art + culture news  //  august 14, 2017
this week in missoula

Ocelot Wizard and Red Onion Purple Album Release & Tour Kickoff // E3 Convergence Gallery
Tuesday, August 15th, 7pm
Join E3 Gallery this Tuesday for a line-up you won't want to miss. Featuring the Album Release and Tour Kickoff of Ocelot Wizard and Red Onion Purple. There will also be live art and refreshments. Check out E3's  Website! for more information.

Caminos Flamencos // Flathead Brewing Company and Rocky Mountain Theatre Ballet
Wednesday, August 16th, 8pm
Caminos Flamencos invites you to their performance at 8pm at Flathead Brewing Company. Performance includes Emmy-award winner dancer/director Yaelisa, guitaritst Jason McGuire and gypsy singer Jesus Montoya. Tickets for sale at Rockin' Rudy's or at the door.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 17, 18, 19
Yaelisa, Jason McGuire, and Jesus Montoya invite you to the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre for specialized technique classes. For registration and more information head to this:  Website!

Montana Public Radio // New Show & New Host
Thursday, August 17th, 7pm
Montana Public Radio has a new host, Sarah Aronson. Aronson graduated from the University of Montana with a masters in Creative Writing. On Thursday, August 17th, the new season of "The Write Question", hosted by Sarah Aronson will air on MTPR. Tune in every Thursday night for new editions! Want more information? Here is MTPR's  Website!

Compositions Series // The Radius Gallery
Show opens Friday, August 18th, 5pm
The Radius is excited to announce their new exhibition opening this week. This "Composition" Series features 2D and 3D work by Trey Hill, Catherine Earle, Crystal Morey, and Jennifer Eli French.  Website!

This week at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Saturday, August 19th, 2pm
Fact & Fiction is excited to present Finn Murphy, for a reading a signing of, The Long Haul: A Truckers Tales of Life on the Road. You won't want to miss this! Here is a link to Fact & Fiction's  Website! for more details.

Other News// STAY IN THE LOOP!
Stay up to date on all things Public Art in Missoula. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee wants to keep you informed! Follow this link:  HERE! to receive regular updates about Missoula Public Art Events and happenings.

This week at The Roxy Theater
Monday, August 14th, 8pm
Deconstructing the Beatles' Revolver
Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30pm
NT: Live, Angels in Amerca Part Two
Wednesday, August 16th, 8pm
Harry and the Hendersons
Thursday, August 17th, 11am & 8pm
Spirited Away

For movie descriptions and more showtimes, here is The Roxy's  Website!

upcoming events

Missoula Arts Connection// Missoula Community Theatre
Wednesday, August 23rd, 5pm
[Hosted by ARTS Missoula & Destination Missoula].  "Missoula is on its way to becoming the next big "Arts Destination," but what does that mean for us as business owners, artists and art lovers? Join Arts Missoula and the Destination Missoula Arts Committee in a conversation about the future of arts in Missoula, because "the arts" are more than organizations and collectives, the arts are people." Join the conversation. Check out the Facebook  Event!  for more details. Please RSVP to or call (406)-541-0860.

Book Club: Writing on the Wall // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, August 23rd, 6pm
MAM invites you to Book Club: Writing on the Wall: Word and Image in Modern Art by Simon Morley will be discussed. This is timed to coincide with Elizabeth Dove's exhibition, "It started with Aardvark". Don't miss it! For more information, here is MAM's  Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co. 
Saturday, August 26th, 1pm
Leyna Crow, Spokane based author will be reading from her debut story collection, I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking. She will be accompanied by Tim Greenup, Ben Cartwright,  and Ellen Welcker.  Website!

12th Annual River City Roots Festival // Downtown Missoula
Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th
Missoula's Signature Celebration is coming up! Head downtown the last weekend of August for live music, family fun, a HUGE art show (largest to date), food, street bars and more! For more details head over to this,  Website!

Summertime High Tea // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Sunday, August 27th, 4pm
(Event at 2405 Dodd Ranch Rd.) Join the Clay Studio of Missoula the last weekend of August for a selection of snacks, deserts, tea, music, and great company. Clay studio residents will be providing guests with a handmade cup and plate to take home! Tea is provided by the Lake Missoula Tea Company. To purchase tickets please call 406-543-0509.

Germanfest // Caras Park
Sunday, September 3rd, 2-6pm 
Join ARTS Missoula for this year's Germanfest! Germanfest is a  celebration of German culture and Missoula's Sister City relationship with Neckargemünd, Germany. It is the premiere Montana German festival in the state. The afternoon will include special musican guest: S-Bahn, traditional food, music and beer. We are also bringing back German Steins! If you are intersted in volunteering, visit  
regional events

Enchanted April // Hamilton Playhouse
Hamilton, MT
August 18-20, 25-27
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
"Matthew Barber's Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners." Kick off the end of summer with a show at the Hamilton Playhouse. For tickets and more info, head to this  Website!

Lunch on the Lawn// Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman MT
Wednesday, August 16th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Join the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman for their last Lunch on the Lawn of the season! This free events includes music, local food trucks, and fun kids activities. Looking for more information? Here is a link to the Emerson's  Website!

My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action Reception // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Opening: Thursday, August 24th, 5:30pm/ Website!
Don't miss YAM's new exhibition. The show includes superheroes in a "pumped-up collection of international artworks in a variety of media. My Hero! celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything." For more details, Yellowstone Art Museum's website is linked above.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

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

E3 Convergence Gallery
Open Studio with Bobbe Almer
Wednesday, August 16th

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Michael deMeng Workshops
Radius Gallery

Punk Fiction Dream Journal
Saturday, September 30th

Alternate Evolutions in Storyland
Sunday, October 1st

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

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Nature Journaling: Water Ripples & Rings
Saturday, September 9th

Acrylic Extravagana
September 16th & 17th

Zootown Arts Community Center

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend programs, 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
Call for Entries, "Montana Monologues"
By the Montana Playwrights Network
Deadline: Sept. 15

Call for Art GlowFest at the Fort
Missoula Parks & Rec is currently looking for Artists to show work at Glowfest. Showcase is Free and open to all regional artists.
Show/Exhibit: Sept. 8th
Work due: Sept. 6th at Currents.
Click  here!
 for more details.

Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Call for Entries
Regular Deadline: Sept.1st
Late Deadline: Oct. 6th
Follow this link! for more information & to submit your film.

Call for Artists!
Kulture Kava, Coffee, and Kombucha is looking for art to fill walls.
Looking to feature 1 artist at a time. Submit images of 6-8 pieces of work. Work will be on display for 30 days.
For more information & to submit your work, email:  here!

Call for Art at Draught Works Brewery
Draught Works is looking for solo artists or group shows. Please submit 6-8 images of different art pieces and a link to your website if possible.
For more information & to submit your work email:  here!

Missoula Community Theater
Open Auditions for
 Mamma Mia!
Sunday, August 27th:
ongoing exhibitions

James Todd: Looney Toones and Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through September 9th

Joshua Kuensting: Current Explorations
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through August 25

Wilde Soul
at The Artists' Shop
Through August 31st

Summer Juried Exhibit, "Let it Enfold You"
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through August 26th

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