July 3, 2009

Galleries & Museums

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Join us for a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd during Missoula's First Friday Gallery Night to celebrate the release of Monte Dolack's newest limited edition print, Haunted by Waters. Each 17" x 20 1/2" print is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist and will be reproduced on heavy watercolor paper in an edition of 200 using the archival properties of the giclee printing process. Please call the gallery to reserve your print today.

Montana Museum of Art & Culture
University of Montana - PAR/TV Center

This exhibition pays homage to Montana artist Walter Hook (1919 – 1989) on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Hook was a faculty member and chair of the UM Department of Art and well-known for his surrealist style. He employed an intense color palette in both abstract works and paintings of everyday objects. The artist’s sense of humor is clearly evident throughout his vast and varied body of work. On Friday, June 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, there is an opening reception in the lobby of the UM PARTV Center.

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

Watercolor exhibit of Jamie K. Hoffmann showing through July 11th.
Watercolor paintings of Missoula and the Northwest and also plein air paintings of Cuba, Thailand and Europe. Featuring the bronze sculpture of Arthur Norby and the watercolor paintings of Kendahl Jan Jubb, both nationally renowned artists. Also offering an archival print, "Gulls and Boards", by Walter Hook.Original artwork and archival prints of Kendahl Jan Jubb's art are available.

Montana Art and Framing

709 Ronan Street

“Lions, Women and Bears,” the First Friday Reception at Montana Art and Framing, is from 5-9 p.m. on July 3. Mixed media paintings of cougars by Nancy Erickson, photographs by Christofer Autio, paintings by Stephanie Frostad and Don Mundt. On view elsewhere: paintings by Frostad and Mundt at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Third Floor Gallery, through July.

The Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins

The Dana Gallery presents Northwest artist Kent Lovelace's new oil paintings on copper and new paintings by Montana artist Harry Koyama. The exhibition will run from July 3rd through July 19th. xhibition: July 03 - July 19

Zootown Arts Community Center
235 N 1st St W

Drop off your children at Kids First Friday, with paint-your-own-pottery and other activities. While they create, go see art downtown, then pick them up to view their impromptu "kids gallery" of the work they did while you were gone! Z.A.C.C. now hosts SECOND FRIDAY art openings, so that their own artists can go enjoy First Friday events. So come back on July 10th 5-8pm to enjoy an opening for Nathan McTague, Natalie Christensen, and family in the main gallery. And, view photography by Daniel Doherty in the hallways.

Other Venues

Missoula Public Library
301 E. Main St
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 721-2665

The Missoula Public Library displays its altered book art creations Friday, July 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Come vote for your favorites. Enter the library on the lower level from the parking lot. All art on display has been created by local residents who took part in our Altered Books Workshop, creating visual art with discarded books. If anyone attending the program needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 721-BOOK (2665). images from previous years

Betty's Divine
521 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 721-4777

Scott Hevener displays his photography. The show is entitled "fourteen non sequiturs" and is comprised of fourteen black & white images, taken over the last year. They all share a rather dark sense of humor, and an equal measure of dread. Cookies for the monsters and wine for the adults. 5:00pm to 8:00 p.m.

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West

Katheryn Pearl Cathersal hosts a First Friday event at Bernice's Bakery opening her show, "Pop and Circumstance." Wine and delicious Bernice's treats will be provided alongside vibrant paintings, portraits, and collage-style charcoal and ink illustrations. This debut event takes place from 5pm to 8pm.

Alara Jewelry
312 North Higgins

Alara Jewelry is showcasing the work of local party/scene photographer Abi Halland. Her exhibition this month is an ode to life in rural Montana, featuring stunning landscapes in black & white and color taken on her family's historic homestead. As always, wine and snacks will be provided. 5-9 p.m. 312 N. Higgins Ave. 728-8844.

Yellowstone Photo

321 North Higgins


Photography by Jennifer Grigg. Jennifer has traveled the West and beyond to capture slices of the natural world. From Maui to Scotland, and Glacier to Zion, a multitude of landscapes and their inhabitants will be on display at Yellowstone Photo from 5 -8pm." Refreshments will be provided.

Zootown Brew
121 West Broadway

Throughout June, Zootown Brew (former location of Sutton West Gallery) will be showcasing “Celebrating Wild Montana”, images of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front by photographer Jeff Van Tine. The photos are accompanied by “Front Poems”, the poetry of Jennifer Thompson. Jeff's pictures include people, flora and fauna, but his true love is the large unspoiled landscapes that epitomize the long history of good stewardship on The Front. Open until 10:00 p.m. Visit jeffvantine.com/zootownbrew/

2009 Big Sky Film Series
Historic Wilma Theater/Missoula, Montana
131 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802-4431
(406) 543-3432

Big Sky Films Series continues this Friday with the second installment of the 2009 season, the independent feature documentary BEAUTIFUL LOSERS. BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. In the early 1990s a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group and the subcultures they sprang from have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Free.

Downtown Dance Collective
121 W. Main St.

"Esther Beckwith's compositions emanate from deep within her soul. The years of teaching and the culmination of the many diverse, cultural students has become part of her paintings. You see the use of vibrant color orchestrated to the rhythm of the composition. When painting in a public garden a bystander asked, "do you really see those colors"? It was then that she realized what effect her palette of colors made on the observers. To her, the colors create a vibrant, energetic, emotional life connection to her completed work." See Esther's work in the Downtown Dance Collective's beautiful dance studio from 6p.m. to 8p.m.

La Parilla
130 W. Broadway St.

Abe Coley shows public artwork he encouraged and facilitated. Abe erected an office cubicle at several Missoula festivals during spring of '09, supplied paint, and encouraged passersby to paint whatever their hearts desired. The outcome is an aleatoric mish-mash of vibrant enthusiasm.

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