art + culture news  //  april 3, 2017
arts missoula news
Art & Culture Awards
Thank you again to everyone who made it out for our Awards Luncheon last Tuesday! It was an absolute blast, and we are so proud of this little, bustling community that is full of love, life, and art.

Cory Walsh of the Missoulian wrote an article about our award-winners, you can read all about it  here 
FIRST FRIDAY / april 7 / gallery guide
Time Event Location Links
12pm Yarns Missoula Public Library
12pm Watercolor Painting Class Missoula Public Library More Information 
1pm Open Hours in the MakerSpace Missoula Public Library More Information 
1pm BonadimaniART: Bitterroot Inspiration Betty's Divine More Information 
3:30pm Teen Writers Workshop Missoula Public Library More Information 
4pm ACROtainment MCT Center for the Performing Arts More Information 
4pm Hip Hop for Kiddos (3-5 years) Downtown Dance Collective More Information 
5pm Badass Beauties: the Culture of Rebellious Femininity Betty's Divine More Information 
5pm An Art Show and Senior Project Deep Tissue Massage Group More Information 
5pm First Friday with Watson Children's Shelter Red Bird More Information 
5pm Brian Christianson: Missoula on Ice The Public House More Information 
5pm Cynthia Swidler: Walk to the River Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties More Information 
5pm 6th Annual Bead Challenge Bathing Beauties Beads More Information 
5pm Missoula Symphony Art Show Missoula Symphony Association Office (320 E Main St) More Information 
5pm My Modern West The Artists' Shop More Information 
5pm Little Red Truck Vintage Market Missoula Fairgrounds More Information 
5pm Autism Acceptance Celebration with Art MSO Hub More Information 
5pm Bobbe Almer & Steve Woodhouse: Rhythms of the West E3 Convergence Gallery More Information 
5pm The Abyss: High School Graduation Art Gallery 709 (inside Montana Art & Framing) More Information 
5pm First Friday with Chris Gibisch The Dram Shop More Information 
5pm First Friday with Sheila Miles Missoula Art Museum More Information 
5pm Willard Alternative High School: Alternative Expressions Missoula Art Museum More Information 
5pm First Friday with B.MartiNez Bike Doctor More Information 
5pm Richard Kasden Photography BASE Missoula More Information 
5:30pm Potsketch Preview Reception The Clay Studio of Missoula More Information 
5:45pm Late Night Tea feat. Emily Emmons & Martha Elizabeth Lake Missoula Tea Co. More Information 
6pm Tango Practica Downtown Dance Collective More Information 
6pm Makayla Crist with Travis Yost and Ocelot Wizard Zootown Brew More Information 
6pm The Captain Wilson Conspiracy Ten Spoon Vineyard Winery More Information 
6pm Family Friendly Friday Top Hat Lounge More Information 
7pm Melissa & Kwasny & Sherwin Bitsui Poetry Reading Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall, U of M More Information 
7pm Senior ACROtainment MCT Center for the Performing Arts More Information 
7:30pm The Rivals UM Opera Theater More Information 
7:30pm The Madwoman of Chaillot Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, U of M More Information 
8pm Gingers on Ice The Roxy More Information 
9pm Rotgut Whines EP Release Party Monk's More Information 
9:30pm Blue Collar The Sunrise Saloon More Information 
10pm Dodgy Mountain Men Top Hat Lounge More Information 

this week in missoula

Spring Pledge Drive // Montana Public Radio
Through Sun., Apr. 9 / Donate →
Help MTPR raise $660,000 this year during their annual pledge drive, in which listeners can expect special music programs, including a celebration of the 25th anniversary of "Musician's Spotlight" and live music featured during MRPR's "Live Sessions" segments.
Roxy Monday: Re-Deco with Governor Bullock // The Roxy Theater
Mon., Apr. 3, 11:30am /  RSVP
Join the Roxy Board, staff and friends in giving Governor Bullock and the Department of Commerce a warm welcome as they host a press event to announce new economic development funding for your very own historic, community cinema.

International Week // University of Montana
Apr. 3-7 / Website →
The Global Engagement Office at the University of Montana invites you to a week of international-themed events, which will conclude with a fundraising banquet for the Missoula International Friendship Program. For a detailed schedule of events, visit this link here 

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through // Dennison Theatre, U of M
Tue., Apr. 4, 7:30pm / Tickets →
Join the Dennison Theatre in welcoming Garrison Keillor, an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, which is syndicated on public radio across the country, and the author of more than a dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days.

Elisha Harteis: Forget Me Not // University Center Gallery
Thu., Apr. 6, 4pmWebsite →
Artist Elisha Harteis is unveiling a new body of work at her opening reception in April. Harteis is a BFA alumni from the University of Montana and a resident artist at VonCommon. She is currently teaching art at in her own business, Mud Bunneh Ceramics and just started teaching in after school programs with elementary and middle school age kids.

Saturday+ Artist Discussion with Sheila Miles // Missoula Art Museum
Sat., Apr. 8, 11am / Website →
Visit with exhibiting artist Sheila Miles in the Silver Gallery surrounded by her newest selection of paintings. Guests are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch. Saturday+ events are an opportunity to connect to artists and discuss contemporary art while enjoying coffee generously provided by Black Coffee Roasting Company. 
Artist Talk with Doug Turman // Radius Gallery
Sat., Apr. 8, 1pm  /  Website 
Doug Turman will discuss his oil, watercolor, and mixed media paintings - offbeat, lyrical expressions of his passion for Italian scenery, history, and culture.

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Sat., Apr. 8, 1:30pm / Beth Judy signing  Bold Women in Montana History
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
Composers Showcase // Music Recital Hall, UM
Sun., Apr. 9, 7:30pm /  Website  → 
The String Orchestra of the Rockies is putting on another fantastic show for Missoula in this opening event. Featuring the world premiere performance of Big Sky Music by composer Tom Morrison.

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
ZACC Last Best Printfest
Accepting submissions of 12-edition prints for exhibition at the ZACC and redistribution in a portfolio exchange
Theme: Authenticity
Deadline: Apr. 4
Exhibit Dates: Apr. 14 - 28

University Center Gallery Art Call for Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Open only to UM students, staff, or faculty
Fee: None
Deadline: Apr. 7

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

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

ongoing exhibitions
Crista Ann Ames - LeAnn Boyd - Ric Gendron - Doug Turman
at Radius Gallery
Through April 8
(Turman's work pictured above)

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

Sheila Miles: Light and Shadow
at Missoula Art Museum
Through June 24
upcoming events
2nd Annual Ceramic Invitational // Radius Gallery
Opening Reception: Apr. 14, 4pm
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.

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.

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

Easter Festival // Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell
Apr. 6, 8, and 9 / Website →
Join the Glacier Symphony & Chorale as they launch this three-concert series, paterrned after the great spring Easter festivals held annually in Europe and around the world. This festival will focus on the varied and rich repertoire of music written for orchestra and chorus. For more information, visit the GSC website.

Archaea: Rosane Volchan O'Conor // Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
Through Thu., Apr. 6 /  Website →
The Yellowstone Art Museum unveils a new installation by Brazilian-born artist Rosane Volchan O'Conor, who is now based in Boulder, Colorado. Her installation is a fusion of the artist's interests in biology, music, and the visual arts. Archaea alludes directly to the unique history of the Yellowstone Caldera's history and micro-biome. "Archaea" are microscopic organisms that survive in extreme environments.

Easter Festival // Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell
Apr. 6, 8, and 9 / Website →
Join the Glacier Symphony & Chorale as they launch this three-concert series, paterrned after the great spring Easter festivals held annually in Europe and around the world. This festival will focus on the varied and rich repertoire of music written for orchestra and chorus. For more information, visit the GSC website.
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.
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
Tuesdays through Apr. 4, 3:45-5:15pm

Apr. 15 + 29

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, Apr. 6 - May 11, 3:30-5:30pm

Nature Journaling: Feathers with Nancy Seiler
Sat., Apr. 8, 1-4pm


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

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