November 6, 2009

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Galleries & Museums

Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

Scott Fife: Big Trouble - The Idaho Project
Artist Scott Fife has long been obsessed with the historic characters that helped shape the time we live in; characters that have often fallen into the dark recesses of history.

Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind
Roger Shimomura's paintings and prints, including this series, Minidoka on My Mind, address social and political issues of Asian America.

The Ceretana Gallery
801 Sherwood

In The Front Gallery: Recent Works by Ceretana Residents
In The Main Gallery Recent Works from The Day of The Dead

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

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art will be exhibiting "Mission Gardens", the urban folk
art of Paul Harth, from November 6 through December 19, 2009. Mr. Harth is
an acrylic and found object artist from San Francisco. We will also be

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street

Join us for a reception at the Monte Dolack Gallery in historic downtown Missoula on Friday October 2nd from 5-8 pm during First Friday Gallery Night. Monte unveils his newest series of paintings, Views from Mount Jumbo. This exhibition will also include the release of Monte's newest fine art poster, Missoula Valley, available signed and numbered or unsigned.

Dana Gallery
246 N Higgins Ave.

The Dana Gallery presents their biennial event, "Woodworkers Show." Featuring new works in wood created by Bruce Adams, Nick Boynton, Tom and Jennifer Dolese, David Hamilton, Scot Herries, Chris Neill, Kevin Ruble, Time Swanberg, and Sandy Volkmann. The Woodworker's Show showcases the artistic talents and craftsmanship of regionally recognized artisans.

The Clay Studio
1106 Hawthorne
Gwendolyn Yoppolo, current artist in residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, is presently displaying her most recent work at The Clay Studio of Missoula. “Linger: New Work by Gwendolyn Yoppolo” is her first exhibition in town. The show features a variety of functional works that fully exemplify Yoppolo’s distinct ceramic vision.

The Artists Shop
304 North Higgins

Glass artist Barbara Dillon will be showing her work at the Artists Shop during November. A reception for the Bozeman artist will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The fine crafts coop gallery at 304 N. Higgins is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 6.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
216 N. Higgins

Opening reception for An Evolving Perspective of Nature, featuring renowned conservation activist and photographer, Robert Glenn Ketchum. The exhibit will run October through November.

Mariposa Studio
438 E Broadway

Photographer DeAndria Gutzmer of Phoenix Rising Images will be displaying her images with an artist reception from 5:00 - 8:00 pm honoring the "Day of the Dead" along with her "Joyful Soulful Birthday Celebration." "Many lessons of life are told in image , and since we all "imagine" different stories...create your own connection or story to that is the simple beauty of it all!" Mariposa is in the pink house on the corner of Jefferson and Broadway, across from the MCT Center For Performing Arts.

Computer Central
136 East Broadway

Come enjoy some of the images inspired with heart, captured by lens. Color photography created by Kate Wenninger. November 6, 2009 from 5:30-7:30 PM for light refreshments at Computer Central for the opening night!

Other Venues

The Catalyst
111 S. Higgins
Missoula MT

Mixed Media Works by Patricia Thornton and Sheilah Healow

The Western Montana Community Center
127 N. Higgins, Suite 202


In conjunction with the Missoula Transgender Day of Recognition (TDOR), the Center will be hosting "Trans-Lives," a trans-themed art exhibit displaying works from local artists and several from across the nation. This exhibit will be displayed in the Western Montana Commmunity Center for the month of November, and then will be moved to the UC ballroom on the University of Montana campus for their TDOR event November 20th.

Butterfly Herbs

Lewis Kelley specializes in landscape and architectural photography using a process called High Dynamic Range Imagery (HDR), in which multiple exposures of a scene are combined to bring out hidden details and rich, deep colors. Recently, his work has been displayed in the Dana Gallery in downtown Missoula, MT, featured in a travel guide, will be published in Edible Missoula, and can be seen most Saturdays at the People’s Market in Downtown Missoula where he is a regular vendor.

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West

Bernice's Bakery welcomes Penelope Baquero's series of multimedia paintings, Ecosapien Evolution. In this series Baquero creates surreal, organic images of our deep and ancient connections with nature, and the spiritual understanding that our species is coming to about our belonging to and guardianship of Mother Earth. First Friday opening is 5:00 to 8:00 p.m

Betty's Divine
521 S Higgins

Stop by Betty's Divine for a showing by local artist Melissa Clark. The exhibit features colorful nude paintings, ranging from bright pop art to realistic watercolors. Free flowing Wine and scrumptious Cookies 5-8pm

A&E Archetects
222 N Higgins

Dirk E Lee is showing, "Variations on a Theme without Content and too much Craft," woodcut prints from his traditional letter press techniques. Image to the left is a letterpress gift for William Kittredge that he created from his hand cut chapter heading letters for "The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology" edited by William Kittredge.

Yellowstone Photo
321 North Higgins

Herbert Swick uses black and white photography to interpret the elements of visual design in our natural and man-made worlds. He strives to capture the beauty in the details around us by using film and traditional darkroom techniques. There is nothing even remotely digital about this exhibit. Studio
223 W. Front St.

"Early Detection...Priceless" is a provacative collection of works integrating a unique "breast applied" application of acrylic paints onto a canvas of rich colors and whimsical concepts. Each canvas expresses the story of a woman's inner strength, unyielding spirit and, at times, her confrontation with the diagnoses of cancer. The artwork will be available for purchase and will support Faux Pink's mission to raise awareness and funds for early breast and cervical cancer detection. Champagne and cream puffs will be served.

The Loft
119 W Main St
Missoula, MT 59802-4311

Home Resource is soliciting public comment on its plans to open a cooperative/educational workshop called ReVamp, which stands for Repurposed Value-Added Marketable Products. Prototype ReVamp items will be on display, so please check them out and give valuable feedback! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Other Events and Activities

The Celtic Connection
114 East Main

The Celtic Connection presents live traditional Irish music from 6-9 p.m.

Look out for a semi-impromptu film during First Friday, using downtown Missoula as the setting, and random members of the community to act out roles on-the-fly. The footage will be cut into a pilot of one or more webisodes. Our approach will be extremely low-fi. We're going for anti-produced. Get as close to the real bones of the community as possible in a dramatic narrative. Anyone walking around might be snagged and asked to play a part. We're hoping folks will get into it, change things up, add their own personalities. If all goes as planned, we'll end up with something we never could have expected.

MCT Center for the Performing Arts
200 N. Adams

The Flagship Program’s
Chocolate Extravaganza & Cabaret

Tickets- $25 available at the door or by calling 532- 9825

Featuring a chocolate buffet with creations by local celebrities, hor d’oeuvres, wine, and a raffle Entertainment for the evening provided by MCT’s Bits & PiecesFor more information please visit our website , All proceeds benefit The Flagship Program

Once again, there is more going on than seems possible. You can print/ view your printable walking guide HERE. Also, if you are a gallery or venue, we created a poster version that uses more ink, but might look nice hanging up somewhere, hint hint. Get your poster HERE. Thanks to all the galleries and other venues for sending their information to us. We strive to be your active , comprehensive resource for First Fridays, and appreciate your participation.

New Zealand Kapa Haka Exhibit at the ZACC


Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West

If you want to know where the arts and rugby intersect, look no further. This Friday, October 9th , the ZACC will hold a reception for photos of the Kapa Haka dance of New Zealand. From 5:30 to 6:30 view traditional clothing from the Kapa Haka, meet some folks from New Zealand, and see slides and video. At 6:30, join us at the Kettlehouse down the street for refreshments.

The photo exhibition was sent to the Missoula Cultural Council from Missoula's sister city, Palmerston North, New Zealand, and will be on display throughout the month of October. For more information on our Sister City program go to this page on our website. Also, enjoy this video!