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Gallery Guide

Artistic endeavors in Missoula and beyond


Art City in Hamilton
To you it’s trash, but to Laura Mae Jackson, it’s the stuff art exhibits are made of. “Recycling Life” is an exhibit of drawings, paintings and collages of photographs and paper found by Jackson. The exhibit runs through Sept. 24. At 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

The Artists’ Shop
Featuring two new shows this month, “The Santa Monica Series,” pastels by Roger Merrill, a Missoula artist who recently returned from 12 years in the L.A. art scene, and “Weaving Connections: Woven Words and Fiber,” calligraphy and baskets by Pat Cross Chamberlain. First Friday Artists’ Reception will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 5–8 PM. At 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula
Three new exhibitions: Willem Volkersz: “Domestic Neon” (through Dec. 1); Mark Abrahamson: “Montana Legacy” (through Oct. 23); and Edgar Smith: “Small Tales from the Big Sky” (through Nov. 19). First Friday events will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 5:30–8 PM and will feature an opening reception, an artist’s gallery talk and a publication party and book signing. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

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

Bernice’s Bakery
Featured artist for this month is Nathan Carter, whose exhibit is entitled “People I Haven’t Met.” First Friday opening reception will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 7–9 PM. At 190 S. Third W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center
Located at 525 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. 837-6927.

Butterfly Herbs
Located at 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

The Catalyst
During the month of September, featuring portraits by Florence painter Pamela Hansen. First Friday opening reception will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 5–8 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

The Dana Gallery
At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.

Farm Art space is exhibiting “Original Intention,” ancient Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist figures displayed in altar-like settings (respectful offerings are welcome), and “Of Whales in Paint,” works by Barcelona artist Manuel Mondejar, both running through Oct. 12. At 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.

The Flower Bed
This gallery features a variety of Montana artists. At 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.

Gallery Saintonge
In September, featuring “Objects of Desire,” a look at everyday objects from the life of world renowned photographer Jim Hansen. First Friday opening reception is Friday, Sept. 6 from 5–8 PM. This newly reopened gallery is associated with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

Global Espresso
In September, local artist Kip Herring will have selected pieces on display. Vibrant landscapes and fantasy in both pastel and oil. Open until 8 PM on Friday, Sept. 6. At 211 W. Front. 721-7332.

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. Also, come meet Pollo Negro! She was “The Queen of High Fashion,” having launched multiple successes in the garment district, uh, Paris houses. Now years of disco, disappointment and sequined men have left her unfulfilled and working in the men’s department at Pollo is another original by Kent Epler. 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
Shaunescy Willard creates portraits from everyday modern life, using Flashe paint on wood. She is currently a freelance illustrator/designer living in Bozeman. The show consisting of more than 10 portraits will be on display for the month of September. At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery
The Monte Dolack Gallery hosts a First Friday reception, featuring the last available University of Montana posters, released from Dolack’s personal collection. The gallery will also showcase other paintings, prints and posters with returning UM students in mind. Reception 5–8 PM. Located at 139 W. Front. 549-3248.

The New Black Dog Café
This month, featuring “In and Around Missoula,” an exhibit of works by local artist Rogene McCormick. At 138 W. Broadway. 542-1138.

Raven Café
In September, featuring photographs from The Bra Show, a yearly event that benefits breast cancer research and patients. At 130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Newly renamed Gallery Saintonge, see that listing for the current exhibit. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

Shakespeare and Co.
Check out the opening reception for a display of paintings by A. “Tony” Accetturo. First Friday reception runs 5 to 8 PM. At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Sutton West Gallery
September’s show is “Western Reflections,” featuring works by Joe Batt, Jing Huang, Dale Livezey and Linda Tippetts. Artist’s reception is First Friday, Sept. 6, from 5–8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

UM University Gallery
The University of Montana’s University Gallery is now home to a display of ceramic sculptures by Julie Wills titled, “Of Family and Animal Husbandry.” The display runs through Sept. 27, and there will be an artists’ reception on Sept. 6 from 5–7 PM. Wills’ work features porcelain sculptures pairing images of “wildness” and “domesticity” in order to discuss gender distinction and utility, partner selection, social control, deviance, and compulsory conformity to...yeah, you get the idea. For info, call the gallery at 243-4991.

Calling all Artists! Art on Broadway, Philipsburg’s second annual arts festival, is looking for artists of all kinds to participate. Artists must provide their own tables. Entry fee is $25. The event will be held on Sept. 29. For more information, call Josie Fife at 859-0016.

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