First Friday December

It’s snowing again on our blog, which means that December’s First Friday is upon us!


School of Art graduate students continue in their efforts to bring art to the alley behind the Old Post Pub. The alternative gallery known as FrontierSpace will host an MFA/BFA juried exhibition this First Friday. Thanks to Utah State University‘s Adjunct Instructor Todd Hayes for acting as the juror! The First Friday reception will run from 6-9 pm.

FrontierSpace Promotional ImageReal Good:

Our friends at Real Good (AKA Jack Metcalf) have invited us all to BINGO Part Two in Two Parts. We are told to expect wonderful prizes, live music, and atypical artsy entertainment. We have been warned that there may be some mature themes that only children with progressive parents would approve. Spectators are welcome and BINGO attire is encouraged. You’ll find Real Good if head over to the Clay Studio of Missoula and look across the street. Jack and his crew will be set up behind the creepy yellow van from 6:30-8:30 pm.

BINGO Announcement Card


Professor MaryAnn Bonjorni is at it again, re-purposing old thrift store paintings into new works of art! Join MaryAnn and her students at the Historic Union Club from 4-6 pm this First Friday to see what all the fuss is about.

Icon-o-clash Promotional Image


Speaking of the Clay Studio, they are hosting their annual holiday sale beginning on First Friday. Featuring work by current and past Clay Studio residents, members, students, plus other local and national artists, this is an excellent opportunity to round out the holiday shopping. The opening on First Friday will run 5:30 to 9 pm, and the sale will be open every day through December 21. Holiday gallery hours are 11am-5 pm daily.

Clay Studio Announcement CardBRINK GALLERY:

School of Art alumna AMY BILDEN (BFA 2006) is exhibiting her recent works at the Brink Gallery (111 W. Front St) for First Friday. “Consequence” consists of artworks crafted from items Amy inherited and re-purposed to explore themes of gender roles and identity. The First Friday reception will run from 5-8 pm.

Amy Bilden Artwork

Amy Bilden’s “quilt” 2014 olive oil and cut paper


Head over the the MAM for two very cool installations by friends our Patrick Zentz and Kate Hunt. Singer-songwriter Marshall Grange will provide accompanying music during the First Friday reception. 5-8 pm . Both artists will present a gallery talk at 7pm on First Friday.

Pat Zentz Horizon Tranlator and Renowind 3

Horizon Tranlator and Renowind 3

Kate Hunt Floor newspaper

Kate Hunt with Floor Newspaper








Guild Mortgage Gallery:

Art Major Molly Buchanan will be exhibiting her latest works in a collection titled, “Wolves at the Door” this First Friday at the Guild Mortgage Gallery. Molly promises a jazz combo which includes: Ian Velikoff, Eli Wynn, Lhanna Writesel, Milan House, Hayden Halstead, Sam Ore, and Jenni Long. Then, a duo that Milan put together! Join Molly for her First Friday reception 5-8pm; refreshments thanks to Genevieve and Sarah Diller! The Guild Mortgage Gallery is located right next to Rockin Rudy’s on S Higgins: 1001 S Higgins Ave, Suite A.

Molly Buchanan Promotional ImageREPERTOIRE ART & DESIGN:

Art Major Josh Taira has come to the conclusion that “You Can Totally Tuna Fish”. Stop by Repertoire Art and Design (113 W. Broadway) to see Josh’s large scale print-stallation and find out if he is correct about the chicken of the sea.

Josh FishGecko Designs:

School of Art alum Parker Beckley (BA 2014) will have his latest works on display at Gecko Designs (next to Circle Square on North Higgins). Parker will be showing paintings and prints in this exhibition. The First Friday reception will run from 5-8 pm.

Parker Beckley Untitled Print 11x14 2012

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