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. Also, Ernie Pepion’s Red Man Series, an exhibit of 14 autobiographical paintings by this Montana Native American, reflecting the physical and psychological state of the artist as a quadriplegic. Artists’ reception Friday, Oct. 5 from 6-8 PM. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop Co-Op Vases by Bitterroot Valley glass artist Richard Langley, and drawings and paintings by young Briar Parks. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 PM. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 543-0975.

Bernice’s Bakery “Beyond the Veil,” Multimedia artwork by Elizabeth Rose. From Oct. 1–31. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.

Birnbaums Broadway Frame Bev Beck Glueckert’s exhibition is comprised of recently completed mixed media works that address issues of passage and deterioration, the life-death relationship, transformation, and the sublime. Bev Beck Glueckert is concerned with aspects of change and transition and how we adapt and respond. 331 E. Broadway. 721-6026.

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.

Butterfly Herbs Jackie Farr watercolors with coffee dye. From Oct. 1-31. 232 N. Higgins. Call 728-8780.

The Catalyst “The Geography of the Body,” a show of paintings by Missoula artist David Wilson that focus on pleasures and politics, including a series done in response to the wave of anti-gay violence last winter in Montana. No reception will be held on First Friday. 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 work by well-known Missoula drawing and painting instructor Bob Phinney. Also exhibiting “Nightlight,” photographs by Uwe Schneider. Both showing through October. 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. N. 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 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 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 “Moana Roberts,” silent screen legend. “The camera still rolls on Moana, unfortunately only in the privacy of her wine cellar. Fans have deserted her decades ago, leaving her only a sense of style … and the ability to consume a quart of gin a day.” Come see Moana, created by Kent Epler at 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 At 702 SW Higgins Ave. Call 542-0046.

Miss Zula’s Work by Scott Paulsen, self-described thusly: “My work up to this point has had little or no meaning—spontaneous … Incomplete … directionless, these photographs represents everything that bothers me, troubles me when I fall asleep at night, restless, anxious, I am at a loss for words … “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 through 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 Featured this month is wood sculpture by artist Brian Thorpe. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 883-4666.

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History Exhibits on World War II’s 1st Special Service Force and the Civilian Conservation Corps. At Building T-310 at Fort Missoula. Call 549-5346.

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 “Modern American Crafts,” featuring Andres/Chapman art glass, etched glass by Larry Burton and a host of furniture designers. Artist reception will be held Friday, Oct. 5 from 5-8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UC Gallery Artist Karen Rice presents “Understories,” work which focuses on memory and the land in the American West, with imagery derived from her explorations of mining towns, homesteads and other zones where nature meets industry. At the University Opening reception Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 PM. Center Room 104. Call 243-4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts “Old Paint New: The Image of the Horse,” explores how horses fit into the psyche of the contemporary art world. Sept. 27 through October 26. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 PM. In the Gallery of Visual Arts in the UM Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.
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