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Gallery Guide

Artistic endeavors in Missoula and beyond


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

Art Front
Through December, a display of fine art and crafts featuring unique jewelry and bronze sculpture by Kathryn Yelsa, watercolors by Cheri Greer, artfully matted and framed prints from Patty Corbett, fine art quilts and fabulous fabric art by Barbara Compton, and sandblast etched glass vessels, ceramic tile and stone by Kari Dunn. There will be an open house reception on Dec. 6 from 5-8 PM. 112 W. Front St. 728-5351.

The Artists’ Shop
Through Dec. 24, “Animal Fair: Birds and Beasts in Many Media.” Artists’ reception and holiday open house on Fri., Dec. 6 from 5-8 PM. 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula
Featuring four exhibitions. Russell Chatham: “Land, Light and Time,” (through Dec. 31); Mary Ryan: “Recent Work,” (through Dec. 31); Katie Knight: “Eyewitness Colombia (through Jan. 4); Jerry Rankin: “Recent Works.” An artist’s gallery talk with Knight will be held on Dec. 5 at 7 PM, with a reception the following day, Dec. 6, from 6-8 PM. An artist’s reception for Rankin will be held on Fri., Dec. 13 from 6–8 PM. 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

Donald James Baughman, Antiques, Art and Appraisals
Featuring Edward Curtis goldtone photographs, Thomas McGee Blackfeet photographs, and the Swanzey Americana book collection. 459 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. 982-3837.

Bernice’s Bakery
“Allora!,” featuring photographs of Italy in springtime from Annie Warren. Through Dec. 31. 190 South 3rd West. 728-1358.

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

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

Brunswick Artists’ Studios
Open house runs Dec. 5-7. This is the only time each year that this studio opens its doors to the public. Featured artists are Kathleen Reilly Beusoleil, Candi Dougall, Kristi Hager, Kesa Hopkins, Roger Merrill, Sheila Miles, Leslie V.S. Millar, Shari Montana and Lori Parr-Campbell. 223 W. Railroad St. 721-0591.

The Catalyst
Through Dec. 29, new work by watercolorist Elaine Conder. Subjects include Missoula cityscapes, landscapes and floral still lifes.111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

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

Davinci’s Framing and Gallery
Meet Kent P. Epler, owner of the Laughing Boy Gallery and creator of several fiber sculpture characters. Show runs through Jan. 7. 1833 S. Higgins St. 721-3474.

Monte Dolack Gallery
First Friday reception will feature Hush of the Land, a new painting and limited edition print celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Scapegoat Wilderness. Dolack will be personalizing the print and discussing the project during the opening. Also, etchings by Jeff Walker and ceramics by Melora Neaves. A reception will be held from 5-8 PM on Fri., Dec. 6. 139 W. Front. 549-3248.

Through Dec. 2, featuring historic textile art from the Kuba peoples of the Kasai region in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dec. 6-30: “The Drift Fence and Drawings,” by Jerome Rankin. 119 South Higgins Ave., next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.

Flathead Valley Community College Library
FVCC Design I students will exhibit their class projects outside the FVCC Library from Dec. 6-16. 777 Grandview Drive in Kalispell. Call 756-FVCC.

The Flower Bed
Through December, featuring handmade original holiday ornaments by local artists Jayne Piazza, Jen Edwards, Dianna Hill, Andree Van Nuys, Dawn Podolske and Pam Morris. Also Bigfork artist Pam Morris and her fascination with llamas. Always featuring locally grown flowers and plants. 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.

Gallery Saintonge
Through Feb. 14, “A Color Photography Exhibit” by Neil Chaput de Saintonge, capturing peace, silence and rhythm through photographs. 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

Global Espresso
211 W. Front. 721-7332.

Goatsilk Gallery
“Elevator,” a group show displaying video by Chris Lipomi, textiles by Calypso Bulbosa and galaxies by Billy Bliss, runs through Dec. 22. 1909 Wyoming St. #5 (next to Bitterroot Welding). 728-9251.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Through Jan. 5, “Rockin’ Horse Holiday,” a holiday exhibit with a cowboy theme. At Building 332, Fort Missoula. 728-3476.

Hockaday Museum of Art
302 Second St. in Kalispell. 755–5268.

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, fiber birds by Barbara Compton, scarves by Deborah Busch and wall-hanging art by Odette A. Grassi. 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
241 W. Main. 327-6688.

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

Miss Zula’s
111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

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

The Raven Café
130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.

The Roxy
718 S. Higgins. 728-9380.

Shakespeare & Co.
525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Sutton West Gallery
From Dec. 4-31, “’Tis the Season,” featuring art by Zee Huang, Linda Hunt, Marion Lavery and Barbara Morrison. An artists’ reception will be held on Dec. 6 from 5-8 PM. 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

Treasures of Montana Company
This new shop in St. Ignatius is a non-profit corporation designed for low- to moderate-income and retired Montana artists to exhibit and sell their wares. Main St. in St. Ignatius.

UM Art Annex
Dec. 12-17, the Starving Sculpture and Ceramics Students of the University of Montana will be holding its 18th annual Christmas Sale and Juried Show featuring student and faculty work from the Department of Art (sale ends Dec. 14). The Juried Exhibition will continue through December 17, and will feature cash and in-kind awards decided by Missoula artist Lela Autio. Call 243-6476.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts
“Thin Place,” an MFA thesis exhibition from Kerri Rosenstein. Through Dec. 19. Opening reception on Dec. 6 from 5-7 PM. Gallery is located on the first floor of the Social Science Building. 243-2813.

UM Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through Nov. 29, “Silent Frontier: Icons of Early Montana Settlement,” black-and-white photographs of ghost towns and abandoned settlements by Helena native Richard S. Buswell. The museum is located in the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center (also known as PAR/TV). 243-2020.

UM University Center Gallery
Through Dec. 13, “Drawing on Perceptions,” Andy Cline’s unconventional approach to traditional mark making. There will be a slide lecture with the artist on Dec. 4 at 1:30 PM in the gallery, which is located on the 2nd floor of the UC in the Northwest corner of the building. For info, call the gallery at 243-4991.

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