First Friday- July, 2016

It looks like it’s going to be another beautiful evening this First Friday! 90 degrees and clear skies are predicted, so let’s take a look at the art related events happening around town.


School of Art graduate students invite you to their alternative gallery space this First Friday. They are welcoming back to Missoula Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar (Co‐Artistic Directors of Tug) for their latest exhibition/performance/road trip. Here’s what they have to say about the project:

“American attitudes, institutions, and politics are changing
dramatically as the United States finds itself on the cusp of becoming a nation with no majority demographic group. Changes like this, however, often expose underlying fears and uncertainties that can lead to tension and conflict, even as they reveal implicit assumptions and biases that have existed in the popular imagination for some time around what it means to be an American. Under the surface of recent debates around immigration policy and racial justice lies a simple question: As these demographic changes are inevitable, what is it going to take for us to truly live interculturally?”

Over the summer of 2016, in the lead‐up to the U.S. Presidential Elections, Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar  will embark on a two‐month expedition over the National Historic Lewis and Clark Trail, making various stops at community venues along this 11‐state journey. All the while, they will make tacos with people, prompt dialogue, and invite innovative forms of engagement around the question: What is it going to take for us to truly live interculturally?

So, art, politics and tacos!

FrontierSpace June 2016


Our friends at Radius invite us to, “feast your eyes on some of the most dynamic and beautifully rendered paintings of Montana by 3 masterful artist–Michael Haykin, Dale Livezey, & Dana Boussard!” The reception will run from 4-8pm.

Radius July 2016

Clay Studio of Missoula:

Don’t miss the opening reception for the Clay Studio’s latest celebrated artist, Koral Halperin. For Koral, coil building is an intuitive process, which lends itself to both very structural and organic forms. He can use the human touch in juxtaposition with structure, while maintaining the idea that these elements are one in the same. His hope is to mesh our history into a new composition that paints both land and cityscape.

Stop by between 5:30 and 9pm!

Koral Halperin

Missoula Art Museum:

Our friends at MAM are taking this First Friday off to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.


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