Gallery Guide 

First Friday 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. Also featured are Chinese watercolor paintings by Kiahsuang Shen Lo. At 407 W. Main St., Hamilton. 363-4764.

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: 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). NOTE: There will be no First Friday reception on Friday, July 5. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Authentic Creations
Featuring all locally made products-art work, jewelry, clothes & hand-blown glass. 123 W. Main. 543-8822

Bernice’s Bakery
July’s featured artist is Shelly Truman, whose show is titled Shelly Truman’s Atlas of Human Anatomy. A closing reception is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 from 7–9 PM. 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 July, the Catalyst features the mixed-media works of Jennifer Leutzinger and Nici Holt, both 2002 graduates from UM’s Fine Arts Program. Leutzinger works with photos, collaged elements, paint, ink, drawing material and small objects. She is especially interested in surveying landscapes of childhood, in her case the ’70s and ’80s. Nolt’s recent work is a series of elegant wall relief pieces that address the concepts of compulsion and order. 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. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, July 12 from 5–8 PM. At 123 W. Broadway. 721-3154.

In July, Atypical features artwork that is surprising or out of the ordinary for such artists with internationally reputations, including Larry Bell, James Lee Byars, Ron Cooper, Marcel Duchamps, Keith Haring, Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, Richard Tuttle, Bruce Nauman. Also featured are works by Dennis Voss, a cattle rancher from Twodot, Mont. who typically does not make art anymore but has produced pieces specifically for this exhibit. At 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
Now featured is The Call of the Mountains: the Artists of Glacier National Park, through Oct. 12. Also, Blackfeet Indian Tipis Design and Legend, through Oct. 12, Mark Miller and Teri Cannavaro: Colors of Tradition; Lisa Berry: Explorations in Faith, and Betty Billups: Small Bright Pebbles. 302 Second St., 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 The 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.

Melanie Alvarez Gallery
Featured in July are works by Charles Ringer, Ben Bloch and James Chronister. Charles Ringer is a sculptor of 28 years from the Joliet, Mont. area, whose work ranges from small tabletop pieces to large outdoor pieces. Ben Bloch, who recently received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana, works with mixed media to create abstract images. James Chronister works in oil and canvas to create both abstract and realist paintings. Opening reception July 5 from 5–8 PM. At 241 W. Main. 327-6688.

Miracle of America Museum
Poster art, functional art, contemporary/sculpture art and more. At 58176 U.S. Highway 93, Polson. 883-6804.

Miss Zula’s
Featured in July are the works of photographer Karl C. Vester, who writes of his exhibit, Rodeo: “It fascinates me. More than sport, it’s a way of life to many. And it’s a thread that ties us to a way of life nearly gone from our landscape. With my camera I hope to preserve it and share it.” Artist’s reception on First Friday, July 5, 5–8 PM. At 111 N. Higgins. 541-7376.

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
Featured this month, New Works, by Howard Post and Nelson Boren. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, July 5 from 5–8 PM. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.
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