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January Art Vernissages: MAM Benefit Auction, Impressions of the ‘Mo’ River | Local news


Here’s a quick guide to art openings in January this month in Missoula. Please note that not all galleries participate during the First Friday hours of this tour.

Art auction fundraising exhibition

The 2022 Benefit Art Auction exhibition opens this Friday in the Missoula Art Museum’s largest exhibition space, the Carnegie Galleries.

The auction, meanwhile, is virtual again this year. They will host live from Carnegie on February 5.

Among the 82 pieces, you’ll see pieces from Missoula’s favorites and guest artists from recent MAM exhibitions. Some of the artists in the 10-piece live section include ceramic icon Beth Lo, painter Jon Lodge, weaver Bonnie Tarses, painter Hadley Ferguson, and ledger artist Monte Yellow Bird.

Understandably, there are too many to name them, but they cover mediums and genres with a Montana-centric focus. You can browse them all on the auction site now. Head toward for a link to the auction website, which has a breakdown of silent auction closing dates and more information.

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Note: The exhibit opens on Fridays, but MAM is only open to regular hours on January 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also switch any time from Tuesday to Saturday during this time slot.

Stephen Glueckert and Corbin Ross: ‘Impressions of the Mo’

Gallery 709 at Montana Art and Framing

Discover the White Cliffs of the Missouri River region through the eyes of two artists of different mediums during an annual two-year trip.

Corbin Ross is a photographer and Stephen Glueckert has rendered the region in paintings and drawings.

Glueckert has canoeed the Missouri every year for two decades, and he has family ties to working on the river dating back to his great-great-grandfather, according to Gallery 709.

“I feel connected to the river and I never tire of it,” he said in an email from the gallery. “Although the river has changed over the years, it remains the path my family took to enter the land. I cannot get it out of my system.

The show is visible all month. The opening reception is the first Friday January 7, 5-9 p.m.


Fort Missoula Historical Museum, 728-3476, Exhibits include “The Road to Today: 150 Years of Missoula’s History”, “Looking Like the Enemy: The Internment of the Issei at Fort Missoula”, “Fire Call! A History of US Forest Service Backcountry Communications” and “Montana Votes” ! ” Hours: Main museum open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Outdoor exhibitions closed until April 30.

St. Mary’s Mission and Historical Museum, Stevensville, 777-5734: Includes a guided tour of historic buildings; The featured exhibition is an exhibition of antique toys. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-3pm with last visit at 2pm

Hockaday Art Museum, 302 Second Avenue E., Kalispell, 406-755-5268, museum: Until January 8: “The Blackfeet Lodges and the stories of Sstaniiniki.” Until April 2: Members’ lounge 2022. From January 14 to March 19: “Community West IV: Contemporary Western Printmakers”. Ongoing: Glacier National Park mural restoration project and Crown of the Continent permanent exhibition. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., seniors only, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. general public.

Miracle Museum of America, 36094 Memory Lane, 406-883-6804, Showcasing thousands of artifacts in dozens of buildings, as well as exhibits of WWII memorabilia, including more than 50 official photos taken by the US Department of the Navy illustrating damage to the fleet. The exhibit also contains many other personal items such as USS Arizona postmarked letters mailed to family members in Polson before the ship sank on that fateful day. Visitors can also see a telegram confirming the December 7 death of a Polson High School graduate, as well as magazines, newspapers and posters that tell the story of a world at war. Hours: 9 am-5pm every day.

Missoula Art Museum, 335, rue N. Pattee, 406-728-0447, The 2022 Benefit Art Exhibition opens in the Carnegie Galleries. The auction will take place virtually on February 5th. You can watch the entire show on and find registration information to bid. To note: MAM is open January 7 only during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Until February 26: “Neal Ambrose Smith: č̓ č̓enÌ“ u kÊ·es xʷúyi (Where are you going?)” “Under the bark: works of art of Ecology disturbance.” Until March 1: “Jodi Lightner: Gathered Coherence. ”Until January 29:“ Andrea Joyce Heimer: hobby. ” Sanitary rules: The museum building is open to a maximum of 25 visitors in the galleries at any time; visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings, wash their hands frequently and stay 6 feet apart. The building is laid out with a “one-way” viewing experience, in which guests will take the elevator to the upper floors and use the stairs to descend. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5pm

Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson Galleries, PAR / TV Center, University of Montana, 243-2019, Until January 8: “Wonderful Advice: Ornithology in 19th Century Art and Science” and Speyer’s Contemporary Art Collection. ” Sanitary rules: Masks recommended or provided for those who do not have one. Groups limited to 10. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.


Go on ! Missoula, 120 ruelle N. Higgins with the Merc hotel, 546-6141, The revolving outdoor gallery will showcase the bold and vibrantly colored designs by international artist Michelle Hoogveld until March.

Artist Shop, 127 N. Higgins Avenue, 406-543-6393, Presented until January 31: “Distilled Certainty”, textile collage by Monica Thompson from Missoula. Opening reception, December 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-6pm Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-5pm Sanitary rules: Customers are asked to wear a mask, disinfect their hands, and practice social distancing. Maximum occupancy of 12 clients.

The Missoula Clay Workshop, 11065 Hawthorne Street, 543-0509, No exhibition in January. In February: International Cup 2022. Masks compulsory inside the gallery; reception organized just outside the gallery. Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

State of mind, 1706 Brooks Street, 406-549-8589, Frame of Mind is home to the works of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gallery 709 at Montana Art and Framing, 709, rue Ronan, 406-541-7100, In January: “Impressions of the Mo”, photographs by Corbin Ross and drawings / paintings by Stephen Glueckert of the Missouri River. First Friday January 7, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 avenue N. Higgins, 406-728-7050, Featured: Original artwork by Kendahl Jan Jubb, MScott Miller, Richard Smith, and Arthur Herring. First Friday January 7, 5-8 p.m., with live music from the Pescaderos. Sanitary rules: Hand sanitizer and gloves are provided and visitors are requested to wear a face mask (not provided). Occupancy is limited to 15 people, with no more than eight in any of the three gallery rooms. There is a large hall outside the gallery. Free online home delivery is available in western Montana. Hours: 10 am-5pm

Department gallery, 120 N. Higgins, 541-7070, Closed until January 20. Opening January 20, “Intersections”, a duet show between ceramic artists Beth Lo, the internationally exhibited artist from Missoula, and Steven Young Lee, director emeritus of the Archie Bray Foundation. Normal hours after reopening: Open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. First and last hours reserved for those who want the gallery for themselves. Also by appointment.

Relic, With antiques, fine art and curious objects. Open online only during renovations to its new space at 124 N. Higgins Ave., scheduled for June.

University Center Gallery, UM, 243-5082, Until January 28: “Drippings of the Soul and Seasons”, large-scale abstract expressionist paintings by Jace Whitaker. Vernissage Jan 7 Jan 7 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 25: “I Never Dreamed of Dust Before”

Forest fire ceramic studio, 2502 Murphy Street, In January: “Quiet Quills” by Mary Krochmalny. Opening January 7, 6-9 p.m.

Zootown Community Arts Center, 216 W. Main St., 549-7555, Main gallery: “What’s Old is New Again”, works by Heather Stockton and “Wild Montana”, works by Nancy Fitch. Blackfoot Communications Gallery: “Shape of Us”, works presented by Free Verse. Open the first Friday, January 7, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday noon-4 p.m. Sanitary rules: Masks compulsory inside. The capacity of the gallery can be limited if necessary.

Art on display

Bridge Pizza, 600 S. Higgins Ave., 406-542-0002: The dining room is open for social distance service. On display: Jay Rummel’s trilogy of prints, “Lady from Missoula County”, “Road to the Buffalo” and “When First Unto Came to this Country”. Original Monte Dolack movie posters circa 1973.

Lake Missoula Tea Company, 136 E. Broadway, 406-926-1038: First Friday Jan. 7, 58 pm with “Pottery, Paintings and Airs” with local potter Kelly Schirmann, visual artist Maudlin Oxalis and music by Kevin Christensen.

Missoula Public Library, 455 E. Main Street, 721-2665, Until February 11: exhibition of the historians of Bear Bones “The traces of Leiser”.

The monks, 221 Ryman: First Friday Art Show, January 7. The exhibit raises funds for the Potomac School’s Jasmine Venetia String Library. Free for families from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with live music by Erin Esse and Maria Zepeda. The art continues from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for ages 21 and over with $ 8 coverage. Live music by Pettifoggers and New Old Future. Artists and suppliers include Celestial Tonez, Art by Nikci, Voodoo Mountain Glass, Bizzy Arts, Galactica Minerals, Enigmatic Factory, W. Monster Art, Candice Herndon, Aiden Potter, A Peculiar Clothing Company, Jesse Heirendt.

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