Gallery Guide 

Your guide to First Friday in April

Art Museum of Missoula
Halfway Between Here and There, a show of work by Native American artist Corwin Clairmont (who was featured in the Independent’s January arts issue). Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Artist lecture Thursday, May 10. On view in the Downstairs Gallery through May 26. Also, Wings and Other Things, an installation of drawings by Kathleen Stone. On view in the Second Floor Middle Gallery through May 12. And finally, Original Sources, work by Carolyn Krieg. On view in the Second Floor Gallery through May 12. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
Bernice’s Bakery
Bridge & Fence, recent paintings and mixed-media collage by Gabriel Travis. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. On view through April. At 190 S. Third St. W. Call 728-1358.
Buffalo Jump Gallery
Cowboy Cadillac, new print by Jim Thomason. Also featuring work in a variety of media by Mary Gilmere, Jerry Johnson, Shirley Bugli, Nancy Glazier, Larry Zabel, G. Harvey, and Tim Cox. At 3946 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. Call 777-2066.
Butterfly Herbs
Underground Fantasy, an oil and pastel series by Josh Abel. On display through April. At 232 N. Higgins. Call 728-8780.
The Catalyst
The western landscapes of Missoula painter Steven Krutek. On display through April. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 543-8352.
Counting Coup Gallery
Ongoing displays of contemporary and traditional Native American art. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.
Crystal Sandbox
Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. Call 721-2333.
Daly Mansion
The Upstairs/Downstairs Art Show, a showcase of work by 30 Bitterroot artists. On display Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, with a reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. At 251 Eastside Highway in Hamilton. Call 961-3887.
Dana Gallery
Photography by the University of Montana photojournalism students. Also exhibiting Autumn, Winter, Spring, new works by Lisa Hofman, and black-and-white photographs by Jess Abell. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express
Reflections, abstract color photographs by Seattle photographer Inti St. Clair. On display through April. At 214 N. Higgins. Call 543-0171. Hockaday Museum of Art
After RVR, a show outlining how artist Herb Franklin duplicated Rembrandt’s Man in Armour. Also, paintings of dogs by Dawn Duane Evans. And Dragon Fired Ceramics, a group show by Flathead clay artists. All shows on display through April 28. In addition, A Montana Treasure: The Poindexter Collection of the Montana Historical Society, an exhibit of abstract expressionist works, including paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. On view through June 2. At 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Isis Studio Gallery
Opening exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.
Raymond Meeks, a display of recent work by the Montana-based fine art photographer. At 217 Main St. in Hamilton. Call 363-4567.
Miss Zula’s
A show of oil paintings by Shari Montana. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through April. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Dolack unveils his new print, Restoring Our Prairie Grasslands, Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
Ponderosa Art Gallery
Work by American and Canadian painters and sculptors, including Jim Reynolds, Bill Anton, Sherry Sander, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Terri Mimnaugh, Tim Shinabarger and Scott Christensen. At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. Call 375-1212.
Ravalli County Museum
Show of work by members of the Western Montana Porcelain Artists, in honor of member Joanna Barker of Covallis being selected for the 2001 Governor’s Arts Award. A reception will be held at Citizens State Bank on Monday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. On display at the Ravalli County Museum through April. At 201 Bedford in Hamilton. Call 363-3338.
The Raven Cafe
Shoal . Tinsel . Spook, digital art on transparencies by Steven James Burks. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m featuring live sound design. On display through April. The Raven also invites artists to submit work or slides of their work to schedule upcoming shows. Deadline is Friday, April 6. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Ensemble, color and black-and-white landscapes by Colorado photographer Doug Johnson. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April. At 210 N. 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
The Women’s Show, a show of work by Nancy Erickson, Cynthia Laundrie, Linda Hunt, Janet Whaley, Elizabeth Dye and Donna Thomas. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.
University Center Public Art
In the North Lounge, Second Floor: wood works and masks by Taylor Gould and Scale and Monumentality, acrylic on canvas by Neil Jussila. In the Atrium Gardens: mixed-media sculpture by Danny Krauss and Mary Richards, and Flower Portraits by Thor Myhre. In the stairwell by the box office: Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning, and Boat Near Galway, a lithograph by Susan Hodgin. In the Second Floor Computer Lounge: Designs by Tom Rippon. In the UC Commons: selected works from the Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. In the Second Floor Conference Rooms: etchings and drawings by Kaya R. Wielopolski, mixed-media work by Timon Meyer, the oil painting Interactions by Jay Cummings and a watercolor by Jacquie Farr titled Birds and Blooms. In the Student Organizational Suite: Vertebrae, oil stick on paper by Susan Hodgin. And in the Black Soup Bistro: lithographs by Ryan Lindburg. All works on view through May. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
University Center Gallery
The Surface of Space, recent paintings and mixed-media works by Caroline Peters, Kerri Rosenstein and Benjamin Bloch. Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through April 20. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions. On view through April 12. In the Social Science Building on UM campus. Call 243-2813.
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