Gallery Guide 

What’s on display in Missoula and beyond

Art Museum of Missoula
Stephanie J. Frostad: Companion Pieces, more than 40 works on canvas that encompass recent work by this narrative painter from Missoula. From Sept. 14-Nov. 9. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop Co-Op
Wildlife engravings by Don Whittecar of Stevensville and primitive-fired clay sculptures by finely Point potter Mimi Werner. Both shows trace their roots back to ancient times. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 543-0975.

Bernice‘s Bakery
This month’s featured artist is Jennifer Leutzinger: If you swing your arms you walk faster, mixed media paintings about where the artist has been and where she is going. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.

Birnbaums Broadway Frame
Paintings by Kristi Hager. Kristi extracts the extraneous into a simple summation getting to the study's core. Sept 3-29. 331 E. Broadway. 721-6026.

Butterfly Herbs
Melissa Mooncat Mason presents mixed media and collage. Sept. 1-30. 232 N. Higgins. Call 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.

The Catalyst
September features ”UFOs and Angry Trees,” an exhibit of black and white photography by Lynn Ascher. UFOs in this context refer to “unidentified familiar objects, and the photos are about altering those objects’ context. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.

Catlin Galleries
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. The gallery provides a place for Native American artists to sell and receive fair compensation for their work. 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
Featuring the exhibit Pulse, a collection of contemporary artwork by Billings artist Jon Lodge. Also showing photography by Mike Catlin and Darren Guyaz. Exhibits run Sept. 7-Oct. 3. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Eating Cake
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
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 Kalispelll 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 Larry Stark: The Art of Fishing America. His work featuring Ice Houses is the focus of the exhibit. Until Nov. 27. Also, Cathy Weber: Grief Series, explores the boundaries of grief. Until Oct. 27. 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Isis Studio Gallery
Exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Replete with handmade Fair Trade articles from around the world, this month featuring the pottery of Mata Ortiz: 60 one-of-a-kind and exquisite pots patterned after ancient Paquime Indian shards, thin walled, detailed, and reminiscent of San Ildefonso, Hopi and Mimbres pottery. At 519 S. Higgins. Call 543-3955.

Laughing Boy
Chicago Joe Hensley was a pragmatic businesswoman and queen of the Helena red light business district. Kent Epler created her likeness as part of his tribute to Montana women. 259 W. Front St. 543-0677.

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.

Marie’s Art-Eries
Kip Herring presents the magic of pastel. Original Art and limited edition prints, landscapes and cosmic visions. Sept. 7-Oct. 4. 702 SW Higgins Ave. Call 542-0046.

Miss Zula’s
Pressed floral artwork from flowers in the Rattlesnake Valley by DiFry. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376, or the artist at 542-2921.

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.

The New Crystal Theatre
Mixed media artist Robie Flynn explores the fractal dynamics of order, chaos and dimensionality as well as minute line drawings. On display during September and October. 515 S. Higgins Ave. Call 728-5748.

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.

Raven Café
This month’s featured artist is Adam Jochim. At 130 E. Broadway. Cal 883-4666.

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.

Sutton West
“Western Landscapes,” from Sept. 5-Oct. 2. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UM Center Gallery
Featuring Kelly E. Hart’s “Relics/Doll’s Anatomy,” explorations of relationships between art and science, nature and curiosity. On display until Sept. 28. At the University Center Room 104. Call 243-4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Paintings, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and mixed media work are featured in the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. In the Gallery of Fine Arts on the main floor of the UM Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.
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