art + culture news  //  april 24, 2017
this week in missoula

The Wizard of Oz // MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Running April 28-May 14 / Website!
Follow the yellow brick road to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, for The Wizard of Oz! The show is a familiar rendition of The Wizard of Oz that was turned into a classic MGM movie. Director Heather Adams says, "The iconic special effects of the movie must be created through the magic of theatre. While you'll recognize all the main characters...the stage version has a 42 cast member crew playing characters like crows, jitterbugs, etc. that add more depth to the story!" Get tickets, here!

Mark Gibbons: Poetry Reading & Signing // Fact & Fiction Downtown
Friday, April 28th, 7pm  Website!
Join Fact and Fiction downtown for a Poetry reading and signing by Mark Gibbons, The Imitation Blues.

Chris Pappan: Ghost Images // Missoula Art Museum
Running April 28 - August 26/ Website!
The MAM presents Chicago artist, Chris Pappan. He uses 19th century photographs and ledgers to make contemporary portraits. Pappan grew up  in Flagstaff, Arizona  and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 
This week at Shakespeare & Co.
Thursday, April 27th, 7pm / Award winning poet, Robert Wrigley joins us in Missoula, from Idaho, and will be reading from his new collection,
Friday, April 28th, 7pm /
An evening with Neltje, Wyoming artist, writer, and philanthropist. Neltje will read from her 
memoir , North of Crazy.
Saturday, April 29th, 1pm /  Non-fiction writer Sayantani Dasgupta ( Fire Girl: Essays on India, America & the In-between ), will be joined by memoirist Elizabeth Sloan ( When Songbirds returned the Paris ), and Denver based poet, Alicia Mountain. 

Missoula Congolese Refugee Family Performance // University of Montana, University Center Ballroom
Sunday, April 30th, 7-9pm / Website!
Six Congolese Refugee families who have resettled in Missoula have prepared a play called, "When One Becomes Many", to tell their story. The story includes how refugees bond in refugee camps, sickness that takes away family members and friends, and eventual relocation to host countries.

This week at The Roxy Theater
Monday, April 24th, 7pm Cinema Abroad
Tuesday, April 25th, 5pm Paper Moon
Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm There Will Be Blood
Wednesday, April 26th, 7:30pm Homegrown Comedy
Thursday, April 27th, 7pm The Fits
For more details about shows and tickets, visit The Roxy's  Website!

Noises Off! / / University of Montana Production
Showing still April 26-30, PARTV building
UM's production of Noises off, is showing in in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus. For tickets, click here! 

upcoming events

SPARK! Spring Showcase! //  Wilma Theater
Friday, May 5th, 5- 8:30pm / Website!
Join SPARK, the arts ignite learning initiative, Friday, May 5th for live performances by K-8 every 1/2 hour. There will be dance, music, storytelling, and film. Also, featuring the Bespectacles with Eden Atwood at 8pm.

Visiting Author, Jean Hanff Korelitz // Shakespeare and Co.
Monday, May 1st, 5:30pm / Website!
Jean Hanff Korelitz will join us from New York City for a reading from her new novel, The Devil and Webster. Her novel is a satire about the reign of identity politics on campuses today.

Mark Gibbons, Poetry Reading// Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm / Website!
Join Shakespeare & Co. and special guest, Mark Gibbons, a UM alumnus who will read from his poetry collection, The Imitation Blues. Mark has lived and worked in western Montana all his life. He has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. As an MFA graduate from UM, he received the Artist Innovation Award in 2013. 

New Zealand Day // ARTS Missoula, Missoula Youth Rugby, Roxy Theater
Saturday, May 6th / Website!
ARTS Missoula, Missoula Youth Rugby, and the Roxy theater have partnered to present New Zealand Day, a celebration of Missoula's sister city partnership with New Palmerston North, New Zealand. The day includes a "touch" rugby game, and an 8pm showing of "Hunt for the Wider People" at the Roxy.

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 and upcoming events

Missoula City Band // Summer Events 
Bonner Park Band Shell, Wednesdays, June 14-August 16, 8pm / Website!
The Missoula City Band announces it's summer series for 2017. For over 100 years, the band has been playing open-air concerts. Concerts will be each Wednesday evening at Bonner Park Band Shell, June 14th - August 16th at 8pm.This community service has been is provided by the generous support of the City of Missoula, musicians, and supporters!
Summer Exhibitions, ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana, Friday, May 5th, 4-9pm / Website!
Join the YAM for an ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM starting at 4pm, Friday, May 5th. Admission to the museum is free during ArtWalks! The ArtWalk will feature three new exhibitions and artists collectors corner artists: Jason and Wendy Jam.

Opening Reception, Wild Impressions // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, Montana, Thursday, April 27th, 5-7pm / Website!
You are invited to the opening reception of, "Wild Impressions", an exhibiton of Wanda Mumm's paitings. The show features paintings,sketchbooks, and journals that have given Wanda Mumm insight or inspiration to her process.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum
April 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
April 29
May 6, 13, 20

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

Zootown Arts Community Center

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide
- Thursdays, 1-2pm
Email  Grace Stopher

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
Summer MADE fair Art Call
Accepting vendor applications
Date: June 25, 10am-5pm
Deadline: May 1

E3 Gallery Summer Juried Art Exhibition
Accepting all mediums, including performance art
Theme: "Let it Unfold You"
Deadline: June 3
Exhibition Dates: July 7 - August 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

2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational 
Radius Gallery
Through May 20th

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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