First Friday

I am having two openings this Friday, for the First Friday Gallery Night. So if you are out and about on the streets of Missoula, feel free to stop by one, or both, of these establishments. The events will run from 5:00 until 8:00.

One show is at the newest bicycle shop in town, Hellgate Cyclery. Hellgate Cyclery is located at 316 N. Higgins Ave., in the alley behind Moose Creek Mercantile and across from Feruqi's. The exhibit will consist of a dozen or so cycling images from in and around Missoula the past couple of years. And as with most bicycle related events in Missoula, cold beverages will most likely be flowing from a tap.

The other show is at Betty's Divine and is a collaboration with Ben Ferencz. Betty's is located on the Hip Strip at 521 S. Higgins Ave. Here is the description of the show from the Missoula First Friday blog:

For April we are releasing Betty's very own photos of our favorite spring/summer looks for 2009. Ben Ferencz, art director at large, and photographer Tom Robertson show off their talent, and models Jordon and Jenise steez it to the max. Imagine "stylish relationship tension at the cheesy, why the hell is the sand so high, beach." Sort of a spring break sheik look.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be a music performance as well. Statriot Designs and Betty's have been running a Girl Group Contest this week. They put out a call to young, female musicians under the age of 20 to submit a tape, and the winner will perform a 10-minute show of original music at 7:00.

If you come out I hope to see you. Right now, I'm working on how I can be in both places at the same time. I haven't quite perfected it yet, so if i miss you, thanks for coming by.

I've attached a couple of images from each show. You should be able to figure out what image goes with what show.