Gallery Guide 

Gallery displays in Missoula and beyond

Art City in Hamilton

Bowl Me Over, a show of new work in birch and silver poplar with painted details by Joseph Thompson. On display until July 24. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 28 from 4:30–7:30 PM. Also featured are Chinese watercolor paintings by Kiahsuang Shen Lo. At 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

Melanie Alvarez Gallery

The Catlin Galleries is now the Melanie Alvarez Gallery. Currently on display are works by Charles Ringer, Matt O’Conner, Bev Beck Glueckert, Armando Alvarez, Sheila Miles, Anna Khodeeva, Ivars Drulle, Ashley Oaas, Claudio Ballara, Ana Maria Rosende, and Melanie Alvarez herself. At 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

The Artists’ Shop

On display through the end of June, 30 Years of Missoula Poster Art, featuring posters from many of Missoula’s now famous artists. 306 N. Higgins Ave. 542-3379.

Art Museum of Missoula

Three new shows open June 26. 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). Reception for James Bailey, current chair of the Art Department at UM, will be held Friday, June 28 from 6–8 PM. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Bernice’s Bakery

Through June 30, Watercolor Paintings of the Randolph Homestead by Mary Jean Gilman. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these paintings will go to the Hill and Homestead Coalition, a local nonprofit that seeks to preserve and provide educational opportunities at the property. At 190 S. Third St. W. 728-1358.

The Big Fork Art and Cultural Center

On exhibit through July 6, Fibre, Earth and Fire II: A biennial show of works in fibre, clay and wood. Artists include Sharon Logan, Julie Wulf, Greg Edwards, Dawn Gaitis, Jennifer Haukebo, Kerry Nagel and Louise Barker. At 525 Electric Ave. in Big Fork. 837-6927.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame

Featuring new exhibits each month opening on First Friday with an artist’s reception. At 331 E. Broadway. 721-6026.

Butterfly Herbs

This month’s exhibit features Jennifer Leutzinger’s collection of thought-provoking mixed media—careful use of image, word, and space. It embellishes the cafe walls through June 30. For more information, call 728-8780. At 232 N. Higgins. 728-8780.

The Catalyst

During the month of June, the Catalyst is showing paintings by Stevensville artist Celia Grohmann as well as the black-and-white photographic images of Florida photographer Sara Adams that inspired the content of the paintings. In July, the Catalyst features the mixed-media works of Jennifer Leutzinger and Nici Holt, both 2002 graduates from UM’s Fine Arts Program. An opening reception for both artists will be held Friday, July 5 from 5–7:30 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 542-1337.

The Dana Gallery

From July 3–July 29, The Dana Gallery features the paintings of Davi Nelson. At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.


NEW GALLERY! Atypical feaures works of internationally acclaimed artists Larry Bell, James Lee Byars, Ron Cooper, Marcel Duchamps, Keith Haring, Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Richard Tuttle, Bruce Nauman, and Dennis Voss. 119 South Higgins Ave. next to the historic Wilma Building. 721-0277.

The Flower Bed

NEW GALLERY! Currently showing the work of Kristie Brothers, Natalie Christensen, Cloud Cap Glass, Di Fry, Dirk Lee, Rae Linden, Jamie Lennox, Pam Morris, Dawn Podolske, Jayne Piazza, Andreé Van Nuys. At 136 E. Broadway, 721-9233.

Hockaday Museum of Art

Following some renovations, a grand reopening is scheduled for Thursday, June 27. Now featured is The Call of the Mountains: the Artists of Glacier National Park, through Oct. 12. 302 Second St. in 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

NEW 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

NEW LOCATION! 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.

Monte Dolack Gallery

This month, featuring the poster “Ascension” by Monte Dolack. Also, ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. 549–3248.

The New Black Dog Café

This month featuring bold, abstract paintings in acrylic on canvas by Jack McLarnan, a part of his Abundance Series. 138 W. Broadway. 542-1138.

Raven Café

At 130 E. Broadway. 327–7407.

The Green Room, Wilma Building

Located in the basement of the historic Wilma building, 131 South Higgins Ave. 721-3922.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography

Moving to a new location soon—stay tuned! At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. 543-0171.

Shakespeare and Co.

At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Sutton West Gallery

Showing from June 5 through July 2: Passages, artworks by Kendahl Jan Jubb and Louise Lamontagne. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

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