First Friday!

Join us for the first First Friday of the 2013-2014 academic year!


School of Art graduate students operate this funky fresh alternative gallery space downtown, behind the Old Post Pub. Stop by on Friday to experience their latest installation of works, this time featuring the newest grad students in our program. Katie Berberick, Michael Hansen, Beth Huhtala, Tressa Jones, Dave Tarullo and Aja Sherrard will all have new works on display.

Jones_17The Brink Gallery

Our friends at the Brink are presenting a joint exhibition for the month of September. The works of Lorraine and Howard Barlow will be featured in this exhibition titled, “XOXO.” Join us for an opening reception from 5-8pm.

BarlowBrunswick Gallery:

School of Art Professor Beth Lo and the other talented artists who make up the Pattee Canyon Ladies’ Salon will hold their 14th annual group exhibition. Join all the ladies for an opening reception from 5-7pm at 225 West Railroad St. Check out the great article in the Missoulian!


The Clay Studio Of Missoula:

Head over to 1106 A Hawthorne St. to see the latest from the folks at the clay studio. This exhibition features work from Ingrid Bathe, Katie Coughlin, Shannon Goff, Mel Griffin, Giselle Hicks, Linda Lopez, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Matthew McConnell, Mikey Walsh, Emily Schroeder Willis & Lilly Zuckerman. “Finger to Thumb:A Thousand Marks of Pinching Artists” is a Group Exhibition Curated by Emily Schroeder & Lilly Zuckerman. The opening reception will be on Friday from 5:30-9pm.



Celebrating hypothetical patents, ridiculous inventions, outrageous concepts and whimsical improvements, the latest group exhibition at Voncommon sounds like it’s right up our alley. Stop by the opening reception (127 E. Main Suite 316) on Friday to see how artists used the creative process to create the impossible!

Voncommon Sept 2013MCAT:

Missoula Community Access Television continues its First Friday program with recent oil paintings by Tracy Scott Pray. Tracy has jumped from his decades of water color study, into complete immersion of oil in this past year. His images are bright and often somewhat impressionistic. Passionate about painting, both his and others, as well as many other forms of art, he humbly looks forward to seeing many familiar faces as well as new ones at the First Friday showing September 6th. at the New MCAT Gallery, 500 North Higgins.

Missoula Art Museum:

MAM is honored to host this exhibition of paintings by Portland, OR artist Sara Siestreem. Siestreem creates abstract paintings through a process which incorporates color field painting, automatic drawing, and incorporation of symbology. While these approaches may overlap, the consistency she achieves is remarkable, producing one resolved composition after another. The over 20 abstract works selected for her first solo museum exhibition reflect a maturity that has drawn attention to her career.

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School of Art alumna Joanna Nasvik will present her latest works in an exhibition titled, “Piecing it Together.” Join Jo and all the other cool kids at Butterfly Herbs from 5-8pm this First Friday.

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The Western Montana Community Center:

Let’s hear it for School of Art alumni! This First Friday Joe Kellogg will present new works for his second exhibition in a row at the Western Montana Community Center.  Joe says these 13 new paintings were made in the time since his last exhibition!

Ongoing Exhibitions:

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents two exhibitions this month. The first includes innovative collages and constructions by Missoula artist Henry Freedman. Collage appropriates and re-contextualizes source materials and Freedman combines the austerity of Constructivism with the fantasy of Surrealism. The artist incorporates toys, letters, photographs, fine art prints, books and other objects. Freedman is professor emeritus of art history from Keene State College in New Hampshire. His artwork references a vast knowledge of art history, passion as a collector and love of travel. This exhibition will run in conjunction with one that focuses on four outstanding regional collections that celebrate the richness of international culture and Montana. Included are superb baskets and objects from Canadian and Northwest Tribes courtesy of a Private Collection, exquisite Czech and Slovakian prints from the J. Scott Patnode Collection, exciting Montana contemporary art from the Ruth and Kim Reineking Collection and world-class cameo glass from the Toba Winston Collection.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture has its two galleries in the Performing Arts Building. Gallery hours are Tues., Wed., Sat. 12 – 3pm and Thurs. and Fri. 12 – 6pm.

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