The Weather Channel is predicting mostly sunny skies and a high of 77f for First Friday. Let’s take a look at some of the art related event taking place in Missoula.
School of Art graduate students are excited to show the work of School of Art alum Christopher Meyer (MFA 2003). Chris is an art professor at the University of South Dakota. From an artist statement excerpt:
“My work often depicts a thought or feeling from an individual moment rendered as a sculptural form. My work in cast iron has begun to explore representational elements as metaphors for observations of current society and environment. Regardless of the individual nature of the work, my objective is to create art that is humanist in nature.”
Stop by the alley behind the Old Post Pub and see Chris’ show “Entangle” from 5-9pm.
Missoula Art Museum:
Our friends over at MAM invite us to meet Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, and artist who uses the skeleton as a metaphor to tie charged messages into and against the medium of fabric and stitching. Hiltner will give a gallery talk at 7PM, describing her process.
Not to be out done, the good folks at Radius present a group exhibition featuring none other than School of Art alumna Holly Andres! Stop by the gallery early for snacks and art; the Radius reception starts at 4pm.
The Clay Studio of Missoula:
Featuring yet another School of Art alumna, our friends at The Clay Studio of Missoula are proud to present a solo exhibition featuring the ceramic works of recent artist in residence and current studio manager Donna Flanery. Playful painted animal characters envelop the surfaces of her pottery, referencing the narrative forms of children’s books and comic books.
Donna received an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida, 2013. In 2005, she completed a BFA at the University of Montana, and an AA from The College of Southern Idaho in 2003. Between academic endeavors was a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation, The Clay Studio of Missoula, The Northern Clay Center, The Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, and at The Zentrum fur Keramic, Berlin.
Art major Megan Escene is opening her home to the public for this First Friday. Stop by 315 E Broadway starting at 5pm to see her works and those of fellow art majors.
If you have an item to share with the Missoula art community, EMAIL us and we will consider it for publication. Have a safe and fun First Friday!