What’s on display in Missoula and beyond
Art Museum of Missoula
Wolftown: by Appointment Only, A portrait of Marcus Wolf presents images by several area photographers. Operating a second-hand store and “non-profit museum,” Wolf had a great impact on Missoula’s cultural life. Missoula Collects Ceramics, featuring works of ceramic art from local collections. On view through Sept. 8, with a slide show presentation on Thurs. Aug. 23 from 7-9 p.m. 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
“The Dream,” wood sculptures by Joseph Thompson, and a carved show by David Lewis. Both shows run through August. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.
This month’s featured artist is Jill Myer, showing through August. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.
Birnbaums Broadway Frame
Soaring or swimming, Matthew O’Connor’s pastels take you eye-level with wildlife. These fish and fowl are so full of life they could move right off the paper. Don’t let this show get away. 331 E. Broadway. 721-6026.
Trillium Reynolds’ mixed media and drawings are featured through August. 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.
Buffalo Jump Gallery
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.
New work by print maker Jill Bergman. Bergman's choice of media is the linoleum block print, although she often works with mixed media that includes such unlikely materials as candy, sticks, pinwheels, fake fur and plastic jewels. On view throughout August. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.
Oil paintings and relief prints by Lizabeth Houchin, and acrylic paintings by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. 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.
Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. Call 721-2333.
New watercolor, acrylic, and oil wash landscapes by Montana artist Steve Kovcas, including work depicting fly fishing in Montana. His exhibit runs until Aug. 31. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.
New artist-run space featuring rotating shows of visual and performing arts by local and international artists. At 314 N. First W. Call 721-1416.
Fox Artist Studio & Gallery
No exhibits until September. At 408 Second Ave. North. Hot Springs (behind the Symes Hotel). Call 741-5503.
The Historic Kalispell Mercantile (KM) Building
When Kalispell was founded in 1891 as a railroad town, the mercantile quickly followed. Built in 1892, the Kalispell Mercantile was the largest mercantile in northwestern Montana for decades. Visitors are welcome to browse the halls to see vintage finds and photos on display. Call 755-1111.
Hockaday Museum of Art
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.
Paintings by Don Diego with an opening for First Friday. 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
Featuring Western Red cedar flutes, hand-carved in the Lakota tradition by Tanagila. At 525 S. Higgins. Call 829-0402.
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.
Ravalli County Museum
Photographic exhibit of the Good/All Nations Pow Wows by photographer Hank Winters. 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 363-3338 or 821-3666.
This month’s featured artists are Victor Daniel and Joe Morris. At 130 E. Broadway. Cal 829-8188.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
In August, the 2001 summer students from the RMSP get a chance to showcase their work of both black and white and color photography. At 210 N. Higgins, suite 101. 543-0171
Sorella’s Salon and Day Spa
Oasis, color photography by Antonia Wolf. At 207 E. Main. Call 721-3639.
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.
Mixed media, featuring Hedvig Rappe-Flowers, Jennifer Lowe, and Arin Waddell until Sept. 4. 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.