Friday March 5th, 2010

The Walking Guide to First Friday Gallery Night is now ready for you to download and print.

NEW: Take a look at the new links , above, including an "About First Friday" page. We'll be posting articles, history, parking tips, and more. Also, check out our Artist Directory and if you're not listed, sign up!

COMING SOON: We're very excited to announce that we have partnered with Streetbrew, a map application for your handheld device. We're creating a First Friday map to give you leads on restaurant specials, gallery information, retail goodies, and more. Streetbrew users may get special discounts, or have access to guided tours on First Fridays. All in your handheld device. Coming in March! Some providers may make this app available by March 5th, so check your app store to find out.


Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee

Come to MAM’s First Friday opening reception for exhibiting artist Marilyn Lysohir 5-8PM. Join Lysohir at 7 pm as she travels through her exhibition Good Girls 1968 and talks about this installation which contains over 160 ceramic portraits of young women with whom Lysohir graduated from high school. View exhibitions in six galleries, sample delicious wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Always free.

The Ceretana Gallery
801 Sherwood

Jonathan Marquis and the Ceretana Gallery present the opening of Pointing at the Moon, an exhibition of new artworks by Jonathan Marquis on March 5th and April 2nd 2010. Pointing at the moon is an exhibition of large-scale paintings (PNTGs) and installation exploring relationships between religious figures, comic book characters, and Marquis’ aesthetic language. These elements in combination engage the viewer in a visually and conceptually charged space that diminishes the dualistic separation between art and audience.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front Street
“French Suite”, Let Monte Dolack Gallery take you away to lush French countrysides and vibrant cafes at the first Friday gallery walk March 5th from 5-8 pm. Monte Dolack has reproduced 4 paintings from his recent France series into a suite of limited edition giclee prints. Included are enchanting and alluring landscapes of the French countryside, a Provencal cafe and a captivating image of the famous lion sculpture on the bridge at Arles. Visit us at the gallery or online. Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan Street (off 6th Street)
Missoula, Montana

Featured in March at Montana Art & Framing: "Two Friends of a Friend",oil paintings of the landscape, interior, and still-life by Teresa Garland Warner, Elizabeth Bass and Elene Weege. A reception will be held March 5th from 5-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 709 Ronan Street off 6th St. and parallel to the railroad tracks and bike path.

The Brink Gallery
111 W Front St.

With great pleasure, The Brink Gallery announces its grand opening in downtown Missoula, Montana. Envisioned and founded by local artist and art enthusiast, Jennifer Leutzinger, the gallery will feature fresh and deliberate work of emerging and established local, regional and national artists working in the realm of contemporary art. Blending innovation with tradition, exhibits will vary to include work that is experimental and conceptual in nature, visually and intellectually stimulating, playful and sophisticated. Its inaugural exhibition, bearing, with work by Kerri Rosenste includes seven sets of bearings drawings: caldera cabin, caldera studio, moiese cabin, butler creek cabin, wolf treet, rock cove, and brink. (image: Kerri Rosenstein, bearings drawings, 4-1/2x5 inches each, 2008-2010.)

Other Venues

Computer Central
136 East Broadway

Late Valentine to Ruthie who appears with Heavy Flow, iNHuMANS, Tonsofun and Zeppo Charles Martin has been documenting the Missoula music scene for over 2 years, and sometimes falls in love three times a day in Zootown. Please join us March 5, 2010 5:30-7:30 PM for light refreshments at Computer Central!

The Catalyst
111 S. Higgins
Missoula MT

The Catalyst is proud to present Recent Works by local artists Adeliade Every, Gretel Stoudt and Linden How.

Downtown Dance Collective
121 W Main Street

Come enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Bali: a photography exhibit with live music by Gamelan percussion ensemble Manik Harum. There will be two performances and a slide show at 7:00 and 7:45 pm.

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

The University of Montana Lambda Alliance will be partnering with the Western Montana Community Center during the month of March to host Fine Art Missoula, an art exhibit and sale that focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Current artists include Irit Rabinowits, Bree Sutherland, Geneva Kelly, Ali Pelletier, among others. Wine and organic hors d'ouerves will be provided by the Fine Art Missoula Project and local Missoula businesses like Ten Spoon Winery. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the UM Lambda Alliance and Western Montana Community Center. 5-10 pm. (image by Irit Rabinowits)

Bernice's Bakery

Danny Crump, current wood fire artist-in-residence at the Clay Studio of Missoula, presents “Specific Gravity” at Bernice’s Bakery. The new wood fired wall sculptures are displayed with the intention of forming a visual and visceral connection to the viewers. First Friday opening 5:30-8:00

Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park
200 Pattee

Kenton Pies grew up in the Wisconsin hills where he absorbed the colorful country atmosphere, and the sights, sounds and animals of the forest. When still a teenager as a local artist Kenton started his sign and art painting business by creating scenes on walls and vehicles. This eventually led to creating carvings, paintings, and graphics for restaurants, offices and developments. Kenton has made art for public and private collections & garnering awards in art, sculpture, graphics, stone masonry and quilting.These wide experiences are now expressed in nature painting and sculpture. Come see Kenton at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula at Brooks and Browns Friday March 5th at 5:30 and enjoy live music by Holden Young from 5 to 8. Micro pitchers are $7 and martinis are $4.

Cutting Crew Salon
220 Ryman

Sean Ehlert is an artist heavily influenced by Urban Art and Cartooning. Though not classically trained, his many art classes and passion for painting is apparent in his vivid and smile inspiring work! Original paintings will be on display with an opening party for 1st Friday.

Zoo Mountain Natural Care
345 West Front, Suite D.
(Across the street from KECI,
corner of Front and Orange)

Featuring local artists monthly at our downtown location on the corner of Front and Orange, across the street from KECI. The address is 345 West Front, Suite D. The first artist is Jesca Cornman. The second artist featured is Monica Campbell, who paints under the monicker Mono. You can check out Jesca's art on her facebook page at Ladygirl MSCornman. This is a great opportunity to meet these great local artists and also to meet the staff of ZMNC, a medical cannabis caregiving organization. Also on site will be Angela Goodhope, who will be giving a presentation and answering questions about Medical Marijuna in Montana.
Other Arts Events

Crystal Theater
515 S. Higgins
10 pm

No Shame Theatre is a venue for writers and performers to present their work before an audience. This is open to all areas of performance: playwriting, dance, music, comedy, poetry…No rehearsals are necessary. Just show up and sign up. There are 15, 5 minute slots available first-come-first-serve. The rules: all work must be original, 5 minutes or less, you can’t break yourself, the audience, the theatre or the law!