Gallery Guide 

What’s on display in Missoula and beyond

Art Museum of Missoula
Missoula Collects Ceramics, featuring works of ceramic art from local collections. The Second Floor Gallery features Fall, wood-fired sculptures by native Missoulian Renee Gouaux. An opening reception with the artist on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 PM. On view through Aug. 18. Also, Rudy, a solo exhibition of work by Missoula ceramics artist Rudy Autio. On view in the First Floor Galleries through Aug. 25. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop Co-Op
A rancher turned artist and a Missoula potter are the featured exhibitors during July. Don Greytak of Havre will be showing drawings and prints of rural Montana life in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Clay artist Steve Thorstensen has fashioned some pots that combine faces and various creatures in a show he calls “Symbiosis?!” An opening for both artists will be held July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.

Bernice‘s Bakery
This month’s featured artist is Jennifer Yaros. On view through July. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.

Buffalo Jump Gallery
Cowboy Cadillac, the latest 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.

The Catalyst
Watercolors by local artist Elaine Conder. On display through July. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 543-8352.

Catlin Galleries
Portraits and Flamenco, featuring new work by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. July 6 opening from 5 to 8 PM with flamenco performances and guitar accompaniment, followed by a complimentary flamenco class at the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater. On display through July 31. At 241 W. Main. Call 327-6688.

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
Landscape paintings inspired by the vastness of the western plains by artist/rancher Davi Nelson. On view through July. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express
Extremes, an exhibit by Rocky Mountain School of Photography graduate Jenni Fraser will be on display through July. At 214 N. Higgins.

Eating Cake
New artist-run space featuring rotating shows of work by local artists. At 314 N. First W. Call 721-1416.

Fox Artist Studio & Gallery
Spiritual Nature, an exhibit featuring large works of sculpture and paintings by artists Naomi Fox and Joan Nevarez. On display through July 23. At 408 Second Ave. North. Hot Springs (behind the Symes Hotel). Call 741-5503.

Hockaday Museum of Art
The Changing Face of the Unknown, juxtapositions of color photographs by Missoula artist Dudley Dana with passages of text from psychologist C. G. Jung. On view through Aug. 4. Also, Watercolors, outdoor scenes by Judy Ennis, and Acrylic Paintings, featuring work by Gloria Meier. Plus, Wearable Trophies from the Hunt, works by buckskin stitcher Elaine Snyder. All four of these shows are on view through Aug. 4. Additional shows include: Of Mind and Machine, selected works by art photography students of Flathead Valley Community College and Yellowstone Then and Now, Lee Silliman combines his contemporary images of Yellowstone with old-time photographs. 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.

Marianne’s at the Wilma
New photographic interpretations of the Wilma Theatre by Sally Anne Rodriguez and Cristina Verduzco. At 131 S. Higgins. Call 543-0915.

Miss Zula’s
Paintings by Don Diego. Opening reception on First Friday. On display through July. 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.

Mystic Mind Emporium
Ongoing displays of sculpture, jewelry and fine art by local and Native American artists. At 525 S. Higgins. Call 829-0402.

Ninepipes Lodge
Expanding Our Cultural Horizons, featuring on-loan traveling exhibits. F. Jay Haynes: Fifty Views is an exhibit of 50 black and white photographs from 1876 to the turn of the century and Native American Games, representing the games of over 40 tribes will be on display through Aug. 6. At 41000 Highway 93, in Charlo. Call 644-2588.

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.

Raven Café
This month’s featured artist is Barbara Compton. Her fiber art and quilts depicting Missoula’s scenery will be on display through July. At 130 E. Broadway. Cal 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Digital imaging is the focus of this month’s exhibit featuring local photographers Tim Cooper and Jim Hansen, as well as John Paul Caponigro, George de Wolfe, Julieanne Kost, Craig Tanner, Brad Hinkel and Mark Johnson. There will be an opening for the show on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 8 PM. At 210 N. Higgins, suite 101.

Sorella’s Salon and Day Spa
Oasis, color photography by Antonia Wolf. At 207 E. Main. Call 721-3639.

Southgate Mall
Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoua’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Call 721-5140.

utton West
New Horizons, featuring Kent Lovelace, Linda Lillegraven and Bruce Park. Artists’ Reception July 6, from 5 to 8. On view through July 3. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UM Museum of Fine Arts
Ancient Fires, an exhibit of Chinese ceramics and other antiquities from the collection of Nelson Chang. On display in the Henry Meloy Gallery through Sept. 1. Also, A Founder’s Song, a retrospective show of work by ceramics artist Peter Meloy. In the Paxson Gallery through Sept. 1. In the Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center on UM campus. Call 243-2019.
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