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Gallery Guide

Artistic endeavors in Missoula and beyond


Art City in Hamilton
Located at 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

The Artists’ Shop
Synergy?!, a ceramics and hand-forged metal art show by Steve Thorstenon and Kevin Corras, shows through the month of August. At 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula
Three new shows: Recollecting: The Role of Memory in Making and Collecting Art (open through Aug. 26), Nancy MacDonald: Apron Strings (open through Aug. 17) and James Bailey: Head Trips (open through Aug. 28.) The museum is located at 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Authentic Creations
Featuring all locally made products-art work, jewelry, clothes and hand-blown glass. 123 W. Main. 543-8822

Bernice’s Bakery
August’s featured artist is Richard Allen Chapman and his show, Elements. Chapman’s black-and-white photographs feature large prints of earth, wood, water and rock. At 190 S. Third St. W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center
Elmer Sprunger shows a retrospective of his work starting on Aug. 14. He will show his 70+ years of work as a Bigfork cartoonist, illustrator and artist. There will be a reception for Sprunger on the Aug. 16 from 5:30–7:30 PM. Located at 525 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. 837-6927.

Butterfly Herbs
In August the Butterfly show the work of Theo Ellsworth and the mysterious L.C.L. in the abstract medium of colored pencil. Located at 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

The Catalyst
During the month of August, the Catalyst is featuring the work of 13 local artists. Their work features a variety of media: photography, paint, wood block printing, ceramics, drawing, and etched steel. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

The Dana Gallery
In August, more than 40 new works by renowned Montana/Santa Fe photographer Barbara Van Cleve. Also, new work by Jonathan Qualben and Dudley Dana. The show runs through the end of the month. 721-3154.

In Aug., The Start, Or the end. I Think. Features artwork from Ken Fandell’s upcoming exhibit at the studio. Included in the exhibit is Fandell’s video piece, It’s Hard and I Could Use Some Help. At 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.

The Flower Bed
This gallery features all Montana artists. In August it features the stained glass and jewelry work of Jen Edwards, photography by Donny Kunzer, low fire ceramics by Dawn Podolske, acrylic paintings by Rae Linden, and blown glass by Cloud Cap Glass. At 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.

Hockaday Museum of Art
Now featured is The Call of the Mountains: the Artists of Glacier National Park, through Oct. 12. Also, Blackfeet Indian Tipis Design and Legend, through Oct. 12, Mark Miller and Teri Cannavaro: Colors of Tradition; Lisa Berry: Explorations in Faith, and Betty Billups: Small Bright Pebbles. At 302 Second St., Kalispell. 755–5268.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Art from around the world: baskets, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, sculptures, and more, all handcrafted by fairly paid artisans. At 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955.

Kip Herring Studio and Gallery
Featuring art in two styles: Landscapes and Cosmic Fantasy. In the Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder St., Suite 7 (a few blocks west of St. Patrick Hospital).

The Laughing Boy
Featuring folk art, jewelry, yard art, gifts of whimsy, fiber sculpture, collectibles, western memorabilia, art furniture, clothes, mohair bears, and just great stuff. 234 W. Front St. 543-0677.

Marie’s Art–Eries
Featuring original art, prints, framing, candles, gifts, and more! For all things art. 702 SW Higgins Ave. 542-0046.

Melanie Alvarez Gallery
Located at 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

Miracle of America Museum
Poster art, functional art, contemporary/sculpture art and more. At 58176 U.S. Highway 93, Polson. 883-6804.

Miss Zula’s
New in August are Angie Susag’s black-and-white prints. Continuing is photographer Karl C. Vester’s exhibit, Rodeo. At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery
This month will feature the “2002 Montana Summer Symphony” poster. For the first time ever, the gallery is selling the original Montana Summer Symphony painting as well as Monte’s preliminary sketches and drawings for the 2002 project. Located at 139 W. Front. 549-3248.

The New Black Dog Café
This month, Sally Friou brings her show, liquid landscapes, to town. The show includes watercolors and photographs of swimming nudes. This work definitely deserves a second look. At 138 W. Broadway. 542-1138.

Raven Café
This August, The Raven has two shows. The first includes photographs from The Bra Show, a yearly event that benefits breast cancer, and the second includes photographs from Lenny Gannes. He takes photos from the Near East the Middle East, Morocco and Israel. At 130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
In August, the school’s summer intensive class will show off its work in the new gallery, offering a variety of color and black-and-white images. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

Shakespeare and Co.
At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Sutton West Gallery
August’s show is Environmental Politics, running until Sept. 3. It features various artists. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

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