The Missoula Cultural Council is taking a brief hiatus from promoting First Friday.

We are focusing on the organization and production of First Night Missoula 2013.

(It's going to be awesome) 

Although we won't be promoting your galleries and venues, that doesn't mean the unstoppable wave of innovative new art won't come crashing down on you come January. Missoula artists will still be making beautiful, interesting and thought provoking work, we're just too darn busy to tell you all about it.

Here, however, are some points of interest for all you visual art lovers who may be thinking about attending First Night Missoula (and we hope you do).

First Night Visual Artists
December 31st, 2012

The Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins

Artist Demonstration by Clay Pape
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

First Night at Dana Gallery will feature a demonstration of non-traditional techniques and materials by guest artist Clay Pape. Clay will show how to paint with cement, wood stain, tar, sand, fire and other materials. He will also have examples of paintings in-progress as well as finished pieces. Born and raised in Montana, Clay is the son of poets Greg Pape and Marnie Prange. His abstract, multi-media landscape paintings are on view at Dana Gallery. Clay lives in Missoula and is currently a BFA candidate at the University of Montana.

Murphy ~ Jubb Fine Art Gallery
210 N. Higgins Suite 300

Watercolor Demonstration by Kendahl Jan Jubb
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Murphy~Jubb Fine Art will present a watercolor painting demonstration by nationally renowned watercolor artist, Kendahl Jan Jubb from 4 to 6pm. Kendahl will answer your questions about watercolor painting and her specific techniques.

Missoula Art Museum
335 N. Pattee Street

"Soundings in the Commons"
NOON to 4:00 PM

MAM presents musical musings by solo Missoula musicians improvising in the extraordinary installation by Bozeman-based artist Terry Karson, entitled Commons. Musicians will commence their musing at the top of the hour from noon to 3pm, as follows:

12:00 Charles Nichols: electric violin and computer
1:00 Lee Heuermann: voice and flute
2:00 Dale Sherrard: world's first drum machine, the "Wurlitzer Sideman" (1958) with modified effects and vocals
3:00 Bethany Joyce: cello

MAM’s galleries will be open for viewing on First Night from 12 to 4pm offering: Selected Works from the Susan and Roy O’Connor Collection, , Gerri Sayler: Evanescent, Commons by Terry Karson, A Night Out with M Scott Miller, Shalene Valenzuela: Following Patterns and Ric Gendron Rattlebone

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