art + culture news  //  april 10, 2017
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SPARK! is a community wide partnership working to expand arts programming in Missoula County Public Schools. They facilitate and foster connections between district schools, local arts organizations, and teaching artists helping to ensure access to the arts for all MCPS students.
this week in missoula

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Thu., Apr. 13, 7pm / John Gierach reading  A Fly Rod of Your Own
Fri., Apr. 14, 5:30-7pm / Andrea Bemis reception and signing  Dishing Up the Dirt
Sat., Apr. 15, 3pm / Ken Waldman: music poetry reading, and signing, trump sonnets
2nd Annual Ceramic Invitational // Radius Gallery
Opening Reception: Apr. 14, 5pm
Run Dates: Apr. 14 - May 20 / Website → 
Radius Gallery presents its second group show of all-ceramics, featuring over 50 jaw-dropping functional and sculptural clay artworks by a dozen innovators, from emerging to master ceramicists of the region.
Last Best Printfest // Zootown Arts Community Center
Fri., Apr. 14, 5pm / Website → 
Come out for the ZACC's reception of the Last Best Print Fest, in which printmakers have submitted an edition of prints based on the theme "Authenticity." One of each print is available for purchase at this opening. These portfolio prints will be exhibited at the ZACC through April 28th.

International Wildlife Film Festival // Roxy Theater
Apr. 15 - 22 / Website 
The International Wildlife Film Festival celebrates a milestone 40 years of exploring the natural world and honors its past while looking into the future. Missoula will play host to nearly 100 diverse, groundbreaking, and inspirational films from around the world.
upcoming events

Visiting Artist Lecture with Randi O'Brien // Missoula Art Museum
Tue., Apr. 18, 7pm / Website 
Randi O'Brien will deliver a lecture on ceramic abstraction in conjunction with the exhibition Binary Form: Ceramic Abstraction by Trey Hill and Andrea Moon. O'Brien is a ceramicist, art historian, author, and educator who received her MFA in Ceramics and MA in Art History from the University of Montana. She has written about Trey Hill's work for Ceramics Ireland.

Art Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wed., Apr. 19, 10am / Contact: Susie (544-0891) 
Join the Art Associates of Missoula at their monthly meeting, where inspirational photographer Antonia Wolf will be speaking. She is known for using light and shadow to create a moment of anticipation between the object and the viewer. These meetings are free and open to the public.

Community Copyright Workshop for Creators // Missoula City Council Chambers
Thu., Apr. 20, 6pm / Website 
Members of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Montana Bar will give a short presentation on general copyright laws and the processes of submitting a copyright application. Attorneys will then answer questions and assist anyone in completing copyright applications. The Missoula Public Art Committee is a partner for the workshop. The workshop itself is also free and open to the public.

Dedication and Artist Reception // Missoula Art Park
Fri., Apr. 21, 4:30pm / Website 
Join Missoula Art Museum, the City of Missoula, and Adventure Cycling at their dedication of the Missoula Art park with a ceremonial tree planting and an artist reception to follow. Meet the artists of the Missoula Art Park's inaugural exhibition, By the Bike, explore sculpture installations, and celebrate at the museum with live music, food, and refreshments.

Earth Day Art and Arbor Ride // starting at Missoula Art Park
Sat., Apr. 22, 1:30pm / Website 
Join Missoula Public Art, Missoula in Motion, and City Parks in celebrating Earth Day for a bike tour of public art and champion trees in Missoula. The ride will begin at the soon-to-be revealed Missoula Art Park, travel along family-friendly routes, end at FreeCycles, and last about two hours. 
Earth Day 2017
The entire month of April!
Organizations and entities all over Missoula have come together to make the biggest, best Earth Day celebration ever seen! For the entire list of events, visit this link here 
regional events

Culture Crawl // Hamilton's Galleries
Fri., Apr. 14, 4-7pm / Contact →

Every second Friday of the month, join Hamilton's art scene at their 7 different venues for art, music, and refreshments.
Killdeer Artisans' Guild Show // Hangin' Art Gallery and Gallery Cafe, Arlee
Sat., Apr. 15, 12pm / Contact →
Killdeer Artisans' Guil presents a new selection of works from established and emerging area artists. Come to Arlee for the Buttercup Run and stay to discover a fascinating variety of art that is rooted in place and local culture.

2017 New Artists Exhibition // Hockaday Museum, Kalispell
Through Apr. 22 /  Website  →
This annual exhibition showcases the artistic accomplishments of students attending local high schools. The talent of these young and upcoming artists is exemplified by the paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and mixed media pieces provided by each sc hool.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum
Ages 7-11
Sat., Apr. 15, 11am-12:30pm

Apr. 15 + 29, 2:45-4:45pm

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels
Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Contact →

The Clay Studio of Missoula
Ages 5-12
Thursdays through May 11, 3:30-5:30pm

Nature Journaling: Native Plants with Nancy Seiler
Apr. 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20


Writing Workshops
 with the Writers' Room
Sat., Apr. 22 Register  

- Poetry with Sheryl Noethe
Fact & Fiction

- Memoirs with Jolene Brink
Boyle Deveny & Meyer

- Fiction with Dana Fitz Gale
Shakespeare & Co.

- Building a Writing Practice with Emily Freeman
Fact & Fiction

- Memoir Now with Fred Haefele
Shakespeare & Co.

- Parent & Child Reunion with Caroline Patterson
Boyle Deveny & Meyer

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Zootown Arts Community Center
Early Childhood Music Hour
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
- Apr. 7, 5-6:30pm
- Apr. 21, 4:30-6pm or 6-7:30pm
Landscaping Help (no experience required)
- Apr. 8 + 9, 9am or 10am  
Museum Aide
- Thursdays, 1-2pm

Register for any shift by emailing Grace Stopher

Attendant at University Center Gallery
Must be a registered student at the University of Montana

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend program, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
VonCommon Open Art Call
Theme: "Post-Prom: Systems & Solutions"
Deadline: Apr. 15
Send at least 1 jpg + brief description of why piece fits theme

Roots Fest Art Show
Accepting artist applications
Deadline: Apr. 21
Dates: Aug. 25-26

Auditions for Montana Repertory Theatre's On Golden Pond
Date: Apr. 22
Location: Masquer Theatre, PARTV building, on UM campus
Callbacks: same day, 2-4pm
Requirements: 2-minute monologue
To sign up, see sheet posted on the Rep/Theatre & Dance callboard in PARTV

Summer MADE fair
Accepting vendor applications
Date: Jun. 25, 10am-5pm
Deadline: May 1

E3 Gallery Summer Juried Art Exhibition
Accepting all mediums, including performance art
Theme: "Let it Unfold You"
Deadline: Jun. 3
Exhibition Dates: Jul. 7 - Aug. 27
Fee: $25 non-refundable for up to 5 entries, extra $5 for pieces exceeding 48" on one side

Preserving Missoula County's History Grants
Applications open for 2017-18
Deadline: June 15 (earlier submission is recommended)
ongoing exhibitions
Bobbe Almer & Steve Woodhouse: Rhythms of the West
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through April 29

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Featuring Amy Petit, Evan Hauser (work pictured above), and Sarah Justice
Gallery of Visual Arts
Through April 13

Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through May 27

Willard Alternative High School: Art Expressions
at Missoula Art Museum
Through May 27
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