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Galleries & Museums
335 North Pattee
Enjoy exhibitions in six galleries from 5 - 8 pm. Sample delicious wines, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. At 7 p.m. Join Freeman Butts' wife Daisy and his longtime friend Ray Campeau for a warm and personal evening exploring the new exhibition, Family Gifts: Works by Freeman Butts.
The Ceretana Gallery
The Ceretana presents Missoula Now, a group of established and emerging artists: Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Sheilah Healow, Linden How, Kim Shirley, Greg Chambers, Craig Wienke, Aimee Lewis, Mike Wanzenreid, Angelita Martinez, Genna Smith, Jessica Abel, Ladygirl, Abe Coley. With Musical guests Sapphire Grey, and Tom and the Tomatoes and friends.
Murphy~Jubb Fine Art
210 N. Higgins, Suite 300
Representing internationally renowned watercolor artist, Kendahl Jan Jubb. Exhibit of new work on display 9-6 Monday - Friday and 9 - 4 Saturday. Presenting new print series "Northwest Songbirds." There will be a reception on Friday September 4, from 5pm-8pm.
Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street
Join us for a reception at the Monte Dolack Gallery in historic downtown Missoula from 5-8p.m. On display will be Monte Dolack's limited edition prints and fine art posters celebrating the closing of Montana's summer season. Also on display will be Mary Beth Percival's original watercolor June on the River.
The Clay Studio
Slice: works by Heidi Kreitchet. The opening reception takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and the show runs from sept 4th- oct 9th.
The Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins
The Dana Gallery wrote us to say:
"Summertime - A time for rest, reflection, re-visioning...
In honor of these three R's we'll be closed for
"First Friday", September 4th....The Dana Gallery"
The Artists Shop
304 North Higgins
Award-winning painter Dewey Monson will be displaying his work at the Artists Shop during September. A reception for the Hamilton artist will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The fine crafts gallery at 304 N. Higgins features the craft and art work of about 40 people in the Missoula area. The Artists Shop is open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday.
709 Ronan Street
Autio Extravaganza: For the first time ever in Missoula, renowned artists Lela Autio, her daughter Lisa Autio, and Lisa's daughter Laurel Fletcher will exhibit together -- a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view and purchase artworks by three generations of the famed Autio family. The works by Lela and Lisa come fresh from an exhibition at the Holter Museum in Helena, including glowing, fluorescent plexiglass by Lela and fantastically-colored painted fiberglass plates by Lisa. Laurel Fletcher's vivid glitter paintings will be making their Missoula gallery debut. Photographs by Christofer Autio will also be shown.
University of Montana - PAR/TV Center
Come see Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs 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)
216 N. Higgins
Her Picture in a Frame continues this month, with photos by William Albert Allard, former staff photographer for National Geographic since 1964. Her Picture in a Frame consists of what Allard refers to as found pictures, many taken at a glance - " made serendipitously, as they occured, without any request on his part, somewhere along the road, somewhere in the world." - such as a restaurant in Paris, backstage at a fashion show, a small village in the Peruvian Andes, and a lake in northern Minnesota. While many of the photographs are candid, others were made specifically by request. The concept of portrait here is as diverse as the women portrayed.
131 S Higgins Ave
The 2009 Big Sky Film Series presents William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. Screening at 7:30 p.m. Free.
521 S. Higgins Ave.
Betty's Divine says: "Life is about flow. The dawn breaks, sun rises, clouds move across the
sky, sun sets, moon rises. Life flows. Local artist, Chris Mathers,
honors the flow of things with each original piece in her September show
at Betty's Divine. casey*jo :: guitar slinging, sweet singing mamas will be providing
superb vocal entertainment. vino and cookies as per usual." 5-8pm
190 South 3rd West
Bernice's Bakery presents and exhibition of oil paintings by Laura Baker through the month of October. Laura is a long-time Missoula resident who is a graphic designer, scenic painter, and mural painter. She has done several murals around the city but is probably best known for the murals at the 30 HuHot Mongolian Grills around the country.
The Crystal Theatre
515 S Higgins
The Missoula Actors Theater presents Rush Week, a festival of performance at the Crystal Theater starting Wednesday, September 2nd. $15 gets you a week long pass to Live Cabarets on September 2nd and 3rd, Live Music on September 4th, No Shame Theater on September 4th, and Life x 3 on September 5th. No Shame Theater starts at 10 pm on First Friday. For other times, information, and to purchase tickets, see www.mtactors.com.
Zootown Arts Community Center
235 North 1st St. West
On the first Friday of every month, the Zootown Arts Community Center hosts Kids' Night, a drop-in art evening for your kids while you do the gallery walk. Call ahead for information and availability. ZACC holds their monthly art opening on the second Friday of each month; this month, on September 11th, join them for an opening reception for Faces of the Pov. The reception is from 6 - 8 pm.
The Downtown Dance Collective
121 W Main St.
Reception for visual Artist, April Erikson at 6 p.m.
Noteworthy* Paper & Press
101 South Higgins Ave
Noteworthy is excited to feature Masked Moments, a watercolor series by local artist and writer, Mara Panich. In addition to light refreshments, Seth Goerlich will play guitar throughout the evening.
321 N Higgins Ave
Join us Friday night from 5-8 pm for refreshments and photography by the younger halves of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. See the world from the eyes of the children involved in the program, and show your support for the organization. Information regarding Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be available all evening.
The Celtic Connection
114 East Main