Friday, January 7

Galleries and Museums

Missoula Art Museum
335 N Pattee

Meet your friends at MAM for First Fridays at MAM from 5-8 PM. Mingle with over 100 artists celebrating their art contributions to MAM’s 39th Benefit Art Auction. Preview the exceptional contemporary art available at the auction, purchase your tickets, and celebrate the generosity and spirit of these artists. The impressive exhibition ranges from paintings and drawings to ceramics and photography and highlights some of the best emerging and established artists in our region. Sample tasty hors d’oeuvres and join Pam Caughey, Andy Cline, and Hadley Ferguson for an exhibiting artists’ gallery talk at 7 PM. Enjoy the country ballads of Russ Nasset throughout the night. View exhibitions in six galleries and a cash bar. Admission is always free. Thanks to the Missoulian for their support of MAM’s First Fridays.

The Brink Gallery
111 W Front St

The Brink Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit Considering Content by Jack Metcalf. Jack Metcalf spent his youth knee deep in the sweating swamps of the southeast smearing the line of where illusion ends and reality begins. In Considering Content, his creations emulate a diary of sorts. The work balances draftsman precision with an ambiguous blather of imagination, insight, and delight, presenting an internal conversation that is felt, but never fully comprehended. The work is playful, visually stimulating, and when tied to the stories behind each piece, also deeply personal. It may have humor, but it’s not to be taken lightly.

In the alley near New West
415 N Higgins Ave

For January, FrontierSpace welcomes Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura. Their exhibition titled This is How it Feels will feature collaborative text-based signage that elicits uncomfortable or emotional response on display through the month of January. Utilizing sculptural and installation based techniques, Alex and Jonas will be showing a variety of work in and out of the gallery. FrontierSpace is located next to New West in the alley between Pine and Spruce one block west of Higgins.

Montana Museum of Art & Culture
312 Campus Drive

Join the Montana Museum of Art & Culture for First Friday from 4 – 6pm. On view are Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection and Three Centuries of European Prints from the MMAC Permanent Collection. These exhibitions offer an unprecedented opportunity for Montana citizens and visitors to experience firsthand selected works by some of the most notable artists from the late 18th the early 20th Century. Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies.

Other Venues

Bernice's Bakery
Tracy Hall (mixed media artist)

I’m a senior at Hellgate High School. I seek to capture a story, or a moment, or an eccentric character in art—I enjoy playing with text, ripping up my art and piecing it back together, and taking inspiration from nature, found objects, and conversations.

Butterfly Herbs
232 N Higgins Ave

Dirk Lee, new prints, drawings and paintings (one collaboration with Noah Ptolemy). Reception on First Night.

Betty's Devine
521 S Higgins Ave

Mike Gill will be featuring his whimsical animals for the month of January on the walls of Betty's Divine. Treats, wine, and good times on both occasions. 5-8 pm on the 7th, 5-7 pm on the 14th.

Missoula Aids Council
500 N Higgins Suite 100

Friday, January 7, 2011 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Fine Arts Missoula presents our second annual Friday Art Walk Gallery opening at the Missoula AIDS Council. The gallery will feature digital art and mixed media works from artist Bree Sutherland, among others.

Come enjoy a wide selection of fine art, directly and indirectly focused around the LGBTQQI community and beyond, an evening of good company, fine wine, and organic hors d'ouerves

All Proceeds from Fine Arts Missoula benefit the Missoula Aids Council and the Western Montana Community Center with a 60%/40% split of all procceds.

The Loft
119 W. Main

Killdeer Artisans Guild is hosting a final public viewing & reception for their current show at The Loft at 119 W. Main in Missoula (upstairs, above The Missoula Dance Collective) this Friday, 5-8pm.

Look for wood sculptures by Danny Kraus, light sculptures by Karl Stein, photography by Joe Weydt and Marti de Alva (photo tapestries), paintings by Jerry McGahan, Lindy Johnston and Joan Mason, and multi-media works by Karen Francis and Crystal Kingston. You can also follow this talented group of artists at their home gallery, Hangin' Art Gallery & Cafe' on Hwy 93 (north bound side) in Arlee (

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