August 5, 2011

News from the Missoula Cultural Council
It took a while for summer to finally arrive, but once here, it has been wonderful.  Downtown Missoula has been active with the Missoula Marathon, Celtic Festival Missoula, Downtown tonight, Out to lunch, the numerous weekly outdoor markets, and First Friday Gallery Walks.  Thanks to the upcoming Montana History Conference for sponsoring this month's event. 

Galleries and Museums

Missoula Art Museum
335 North Pattee
MAM is pleased to present Wendy Red Star's first solo museum exhibition My Home Is Where My Tipi Sits (Crow Country). Born in Billings, MT and raised on the nearby Crow Indian Reservation, Red Star's visual language speaks sincerely about her experiences as a Crow Indian in contemporary society.
-Artist's Reception: August 5, 5-8 PM
-Artist's Gallery Talk: August 5, 7 PM 

The Brink Gallery
111 West Front
ARTIST: Andrew Kemmis
DATES: August 5 - 27, 2011
RECEPTION: Friday, August 5, 5-8 p.m.

“5” is a collection of black and white portraits of people who have made
MOBASH skatepark in Missoula, Montana their own over the course of its
first five years. Created by Andrew Kemmis, a local photographer and
member of the Montana Skatepark Association, “5” puts a face (actually
many faces) on Missoula’s thriving skateboard culture.

In September 2006, an estimated 10,000 people turned out to witness Tony
Hawk & co. christen Missoula’s MOBASH skatepark. In the five years since
opening day - and with considerably less fanfare - the park has seen almost constant use, and stands out as a model project for communities across the country looking to build skateparks of their own.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5 - 8 pm.

AUGUST* GALLERY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday 9-12p.m., Also by appointment

*Please note that the brink gallery will have different hours for themonth of August.

Monte Dolack Gallery
139 West Front

For August 5th First Friday, the Monte Dolack Gallery is teaming up with Animeals. To benefit this wonderful organization, Monte will paint live at the Monte Dolack Gallery during First Friday Art Walk and animal lovers will have the opportunity to bid on the painting at auction on until September 1st. This is an historical opportunity to watch Missoula's favorite artist create.

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art
210 North Higgins #300
Murphy-Jubb Fine Art presents new watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb, with entertainment by Stan Anglen on Guitar and vocals, 5-8 pm.

Dana Gallery
246 North Higgins
July 21 - August 31: Ninth Annual “Paint Out!” Exhibition

“First Friday” Opening Reception: August 5 th, 5 - 8 p.m.

Featuring: Twenty-one of the West’s most acclaimed artists

The Dana Gallery extends an invitation to the ninth annual “Paint Out!” Exhibition “First Friday” opening of the show on August 5th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Dana Gallery is proud to continue the tradition of plein air work through sponsoring this annual event. The plein air work, as well as studio work from each artist, will hang in the gallery for one month, July 21-August 31, 2011 .

We invite you to stop by the gallery to view all the wonderful local landscapes and Missoula scenes freshly painted by the talented and diverse group of 21 artists from the west and beyond participating in the 2011 "Paint Out!" .

This year’s participating artists: Tom Bluemlein, Wesley James Drake, Tom English, Hadley Ferguson, Tim Horn, Christine Kidwell, Louise LaMontagne, Janet McGahan, David Mensing, Pat Meras, Caleb Meyer, Robert Moore, Nick Oberling, Steve Oiestad, Ken Salaz, Robert Schlegel, Janet Sullivan, Francis Switzer, Scott Switzer, Matt Thiel, David Wilson.

..... Please join the Dana Gallery for the August “First Friday” opening.....

The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106-A Hawthorne
Bending the Line will feature wood, soda, and electric fired pottery by the former Executive Director of the Clay Studio of Missoula, Jayson Lawfer. Since leaving Missoula and the Clay Studio, Jayson has lived in France, Italy, San Diego and Chicago, and has taught workshops in the USA, Tuscany and Mexico City.  Through these adventures his pottery has stayed simple in shape, but Jayson is continually bending the surface lines to give each pot a sense of uniqueness.  The exhibition will be on display at the Clay Studio of Missoula from August 5-26, 2011, with an opening on Friday, August 5, from 5:30-9pm.  Gallery events are free and open to the public.
In conjunction with his exhibition, Jayson Lawfer will be leading a workshop at the Clay Studio, The Pottery Triangle: Creating, Marketing, and Selling. This workshop, meeting from 9:30 am – 5:30pm on August 13th, will be a hands-on day full of creating and gaining insight into the world of pottery and the many opportunities artists have to market their work.  By discussing the triangle (creating, marketing, and selling), each participant will come out of the workshop with a better feel for their creations and how the can increase their sales and the visibility of their work in the art/craft market. The workshop costs $80 for members, seniors, and students, and $90 for non-members.

 Montana Art and Framing
709 Ronan

Montana Art and Framing presents " Jim Dew Paintings", Montana Art and Framing at 709 Ronan Street, Missoula, presents and exhibition of the paintings of Jim Dew, retired art professor from the University of Montana. The works show the diverse styles and mediums that Jim has explored throughout his long career. The opening is from 5 - 9pm 

August 5th and runs to August 27th. Call 541-7100 for information.

304 N. Higgins
The Artists' Shop, gallery of regional art and fine craft, 304 N. Higgins, Missoula, presents "A Traveling Show - Images From Near and Far." Watercolors by Kalispell artist Karen Leigh from her travels In the US and Europe. 

You are invited to an artist'sopening reception on First Friday, August 5, from 5-8 pm. The show may be viewed through August (open daily.)

Other Venues

The Tides at Bating Beauties
501 South Higgins
The Tides at Bathing Beauties presents work by Jaime Bunton Moe, with a reception Friday, August 5 from 5-8 p.m.

Missoula Aids Council
500 N. Higgins, Suite 100 
Misa- Rae Photography, is my artistic journal of how I view this amazing world. I capture moments in time that otherwise might go unnoticed. My focus is to present rarely viewed scenes and environments and display them in an intriguing way.

Downtown Dance Collective
121 West Main Street
Having been to Africa many times, Doreen Stokes, reforestor and safari guide is exhibiting a photo presentation of the wildlife and peoples of East Africa.
Being Part of the Solution is a fund raiser to bring water to 3000 people in a Maasai school and community. Enjoy pictures, a short lecture and  live music, dancing and drumming with Djebe Bara from  6 to 7 and 7 to 8 at the Downtown Dance Collective

Betty's Divine
521 S Higgins
Art captures the aesthetics that words cannot describe. Shannon Corsi is a Missoula artist and photographer who attempts to capture small moments and convey feelings in her art which cannot be invoked by any other medium.

Wine and baked goods for art observers. 5-8pm

Butterfly Herbs
232 North Higgins Avenue
Butterfly Herbs Art Wall for August: Nelson Roosendahl, New Work

The Frame Shop  Gallerey
325 Main St
Hamilton MT 59840
San Francisco Industrial Drawings by Peter Keefer.  

Frankie's Mercantile
223 W. Front St.
Frankie's Mercantile will feature Montana Anna's plexiglass jewelry and accessories created with recycled materials.
Also, Mark Alexander will have his funky furniture on display and for sale. Mark enjoys the use of chrome and vintage car parts, as well as using his skills w/ graphic design as a sign maker. Seeing that old sign parts and old car part are simply not thrown away and can be used to make cool original home decor!

Computer Central
136 East Broadway, Suite 1
Exhibit: grace.

Rachel Hawkinson exhibits her collection of photographs and writings dedicated to those whose lives have been affected by cancer

Come join us at Computer Central for the opening night of Grace. Friday, August 5, 2011, 5-7:30PM. Refreshments will be provided.

Yellowstone Photo
321 North Higgins Avenue
Yellowstone Photo features National Park photos from Ken Dvorak for the month of August. Ken is a fine art nature photographer who began his love of the medium while in the Navy in the 60’s. He made the transition from black and white darkroom to digital darkroom and continues to shoot film as well as digital. Join us in welcoming Ken on August 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments from Pattee Creek Market and Big Sky Brewing.

Bernices's Bakery
190 S 3rd Street West

Bernice's Bakery will be hosting the art of Malia Budlong.

"Malia was born and raised in Hawaii and Bainbridge Island, but is now a resident of the delightful Missoula area. Malia enjoys painting with whimsy and bright colors. Her playful subject matter and lighthearted style can be enjoyed by all ages. Please feel free to view some of her work over a tasty treat, hopefully you will leave with a smile on your face."

Taco Sano
115 1/2 S 4th St W (located on the Hip Strip)
Photojournalist Brendan Work will display and sale portraits from around the world. The show features 14 portraits from Palestine, Nepal, Botswana, and Morocco, 100% of profits will go toward the Central Asia Institute.