Gallery Guide 

Your guide to First Friday for March

Art Museum of Missoula

Opening reception and artist’s lecture for They Just Left, a show of life-sized, mixed-media sculptures by Missoula artist Dyna Kuehnle, this Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view in the Second Floor Gallery through April 19. Also, Conloninpurple, an entirely unique, five-octave, room-sized sound installation by German-born Seattle artist Trimpin. Museum visitors are invited to play the work or apply composed musical pieces to produce new arrangements of natural sounds. On display through April 19 in the First Floor Gallery. And finally, New Photography in the Collection, the latest additions to the museum’s permanent photo archive. Now on view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery. On view through April 15, with a roundtable discussion Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and a reception Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 728-0447.


New photographic works by Elizabeth Stone. Opens Friday, March 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through March. Call 542-1337.

Catlin Galleries

Art at Y2K, featuring the paintings of Melanie Alvarez-Catlin, photography by Doug Catlin, European vintage lithographs, etchings and stained glass. Reception Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 327-6688.

Dana Gallery

Photographs of motion by Seth Dickerman, black-and-white African images by Rick Bowlds, landscape photographs by Gordon Whitten, and a display of work by Dudley Dana. Opening reception Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. All shows on display through March. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express

“I like museums. I like to look out the windows,” a show of photographs by Phoebe Hunter. On display through March, with an opening reception Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 542-7414.

Hockaday Museum of Art

Robotic Portraiture, digital graphics by Deena des Rioux. Opens Friday, March 3. On view through May 27. Also, Myths & Metaphors, paintings and prints by Seattle artist Michael Spafford, inspired by the mythology of ancient Rome and Greece. On display through May 20. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Locos Burritos

Missoula photographer Sarah Harmon displays landscape photos of the West. At 311 N. Higgins. Call 549-6742.

Missoula Public Library

The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914-1940, the much-ballyhooed travelling exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts from the heyday of jazz in Europe, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the American Library Association. On display in the lower lobby through March 23. Call 721-2665.

New Crystal Theatre

The Awakening of the Goddess, goddess-art by artist of the month Melissa Kae Mason, a.k.a. Mooncat! On display through March. Call 721-2168.

Raven Cafe

The artist of the month is Raven Summer, whose work is on display through March. Opening reception Friday, March 3 with the music of ZOOTRIBE beginning at 9 p.m. 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography

Eyes of the World, an exhibit of documentary photography by Judy Walgren. Opening receptions with the artist Friday, March 3 and Friday, March 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through March. At 210 North Higgins. Call 543-0171.

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 Gallery

Contemporary Impressions, featuring recent oil paintings by Louise Lamontagne, Lyle Silver and Lois Silver. Opening reception Friday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through April 4. Call 721-5460.

University Center Gallery

Spirit Reunion, large abstract marble sculptures by Joy Falls. On display through March 3. Closing reception, Friday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a slide presentation at 1 p.m. Next, there’s 2000 BFA Exhibition, a show of work in a variety of media by UM undergraduate art students. Opens Monday, March 6 with a reception Friday, March 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 243-4491.

University Center Lounge & Conference Rooms

Fear, color photography by Jennifer Yaros, in conference rooms 215 and 216, on display through May. Also, Women in Action: Participation in Protest Against the World Trade Organization, black and white photographs by Melissa Hart, on view in the Second Floor Student Organizational Suite through May. The clay works of Andrea Tuinstra can also be seen there throughout the semester. Call 243-4991.

UC Commons & Gardens

In the Commons, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. On display through spring. Call 243-4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts

Fifth Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, a group show of work in a variety of media by UM art students. On display through March 3 in the Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.

UM Henry Meloy/Paxson Corridor Galleries

In the Meloy Gallery, Jazz in Art from the Joseph Sample Collection. In the Paxson Corridor Gallery, New Work: Sound Construction by Patrick Zentz. Both shows on display through March 31 in the PARTV Building. Call 243-2019.

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