Gallery Guide 

First Friday displays in Missoula and beyond

Art City in Hamilton Located at 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

The Artists’ Shop Synergy?!, a ceramics and hand-forged metal art show by Steve Thorstenon and Kevin Corras, shows through August. A reception will be held from 6–9 PM on Friday, Aug. 2. At 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula Three new shows: Recollecting: The Role of Memory in Making and Collecting Art (open through Aug. 26), Nancy MacDonald: Apron Strings (open through Aug. 17) and James Bailey: Head Trips (open through Aug. 28). There will be a public reception for Recollecting on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6–8 PM at 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Authentic Creations Featuring all locally made products-art work, jewelry, clothes and hand-blown glass. 123 W. Main. 543-8822

Bernice’s Bakery August’s featured artist is Richard Allen Chapman and his show, Elements. Chapman’s black and white photographs feature large prints of earth, wood, water and rock. There will be an opening reception on Aug. 2 from 7–9 PM. At 190 S. Third St. W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center Located at 525 Electric Ave. in Big Fork. 837-6927.

Butterfly Herbs Located at 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

The Catalyst During the month of August, the Catalyst is featuring the work of 13 local artists. Their work features a variety of media: photography, paint, wood block printing, ceramics, drawing, and etched steel. An opening reception will be held on Friday Aug. 2 from 5–8 PM. The exhibit will be on view through the end of August. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

The Dana Gallery In August, the gallery will show over 40 new works by renowned Montana/Santa Fe photographer Barbara Van Cleve. Also, new work by Jonathan Gualben and Dudley Dana. The show runs through the end of the month. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Aug. 2 from 5–8 PM. At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.

Farm ART SPACE In August, The Start, Or the end. I Think. Features artwork from Ken Fandell’s upcoming exhibit at the studio. Included in the exhibit is Fandell’s video piece, It’s Hard and I Could Use Some Help. At 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0227.

The Flower Bed This new gallery features all Montana artists. In August it features the stained glass and jewelry work of Jen Edwards, photography by Donny Kunzer, low fire ceramics by Dawn Podolske, acrylic paintings by Rae Linden, and blown glass by Cloud Cap Glass. At 136 E. Broadway. 721-9233.

Hockaday Museum of Art Now featured is The Call of the Mountains: the Artists of Glacier National Park, through Oct. 12. Also, Blackfeet Indian Tipis Design and Legend, through Oct. 12, Mark Miller and Teri Cannavaro: Colors of Tradition; Lisa Berry: Explorations in Faith, and Betty Billups: Small Bright Pebbles. 302 Second St., 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 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.

Melanie Alvarez Gallery Located at 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

Miracle of America Museum Poster art, functional art, contemporary/sculpture art and more. At 58176 U.S. Highway 93, Polson. 883-6804.

Miss Zula’s New in August are Angie Susag’s black and white prints. Continuing is photographer Karl C. Vester’s exhibit, Rodeo. There will be an artist’s reception on First Friday, Aug. 2, from 5–8 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery The First Friday reception will feature Monte Dolack’s “2002 Montana Summer Symphony” poster. For the first time ever, the gallery is selling the original Montana Summer Symphony painting as well as Monte’s preliminary sketches and drawings for the 2002 project. Reception 5–8 PM on Friday, Aug. 2. At 139 W. Front. 549-3248.

The New Black Dog Café This month, Sally Friou brings her show, liquid landscapes, to town. The show includes watercolors and photographs of swimming nudes. You have to look twice at these. There will be an artist’s reception from 5–7 PM on Friday, Aug. 2 with music by Cid Wolstein. 138 W. Broadway. 542-1138.

Raven Café At 130 E. Broadway. 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography This August, the school’s summer intensive class will show off its work in the new gallery, offering a variety of color and black-and-white images. Artists’ reception from 5–8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. At 216 N. Higgins. 543-0171.

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

Sutton West Gallery August’s show is Environmental Politics, running until Sept. 3. It features a number of different artists, and a reception will be held on Aug. 2 from 5–8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

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