Art Museum of Missoula
Navigating Clutter, an exhibition of “process sculpture” by Missoula artist Toni Matlock Taylor. Opening reception and artist talk Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery through Aug. 19. Also, The Art Museum Collection: Preserving Our Culture for 25 Years, a collection exhibition in honor of the museum’s 25th anniversary, featuring special selections from its prized Folsom Collection. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 4. On view in the First Floor Gallery through Aug. 26. And Cathy Weber’s Grief Series, a series of award-winning illuminated manuscripts Weber made after the death of her partner. Runs through July 10 in the Second Floor Gallery. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
The beadwork of this month’s featured artist, jewelry designer Monica VanderMars and the botanical glass art of guest artist Barbara Dillon. Opens Friday, July 7 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Both shows on display through July. And as always, other work by Missoula, Flathead and Bitterroot artists will be on view. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.
Arts Chateau Museum
Watercolors by Irene Muir. On display in the Sales Gallery through July 8. At 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Call 723-7600.
Beyond the Big Sky, photos documenting the world-wide travels of Independent staff photographer Chad Harder. Opening reception Friday, July 7 at 5 p.m. On view through July. At 190 S. 3rd St. Call 728-1358.
Persona, an exhibition of hand-painted chairs depicting the personalities of those who have had an impact on the life of artist Cindi Jobe. Opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 725 W. Alder, Suite 10 in the Warehouse Mall. Call 829-1793.
Montana Skies, recent oil paintings by Marvie Redmond. On display through July. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.
One Red Nation, paintings by D.G. House and Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. Opens July 6 with an opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through Aug. 17. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.
Watercolors of Missoula’s Riverfront Park by Lisa Hofman and black-and-white landscape photographs from Tibet by Helena photographer John Smart. Opens Friday, July 7 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery talk with John Smart on Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. On display through July. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Hob Nob Cafe
The debut exhibition of the Rocky Mountain Photo Club in their new showspace features the work of Nancy Greenfield, Luther Henley, Tom Glessner, Sherry Lee and other RMPC members. On view through July. At 2208 E. Main. Call 728-5374.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Thirty Years of Photography, an exhibition of the best photographs from Montana Magazine over the past three decades. Runs through Aug. 27. Also, A Montana Treasure: The Poindexter Collection of the Montana Historical Society, an exhibit of abstract expressionist works, including paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. On view through June 2, 2001. And then, Tim Holmes, featuring works by the titular Helena sculptor. Runs through Aug. 26. Plus, Twelve Moons, a series of woodcarvings, each depicting a month of the year, by Bill Ohrmann. On view through Aug. 26. And finally, Sacred Birds, a collection of more than 40 intaglio prints from the Flathead Valley Community College printmaking program. On display through Aug. 15. The new Flathead Valley Featured Artist is Laura Barrett, whose work will be on display through Aug. 26. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Colorful oils by late-blooming artist Catherine Lunde. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Six new iris giclées prints, three by Monte Dolack and three by Mary Beth Percival. Opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Also prints of Dolack’s Evening in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, commissioned by the Bob Marshall Foundation. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
Impressionist oils by artist of the month Quentin Goss. Opens Friday, July 7 with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through July. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
Habana, Cuba, 2000, documentary photos by Mark Gutow. On display through July. At 529 S. Higgins. 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
Jazz, Boots and Ping-Pong, featuring Western-themed watercolors by Chuck Middlekauff, acrylics by Thom Ross and hand-painted giclées by R.J. Hohimer. Opening reception Friday, July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 1. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.
UC Commons & Gardens
On the first floor of the University Center, Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning and oil-and-charcoal work by Jennifer Erickson. In the North Lounge, Master Paintings, selected works from the Master Painting class, along with The Persistence of Joy, an oil painting by Jacqueline Hope Brazil, and the clay sculpture of Andrea Tuinstra. In the Computer Lounge, Designs by Tom Rippon. In Conference Room 223, A Primitive Perspective, acrylic painting by Celia Grohmann. In Conference Rooms 215 and 216, Fear, color photographs by Jennifer Yaros. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. And on the Commons Second Floor, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.