First Friday- November 2014

First Friday November looks like a very busy evening! Join us and the Missoula Art Community as we visit these local venues and hob nob with artists and art lovers from all over.

Missoula Community Access Television:

Our friends over at MCAT (500 North Higgins Ave.) are hosting a First Friday reception for School of Art graduate student Sarah Moore Sarah will be exhibiting her photographs as part of the very first exhibition of the The Émile Levassor Museum of Art, founded by School of Art Professors Brad Allen and Matt Hamon and Program Assistant Ed Morrissey. Please join the ELMA team from 5-7 pm at MCAT’s exhibition gallery.


School of Art graduate students run an alternative gallery space in the alley behind the Old Post Pub. For November’s First Friday, they welcome Chris Dufala and his exhibition, “American Yard Sale.” Chris will be creating a ceramic wall installation in which objects portray elements of the American yard sale. Specific items will focus on the planned obsolescence of throwaway convenience and the contrast of integrity from a bygone era. 6-9 pm.

American Yard Sale Promotional Image

The Clay Studio of Missoula:

Our friends at the Clay Studio celebrate the work of two former School of Art students this First Friday. From their promotion, “Twenty years ago, two ceramic artists at the University of Montana came together to show their work at the University’s Art Annex. Janet Whaley, had recently completed her B.F.A in Ceramics and was studying Graduate non-degree before starting her M.F.A in Ceramics, and Mo Gary, was taking an independent study with Professor Beth Lo. Both were non-traditional students in their 40s, both had long careers in health care, and both have become well-known members of Missoula’s art community. Over the intervening 20 years the two have exhibited in shows and galleries in Montana. Now, the Clay Studio of Missoula is bringing them together again for another show – Her Heart – featuring the works of these two ceramic artists.” Join us from 5:30to 9 pm. The exhibition runs until November 28.

Her Heart Promotional ImageThe Loft of Missoula:

School of Art BFA Candidate Glory Lawson will be showing over 20 original pieces at The Loft (119 W. Main St.) in an exhibition titled, “LUSH” while  live bluegrass fills the air! Reception opens at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. So, bring a pal or two and your best contemplative art face and get your culture on! Refreshments will be served.

Lawson Promotional Image

The Missoula Art Museum:

Master Printer Frank Janzen of Crow’s Shadow Press will host a guided tour of his exhibition at 7pm this First Friday. Join us as we enjoy refreshments and music from singer, songwriter, and acoustic musician Marshall Granger.

Frank Janzen's Waiting for the Ice Corwin Clairmont

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If you have an event to share with the Missoula Art Community or students in the School of Art, EMAIL us and we will consider your submission. Have a safe and fun First Friday!