August 7th, 2009

Click here to see the NEW First Friday Missoula Quick-Guide: a way to see this schedule at a glance. You can also print it out and carry it in your pocket this Friday. It has no images: save on ink!

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(which does have images)

Galleries & Museums

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee St.

Meet MAM Triennial artists Pat Smith (Billings), Susan Thomas (Great Falls) Laura Way Wathen (Hamilton), Kate Hunt ( Kalispell), David Spear (Pablo), and Juan de Santa Anna (Seely Lake) this First Friday. Enjoy delicious wines and tasty beers. Then stroll through this energetic and eclectic exhibition. At 6 and 7 p.m. , The artists will participate in gallery talks.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Join the reception from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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

The opening reception for Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs is from 5 - 8 p.m. This national traveling exhibition is the largest display of Pulitzer Prize-winning images from 1942 - 2009. The photographs will be arranged chronologically, and each will be accompanied by in-depth narrative text that sets the stage for the image. Among the historical moments captured, are the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima, the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby, and many others. This exhibition runs through October 23,2009. (Image: 1958 Award --Photo by William C. Beall, Washington Daily News)

Ceretana Cooperative Gallery and Artists Studios
801 Sherwood
Contact Patricia Thornton: 207-1210

The Ceretana Cooperative Gallery and Open Studios presents new works by resident artists Chuck Bordell, Brian Elling, Brook Kittleson, Mathew McCornack, Jonathan Marquis, Shana Matteis, Kim Shirley, Patricia Thornton, and Tim Thornton. Come to the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p. m. and view paintings, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media pieces. Also available to view by appointment on other dates.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street

Exhibition of giant acrylics paintings by Don H. Mundt and art works by Barbara Morrison, paintings and drawings by Stephanie Frostad and Nancy Erickson, photographs by Christofer Autio, as well as paintings by Renee Long, and digital images by Amy Long. The reception takes place Friday, August 7th, with special additional hours on Saturday, August 8th from 9AM to 3PM. The show will be open through August.

The Clay Studio
1106 Hawthorne Unit A

The Clay Studio of Missoula will hold an opening reception for a Student and Studio Artist Exhibition from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Short lectures by the residents begin at 8 p.m.

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

Watercolor paintings of Missoula and the Northwest and also plein air paintings of Cuba, Thailand and Europe. Featuring 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.

Other Venues

St. Patrick Hospital
Health Sciences Center
Third Flo
or Exhibition Space
West Broadway

St. Patrick's Hospital will hold a reception for Healing Art for Hurting Times:
"Peaceful Visions of Montana from a Painter's Eyes," oil paintings of l
andscapes by Richard Scott Morgan. Meet the artist from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ( note the earlier time than other First Friday events) A limited edition giclee' print, Fields of Gold, will be on view and for sale. Each 24x30 print is signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 100, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit St. Patrick Hospital & Health Foundation & Living Art of Montana. Images can also be viewed online & purchased at This exhibition is part of St. Patrick Hospital's Art Initiative. The Art Initiative reflects a commitment to creating a healing environment through the display of art.

Currents Aquatic Center
600 Cregg Lane

Stop by any time on Friday August 7th between 6 a. m. and 8 p.m. to see photographs from Jason Pignanelli's three-year career at Missoula Parks and Recreation as the Outdoor Recreation Specialist. Jason has added several great photography programs to Parks and Recreation's diverse course offerings. He enjoys all types of photography and even matting and framing. Find more of Jason's work at Pignanelli Presents. If you miss it on August 7th, these photographs will be up all month.

The Artist's Shop
304 N. Higgins

Missoula stained glass artist Kiki Renander uses trees as a motif for new work she'll be displaying in her August show at the Artists Shop. An artist's reception will be Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Artists Shop at 304 N. Higgins features the works of about 40 area artists and crafts people and is open seven days a week from 10 to 6 p.m.

Noteworthy* Paper & Press
101 S. Higgins Ave.

rc Moss and Noteworthy* Paper & Press are pleased to announce the opening of Marc's newest exhibition: The Leaving and the Left - Teardrop on the Fire. This new assemblage series explores collective memory and emotional patina. The work utilizes rusty metal, reclaimed glass, remixed photography, old donated love letters and post breakup emails. You can view a video of Marc's process here. Music by guitar-slinging heroines Caseyjo. Light refreshments provided. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The show runs through the end of August.

FILM: Art & Copy
2009 Big Sky Film Series

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

Y reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and today's iPod); Dan Wieden ("Just Do It"); Phyllis K. Robinson (who invented the "me generation" with Clairol); Hal Riney (who helped President Reagan get re-elected); and George Lois (who saved MTV and launched Tommy Hilfiger overnight).

Yellowstone Photo
321 N Higgins Ave


Meet photographer Arthur Mouratidis, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with your neighbors!

Zootown Brew
121 W. Broadway


Held over for one last month 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, fauna and his true love, the large unspoiled landscapes that epitomize the long history of good stewardship on The Front. Open until 10:00 p.m. Visit

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West

The power of art and vision has been trying to break through for
generations in the Boelman family. While complementary, each artist's work is distinctly their own. Join Tom and Jacob for a Father/Son exhibit at Bernice's Bakery. The First Friday reception will be held august 7 beginning at 5pm.

Downtown Dance Collective
121 W Main St

From 6pm to 8 pm view works by Scott Woodahl. Scott has resided in Missoula for 13 years. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, and creates commissioned art pieces. .

Butterfly Herbs
232 N Higgins Ave.

Butterfly Herbs presents Missoula Abstracts and Portraits from photographer DeAndria Gutzmer at 5 p.m.

Computer Central
136 E. Broadway

From 5:30 to 7:30 join Computer Central for First Friday Missoula. They will be featuring prints by local artist Thomas Mckay. In the words of the artist: "The beauty of art is found everywhere we look. Whether you are looking at a priceless masterpiece in a gallery or the interior of your automobile,there is a lot of consideration put into making things aesthetically pleasing. It is really amazing if you take the time to examine the intricate level of detail incorporated into everyday things." Light refreshments will be served.

Holiday Inn
Downtown by the Park

200 Pattee

Antonia Wolf and the Art Attic invite you to take a visual holiday through Big Sky country from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy music by the band Malarky on the patio.

Orange Street Underpass
Walking Tunnel Near Orange and Spruce

What's art without a little controversy? If you've ever been in the Orange Street underpass walking tunnel, you know it's rather creepy to walk through: for about a block you're trapped between ground-to-ceiling steel fencing and a forboding , gray, concrete wall covered in obscenities and violent proclamations. Well, as of this posting on Tuesday, August 4th, walking through the tunnel has suddenly become much brighter. Someone recently covered up all that offensive graffiti with colorful wavy lines that span the whole tunnel. They even threw in a few kitty cats, sheep, and cute creatures to discover along the way. Apparently it was done by a group called the Color Kidz.

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. Check their website for listings.

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