Gallery Guide 

What’s on display in Missoula and beyond

Art City At 407 West Main St., Hamilton. 363–4764.

Art Fusion Showing the work of Missoula ceramist Dawn Podolske and Bigfork watercolorist Pam Morris, in separate and collaborative pieces. 111 N. Higgins. 549-3596.

Art Museum of Missoula A retrospective of work by artist James Todd, an internationally known printmaker and former University of Montana professor, opens Jan. 18 and runs through March 30. The exhibit features more than 60 works in a variety of media including paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture between 1941–2002. Artist’s reception: Friday, Jan. 25 from 6–8 p.m. Also, Down to the Nitty Gritty, an exhibition of drawings by Dennis Voss, known for his sculptures created from the remains of animals and elements found on the open range. Until March 2. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Bernice’s Bakery January’s featured artist is Kelly Hart, whose exhibit is entitled Simple Thoughts Made More Meaningful through Artistic and Pseudo-Scientific Interpretation. At 190 S. Third St. W. 728–1358.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame 331 E. Broadway. 721–6026.

Buffalo Jump Gallery Beginning Jan. 25 and running through the month of February will be the Bitterroot Women’s Artist Show, featuring paintings, sculptures, woodwork and furniture all by women of the Bitterroot Valley. Buffalo Jump’s new address is 4039 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. 777–2066.

Butterfly Herbs Regional artist Terrel Jones shares paintings of various themes. 232 N. Higgins. 728–8780.

The Catalyst This month features a collection of photographs by Missoula resident David Morris, documenting his recent travels in the Andes (where he and friends traveled by bicycle with a “laughable” road map) and Tibet, where he was “guiding” a group of high school students in an area completely unknown to him. At 111 N. Higgins. 542–1337.

Catlin Galleries At 241 W. Main. 327–6688.

Dana Gallery Black and white photography by Lee Nye. Also, Horizontal Projections, an exhibit of new concrete sculptures by Missoula artist Jonathan Qualben. At 123 W. Broadway. 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. 721–1416.

Fox Artist Studio & Gallery At 408 Second Ave. North, Hot Springs (behind the Symes Hotel). 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. 755–1111.

Hockaday Museum of Art Exhibits include: Warhol and Company—Works on Paper, Pat Kikut: Working Hives, Small Tales from the Big Sky by Edgar Smith, Riebe and Bruns: Flathead Clay IV, Ace Powell: Major Works, 302 Second St. in Kalispell. 755–5268.

Isis Studio Gallery At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. 246–2787.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center This month features the intricate and colorful Pa Ndau (“flower cloth”) of the Missoula Hmong Women’s Co-op, including pillow covers, wall hangings, table linens and happy stuffed creatures. Also, handmade fair trade articles from around the world. At 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955.

Laughing Boy Sven is a real hit with the snow bunnies. He offers lessons in smooth skiing and talking. Off season he surfs the beaches of California. Come interview Sven, created by Laughing Boy owner Kent Epler, at 259 W. Front St. 543-0677.

Marianne’s at the Wilma Featuring works by Missoula artist (and resident DJ at the Green Room) Gabriel Schmitt, who creates from his surroundings using recycled materials. At 131 S. Higgins. 728-8549.

Marie’s Art–Eries Original art, prints, framing, candles, gifts, and more! For All Things Art. 702 SW Higgins Ave. 542-0046.

Missoula Artists’ Shop Co–Op At 306 N. Higgins. 543–0975.

Miss Zula’s Paintings by Cindy Knutsen which express the interpretive powers of color and spontaneity. At 111 N. Higgins. 541–7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery Ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. 549–3248.

Mystic Mind Emporium Featuring original landscapes by local artist Peter Romanov Kola. At 525 S. Higgins. 829–0402.

The New Black Dog Café At 138 W. Broadway. 543-6213.

The New Crystal Theatre The “Crystal Cave” is proud to present works of mixed media art by Shawna Boyce and paintings by Gavin Hudgeons. Also showing (possibly) is the work of mixed media artist Kathleen Bleecker. At 515 S. Higgins Ave. 728–5748.

Ponderosa Art Gallery At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. 375–1212.

Ravalli County Museum 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 363–3338 or 821–3666.

Raven Café January’s Artists of the Month: Kelly Packer and Audrey Rosulek, drawings and mixed media in a show entitled Recent Works. An opening will be held Jan. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. At 130 E. Broadway. 327–7407.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography On display through February are the works of Martha’s Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw, who has created striking color photographs of brushes, easels, tubes of paint, old palettes and other art supplies in an exhibit titled Artist Studios. Alison captures her subjects on medium format film with natural light and prints them on watercolor paper through the digital process of Giclee printing. Also on display are works by Tim Cooper, Jenni Fraser, Susanna Gaunt, Josh Meier and Elizabeth Stone. At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. 543-0171.

Shakespeare and Co. At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Southgate Mall Ongoing exhibit called Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, features 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. 721–5140.

Sutton West Gallery Featured through the month of January are works by artists Karen Leigh, Corinne Lundgren and Marsha Davis. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

UC Gallery At the University Center Gallery, Room 104. 243–4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts In the UM Social Science Building. 243–2813.
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