art + culture news  //  april 2, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / Apr. 6  / G allery Guide

Goertzen Adventure
 Equipment 10 Year Anniversary Party
 Adventure Equipment
LMTCO First Friday: Wilderness - Inspired Art and Music Lake Missoula Tea Co.
First Friday - Corwin Clairmont Missoula Art Museum
April First Friday with Engel & Volkers Engel & Volkers Western Frontier
Beers, Bands & Public Lands Caras Park
Clever / Layer, Courtney Starrett and Susan Reiser FrontierSpace
Eurythmic Radius Gallery
The Artists' Shop
First Friday with Sarah Morris La Stella Blu
Permanent Collection, Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Montgomery Distillery
Kristen Tack of Agile Goat Flower Farm
Bathing Beauties Beads
First Friday: Bernice's Employee Art Show Bernice's Bakery
Pastels by Elloie Jeter: Small Views/Large Landscapes
4 Ravens Gallery
5pm Elisha Harteis and Kelly Packer, "A Glimpse of Clarity" E3 Convergence Gallery
George Gogas Prints - The Judith Basin Encounters
Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art & Framing
Potsketch Preview Exhibition
The Clay Studio of Missoula
First Friday Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
The Kingdom of Birds: IWFF Kickoff Event, Followed by Bird Photography at Kettlehouse The Roxy
"The Saga of Ellard and the Astral Sunrise"
Wave & Circuit 
A Night at the Roxy The Roxy
Charles Ellsworth
VFW Post 209 Ole Beck

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week & coming up in missoula

MCAT Media Focus Groups
April 3-4
"Participate in a series of focus groups April 3-4 on the future of community programming, cable service and technology. They provide a chance for interested community members to learn about franchise renewal and share their opinions about future services that could be available to our community through the Charter cable system and MCAT." Sign up  Here!   

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.

Thursday, April 5th, 6pm
Join Shakespeare & Co. for crime fiction readings from authors Gwen Florio, Alec Cizak, and Russell Thayer. 
Saturday, April 7th, 1pm
Christopher Preston, a  University of Montana Professor of Philosophy will read from his new book, The Synthetic Age
Saturday, April 7th, 4pm
Shakespeare & Co. will be hosting UofM Professor, Jennifer Combe and Courtney Starrett, who will be holding a solo exhibit at FrontierSpace on April First Friday.
Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm
Henrietta Goodman, UofM Professor and Poet will read from her new poetry book, All That Held Us.

For more details and other events: Website!

Gallery Walk // Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thursday, April 5th, 5:15pm
MMAC welcomes you to a gallery walk with Curator of Art, Jeremey Canwell, through current exhibit: Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode. Website!

Wonder Women // Bare Bait Dance Company
April 6, 7: 8pm
April 8: 6pm
[in PARTV Building on Campus]
The last BBD show of the season is here! This show is a completely original dance work by Joy French and company. BBD explores what it takes to be brave, beautiful and bold. For more info:  Website!

International Festival // University of Montana

Sunday, April 8th, 11am - 4pm
[at the University Center]
The UofM's Global Engagement Office and UofM's International Student Association welcome you to the 26th Annual International Festival in the University Center. There will be tons of food, games, activities, music, etc. to promote multiculturalism and intercultural awareness. For more details please call (406)-243-6141.

Caroline Keys, Gibson Hartwell & Faith Eliott // Lakebottom Sound Series
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30pm
[at the Roxy!]
Lakebottom Sound welcomes you to a fantastic performance by Caroline Keys, Gibson Hartwell and Faith Eliott. Don't miss this!  Tickets & Info!

The Missoula Old Time Social 
April 12-14
You're invited to this year's Old Time Social! This is a 3-day event celebrating old-time dance and music in Missoula! Venues include Montgomery Distillery, Top Hat, Downtown Dance Collective and more!  Website!

Poetry Salon // Missoula Writing Collaborative
April 11th - May 16th
This salon with Mark Gibbons and Fact & Fiction is a gathering of writers and artists engaging in creative and  "language loving" conversation for 6 weeks.  For more details:  Info & Sign Up Here!

Last Best Print Fest // Zootown Arts Community Center
Friday, April 13th, 5:30pm
This year's Last Best Print Fest is the 8th annual exhibit! This exhibit is full of prints from print-makers who submitted to the theme, "Lost and Found". This show will be up at the ZACC through April.  Website!
in this issue
partners + affiliates
Applications for Artist Residencies at the Clay Studio of Missoula are due Thursday, April 5th!
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
Tickets are now on sale & films released for the International Wildlife Film Festival
Festival Dates: April 14-22
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
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]

regional events

"The Creation" by Haydn // Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Kalispell, MT
April 5, 7, 8
The Glacier Symphony welcomes you to their 2nd annual Easter Festival. "The Creation" will be a performance of orchestra, chorale music and three vocal soloists.  Website!

Corks & Canvas and First Friday // Holter Museum of Art
Helena, MT 
Friday, April 6th, 6:30pm
It's First Friday at Holter! The Holter Museum invites you to Corks & Canvas:  date night, girls' night, mom and daughter night, coworkers' time, etc. A instructor will be guiding through a step-by-step pre-selected painting. 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

Zootown Arts Community Center

Missoula Art Museum

Playing With The Band - Winter/Spring Session
Next Session Begins in May!

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

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

For more details & to register:  Website!

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

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

The Clay Studio has SUMMER CAMPS 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

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

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

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

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