kimberly Anderson. April 3rd from 5-8pm

Butterfly Herbs
232 North Higgins

At Butterfly Herbs, Sheilah Healow will be showing a photo project involving a scary clown frolicking through the pages of a children's book. Opening Reception April 3 from 5-8 pm.

Selvedge Studio
509 South Higgins

Selvedge Studio presents finale: final fashion design challenge. See all the garments from all the challenges and the finalists' spring line. 6 pm on Friday, April 3.

Computer Central
136 East Broadway


Computer Central is pleased to present "Art-Stravaganza!", a spring cleaning and art clearance sale/exhibition by Marc Moss. Paintings, collage, assemblage - IT'S ALL HERE! Marc Moss originals, nothing over $100. Please join us for a reception, First Friday April 3rd from 5.30 - 7.30 PM. Great art, great people and great refreshments. For more information, call 546-3885 or 542-6540 Visit http://www.marcmoss.net for views of artwork and more information.