Gallery Guide 

Your guide to First Friday in May

Art Museum of Missoula
On Tuesday, May 8 from 7 to 8 p.m., artist Rose Ellen Vasquez presents the slide lecture, From Sacred Relics to Flags to Sacred Relics: The History of Vexilloids and Flags, and Their Relationship with Art History. Still on display: Halfway Between Here and There, a show of work by Native American artist Corwin Clairmont (who was featured in the Independent’s January arts issue). Artist lecture Thursday, May 10. On view in the Downstairs Gallery through May 26. Also, Wings and Other Things, an installation of drawings by Kathleen Stone. On view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery through May 12. And finally, Original Sources, work by Carolyn Krieg. On view in the Second Floor Gallery through May 12. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
Bernice’s Bakery
Photographs by John Lahrman, this month’s featured artist. On view through May. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.
Buffalo Jump Gallery
Cowboy Cadillac, new print by Jim Thomason. Also featuring work in a variety of media by Mary Gilmere, Jerry Johnson, Shirley Bugli, Nancy Glazier, Larry Zabel, G. Harvey, and Tim Cox. At 3946 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. Call 777-2066.
Butterfly Herbs
For Butterfly Herbs’ birth month, a display of work by store employees. Also on display, a historical glance at Butterfly Herbs, pencil sketches of customers and employees by Dirk Lee, and a Wall of Fame to recognize the store’s regulars. On display through May. At 232 N. Higgins. Call 728-8780.
The Catalyst
The Presence of the Past, new work by assemblage artist Mike Wright. Also, Giving/Getting, a “trade wall” in which fellow artists may trade small pieces by Wright for works of their own. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through May. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 543-8352.
Clay Studio of Missoula
Soda National 2001, a national juried exhibition of soda-fired ceramics, featuring work by 15 artists. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. On view through May 30. At 910 Dickens. Call 543-0509.
Counting Coup Gallery
Ongoing displays of contemporary and traditional Native American art. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.
Crystal Sandbox
Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. Call 721-2333.
Dana Gallery
Sculpture and canvas paintings by Billings artist Bill Drum. Also exhibiting Autumn, Winter, Spring, new works by Lisa Hofman. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through May 29. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.
DaVinci’s Framing & Gallery
Charlo artist Thor Myhre is this month’s featured artist, whose sculptures will be on display through May. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 1833 S. Higgins. Call 721-3474.
Eating Cake
An evening of music and performance art at 6 p.m., including a display called Eat Your Words and a “living window display” of erotic art. Live music and dancing at 9 p.m. Admission $5, $3 after 9 p.m. At 314 N. 1st W, in the old Stensrud Building. Call 721-1416.
Flathead Valley Community College
The work of FVCC Design II students Shelley Maguire, Rebecca Mathison, Gloria Meier, Caleb Olson, Marjorie Peck, James Scott, Charles Shields and Sherry Wells. On display in the FVCC Library through May 9. At 777 Grandview Drive in Kalispell. Call 756-FVCC.
Hockaday Museum of Art
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. At 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Isis Studio Gallery
Opening exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.
Maggie’s
Raymond Meeks, a display of recent work by the Montana-based fine art photographer. At 217 Main St. in Hamilton. Call 363-4567.
Miss Zula’s
Hand-made lingerie by Johnna Jean Friedlund, in celebration of Women’s Month. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through May. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
New Crystal Theatre
Look Here!, works by Missoula artist Gavin Hudgeons. On display through May. At 515 S. Higgins Ave. Call 240-4286.
Ponderosa Art Gallery
Work by American and Canadian painters and sculptors, including Jim Reynolds, Bill Anton, Sherry Sander, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Terri Mimnaugh, Tim Shinabarger and Scott Christensen. At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. Call 375-1212.
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
Sculpture, featuring work by Patricia Robinson Grant, Dan Radven, David Rivers, Eugene Diemer and George Ybarra. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 t o 8 p.m. On view through May 29. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.
University Center Public Art
In the North Lounge, Second Floor: wood works and masks by Taylor Gould and Scale and Monumentality, acrylic on canvas by Neil Jussila. In the Atrium Gardens: mixed-media sculpture by Danny Krauss and Mary Richards, and Flower Portraits by Thor Myhre. In the stairwell by the box office: Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning, and Boat Near Galway, a lithograph by Susan Hodgin. In the Second Floor Computer Lounge: Designs by Tom Rippon. In the UC Commons: selected works from the Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. In the Second Floor Conference Rooms: etchings and drawings by Kaya R. Wielopolski, mixed-media work by Timon Meyer, the oil painting Interactions by Jay Cummings and a watercolor by Jacquie Farr titled Birds and Blooms. In the Student Organizational Suite: Vertebrae, oil stick on paper by Susan Hodgin. And in the Black Soup Bistro: lithographs by Ryan Lindburg. All works on view through May. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
University Center Gallery
Face to Face, sculpted masks by Ellis Jacobson. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a slide lecture by the artist at 1:30 p.m. On display through May 11. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions, featuring work by Shelly Truman, Benjamin Bloch and Heath Bultman. Opening reception Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. On view through May 18. In the Social Science Building on UM campus. Call 243-2813.
UM Museum of Fine Arts
Cohesions and Recurrences, oil paintings by Lewistown artist Dan Rice. On view through May 4 in the Meloy and Paxson galleries. In the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center on UM campus. Call 243-2019.
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