art + culture news  //  april 16, 2018
this week in missoula

Jazzoula 2018
April 16th - 20th
Jazzoula 2018 is sponsored by the Missoula Independent. This is Missoula's annual Jazz Celebration! Click through to the  Facebook Event!  for full details.

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, April 18th, 10am
This month's Art Associates meeting will be at 10am Wednesday, April 18th at the Missoula Art Museum. Impressionistic Oil Painter, Jodi Monahan will present "Painting your Passion."  Meetings are open to the public and free! Please call 544-0891 for details.

Eurythmic // Radius Gallery
Exhibition Open through May 5th
Radius Gallery welcomes you to their spring exhibition, Eurythmic. Featured artists include:  "Lucy Capehart with large-scale cyanotypes; Amanda Jaffe with contemplative ceramic wall sculpture; Tim Nielson with strikingly stylized portraits; and Brooks Oliver with über-contemporary ceramic vessels." Don't miss this show!  Website!

April Poetry Slam! // E3 Convergence Gallery

Wednesday, April 18th, 7pm
E3 invites you to this months poetry slam! You are welcome to read, judge or just come and watch the fun. For more details, check out the  Facebook Event!

International Wildlife Film Festival

April 14-22
This 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival is full of screenings from around the world. For a full film lineup and details head to IWFF's  Website!

James Todd Print Tour! // MMAC
April 13 - May 3
Montana Museum of Art & Culture is partnering with 8 different organizations to present the James Todd Print Tour! "Print repros from Looney Toones will be on view in the PARTV Lobby, you'll be eligible to win an original James Todd print if you get a Bingo card fully stamped AND special selections from Looney Toones images will be available to purchase at the galleries!" Call 406.243.2019 for info.

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.

Friday, April 20th, 7pm
Missoula writers and students will read from "Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence". Don't miss this event!

For more details and other events: Website!

This Week at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, April 17th, 7pm
Linda Leslie & Jon Witham - Romantic Narrative: The Contemporary Art of Linda Leslie
Wednesday, April 18th, 7pm
Sandra Allen & Anne Helen Peterson - A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise & Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

More details:  Website!

Potsketch Auction Gala 2018 // The Clay Studio of Missoula 

Saturday, April 21st, 6-10pm
[at the University Center Ballroom on campus]
The Clay Studio welcomes you to the 2018 Potsketch Auction Gala! Potsketch features local, national and international ceramic artwork. The event includes a silent, online and live auction. Also, food, drinks and live music by the Captain Wilson Conspiracy. Tickets & Website!

Duo Turgeon // Celebrate Piano Series V
Saturday, April 21st, 7:30pm
[UofM Music Recital Hall]
Join the University of Montana in welcoming this husband-wife team of Duo Turgeon, an amazing piano duo. Click through for tickets & details:  Website!

John Baldessari Exhibition Events // Missoula Art Museum
The MAM has quite a few events in the month of April in relation to their new exhibition,  John Baldessari: Interference Effects, Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.
April 17th, 7pm
Head On, Free Public Lecture by Matthew Hamon on John Baldessari
April 19th, 4:30pm
Baldessari Art Binge: Free  Teen Art Workshop
April 25th, 7pm
Baldessari  Book Club and Movie Night
upcoming events

"American Idiot" // UofM's  School of Theatre & Dance 
April 18-29
The University of Montana's School of Theatre & Dance invites you to the award winning rock musical "American Idiot". Performances will take place in the PARTV Building on campus.  Website!

The Little Mermaid // Missoula Community Theatre
April 26-29
May 2-13
Join MCT in this classic story of the little mermaid! "This show will have your family singing and swimming in their seats!"  Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Thursday, April 26th, 7pm
Blair Hopkins, All in a Day's (Sex) Work
Friday, April 27th, 7pm
Lana Zellner, Eight Coins' Tattoo Tarot
Friday, May 4th, 7pm
Michael Moreci, Black Star Renegades
Saturday, May 5th, 1pm
Cassandra Wind, Ancient Teachings, New Traditions: A Mother's Quest to Raise an Empowered Daughter

For more details & all events:  Website!

SPARK! Spring Showcase
May 4th, 5:15pm-7:30pm
[at the Wilma]
SPARK! welcomes you to celebrate arts integration in MCPS Schools. The evening will include student performances, raffle items, visual art, and more!  Website!

SPARK!'s Spring Showcase needs your help! Click here to volunteer:  Volunteer!

regional events

Charlotte's Web // The Hamilton Players
Hamilton, MT
April 20-22, 27-29
The Hamilton Players welcome you to experience the classic story of Charlotte's Web! Shows take place the last two weekends of April.  Tickets & Website!

The Montana Cantata Project // Bitterroot Baroque 
Hamilton, MT
Sunday, April 22nd, 7:30pm

[Final Performance, St. Pauls Episcopal Church]
Bitterroot Baroque presents the Montana Cantata Project, a period instrument workshop culminating with a evening concert highlighting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  Website!

One Fine Day, Exhibition // The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
Exhibition Open through April 27th
One Fine Day is made up of two exhibits by Jarrod "jROD" Eastman and Kirsten Kainz. Both shows are very influenced by and connected to the natural world. One Fine Day will be on display in the Jesse Wilber and Lobby Galleries through April 27th.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Register for Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Camps! 
Sleeping Beauty, Treasure Island & Aladdin

Playing With The Band 
Next session begins in May!

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of MTuesdays, 5:30-7pm
  Contact →

UM Dance Program, Creative Movement Classes for Children
February 1st - April 26th
PARTV Building, UM

For more details & to register:  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

Makin' Art with Western Cider
April 18th

Dead Moon Night
April 21st

2 Hour Art Journaling Class
April 22nd

For more details and other  classes: ZACC's  Website!

Bi-Monthly Mosaic Mondays with Patty Franklin at Backroad Cider
Hamilton, MT
May 14th & May 28th
The Clay Studio of Missoula

Beginning Pottery
 April 4th - June 6th
 April 5th - June 7th

Teen Throwing (Ages 11-18)
April 5th - 26th

Pre-Mothers Day Workshop
April 28th

The Clay Studio has SUMMER CAMPS [sculpting animals, wearable ceramics, beginning ceramics, etc.] currently open for registration. 

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Dunrovin Ranch Call for Artists
Equine Art Extravaganza [live Horses as Art Canvases]
Deadline to Reply with interest: April 16th
Deadline to Submit: May 18th
Event Date: August 18th
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows!
Renew your tickets NOW! [Tickets open to public June 7th]
Earth Day Events
ongoing exhibitions

Gallery of Visual Arts & University Center Gallery
BFA & Grad Student Works
Through May

A Glimpse of Clarity 
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through April 28th

Last Best Print Fest
at the ZACC
Through April 

at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through April 18th (Potsketch Auction Gala April 21st)

at The Artists' Shop
Through April 30th

at Radius Gallery
Through May 5th

Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode
Decades: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through May 26th

Corwin Clairmont: Two-Headed Arrow/ The Tar Sands Project
at  Missoula Art Museum
through August 11th

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