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Gallery Guide

What’s on display in Missoula and beyond


Art Museum of Missoula
The Art Museum Collection: Preserving Our Culture for 25 Years, a collection exhibition in honor of the museum’s 25th anniversary, featuring special selections from its prized Folsom Collection. Opens Saturday, July 1 with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 4. On view in the First Floor Gallery through Aug. 26. Also, Navigating Clutter, an exhibition of “process sculpture” by Missoula artist Toni Matlock Taylor. Opening reception and artist talk Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery through Aug. 19. And Cathy Weber’s Grief Series, a series of award-winning illuminated manuscripts Weber made after the death of her partner. Runs through July 10 in the Second Floor Gallery. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop
The beadwork of this month’s featured artist, jewelry designer Monica VanderMars, opens Saturday, July 1. Also, the botanical glass art of guest artist Barbara Dillon opens Friday, July 7 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Both shows on display through July. And as always, other work by Missoula, Flathead and Bitterroot artists will be on view. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.

Arts Chateau Museum
Wildlife paintings by 1999’s Butte Artist of the Year, Kevin LaFond. Runs through July 6. Also, watercolors by Irene Muir. On display in the Sales Gallery through July 8. At 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Call 723-7600.

Bernice's Bakery
From Montana to Malaysia, and Morocco to the Mekong, Indy photographer Chad Harder has fired the shutter in more than a dozen countries. His most recent exhibition, "Beyond the Big Sky," will be on display at Bernice's Bakery during the month of July.

Blank Canvas
An exhibit of hand-painted furniture and artwork created from vintage architectural pieces by Cindi Jobe, Janie Diettert and Holly Andres. At 725 W. Alder, Suite 10 in the Warehouse Mall. Call 829-1793.

Catalyst Espresso
The latest works of Marvy Redmond, on display through July. At 111 N. Higgins. Call Call 542-1337.

Catlin Galleries
Paintings and drawings by Bob Phinney, on display through July 5. Immediately following, One Red Nation, paintings by D.G. House and Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. Opens July 6 with an opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through Aug. 17. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.

Dana Gallery
Watercolors of Missoula’s Riverfront Park by Lisa Hofman and black-and-white landscape photographs by John Smart. Opens Friday, July 7 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through July. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express
Final days of Staff Exhibit, photographs by Rocky Mountain School of Photography staff members Elizabeth Stone, Dea Vogel, Kathy Eyster and Juan de Santa Ana. On display through June. At 214 N. Higgins. Call 542-7414.

Hob Nob Cafe
The debut exhibition of the Rocky Mountain Photo Club in their new showspace features the work of Nancy Greenfield, Luther Henley, Tom Glessner, Sherry Lee and other RMPC members. On view through July. At 2208 E. Main. Call 728-5374.

Hockaday Museum of Art
Thirty Years of Photography, an exhibition of the best photographs from Montana Magazine over the past three decades. Opens Wednesday, July 5 and runs through Aug. 27. Also, 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, 2001. And then, Tim Holmes, featuring works by the titular Helena sculptor. Runs through Aug. 26. Plus, Twelve Moons, a series of woodcarvings, each depicting a month of the year, by Bill Ohrmann. On view through Aug. 26. And finally, Sacred Birds, a collection of more than 40 intaglio prints from the Flathead Valley Community College printmaking program. On display through Aug. 15. The new Flathead Valley Featured Artist is Laura Barrett, whose work will be on display through Aug. 26. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Indigenous People’s Arts Center
Exhibition of bronze sculpture by Assiniboine artist Ken Grey Elk Martin. At 135 W. Main. Call 728-4722.

Miss Zula’s
Colorful oils by late-blooming artist Catherine Lunde. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery
Six new iris giclées prints, three by Monte Dolack and three by Mary Beth Percival. Opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Also prints of Dolack’s Evening in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, commissioned by the Bob Marshall Foundation. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.

Raven Cafe
Impressionist oils by artist of the month Quentin Goss. Opens Friday, July 7 with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through July. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Final days of Recent Photographs, new color prints by Ansel Adams protégé and RMSP co-director Neil Chaput de Saintonge. On display through June. At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. Call 543-0171 or 800-394-7677.

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 Gallery
Even Cowgirls Can Be Blue, featuring acrylic paintings by Larry Pirnie and mixed-media works by Walter Piehl. On display through July 4. Immediately following, Jazz, Boots and Ping-Pong, featuring Western-themed watercolors by Chuck Middlekauff, acrylics by Thom Ross and hand-painted giclées by R.J. Hohimer. Opens Wednesday, July 5 with an opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 1. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UC Commons & Gardens
On the first floor of the University Center, Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning and oil-and-charcoal work by Jennifer Erickson. In the North Lounge, Master Paintings, selected works from the Master Painting class, along with The Persistence of Joy, an oil painting by Jacqueline Hope Brazil, and the clay sculpture of Andrea Tuinstra. In the Computer Lounge, Designs by Tom Rippon. In Conference Room 223, A Primitive Perspective, acrylic painting by Celia Grohmann. In Conference Rooms 215 and 216, Fear, color photographs by Jennifer Yaros. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. And on the Commons Second Floor, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.

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