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Bigfork Art and Cultural Center, 525 Electric Ave., Bigfork, 406-837-6927, In July: "Grounded," solo exhibit by Lee Proctor.  Opening reception, July 6, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell, 406-755-5268, Through Aug. 4: "FITZ Maurice: A Series of National Park Paintings."  

Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., 406-728-0447, Closed on First Friday, July 6. Through Aug. 25: "John Baldessari: Interference Effects, Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation."  Through July 28: "The Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction." Through Aug. 11: Corwin Clairmont: "Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project."  Through Oct. 10: Missoula Art Park exhibition, "Phoebe Knapp: Rough Cuts."

Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana, 243-2019, Through Oct. 6: "Horse" and "Denizens: Wildlife on the Western Frontier."  Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 12-3 p.m. Thursday, Friday: 12-6 p.m.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana, 69316 Highway 93, Charlo, 644-3435, Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.


4 Ravens Gallery, 248 N. Higgins Ave., 406-317-1543, In July: "Under the Big Sky," mixed media figures by Traci Isaly. First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m. 

Artists’ Shop, 127 N. Higgins Ave., 406-543-6393, In July: "Animals," mixed media by John McGee. Artist's reception: First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.

Brunswick Gallery, 223 W. Railroad St.: July 13-Aug. 18: 40th anniversary art exhibit featuring small-scale 2-D and 3-D work by more than 90 former and current artists, along with literary selections. Opening reception, July 13, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Thursday-Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Unit A, 406-543-0509, In July: "Shapes," new works by Andrew Avakian. First Friday, July 6, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Frame of Mind, 1706 Brooks St., 406-549-8589, Featuring a retrospective of work by the late artist Mary Beth Percival, plus works by her husband Monte Dolack. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Gallery 709 in Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan St., 406-541-7100, First Friday, July 6, 5-9 p.m., with SALTMINE artists Bev Beck Glueckert, Stephen Glueckert, Kathleen Herlihy Paoli, Peter Keefer, Cathryn Mallory, Karen Rice, Edgar Smith and guest artist Bobby Tilton.

Hangin' Art Gallery, Highway 93, Arlee, 726-5005: Featuring the photographs of Laurie Childs plus paintings, photography, silk work, jewelry and sculpture by members of the Killdeer Artisans' Guild. 

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave., 406-728-7050, In Julye: New vibrant watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb, new acrylic paintings of downtown Missoula by M. Scott Miller, architectural watercolors of Missoula by James Hoffman and intuitional pastel and acrylic paintings by Arthur Henning. First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m. Music by Stan Anglen & Headwaters. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ohrmann Museum and Gallery, two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1. Usually open. Featuring paintings, wood, metal and bronze sculptures by Bill Ohrmann and metal sculptures by John Ohrmann.  

Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St., 406-541-7070,  Through July 14: "I would like to be in the air," featuring new artwork by Courtney Blazon, Mel Griffin, Randi O'Brien and Deb Schwartzkopf. First Friday, July 6, 4 p.m. "Side Car," features artist Amanda Bielby taking old recipes and techniques of plasters, paint and stucco mostly used in architectural cosmetics of buildings over the last few hundred years. Forming it into a new modern artwork for your own home and business. First Friday, July 6, 5 p.m. July 20-Aug. 18: "WILD: BLUE," featuring new artwork by Tabby Ivy and Amy Brakeman Livezey, with pottery by 16 ceramists responding to the theme blue: Susan Dewsnap, Darcy Chenoweth, Ian Childers, Donna Flanery, Julia Galloway, Maggie Jaszczak, Tom Jaszczak, Steven Young Lee, Melissa Mencini, Jenny Mendes, Doug Peltzman, Joe Pintz, Alison Reintjes, Deb Schwartzkopf, Lauren Smith and Julia Claire Weber. 

Art on view

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, 314 N. Higgins Ave.: First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m., featuring work by Dennis "Ace" Sloan. The artist aims to "simplify surfaces and textures, then emphasize the effects of light on those surfaces."

Bernice's Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W.: In July: "Experiencing Landscapes," digital photography, printed and matted; emphasizing a passion for wild places, wild creatures and human element. First Friday opening, July 6, 5-8 p.m.

Bridge Pizza, 600 S. Higgins Ave., 406-542-0002: Jay Rummel’s trilogy of prints, “Lady from Missoula County,” “Road to the Buffalo” and “When First Unto Came to this Country.” Monte Dolack’s original movie posters circa 1973.

Butterfly Herbs, 232 N. Higgins Ave.: First Friday, July 6, featuring artist Danny Haniszewski. Show is a series of somewhat stream of consciousness drawings surroundings few ideas: the embellished reality of dreams, the fragmented distinction between dream and memory and the memory that exists only subconsciously. 

City Council Chambers hallway and first and second floors of City Hall: Work by the University of Montana School of Art. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Clark Fork Valley Hospital, Plains, 406-826-8585: Featuring the Summer Show of "Art on the Walls" including the work of nine new and returning artists.  

Clyde Coffee, 610 S. Higgins Ave.: In July: "Goofy art!" colorful watercolor work about depression, plants and beer. “Please Go To My Art Show” art by Lily. First Friday, July 6.

Engel & Völkers Western Frontier, 321 N. Higgins Ave., 926-3322: First Friday, July 6, 5 p.m., featuring a collection of abstract linear oils filled with color and imagination by Laura B. Palmer. 

Interim Healthcare, 113 W. Broadway: First Friday, July 6, 5 p.m., featuring international art partners, Kim Rodeffer Funk and Andrea Hupke de Palacio, will be showing individual and cooperative selections. 

La Stella Blu, 612 S. Higgins Ave.: First Friday, July 6, 5 p.m., featuring  mixed media, a play with texture and color - exploring society’s view on the human body by Jess Tattory. 

Lake Missoula Tea Company, 136 E. Broadway, 926-1038, First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m., featuring black-and-white film photography exploring the "less desired" but intriguing rural West by Holly Pilialoha Carlsmith. 

Paradise Center, Paradise, 406-826-8585: July 19-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring the fifth annual Artists in Paradise,, with a dozen new and returning artists plus student visual artists and dancers.  

PureWest Real Estate, 101 Railroad.  First Friday, July 6, 5-8 p.m.,art show and live music. 

Ten Spoon Winery and Vineyard, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive: first Friday, Juyly 6, 5 p.m. featuring art vendors and music by Seattle's Antonioni with locals Tiny Plastic Stars and Wrinkles.

Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., 406-549-7555, Second Friday gallery opening, July 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., featuring "Bowl-A-Rama," in which artists from the Missoula community have selected a ball or pin to uses as the base of their creation, but have no limitations otherwise. Also "The Water Shapes Us," a body of work by Heather Stockton. 

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