First Friday- August 2017

According to the Internet, it’s going to be as hot as 92f on Friday, with partly cloudy skies. That sounds like perfect First Friday weather to us! Let’s take a look at what’s happening.

Betty’s Divine:

Art major Halisia Hubbard will be showing new works of gouache paintings inspired by her love of vintage bicycles. Stop by beginning at 5pm for “Tour de Vine” and enjoy fresh art and tasty treats from The Poppy Bakery.

Halisia Hubbard-Maxuoh Takhion

Halisia Hubbard-Maxuoh Takhion

Free Cycles:

Not a usual First Friday venue, but a cool space for sure! Join Art majors, Padyn Humble, Erin Langley, Joshua Masias, John Christenson, Megan Escene, Jordan Chesnut, Jon Green, Daphne Sweet, Nick Kakavas, Christina Harrelson, and Lena Olson for a group exhibition titled, “Seat’s Taken” from 7-10pm.

Seat's Taken Announcement Card

Seat’s Taken Announcement Card

The Dram Shop:

School of Art graduate student Brock Mickelsen and his collaborator Tyler Hoecker have teamed up to present “A Mixed-Severity Landscape: Fire in the Bitterroot Ecosystem” a collaborative investigation into the role of mixed-severity fires in our local ecosystem. This effort, supported by the UM Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network, allowed them to combine their expertise in fire ecology and photography to bring a fresh perspective to fire-affected landscapes in the Bitterroot Mountains. The resulting body of work consists of Mickelsen’s images depicting recently burned areas in the Bitterroot alongside Hoecker’s science-based commentary about the role of mixed-severity fires in local forests. They invite us to their First Friday conversation about fire in our local ecosystems.

Brock 08.17

Radius Gallery:

The good folks over at Radius will be spending much of this First Friday outside! From their website:
“In addition to our fabulous on-going exhibit, outside of Radius we’re mounting a sidewalk sculpture garden full of outdoor art that nestles well in gardens, walkways, and greets visitors at your door.

Artists featured are ceramicist Crista Ann Ames (who will be in attendance) and the metal works of John Cook. These works will be on exhibit on Friday and for sale on Saturday from 10 – 3. Come down and see inventive ways to augment your garden.

Inside Radius “Sonnets: Julia Galloway & Stephanie Frostad” is in its final weeks. This is your last change to enjoy evening hours to see the works of these exceptionally talented Missoula-based potter and painter.”

Crista Ames

Crista Ames

Missoula Art Museum:

Our friends over at MAM invite you to view the works of Chris Pappan. The Chicago-based artist uses 19th century photographs and ledgers to make contemporary portraits inspired by underground comix, punk, and skateboard culture. Pappan will describe how he mirrors his subjects, distorts features or proportions, facets portraits, and reverses values to re-imagine what otherwise would be a straight-forward rendering in a gallery talk at 7 PM.


Pappan Aug 2017

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