June 3, 2011

News from the Missoula Cultural Council 

The warm weather is finally here, the days are longer, and it's great to be outside.  It must be June!   Each month there are more contributors to this informational blog.  This month's First Friday is sponsored by the Clay Studio of Missoula.  Thanks to you all!

Galleries and Museums

The Clay Studio of Missoula 
1106 Hawthorne
The Clay Studio of Missoula 1998-2011: Retrospective, is a group exhibition celebrating the rich legacy of the Clay Studio.  Participating artists include Doug Baldwin, Renée Brown, Cheyenne Chapman-Rudolph, Meagan Cheney, Eva Champagne, Danny Crump, Fuminori Deguchi, Hannah Fisher, Donna Flannery, Clare Ann Harff, Alex Kraft, Mike Kurz, Jayson Lawfer, Ryan Mitchell, Jill Oberman, Joseph Pesina, Larry Phan, Alison Reintjes, Audrey Rosulek, Lauren Sandler, Kyla Strid, Shalene Valenzuela, Steve Wicklund, and John Zimmerman.  The First Friday opening reception is from 5:30-9:00 p.m.  

Missoula Art Museum 
335 North Pattee

Visit MAM for First Fridays from 5-8 PM. Tonight we open two amazing exhibitions and host an Artists’ Reception for Neighborhood Days and Persistence in Clay. Gallery talks with exhibiting clay artists Beth Lo and Julia Galloway, at 7 PM. Enjoy the swingin’ sounds of Salsa Loca, 6 PM, and a beer garden featuring a hand crafted beer by Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula. Always free. Contact missoulaartmuseum.org or 728.0447.

Montana Museum of Art & Culture
PAR-TV, University of Montana

60 Artists, 60 Artworks, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation, June 3 - September 10, 2011, Meloy & Paxson Galleries - UM PARTV Center.  Stop by the MMAC for a “First” First Friday Celebration from 4 – 6 pm which marks the opening of our Summer Ceramics Exhibition, which pays tribute to the 60th anniversary celebration of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. We’ll have food and live music. All are welcome.

Monte Dolack Gallery  
139 West Front

Monte Dolack has teamed up with the Western Montana Fair and Missoula Stampede to create a poster which will be available in June. Come join us in celebrating the release of this poster during June 3rd First Friday Art Walk at the Monte Dolack Gallery, 5-8 pm. June also marks the 18th anniversary of the Monte Dolack Gallery at their Front Street location. Refreshments.

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art  
210 North Higgins, #300

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art presents Watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb, with entertainment by Stan Anglen on Guitar, 5-8 pm.

Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins

The June Exhibition at the Dana Gallery is the “All Star” Show featuring Andy Cline, Paul Dykman, Jim Connelly, Alan Chan, Nicholas Oberling, Jennifer Li, Parvin, Robert Schlegel, Caleb Meyer, Robert Moore, David Mensing (pictured here), Francis Switzer and Scott Switzer . Opening Reception from 5-8 p.m.

Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan

New paintings by Stephanie Frostad will be exhibited First Friday, June 3, from 5 to 9pm, at Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan Street, between 6th and Russell.  For Second Friday, on June 10 from 5-9 p.m., Montana Art and Framing presents works by the Montana Bricolage Artists (MBA) of the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys, along with invited artists from across Montana entitled the "Trunk Show". It contains Bricolage which is defined as a  construction or creation made from a diverse range of available things.

The Brink Gallery
111 West Front

The Brink Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition "sounding," curated by Kerri Rosenstein, with James Agard, Fred Green, Ariya Martin, Wes Mills, and Kerri Rosenstein.  Opening reception 5-8 p.m.

The Artists' Shop
304 North Higgins

June 2011 Show: Missoula Calligraphers' Guild:  "Artists & Alphabets: The Art of Contemporary Calligraphy."  
The Missoula Calligraphers Guild celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.  Pictured here is a ceramic bowl with calligraphy by Amity Parks. The Artists' Shop also welcomes show participant and calligrapher Ann Franke, who will be joining the Artists' Shop as a full-time member.  Reception 5-8 p.m.

Studio D
420 North Higgins

June 2011 Show: Clay Pape.  Reception 5-8 p.m.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
216 North Higgins

Rocky Mountain School of Photography presents Flow, a series of wet collodion photographs on black glass plates taken on the Gulf coast in Louisiana and Mississippi in June 2010. The images are unique glass plate positive images of the environment and people encountering the worst oil disaster in US history. 
Reception 5-8 p.m.

Other Venues

The Tides Gallery at Bathing Beauties
501 South Higgins

The Tides Gallery at Bathing Beauties presents Wired by Ciara: New jewelry by Missoula artist Ciara Everett.  Reception 5-8 p.m.

Betty's Divine
521 South Higgins

Megalobamboozlementarianism - Abe Coley for Dictator of West Montanastan. Abe's
artful audacity on display. Healthy drinks and snacks will be served.  5-8pm.  Other locations of this exhibit on display at  Bernice's Bakery, Butterfly Herbs, Taco Del Sol, Missoula Aid's Council, Piece of Mind, and Zoo City Apparel.

Computer Central
136 East Broadway

“Submerged,” new paintings by Ann Karp, explores the connections between the ancient and the present, which lie far beneath the surface of daily life. As humans we often are oblivious to our evolutionary ties, which go back all the way to the oceans.” Come enjoy these newly created oil paintings by Ann Karp June 3, 5:00 -7:30pm at Computer Central. Refreshments provided.


Western Montana Community Center
127 North Higgins, #202

The WMCC is proud to host Fine Art Missoula 2011 featuring the work of Gavin Rouille, Kayla Crooks and Bree Sutherland, among others on June 3, from 5pm-10pm. The exhibit takes a controversial look at our society, focusing on many subjects surround the LGBTQQI community. 100% of proceeds benefit the Western Montana Community Center and MontanaTDOR. Wine, cider and organic hors d'ouerves will be served, donations are suggested. 

Downtown Dance Collective
121 West Main

First Friday Gallery Walk, featuring images from Salisbury Gallery on Friday, June 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Visit the Downtown Dance Collective for new and breathtaking art by Gayle and John Salisbury“Soft Stones and Water” is a mélange of abstract photographs of rushing water—in its multicolored splendor—and the subsequent slot canyon erosions.  All photographs are framed, large and in color.  Please join us for an evening in support of local artists!  

Redress Clothing 
The Brunswick Building
223 West Railroad

Recycled Clothing & Accessories, open 5-8 p.m.

Turning the Wheel
XXX's on North Higgins

"Seeds in the Streets." Add a twist to your First Friday! Meet Turning the Wheel facilitators at the XXX’s on North Higgins at 5:45 p.m. for a warm-up. We’ll practice simple improvised group formations, like “Group Seeds” before moving through the streets. Feel free to come and go as the night progresses. We’ll end around 7:00 p.m. Visit “Turning the Wheel Missoula” on Facebook for more! 

214 1/2 East Main

Heather Chontos is an artist who just moved to Missoula and her paintings are mostly large scale abstract pieces that are oil and acrylic on canvas.  Reception 5-8 p.m. 

Butterfly Herbs
232 North Higgins

Butterfly Herbs presents portraits of Regular Butterflies
by Laurie Urfer.  Reception 5-8 p.m.

Frankie's Mercantile
223 West Front

Frankie's Mercantile will feature Larry Diskin's bicycle lamps and other works of art. Larry's lamps are made almost entirely of used items and bicycle parts. Great for the bicycle enthusiast or fan of recycled art. 5-8 p.m.

Zoo City Apparel
139 East Main

Abe Coley is having a multilocational art show, Megalobamboozlementarianism, to announce his candidacy for Dictator of West Montanastan. Visit www.abecoley.com to learn more, and to download the show guide Passport to West Montanastan.

House Design Studio
133 North Higgins

In June we continue featuring the Abstract work of Kim Anderson. Visit http://www.kimandersonart.com/  The Missoula Symphony will again be featuring Art for Your Ears.  5-8 p.m.

Prudential Montana Real Estate
314 North Higgins

Prudential Montana Real Estate has a New Downtown Location - 314 N. Higgins.  For First Friday, Missoula artist Sasha Nikole Smith will be featuring works in acrylic and mixed-media.  5-8 p.m.


Zootown Brew
121 West Broadway

The Milltown Garden Patch, a non-profit community garden, will be holding its 2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser on Friday, June 3, 5pm-8pm at the ZooTown Brew,  Live entertainment will be provided by Ugly Tony  and The Dodgy Mountain Men. Proceeds will go toward development of an educational program for students of Bonner School. Beer and wine will be available. Items up for auction will vary: locally made jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, bird houses, raft trips and so much more! 

Institute of Medicine and Humanities
St. Patrick Hospital
500 West Broadway

The Institute of Medicine and Humanities is sponsoring a First Friday celebration at St. Patrick Hospital. From 5:00-7:00 pm there will be live music and complimentary refreshments in the foyer of the Broadway Building. Free parking! Start your First Friday at St. Patrick Hospital and then walk downtown.  Please join us on Friday, June 3 at 5:00 pm as we showcase the photography of Herbert Swick, MD, a local Missoula artist. As always, there will be live music and complimentary refreshments. For more information, please call 243-4576.

Bernice's Bakery
190 South 3rd West

Abe Coley launches his campaign for Dictator of West Montananstan. Healthy drinks and snack served. Learn more at www.abecoley.com.

A&E Architects
222 North Higgins

A&E Architects features an exhibit of colored pencil drawings based on architectural elements by Carol Hoffnagle June 3 - 29. Opening Reception First Friday, June 3, 5-8 p.m.

Yellowstone Photo
321 North Higgins

Meet featured photographer Jessica Willis at Yellowstone Photo.  Jessica has a love of photography and is very creative.  She graduated with the Class of 2002 from the Summer Intensive Program at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.  She will showcasing her shots of The Underground in Seattle.  Please join for light refreshments and visit with Jessica from 5:30-8:00 pm

Missoula AIDS Council
500 North Higgins

Abe Coley is still launching his campaign for Dictator of West Montananstan. Reception 5-8 p.m.

Taco del Sol
422 North Higgins

Abe Coley will be here, too.  How does he do it? 

Monkey Bar Gym
725 West Alder #3

The Monkey Bar Gym Missoula is pleased to host Jill Johnson Friday June 3 at 5:00 p.m. Jill Johnson specializes in one-of-a-kind, limited edition jewelry handcrafted from sterling silver.  Her work is unique and contemporary.  Preview her jewelry at jilljohnson.etsy.com.

The Top Hat
134 West Front

Grab a drink and join us for a fantastical and kooky night filled with the art of Alaura Bergesen and Willow Mann. Showing one night only in the Rock Bottom of the Top Hat from 5pm-9pm.

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