Friday, October 1, 2010

Tonight: Windows and goats

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM

It's First Friday, people, and can we just say that an art walk in warm fall weather is nothing to sneeze at? If you don't know where to start, here's some help. Besides a few of our previously recommended and tried-and-true picks for places to go, we’ve got a few ideas you should consider.

We were drawn to the goat portrait in the beginning, but it turns out this exhibit, Guise & Dowle: Photos by Tom Seiler isn’t just about goats. It focuses on all kinds of portraits that feature fur and fluff. Sounds cozy. The exhibit at Slikati Photography (127 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 309) also includes pieces by Lise Lalondewith. Don’t miss out, because this is a studio and is only open as a gallery for this night only.


You haven’t heard of Frontier Space because it’s brand spanking new. The gallery is located behind the Old Post in the alley between Spruce and Pine, and debuts with an exhibit called Nationwide Repercussions—work by artists from Michigan, Illinois, New York, Georgia, and Washington dealing with the ideas of place or location.

Recently, we notice that the empty space formerly occupied by Moose Creek Mercantile was looking a little more lively: Photographs and tidbits about Zootown Arts Community Center filled the window sill of the otherwise vacant store. Turns out, it’s all part of the Missoula Storefront Art Project, an attempt to change the feel of empty storefronts from economic depression to temporary canvases for artists.


Not in a gallery mood? Fine. You have few chances to take in a truly funny comedy troupe, so you might as well head to the Wilma for witty and political songs and skits by Broad Comedy, which starts at 8 p.m. and costs $20. Need something more serious? You should check out Waste Land, a film about and artist who goes to paint the world's largest garbage dump and the people who work there collecting recyclables. It's award-winning, and directed by Lucy Walker, who also directed Devil's Playground about Amish gone wild. Screens at the Wilma at 7:30 p.m. Free.

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