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Your guide to First Friday in June

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Art Museum of Missoula
Missoula Collects Ceramics, featuring works of ceramic art from local collections. Opening reception Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. On view in the Second Floor Gallery through June 29. Also, Origins: Blackmer, Senska and Trinitas, a display of more than 50 works by three modernist “pioneers of clay.” On view in the Second Floor Gallery through July 7. Closing reception Friday, July 6. Finally, opening Wednesday, June 6: Rudy, a solo exhibition of work by Missoula ceramics artist Rudy Autio. On view in the First Floor Galleries through Aug. 25. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop Co-Op
Glass art, fiber art, woodwork and other crafts by Missoula artisans. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.

Bernice’s Bakery
Sketchbook work of the Missoula area by Bob Phinney, this month’s featured artist. On view through June. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.

Buffalo Jump Gallery
Cowboy Cadillac, the latest print by Jim Thomason. Also featuring work in a variety of media by Mary Gilmere, Jerry Johnson, Shirley Bugli, Nancy Glazier, Larry Zabel, G. Harvey, and Tim Cox. At 3946 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. Call 777-2066.

The Catalyst
Drawings for Little Girls, oil pastels on paper by Mary Ryan. Opening reception Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through June. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 543-8352.

Catlin Galleries
True Stories, photographs by Annie Warren, furniture by Patricia Don Diego and paintings by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. Opening reception Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a poetry reading by Patrick Todd and a harp performance by Jani Taylor. On view through June. At 241 W. Main. Call 327-6688.

Counting Coup Gallery
Ongoing displays of contemporary and traditional Native American art. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.

Crystal Sandbox
Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. Call 721-2333.

Dana Gallery
Watercolors inspired by the dramatic images of classic Western movies, by Billings artist Gordon McConnell. On view through June. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Eating Cake
New artist-run space featuring rotating shows of work by local artists. At 314 N. First W. Call 721-1416.

Hockaday Museum of Art
The Changing Face of the Unknown, juxtapositions of color photographs by Missoula artist Dudley Dana with passages of text from psychologist C. G. Jung. Also, Watercolors, outdoor scenes by Judy Ennis, and Acrylic Paintings, featuring work by Gloria Meier. Plus, Wearable Trophies from the Hunt, works by buckskin stitcher Elaine Snyder. All four of these shows are on view through Aug. 4. Additional shows include: Of Mind and Machine, selected works by art photography students of Flathead Valley Community College. On view through July 14. Plus, Selections from the Permanent Collection, on view through June 16. And finally, A Montana Treasure: The Poindexter Collection of the Montana Historical Society, an exhibit of abstract expressionist works, including paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. On view through June 2. At 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Ideas Unlimited Printing
A display of work by several local artists, including Trudy King Evenson, Linda Malone, Alex Rich, Keith Hardin and Brian Schweyen. Reception Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 1020 North Ave. Call 542-1900.

Isis Studio Gallery
Opening exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.

Marianne’s at the Wilma
New photographic interpretations of the Wilma Theatre by Sally Anne Rodriguez and Cristina Verduzco. On view through June. At 131 S. Higgins. Call 543-0915.

Miss Zula’s
Paintings by Cynthia Knutson. Opening reception Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through June. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery
Ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.

New Crystal Theatre
Portraits, debut show by recent Hellgate grad Sarah Strass. On display through June. At 515 S. Higgins Ave. Call 240-4286.

Ponderosa Art Gallery
Work by American and Canadian painters and sculptors, including Jim Reynolds, Bill Anton, Sherry Sander, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Terri Mimnaugh, Tim Shinabarger and Scott Christensen. At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. Call 375-1212.

Sorrella’s Salon and Day Spa
Oasis, color photography by Antonia Wolf. At 207 E. Main. Call 721-3639.

Southgate Mall
Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Call 721-5140.

Sutton West
Cowboy Pleasurin’, featuring new works by Amy Burnett and Larry Pirnie. Opening reception Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through July 3. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UM Museum of Fine Arts
Ancient Fires, an exhibit of Chinese ceramics and other antiquities from the collection of Nelson Chang. On display in the Henry Meloy Gallery through Sept. 1. Also, A Founder’s Song, a retrospective show of work by ceramics artist Peter Meloy. Opens June 18 in the Paxson Gallery and runs through June 1. In the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center on UM campus. Call 243-2019.

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