Art Museum of Missoula
Conloninpurple, an entirely unique, five-octave, room-sized sound installation by German-born Seattle artist Trimpin. Museum visitors are invited to play the work or apply composed musical pieces to produce new arrangements of natural sounds. On display through April 19 in the First Floor Gallery. Also, in the They Just Left, a show of life-sized, mixed-media sculptures by Missoula artist Dyna Kuehnle. On view in the Second Floor Gallery through April 19. Call 728-0447.
Reptilian-themed work in clay by Helena artist Peter Rudd. Also, paintings by Missoula artist Jayne Piazza and pottery by Butte artist Kirk Belding. All shows on display through February. At 111 North Higgins. Call 549-3596.
Children of Costa Rica, photographs by Charlotte Rushton. On display through February. 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.
Art at Y2K, featuring the paintings of Melanie Alvarez-Catlin, photography by Doug Catlin, European vintage lithographs, etchings and stained glass. Call 327-6688.
Gardens, new 30-by-40-inch color prints by Lucy Capeheart, and color landscape photography by Terry Mailloux. On view through February. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express
Shades of Red, images by the staff of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, grouped together in honor of Valentine’s Day. On display through February. Call 542-7414.
Food For Thought
The Grand Landscape, landscape photography by Tom Till and Dudley Dana. On display through February. At 540 Daly Ave. Call 721-6033.
Hob Nob Cafe
Recent photography by Jeanne Hoadley, including nature studies and digital imagery. On display through February. 208 E. Main. 542-3188.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Myths & Metaphors, paintings and prints by Seattle artist Michael Spafford, inspired by the mythology of ancient Rome and Greece. On display through May 20. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Missoula Public Library
The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914-1940, the much-ballyhooed travelling exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts from the heyday of jazz in Europe, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Library Association. On display in the lower lobby through March 23. Call 721-2665.
The artist of the month is James Ayers. A show of his work is on display through February. 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Alternative Printmaking, photographs by New York photographer Aris Kyriazis, made through a mixture of printmaking processes. On view through February. At 210 North Higgins. Call 543-0171.
Dumas Brothel Biker Run, photographs by Hayley Hesseln documenting last August’s motorcycle rally to benefit the best little whorehouse in Montana. On display through February. Call 549-2790.
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
Paintings by Donna Erickson and Cynthia Laundrie, and ceramics by Jamil Scherief and Gary Parque. On display through Feb. 29. Call 721-5460.
University Center Gallery
Spirit Reunion, large abstract marble sculptures by Joy Falls. On display through March 3. Closing reception, Friday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a slide presentation at 1 p.m. Call 243-4491.
University Center Lounge & Conference Rooms
Fear, color photography by Jennifer Yaros, in conference rooms 215 and 216, on display through May. Also, Women in Action: Participation in Protest Against the World Trade Organization, black and white photographs by Melissa Hart, on view in the Second Floor Student Organizational Suite through May. In the North Lounge, Masters Paintings by students Holly Andres, Jacob Cowgill, Roe Goodman, Libby Catron and Eric Aschim. On display through March 1. The clay works of Andrea Tuinstra can also be seen there throughout the semester. Call 243-4991.
UC Commons & Gardens
In the Commons, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. On display through spring. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
She Is Not He, an exploration of gender roles as illustrated through the photographs by Bozeman artist Susie Mathre. Also, Scott Bardsley Memorial Exhibition, a commemorative show of ceramics by the UM graduate student who was tragically murdered last fall. Both shows on display through Feb. 18 in the Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.
UM Henry Meloy/Paxson Corrdior Galleries
In the Meloy Gallery, Jazz in Art from the Joseph Sample Collection. In the Paxson Corridor Gallery, New Work: Sound Construction by Patrick Zentz. Both shows on display through March 31 in the PARTV Building. Call 243-2019.