William Munoz's concert photography
Let's admit it — our phone photos from concerts aren't that great, even if we got close to the stage. Thankfully, professionals are also documenting these shows with proper gear. One of those is William Munoz, who can usually be spotted roving at the Top Hat, the Wilma, or one of the amphitheaters, camera in hand.
This month at 4 Ravens, he'll be sharing "Music in Missoula Through the Camera," pictures from five years' worth of shows and 25 artists total. Some examples listed in the news release include Trey Anastasio, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Dawes, Sylvan Esso, Alice Cooper, Dean Ween, Lake Street Dive and Dorothy.
The reception is 5-8 p.m. on Friday, with a short talk and Q&A at 6 p.m.
Textile art 'Barnacle'
(Le Petit Outre)
Hana Kasm, who designs her own clothing, made the leap from practical work into sculptures several years ago and is showing her work for this first time at Le Petit. The works in "Barnacle," do indeed resemble underwater sea life, with whimsical lip-like sculptures and coral-like protrusions, all crafted from patterned textiles she collects at estate sales and thrift shops. The ones that jump out the most, though, aren't on the wall, they're her boxy sculptures. One type, that she calls a "candy box," stands freely on legs, and another is a stack of textile-covered cubes that reaches 9 feet high.
The show is on view all month, with a reception from 6-10 p.m.
Chris Autio's colored landscapes
(Montana Art and Framing)
Missoula photographer Chris Autio's latest exhibition trains his eye on the landscape — mostly around Montana — in crisp black and white. What separates his work from other photos of his kind are the next step: He hand-glazes sections of the images with color to give them an interpretative emotional touch.
The opening reception is Friday at 5-9 p.m.
Zoe and Lukas Phelan's collaborative paintings (plus a rock show)
This Saturday, see indie art and an indie-rock show over at Western Cider. The visual art portion, "All That Glitters," is by Zoe and Lukas Phelan, a couple who collaborate on collage-like paintings that sometimes incorporate a pop-art feel into landscape work. The music is by Soft Maybe, a local group led by Sanders Smith of rock band Wrinkles. Smith's side project has a new record, "Domestic Nature," out now.
Technically, the art's on view during First Friday. The proper art reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, and at 8 p.m., hear music by Soft Maybe and Proper Swans.
'Threshold' podcast arctic art show
(Rattlesnake Creek Distillers)
The producers of the award-winning podcast, Amy Martin and Nick Mott, will be on hand to discuss their work and share pictures from their Northern travels, which include a new miniseries on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The show is in conjunction with an album release show for Soft Maybe's "Domestic Nature." The group is led by Sanders Smith of Wrinkles.
The art show starts at 6 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., hear music by Soft Maybe and Proper Swans.
MScott Miller's night scenes
(Murphy Jubb Fine Art)
Miller, whose work has been featured on the cover of the New Yorker, is showing selections from his ongoing series of neon-tinted Missoula nightscapes, some of which were featured in an exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum.
The gallery is open on First Friday, with music by the Pescaderos.