July First Friday!

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will present “Ceramic Collector’s Summer Celebration” in conjunction with their exhibition, “60 Artists, 60 Artworks, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundationin the Paxson and Meloy Galleries of the PAR-TV building on June 29th.  Join us for a presentation and discussion with
Dr. Rafael Chacón, Professor of Art History and Criticism and the collectors who generously loaned their artworks for the current exhibition.  Dr. Chacón will discuss the history of ceramics at UM and facilitate a conversation with Mae Nan Ellingson, Lela Autio and Ann Shaner beginning at 7pm.

As summer session II begins, we celebrate the brand new month of July with a terrific First Friday!  Take a look at these great events happening on the 1st.  Please note that our friends at the Missoula Art Museum will be taking this First Friday off to prepare for the Fourth of July holiday.  They will hold a reception on July 7th instead.


School of Art graduate student Jack Metcalf invites you to join him for “this too shall pass” at Noteworthy – Paper and Press (101 South Higgins Avenue).  “this too shall pass” showcases a mixed media window display by Metcalf, accompanying additional new original artwork.  The display runs the month of July with an opening reception July 1st 5-8 PM.


Students from Adjunct Professor Edgar Smith’s Painting I course will be exhibiting their work at Le Petit Outre (129 S. 4th St) from 6-8pm.  Stop by and see some wonderful paintings and listen to music from local performers.


School of Art alumna AMBER PROUTY  will be hosting an opening reception of her latest works at FrontierSpace (Behind the Old Post).  Check out the flyer:

The Brink Gallery will be exhibiting the works of Rebecca Kamen, who is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College, in a show called, “fluid.”  Stop by to see how Rebecca blends art and science in this wonderful exhibition.

Another community college professor is exhibiting work in Missoula for July’s First Friday!  Join the Clay Studio of Missoula (1106 Hawthorn) in welcoming David Smith from Flathead Valley Community College and his exhibition titled, “Recent Work.”  Mr. Smith apparently has in this collection “Raku fired food” on display, so don’t miss out!

The Dana Gallery will bring us “Icons of the West” for this First Friday reception.  Artists were asked to participate by creating their own interpretation of a Western Icon. Pictured here is a work by Rob Akey. The works on display in the gallery are from H. Steven Oiestad, Frank Hagel, Andy Cline, Howard Friedland, Stephanie Frostad, and Linda St. Clair. Join the Missoula Art community from 5-8 p.m.

THIS JUST IN!  FrontierSpace has issued a call for entries for an upcoming exhibition called, “To Missoula, with Love.”  Take a look at this postcard_show_call for more information. 

Have a safe and happy First Friday and a wonderful Fourth!  Remember, this blog is open to your events, so email us HERE for consideration.