Gallery Guide 

Your guide to First Friday in April

Art Museum of Missoula

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. Also, 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. And finally, New Photography in the Collection, the latest additions to the museum’s permanent photo archive. Now on view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery through April 15, with a reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Catlin Galleries

Recent and seldom-seen works by Dirk Lee. Also, new paintings by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin and photography by Doug Catlin, along with vintage European lithographs, etchings and stained glass. Opening reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.

Dana Gallery

Elemental: The Water Series, the first part in a series of photography collections by Darren Guyaz. Opening reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express

Under the Sun: Images of Ghana, by Mj Williams. Opens Friday, April 7 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April 29, when the exhibition relocates to the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Call 542-7414.

Hockaday Museum of Art

She Is Not He, liquid emulsion photographs by Susie Mathre. On display through May 13. Also, Robotic Portraiture, digital graphics by Deena des Rioux. On view through May 27. And Myths & Metaphors, paintings and prints by Seattle artist Michael Spafford, inspired by the mythology of ancient Rome and Greece. On display through May 20. Finally, an exhibition of new pottery by Flathead Valley Featured Artist Robert Markle. On display through May 27. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Locos Burritos

Western landscape photos by Sarah Harmon, hand-colored black-and-white photos by Guy Crilly and fine prints on hemp paper by Ré. At 311 N. Higgins. Call 549-6742.

Raven Cafe

Job Corps Art Exhibition, featuring work produced by students of Montana’s three Job Corps Centers. Opening reception Friday, April 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. On view through April 28. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography

International Wildlife Film Festival Winners, an exhibit of still photographs from the IWFF photo contest. Opening reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. At 210 North Higgins. Call 543-0171.

Second Thought

Pastels by Kip Herring. On view through April, with an opening reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 529 S. Higgins. Call 549-2790.

Southgate Mall

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

The Women’s Show, featuring work in various media by Lisa Berry, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Nancy Erickson, Cory Jaeger, Barbara Morrison and Janet Sullivan. Opening reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through May 2. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

University Center Gallery

BFA Thesis Exhibition II, a group show of work in a variety of media by UM art students. On view through April 7. Also on view at UM’s Gallery of Visual Arts. Next, a mixed-media piece dealing with fantasy and realistic syntax by Joel Soiseth. Opens Monday, April 10 and runs through Friday, May 5. Call 243-4991.

University Center Conference Rooms

Group exhibition by members of The UM Artist Collective, on display in the North Lounge, second floor. Also, Fear, color photography by Jennifer Yaros, in conference rooms 215 and 216. In conference room 222, The Persistence of Joy, oil on panel exhibit by Jacqueline Hope Brazil. In conference room 223, A Primitive Perspective, acrylic on canvas by Celia Grohmann. In the Black Soup Bistro and conference room 207, Learning to Fly, mixed media on canvas and wood by Chaline Ouellet. And finally, Women in Action: Participation in Protest Against the World Trade Organization, black-and-white photographs by Melissa Hart, in the Second Floor Student Organizational Suite. All works on view through May 15. 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

BFA Thesis Exhibition II, a group show of work in a variety of media by UM art students. On view through Friday, April 7 with a final viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. on First Friday. Also on view at the University Center Gallery. Next, MFA Thesis Exhibitions, featuring work by Lizabeth Houchin and David Pledge. Opens Wednesday, April 12 with a reception Friday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. On view through April 21. In the Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.

UM Henry Meloy/Paxson Corridor Galleries

Probable Realities, prints by Poul Nielsen in the Meloy Gallery. Also, In a Good Way, images of the Wind River Reservation by Sara Wiles in the Paxson Gallery. Both shows open Friday, April 7 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. On view through Thursday, May 4. In the PARTV Building. Call 243-2019.

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