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Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum, corner of Bouch and Fyant streets, Arlee, 726-3167: Featured: “Contemporary American Indians in Montana” and “Immigrants from Around the World” plus a video, “I’ll Ride that Horse,” about women bronc riders in Montana. Other displays include a tribute to people who served in the armed forces along with an old-timers’ picture gallery and more. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bigfork Museum of Art and History, 525 Electric Ave., Bigfork, (406) 837-6927, In April: "Wilderness Connection.” Opening reception April 8. 

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Building 322, 728-3476, Featured exhibits: “The Road to Today: 250 Years of Missoula’s History,” “Growing the Garden City: Missoula’s First 50 Years” and “The Missoula Camera Club.” Hours: Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell, (406) 755-5268, "Source," ceramic sculptures by Jury Smith, through April 30; “Subarashi” canvases with hydroprinting and marbling by Erin Tapley, through April 30; "New Artists 2016" High School Students Art Exhibition, through May 30.

Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson, (406) 883-6804, Original art, sculpture, over 150,000 items shown on 5 acres and in over 40 buildings. Open all year. 

Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., 728-0447, Featured exhibitions: "Exit Strategies" by Abbie Miller through Aug. 13. First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m.; gallery talk, 7 p.m. "The Homecoming" by Holly Andres, April 8-Aug. 13. "The Process of Painting" by Gennie DeWeese, through May 21; "Modernists Ceramics" from MAM's permanent collection, through May 21. "Floodplains" by Gesine Janzen through June 25. Hellgate's Finest Fine Art, March 29-May 26. "Ammophilia" by Larry Thomas through July 23. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana, 243-2019, Through April 23: George Gogas, "Odyssey" and "Presence: Rudy Autio and Henry Meloy." Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12-3 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m.

Museum of the Plains Indian, junction of U.S. Highways 2 and 89 West, Browning, (406) 338-2230: Featuring the artwork of Tom Gervais, Mitchell Zephier and Herman Red Elk. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana, 69316 U.S. Highway 93, Charlo, 644-3435: Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation, yard of the Old Montana Prison, 1106 Main St., Deer Lodge, (406) 846-3111, Featuring "Hope, Terror, Promise, Rage: Contemporary Perspectives on the Past." The participating artists have come from all over the world, including Israel, Texas, New York, Florida and Canada, to create art in Montana.

Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., Hamilton, 363-3338, April 22-Oct. 13: "Tyler Bradt: Off the Edge" photos by Reid North. Plus “Trappers and Miners,” "Lewis and Clark," "Life in the West," "Bitter Root Valley," "Bertie Lord" and "Natural History."   

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-316, Fort Missoula, 549-5346, Featured exhibits on War of 1812, Civil War, Imperial age, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Mideast conflicts, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Montanans in battle. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.


E3 Convergence Gallery, 229 W. Main St., 830-3168, Featuring "My Inner World," paintings by Ivette Kjelsrud. Opening reception, April 1, 5-9 p.m. with music by Jordan Lane. Featured in the newly revamped and upgraded E3 Gallery gift shop: photos by Donna Finstad plus jewelry and cards to fine art prints and home decor by artists Bobbe Almer, Christian Ives, Daphne Evans, Diana Blair,  Dunamas, Elaine Fraticelli, Ivette Kjelsrud, Jessie Smith, Kelly Loder, Linda Cohen, Marlo Crocifisso, and Steve Slocomb, with more to come.

4 Ravens Gallery, 248 N. Higgins Ave., 317-1543, In April: "Personal Mythology: Symbols, Myths and Affirmations," collection by Georgia Mann that includes vessels, small figures and pendants. Opening reception, April 1, 5-8 p.m.  

The Artists’ Shop, 127 N. Higgins Ave., 543-6393, through April: "Looking Up, Looking Down," paper collage by Jennifer Ogden of Hamilton. Opening reception, April 1, 5, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Brink Gallery, 111 W. Front St., 728-5251, through April: "Group de Brink: Bye," group exhibition featuring Renee Adams, James Bailey, Jack Dempsey Boyd, Eric Carlson, Andy Cline, Marlo Crocifisso, Christopher Dufala, Theo Ellsworth, Jen Erickson, Justin Gibbens, Andy Kemmis, Steven Krutek, Athena Lonsdale, Jonathan Marquis, Jack Metcalf, Lauren Tyler Norby, Jenny Parker, Trevor Parr, Brandon Reintjes, Patricia Thornton, Tim Thornton, Shalene Valenzuela, and Lena Woosner. Opening reception, April 1, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Unit A, 543-0509, In April: Annual Potsketch auction items on display ahead of April 23 live event.

Dana Gallery, 248 N. Higgins Ave., 721-3154, In April: "Spring Round-Up" with artists Anna Moore, Caleb Meyer, Carol Spielman, Clay Pape, Diane Ainsworth, Don Weller, Dudley Dana, Kevin Red Star, Kira Fercho, Robert Moore, Silas Thompson and Trey McCarley. Opening reception, April 1, 5-8 p.m.

Frame of Mind, 1706 Brooks St., 549-8589, In April: "Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival: Originals," rare original paintings and drawings from the artists' early years.  

Framing Studio, 411 E. Alder St., (406) 721-2288: "The Birds of Summer: Baseball Park Osprey Nest," photographs by Jennifer Driscoll, 5-8 p.m. First Friday, April 1, reception with a free Osprey ticket raffle and presentation by University of Montana wildlife biologist Erick Greene on the Montana Osprey Project.

FrontierSpace, in the alley a half-block west of Sushi Hana on West Pine Street, "There are many like it, but this one is mine," a video installation by Michael T. Workman on view First Friday, April 1, only from 5-9 p.m. 

Gallery 709 in Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan St., (406) 541-7100, In April: "Native Plants on the Landscape" works by local artist Nancy Seiler. Opening reception, First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m.  

Hangin' Art Gallery and Cafe, Highway 93 N., Arlee, 726-0021: Through June 17: Selection of works from established and emerging area artists presented by the Killdeer Artisans' Guild. Opening reception, Saturday, April 2, noon-2 p.m. 

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave., 728-7050, Featuring new work from Kendahl Jan Jubb, including the rest of the watercolors on canvas for the Cole Gallery show in Edmonds in May. Plus James Hoffmann, watercolor and Vera Bodfish, mixed media. First Friday reception, April 1. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ohrmann Museum and Gallery, two miles south of Drummond on Highway 1. Featuring paintings and sculptures by Bill Ohrmann. Usually open "any time." Check in advance.

Primoris Gallery, 116 Main St., Stevensville, 777-3394: Open late First Friday, April 1, featuring jewelry art pieces by Robert and Kate Lutzenhiser. Banjo and mandolin music by Jay Calkins.  

Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St., 541-7070, Through April 15: "The Last Best Dream: Surrealism Here and Now," featuring 2-D and 3-D works by James Todd, Stephanie Frostad, Monte Dolack, Courtney Blazon, Stephen Glueckert and 10 other artists. First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m.; closing reception, April 15, 5 p.m. including Theo Ellsworth and Daniel Scott Morris with their handmade monster costumes. Featured April 22-June 11: "Surface and Substance: Intersections in Clay." opening reception, April 22, 5-8 p.m. 

Real Good Art Space, 1205 Defoe St. No. 1, 531-6560, Featuring “Psychic Photography Expo" by Clayton McDougall. First Friday, April 1, 8-10 p.m.

River's Mist Artist Co-op, 317 E. Main St., Stevensville, 777-0520: First Friday, April 1, featuring a life-size rubbing of an English brass tomb cover from 1302, plus new scarves and bags from India. 

Sandpiper Gallery, 306 Main St., Polson, (406) 883-5956, Through April 1: "Totally Fowl" featuring the works of Lynn Johnson, Dona Miller, Julie Christopher, Suzie McNatt and invited artist Alex Wright, plus a special exhibit memorial by Viola Deputy. Opening reception for “Who’s Teaching Whom?,” April 8, 5-7 p.m., multi-media show featuring the artwork of students from local schools and their teachers is on view through April 15. “Parks-N-Rec,” a non-juried show open to all artists, opens April 16. 

Starrett Artists, 211 Main St., Stevensville: First Friday, April 1, featuring local portrait work and other locally designed gifts and cards. 

University of Montana Gallery of Visual Arts, Social Science Building, first floor, 243-2813: April 12-21: MFA II thesis exhibitions by Beth Huhtala and Dave Tarullo. Opening reception, Thursday, April 14, 5-7 p.m. April 25–May 13: BFA senior thesis exhibition, University Center Gallery. Opening reception, Thursday, April 28, 4-6 p.m. April 28–May 13: BFA senior thesis exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts. Opening reception, Thursday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.

University Center Gallery, UM, 243-5564, April 11-22: "Mutually Exclusive," show by Crista Ames and Karl Schwiesow. Reception, April 14, 4-6 p.m.

Art on view

Bathing Beauties Beads, 501 S. Higgins Ave., 543-0018: First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m, featuring the "Fifth annual Bead Challenge: Year of the Woodland Creature." 

Berkshire Hathaway Realty, 314 N. Higgins: First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m., featuring the Missoula Public Art Committee's selection of models created for the ongoing traffic signal box public art project.

Bernice’s Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W., 728-1358: In April: "Aerial Perspective," by photographer WJ Boone. Opening on April 1, 5-8 p.m.

Betty's Divine, 509 S. Higgins Ave., 721-4777, First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m., featuring "Interdimensionalism," drawings by Rashid Abdel Ghafur.

The Bike Doctor, 1101 Toole St.: First Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m. Featuring "Of Bikes and Men," bike art by B.MartiNez, beer and live music by Jeff Carroll. 

Butterfly Herbs, 232 N. Higgins Ave., (406) 728-8780: Featuring "The Butterfly Group Show." 

Bridge Pizza, 600 S. Higgins Ave., 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.

Flathead Valley Community College Gallery on the lower level of the Art and Technology Building, Kalispell, (406) 756-3993. Through April 20: Works by FVCC art faculty members including ceramics, photography, jewelry and paintings.  

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., 327-0405, First Friday opening, April 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m., featuring "Fawns Have Spots and Other Observations" by wildlife biology student, artist and educator Jenah Mead. 

MSO Hub/Bicycle Hangar, corner of Higgins and Main: First Friday event, April 1, 5-8 p.m. featuring "Accept Me, Accept Autism," with work by youth with autism, short video clips featuring Missoula families living with autism; plus a raffle. 

MUD Tool Library, 1527 Wyoming St., 721-7513, First Friday, April 1, 4-8 p.m., featuring a collection of mixed-media light boxes made from Plexiglass, found objects and collage by Adelaide Gale Every. 

Trough, 2106 Clements Road, 721-3322: First Friday opening reception, April 1, 5-8 p.m. featuring "Western Introspective," oil paintings by Teresa Garland Warner. 

Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., 549-7555, Second Friday gallery opening, April 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring the annual Last Best Printfest.  


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