Drawings of the Subconscious, a display of drawings by Great Falls Mirle Freel. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. On view through Dec. 31. At 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Call 723-7600.
Mixed-media paintings by Hamilton artist Laura Mae Jackson and soda-fired stoneware by Helena potter Matt Kelleher. 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. On display in the First Floor Galleries through Dec. 30. And finally, New Works, an exhibition of paintings by Blackfeet artist Neil Parsons. On display in the Upstairs Gallery through Dec. 30. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
Strange Religions, mixed-media assemblages by “postmodern” artist Michael deMeng. Also, New Forms, featuring work by calligraphers/cermacists Glenn and Amity Parks. On display through October. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.
The featured artist is Ray Hewitt, whose work will be on display through October. At 190 S. 3rd W. Call 728-1358.
Blue Empress Drawing Society
The Society’s Image of Melissa, featuring renderings of model Melissa Kae Mason. On display Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. At 804 Montana Ave. in East Missoula.
Now seeking artists to display their work. Wall and shelf spaces are available. Stop by 111 N. Higgins or call 542-1337.
Twenty Years Later: Teacher-Student, photographs by Lauren Shaw and D.S. Catlin. On view through Nov. 11. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.
Counting Coup Indian Arts Cooperative
The featured artist is Blackfeet painter Cecil Crawford, whose work will be on view through October. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Equine Illustrations, recently discovered illustrations by Eleanor Iselin Wade. On view through Jan. 27, 2001. Also, Jay Rummell: A Montana Original, a retrospective show of work by legendary Missoula painter and printmaker Jay Rummell. On display through Nov. 4. In addition, 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. 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 Show of Masks, masks made by the teens of the Boys and Girls Club in conjunction with the Masked Bingo Ball fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 28. Also showing, the photographs of Lizabeth Houcin. On display through October. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.
Methods for Better Timekeeping, paintings by Ron Lewis and mixed-media work by Gerald Sonessa. On view through October. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
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
Canvasing the West, featuring painters from around the West, including Donna Howell-Sickles, Ed Sandoval, Ann Huston, George Gogas, Bill Schenck, Kevin Red Star, Thom Ross, Larry Pirnie and Howard Post. On view through Oct. 31. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.
UC Commons & Gardens
On the first floor mezzanine of the University Center, Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning and oil-and-charcoal work by Jennifer Erickson. In the Second Floor 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 third 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
Remnants, assemblages of found painted wood by Mike Wright. Artist slide presentation Thursday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through Nov. 17. This exhibition also includes Giving/Getting, an ongoing display that explores the value of art in a gallery setting; artists are invited to bring a small work of art to trade. On the second floor of the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Natural Alchemy, naturalistic paintings by Ricki Klages, and Women of Pompeii, clay-and-paper casts by Ellen Ornitz, open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, with a Visiting Artist Lecture by Ricki Klages at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building rm. 304. Exhibits on view through Nov. 21 in the Social Science Building on UM campus. Call 243-2813.
UM Museum of Fine Arts
The Great Montana Dog and Pony Show, and Best of the West Art Auction Exhibit. On display through Nov. 14. In the Henry Meloy and Paxson Galleries, in PAR/TV Center on UM campus. Call 243-2019.