Gallery Guide 

What's on display in Missoula and beyond

Art City At 407 West Main St., Hamilton. 363–4764.

Art Fusion Showing the work of Missoula ceramist Dawn Podolske and Bigfork watercolorist Pam Morris, in separate and collaborative pieces. Holiday gift ideas galore! Artists’ reception Friday, Dec. from 5–8 PM. 111 N. Higgins. 549-3596.

The Artists’ Shop The Artists’ Shop inivtes Missoula to their holiday party and opening of the annual year-end group show, Collaborations. Members of the artists’ co-op collaborate on mixed media pieces including leather masks, glass and iron furniture, sculpture, papier maché vessels and more. Also on display, porcelain scupture by Georgia Mann and work by other area artists and craftsmen. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5–8 PM. At 306 N. Higgins.v Art Museum of Missoula Anne Appleby and Wes Mills Exhibition, a two–person exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints by Montana artists. Show runs through Jan. 5, 2002. Also, John Hooton: Hyaku Me, an installation of 100 photographs of eyes taken by Hooton since 1989. Also, Noellynn Pepos Exhibition (through Jan. 11, 2002) An artists’ reception will take place Friday, Dec. 7 from 6–8 PM. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Bernice’s Bakery A Celebration of Winter, featuring artwork by 5–8 year olds. (See pg. 42 of this issue or more info.) At 190 S. Third St. W. 728–1358.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame 331 E. Broadway. 721–6026.

Brunswick Building Artists working in the historic Brunswick Building will host their Annual Open Studio, Show and Sale from Dec. 13–15. Ten visual artists and a three-piece band invite the public to this free, three-day exhibition of visual art. Live music on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 PM highlight the event. At 223 Railroad Street. 721-0591.

Buffalo Jump Gallery At 3946 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. 777–2066.

Butterfly Herbs Emma Jo Productions presents Dog Show, black and white dog photography, from Dec. 1–31. Also, The Atlantic Hotel Colelctive mixed media. 232 N. Higgins. 728–8780.

The Catalyst This month features a collection of photographs by Missoula resident David Morris, documenting his recent travels in the Andes (where he and friends traveled by bicycle with a “laughable” road map) and Tibet, where he was “guiding” a group of high school students in an area completely unknown to him. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5–7:30 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 542–1337.

Catlin Galleries Celebrating the holidays with Portraits by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5–8 PM, with a special fiddle performance by Jenny Fawcett. Ms. Catlin will also do portraits from 3–9 PM for the First Night (New Year’s)Celebration. At 241 W. Main. 327–6688.

Counting Coup Gallery Ongoing displays of contemporary and traditional Native American art. The gallery provides a place for Native American artists to sell and receive fair compensation for their work. (See pg. 6 this issue for important information on Counting Coup!) At 135 E. Main. 728–4722.

Crystal Sandbox Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. 721–2333.

Dana Gallery Horizontal Projections, an exhibit of new concrete sculptures by Missoula artist Jonathan Qualben. On display through December with an artists’ reception held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5–8 PM. At 123 W. Broadway. 721–3154.

Eating Cake New artist-run space featuring rotating shows of visual and performing arts by local and international artists. At 314 N. First W. 721–1416.

Fox Artist Studio & Gallery At 408 Second Ave. North, Hot Springs (behind the Symes Hotel). 741–5503.

The Historic Kalispell Mercantile (KM) Building When Kalispell was founded in 1891 as a railroad town, the mercantile quickly followed. Built in 1892, the Kalispell Mercantile was the largest mercantile in northwestern Montana for decades. Visitors are welcome to browse the halls to see vintage finds and photos on display. 755–1111.

Hockaday Museum of Art Exhibits include: Yellowstone Then and Now, Warhol and Company—Works on Paper, Pat Kikut: Working Hives, Small Tales from the Big Sky and Riebe and Bruns: Flathead Clay IV. 302 Second St. in Kalispell. 755–5268.

Isis Studio Gallery At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. 246–2787.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center This month features an extraordinary feast for the eyes and heart in our front window. Missoula artist Hadley Ferguson has installed a flock of thousands of brightly colored, hanging origami paper cranes, the traditional symbol of peace in Japan. This installation is part of a larger peace memorial to children throughout the world, which Hadley exhibited at the University of Montana to rave reviews some time ago. Also featured, the ceramics, textiles and jewelry of global artisans. At 519 S. Higgins. 543–3955.

Laughing Boy This month featuring Milburn, an older, misunderstood fly fisherman with a bad comb–over and tired flies. Come visit Milburn, created by Laughing Boy owner Kent Epler, at 259 W. Front St. 543–0677.

Marianne’s at the Wilma Featuring prints by St. Louis-born artist John Forrest Bohman. At 131 S. Higgins. 543–0915.

Marie’s Art–Eries Presenting Roberta King, original art and limited prints, Dec. 7–24. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5–8 PM, with a special holiday wine-tasting event with Jm edwards from Bi-Lo Foods. At 702 SW Higgins Ave. 542–0046.

Missoula Artists’ Shop Co–Op At 306 N. Higgins. 543–0975.

Miss Zula’s Paintings by Cindy Knutsen which express the interpretive powers of color and spontaneity. At 111 N. Higgins. 541–7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery Ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. 549–3248.

Mystic Mind Emporium Featuring original landscapes by local artist Peter Romanov Kola. At 525 S. Higgins. 829–0402.

The New Black Dog Café Works by Missoula-area photographer Craig McCullum. McCullum’s work features panoramic and square-format photography of landscape images portraying beautiful valleys and high Rocky Mountain peaks. Runs Nov. 17 to Dec. 15. First Friday reception: Dec. 7 4–6 PM. At 138 W. Broadway. 543-6213.

The New Crystal Theatre The “Crystal Cave” is proud to present works of mixed media art by Shawna Boyce and paintings by Gavin Hudgeons. Also showing (possibly) is the work of mixed media artist Kathleen Bleecker. At 515 S. Higgins Ave. 728–5748.

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

Ravalli County Museum 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 363–3338 or 821–3666.

Raven Café Featured this month: Works by Matt Brown. At 130 E. Broadway. 327–7407.

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History Ongoing exhibits on World War II’s 1st Special Service Force and the Civilian Conservation Corps. At Building T–310 at Fort Missoula. 549–5346.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion, an exhibit by Seattle photographer Phil Borges. Powerful photographs and stories of the Tibetan people and culture under Chinese occupation. At 210 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 101. 543–0171.

Shakespeare and Co. At 525 N. Higgins.

Southgate Mall Ongoing exhibit called Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, features 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. 721–5140.

Sutton West Gallery From Dec. 5–31 Montana Journey, featuring the work of Marsha Davis, Karen Leigh and Corinne Lundgren. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

UC Gallery Alter and Modify, mixed media works by Cindy bond and Faith-dorian Wright. A two-person show that explores our perceptions of people. At the University Center Gallery, UC Room 104. 243–4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts Caroline Peters: New Work, an MFA thesis exhibition, from Dec. 7–19. Caroline Peters’ abstract drawings, prints, and paintings are compositions of spontaneous mark making and brush strokes, as well as bold splashes of color. Conceptually, the artist views her work as a metaphor for the dynamics of fate which illustrate the notion of a particular thing, person or event. In the UM Social Science Building. 243–2813.
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