Art Museum of Missoula
Hosts a lecture on the interaction between high fashion and fine art, “Fashion and the Arts,” by fashion consultant Dominique Bouyala Dumas. Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., followed by a reception at 9 p.m. The event kicks off the season of the Alliance Française 1999-2000 season. Meanwhile, the museum also presents a tour of its major exhibition, Miriam Schapiro: Works on Paper, a Thirty Year Retrospective, by UM Professor Bobby Tilton, Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. The show is on view in all galleries through Nov. 24. At 335 North Pattee. Call 728-0447.
University Center Gallery
Presents Wood Works, a show of carved wood sculptures by UM graduate student Roger Wing. Runs through Nov. 12, with an opening reception and artist’s slide lecture Friday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. On the second floor at the University Center. Call 243-4991.
UM’s Gallery of Visual Arts
Shows Masalai I Kapsaitim, a collection of work from Papua New Guinea and the work of Steven and Bev Beck-Glueckert. The pair traveled throughout Papua New Guinea in 1998. At UM’s Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.
Henry Meloy Gallery
Features Weaving For Freedom, a collection of contemporary Dineh Navajo Rugs from a non-profit art collective in Arizona. Also in the gallery are photographs by Lisa Law as part of her Tribal Vision show. Both shows run through Dec. 1. Call 243-2019.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Displays the award-winning work of professional photographer Brenda Tharp in the exhibition Celebrating the Earth. Brenda’s colorful images of landscapes and nature scenes have appeared in a variety of books, brochures, calendars, greeting cards and magazines. At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. Call 543-0171.
Presents an exhibit featuring wood-fired pottery by Helena artist Jeanette Rakowski, as well as mixed-media work by Bev Beck-Glueckert. At 11 North Higgins. Call 549-3596.
Displays three shows throughout October: Ceramicist Martha Elizabeth shows clay masks; beadmaker Theresa Grout shows tools and techniques for making glass beads; Glenn and Amity Parks transform their children’s vision of the world into fine ceramics. Artists reception on Friday, Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.
The artist of the month is Cynthia Laundrie, whose painted wall sculptures were created with the interior of Bernice’s in mind. At 190 S. 3rd W. Call 728-1358.
Presents Celia’s Big Blue Show, the first solo show of Celia Grohmann of Stevensville. The collection features new, vibrant acrylic work on canvas. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.
Displays a collection of work by artist Henrik Kam. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154 for details.
Food For Thought
Hosts a group exhibition of work by the members of the Rocky Mountain Photo Club. At 540 Daly Ave. Call 721-6033.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Presents Frontier Montana Gathering of Artists, a group exhibition of works sponsored by the National Park Service. Also Stone Poems, mixed-media sculptures by Frances Dillon Foley. And The Pleasure of Pain, sculptural installations by Bozeman artist Chandler Dayton. All shows run through Nov. 13. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Debuts new etchings of Montana landscapes by renowned Simms, Mont., artist Jeff Walker. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
Presents My Mother, Myself: A Dedication to an Amazing Woman, a show of phototransfers by Holly Andres. At 529 S. Higgins. Call 549-2790.
Presents its new, three-year exhibition, Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Now on display. Call 721-5140.
Displays Western Reflections, featuring paintings by George Gogas and Howard Post. At 121 West Broadway. Call 721-5460.