First Friday, June 2011

Join the Missoula art community for another exciting First Friday!  Check out these events:

Art major Clay Pape will be showing his latest works at Studio D (420 N. Higgins) from 5-8pm on June 3rd.

Be sure to stop by The Montana Museum of Art & Culture as they present  “60 Artists, 60 Artworks, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation” in the Paxson & Meloy Galleries.

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts  this exhibition pays tribute to the lasting impact of the Archie Bray Foundation and includes a diverse selection of ceramics created by UM faculty, alumnus and former Bray residents. This exhibition will be held concurrently with ceramics exhibitions across the state. The exhibition will run until September 10, 2011.

Image: Kurt WeiserUntitled, n.d., porcelain, 19 inches high, MMAC Permanent Collection

The Missoula Art Museum is also celebrating the ceramic arts this First Friday.  Head over to 335 N. Pattee and enjoy the diverse exhibition, “Persistence in Clay” featuring 19 contemporary ceramicists from Montana.  In addition to the June 3rd reception from 5-8pm, Salsa Loca will perform at 6 and there will be gallery talks with School of Art faculty members Beth Lo and Julia Galloway at 7pm.  The next afternoon, June 4th, will see  Beth Lo giving a PIC tour at noon, a User Created Documentary and Q&A with Geoff Pepos at 1pm, and a PIC Artists’ Panel moderated by Art Professor Trey Hill at 3pm.  The panelists will be Julia Galloway, Robert Harrison, Sarah Jaeger and Richard Notkin.

The Clay Studio of Missoula (1106 Hawthorne) will present, “1998-2011: Retrospective”, a group exhibition celebrating the rich legacy of the Clay Studio.  Participating artists include Doug Baldwin, Renée Brown, Cheyenne Chapman-Rudolph, Meagan Cheney, Eva Champagne, Danny Crump, Fuminori Deguchi, Hannah Fisher, Donna Flannery, Clare Ann Harff, Alex Kraft, Mike Kurz, Jayson Lawfer, Ryan Mitchell, Jill Oberman, Joseph Pesina, Larry Phan, Alison Reintjes, Audrey Rosulek, Lauren Sandler, Kyla Strid, Shalene Valenzuela, Steve Wicklund, and John Zimmerman. The reception will be from 5-9pm.

Head over to the Brink Gallery (111 W. Front St.) for their group exhibition, “sounding,” curated by Kerri Rosenstein, with James Agard, Fred Green, Ariya Martin, Wes Mills, and Kerri Rosenstein.  Opening reception 5-8 p.m.

The Union Club bar (208 E. Main) will be exhibiting Oil and acrylic paintings by local artist Matthew Mullendore whose work is inspired by abstract expressionism and surrealism.

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