Your guide to First Friday in June 

Art Museum of Missoula
Cathy Weber’s Grief Series, a series of award-winning illuminated manuscripts Weber made after the death of her partner. Opening reception Friday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m., video screening Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Runs through July 10 in the Second Floor Gallery. Also, Unfettered Spirit: Contemporary Art from the Montana Plains, featuring works by folks from Montana’s flatlands. Author Debra Earling will conduct a public reading in conjunction with the exhibit Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. In the First Floor Gallery through June 24. And finally, A Gift to Montana: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s Prints, an exhibition of prints donated by Salish artist Quick-to-See Smith. In the Second Floor Gallery through June 17. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.

Artists’ Shop
On display through June, wildflower collages by central Montana botanical artist Sherie Moss. Opening reception Friday, June 2 from 5 to 7. Also, work by Missoula, Flathead and Bitterroot artists will be on view. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848.

Arts Chateau Museum
Annual Youth Art Exhibition, featuring work by elementary, middle and high school students of Butte-Silver Bow. On display through June 2. At 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Call 723-7600.

Blank Canvas
An exhibit of hand-painted furniture and artwork created from vintage architectural pieces by Cindi Jobe, Janie Diettert and Holly Andres. At 725 W. Alder, Suite 10 in the Warehouse Mall. Call 829-1793.

Catlin Galleries
Paintings and drawings by Bob Phinney. Also, new paintings by Melanie Alvarez-Catlin and photography by Doug Catlin, along with vintage European lithographs, etchings and stained glass. Reception Friday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. At 241 W. Main Street. Call 327-6688.

Dana Gallery
Oil paintings by Davi Nelson and new black-and-white prints by Tim Cooper. On display through June. At 123 W. Broadway. Call 721-3154.

Hockaday Museum of Art
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. Opens Friday, June 2 and remains on view through June 2, 2001. Also, Tim Holmes, featuring works by the titular Helena sculptor. Opens Friday, June 2 and runs through Aug. 26. Plus, Twelve Moons, a series of woodcarvings, each depicting a month of the year, by Bill Ohrmann. Opens June 7. On view through Aug. 26. And finally, Sacred Birds, a collection of more than 40 intaglio prints from the Flathead Valley Community College printmaking program. On display through Aug. 15. The new Flathead Valley Featured Artist is Laura Barrett, whose work will be on display from Friday, June 2 through Aug. 26. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.

Indigenous People’s Arts Center
Exhibition of bronze sculpture by Assiniboine artist Ken Grey Elk Martin. At 135 W. Main. Call 728-4722.

Miss Zula’s
Colorful oils by late-blooming artist Catherine Lunde. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 541-7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery
New prints now on display: Evening in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, commissioned by the Bob Marshall Foundation, and Firewise Communities, commissioned by the National Fire Protective Association for the National Firewise Communities Workshops. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.

Raven Cafe
Ars Salmonis, an exhibition of salmon-related artwork (viz., painted wooden fish) by Vermont artist Louis Richard Dvorak. Opens Friday, June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. On display through June. At 130 E. Broadway. Call 829-8188.

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
Even Cowgirls Can Be Blue, featuring acrylic paintings by Larry Pirnie and mixed-media works by Walter Piehl. Opening reception Friday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through July 4. At 121 W. Broadway. Call 721-5460.

UC Commons & Gardens
On the first floor of the UC, Persephone’s Robe, a felted design by Amy Lanning and oil-and-charcoal work by Jennifer Erickson. In the North Lounge, Master Paintings, selected works from the Master Painting class, along with The Persistence of Joy, an oil painting by Jacqueline Hope Brazil, and the clay sculpture of Andrea Tuinstra. In the Computer Lounge, Designs by Tom Rippon. In Conference Room 223, A Primitive Perspective, acrylic painting by Celia Grohmann. In Conference Rooms 215 and 216, Fear, color photographs by Jennifer Yaros. In the Gardens, Dancing Figure mixed media sculpture by Mary Richards plus Dancing Moon Spirit and Free Spirit, metal sculptures by Daniel Kraus. And on the Commons Second Floor, selected works from UM students, faculty and alumni, from the permanent collection of the UM Museum of Fine Arts. On permanent display. In the University Center on UM campus. Call 243-4991.

UM Henry Meloy/Paxson Corridor Galleries
Jerome Rankin: A Retrospective, abstractions of Montana’s landscapes by Montana educator and artist Jerome Rankin. On display through June 16. In the PARTV Building. Call 243-2019.

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