Gallery Guide 

First Friday gallery displays in Missoula and beyond

The Artists’ Shop
30 Years of Missoula Poster Art, featuring posters from many of Missoula’s now famous artists is on display beginning Friday, June 7. 306 N. Higgins Ave. For more on this opening, see Arts pg. 32.

Art Museum of Missoula
On exhibit through June 15, Lela Autio: A Survey. Over the past 60 years, Missoula Artist Lela Autio has created drawings, paintings and sculptures, and also been an advocate for the arts and education. Also, celebrate the release of the catalogue Lela Autio: A Survey, published in conjunction with the exhibition. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Bernice’s Bakery
From June 1 through June 30, Watercolor Paintings of the Randolph Homestead by Mary Jean Gilman. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these paintings will go to the Hill and Homestead Coalition, a local nonprofit that seeks to preserve and provide educational opportunities at the property. At 190 S. Third St. W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center
Through June 8, a mixed media, multi-artist show of works by members of the Center. From June 14 through July 6, Fibre, Earth and Fire: a biennial fiber, clay and wood exhibition. At 525 Electric Ave. in Big Fork. 837-6927.

Butterfly Herbs
This month’s art exhibit features Jennifer Leutzinger’s collection of thought-provoking mixed media—careful use of image, word, and space. It embellishes the cafe walls from the first of the month through June 30. For more information, call 728-8780. At 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

Catlin Galleries
Like a chrysalis into a butterfly, the Catlin Galleries is now the Melanie Alvarez Gallery. Come join in the celebration of this name change with live performances, food, and libations. While reveling in this gallery rebirth, enjoy the works of such artists as Charles Ringer, Matt O’Conner, Bev Beck Glueckert, Armando Alvarez, Sheila Miles, Anna Khodeeva, Ivars Drulle, Ashley Oaas, Claudio Ballara, Ana Maria Rosende, and Melanie Alvarez herself. Artists’ reception 5–8 PM on First Friday. At 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

The Dana Gallery
From June 3–June 28, New Works, featuring the art of John Giarrizzo. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, June 7 from 5–8 PM. At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.

Farm ART SPACE
NEW! Opening Saturday, June 8 (from 11 AM–5 PM) and running through July 2, a group exhibition by Anne Appleby, Mala Breuer, Helmut Dorner, Stefan Karfakis, Jerome Rankin, Cary Smith, Richard Tuttle and Joost Van Oss. 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma building. 721-0277.

The Flower Bed
NEW! GRAND OPENING ON FIRST FRIDAY! June 7, 5–8 PM. Free beer! Free genuine Wisconsin-style brats! Gift flower to first 100 guests. Wine and cheese for traditionalists. Currently showing the work of Kristie Brothers, Natalie Christensen, Cloud Cap Glass, Di Fry, Dirk Lee, Rae Linden, Jamie Lennox, Pam Morris, Dawn Podolske, Jayne Piazza, Andreé Van Nuys. At 136 E. Broadway, 721-9233.

Historic Worden House
In honor of the Centennial of Greenough Park, a special exhibition of works inspired by the park during First Friday Gallery Night! From 5–8 PM on Friday, June 7, a reception to thank volunteers from the celebration will take place, and the public is invited to attend. At 328 East Pine. 543-3189.

Hockaday Museum of Art
The museum will be closed (except by appointment) during the month of June, both for major renovations and to prepare for their next set of exhibits. A grand reopening is scheduled for Thursday, June 27. 302 Second St. in Kalispell. 755–5268.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Art from around the world: baskets, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, sculptures, and more, all handcrafted by fairly paid artisans. At 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955.

Kip Herring Studio and Gallery
NEW! Featuring art in two styles: Landscapes and Cosmic Fantasy. In Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder St., Suite 7 (a few blocks west of St. Patrick Hospital).

The Laughing Boy
Featuring folk art, jewelry, yard art, gifts of whimsy, fiber sculpture, collectibles, western memorabilia, art furniture, clothes, mohair bears, and just great stuff. 234 W. Front St. 543-0677.

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

Monte Dolack Gallery
This month, featuring the poster “Ascension” by Monte Dolack. During First Friday, Monte will be in the gallery from 4–6 PM to sign his latest posters, “Ascension” and “Forest Service History.” Also, ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. 549–3248.

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

The New Crystal Theatre
At 515 S. Higgins Ave. 728–5748.

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

Raven Café
At 130 E. Broadway. 327–7407.

The Green Room, Wilma Building
Located in the basement of the historic Wilma building, 131 South Higgins Ave. 721-3922.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. 543-0171.

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

Sutton West Gallery
Showing from June 5 through July 2: Passages, artworks by Kendahl Jan Jubb and Louise Lamontagne. First Friday reception to be held June 7 from 5–8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.
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