Mixed-media paintings by Hamilton artist Laura Mae Jackson and soda-fired stoneware by Helena potter Matt Kelleher. Both shows open Friday, Sept. 8 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through October. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 549-3596.
Art Museum of Missoula
Te Ao Tawhito/Te Ao Hou, Old Worlds/New Worlds, a group exhibition of contemporary art from New Zealand. Opening blessing ceremony, Saturday, Sept. 9 at dawn. Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On display in the First Floor Galleries through Dec. 30. Also, A Curmudgeon’s Collection of Canvases, a show of work in various media by surrealist artist Marvin Messing. On view in the Upstairs Gallery through Oct. 21. Mid-show reception Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. And finally, New Works, an exhibition of paintings by Blackfeet artist Neil Parsons. Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On display in the Upstairs Gallery through Dec. 30. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
The Beautiful Written Word, featuring work by calligrapher Pat Cross-Chamberlin. Also, linoleum-cut prints, drawings and paintings by Ransom. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through September. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.
Colorized photoprints by Missoula artist Kay Langland. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through September. At 725 W. Alder, Suite 10 in the Warehouse Mall. Call 829-1793.
Primitive Color, featuring paintings and furniture by Maxine Stahl and new works by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. Also, Nudes and Faces, paintings by Sarah Ashley Longshore and Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. On display through Sept. 25. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.
Counting Coup Indian Arts Cooperative
Work by Roger Carrier, Cecil Crawford, George Flett, Darrell Hall, Jesse Henderson, Ken Martin, Melissa Michel, Francis Wall and Emma Marie Yellow Hawk. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.
Hockaday Museum of Art
New this week: Jay Rummell: A Montana Original, a retrospective show of work by legendary Missoula painter and printmaker Jay Rummell. On display through Nov. 4. Also, Echoes, a display of landscape paintings by Ralph Weigmann. On display through Nov. 4. And the new Flathead Valley featured artist is Linda Katsuda, whose work will also be on view through Nov. 4. Opening reception for all three of these shows is Saturday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Plus, don’t forget 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. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
A Hat for Every Occasion, a show of prints by Lizabeth Houchin. On display through September. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Dream-like photos by photographer and printer Jerry Uelsmann. On display through October. At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. Call 543-0171.
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
Really Cool Landscapes, featuring oil paintings by June Stratton and Linda Tippetts. On display through Oct. 3. 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 rooms 222 and 223, Magic Flute, paintings by Marianne Vigeland. 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.
University Center Gallery
Painted Page/Art of the Book, a national juried exhibit of mixed-media artist books. Opening reception and slide presentation Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. On view through Sept. 22. On the second floor of the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
The University of Montana Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, a group show of work by the profs of UM’s Art Department. Opens Friday, Sept. 8 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. On display through Sept. 22. In the Social Science Building on UM campus. Call 243-2813.