University Center Gallery
Before we get into all the First Friday action, warm up with trip to the UC Gallery for a most wonderful exhibition by School of Art alumni Nellie Lutz and Louis Habeck on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 from 5-7 with an artist talk at 5.30. The exhibition is titled, Land of the Lost and it is really quite a thing to behold. Don’t miss it!
There are several First Friday events going on in Missoula on November 4th. Join members of the School of Art and the local art community as we celebrate these artists at gallery receptions around town.
For the month of November FrontierSpace welcomes Ohio artist Keith Benjamin. Using everyday materials, Keith will be exhibiting a sculptural installation created specifically for FrontierSpace and the Missoula community. Please join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, November 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. FrontierSpace is located behind the Old Post; one block west of Higgins in the alley between Pine and Spruce. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiries regarding this exhibition.
Art major Jennifer DuToit will present an exhibition of her works at The Buttercup Market and Cafe (1221 Helen Ave) for First Friday. Jennifer’s exhibition, Seventeen Buttons will consist of paintings and drawings and will be on display until November 30th.
The Top Hat
The Top Hat‘s Rock Bottom presents Art Major Jason Bohman: Big. New. Drawings. Join Jason for First Friday from 5-9 for the premier of his latest works in Big. New. Drawings. The exhibit will showcase his foray into abstract drawings on paper that are big and new.
The Brink Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Ideal Girls, Ideal Women, a series of gouache paintings on rag paper by Missoula artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar. She has been working with gouache, a one-time neglected watermedia, for over 3 decades. Her work with gouache is a contemporary version of traditional Persian and Indian Miniature painting. The Ideal Girls, Ideal Women series was inspired by Indian instructional posters from the 1970’s. These posters served as templates for young Indians, depicting the behavior expected of them by their parents and the society at large. Millar has updated this concept to provide environmentally and socially correct guidance for the young women of today – the need to tend a garden, write letters to relatives, wash the dishes and brush one’s teeth. During October 2011 Leslie was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts working on new paintings in this series. Please join the artist on Friday, November 4th, 5 – 8pm.
This November, the Clay Studio of Missoula opens up its gallery space to showcase the diverse and exciting work created by their students, members, and studio artists. Open to all who have participated in the Clay Studio in 2011, this exhibition promises to be a great show, as well as a reminder of the strong artistic talent we have right here in our Missoula community. The exhibition will be on display at the Clay Studio of Missoula from November 4-18, with an opening reception on Friday, November 4, from 5:30-9pm.
The Missoula Art Museum
Our friends over at the Missoula Art Museum are excited to present an opening reception for their latest exhibition. Visit the MAM to see the works of Haddon Hufford’s beautiful silversmith art. Hufford is a master silversmith practicing his craft near Frenchtown. Learn about his journey into metal-smithing and the tools of his craft at 7 PM. Don’t forget to check out the awesome exhibition of Ansel Adams photographs while you are at the museum!
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents War Torn: The Art of Ben Steel in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries. One of 8,000 American and 40,000 Filipino survivors of the Bataan Death March and a prisoner of war in Japan, Steele endured unparalleled cruelty and savagery—41 months of starvation, dehydration, hard labor, torture and a journey on notorious ‘hell ships’ to the Japanese homeland. Crippled by a combination of dysentery, pneumonia, malaria, blood poisoning and beri beri, Steele miraculously survived before being liberated in 1945. In an effort to conceal their actions, the Japanese destroyed photographs and documents. His depictions of the Bataan Death March are some of the only surviving images of this historical event. Reception 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Montana Art and Framing
Walter Hook was a professor and chair of the then Department of Art at The University of Montana in the 1970s. Don’t miss an opportunity to view some of his wonderful paintings this First Friday at Montana Art and Framing (709 Ronan St.) from 5-9pm.
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