art + culture news  //  december 11, 2017
this week in missoula

FIRST NIGHT Online Campaign:
ARTS Missoula has started an online campaign! First Night  Missoula is a community wide celebration of the arts. Now in its 24th year, the festival spans roughly 30 venues across Missoula happening from noon to midnight on New Year's Eve. We would love for the opportunity to keep this tradition alive.

At Arts Missoula we have always focused on paying our First Night artists, for without them there would be no celebration. In addition, there are the costs of technical assistance, venue rental, insurance, marketing, and providing food and beverage for over 200 volunteers. Any amount is most welcome, and will help make First Night Missoula a success for the 24th consecutive year. All donations are tax-deductible.

Every dollar counts at ARTS Missoula, serving our community at First Night Missoula and beyond. Thank you for your generosity!

We are looking for volunteers to help us on New Year's Eve! Interested? Here is  More Information!
Questions? Call us at 406-541-0860

"Getting Away With it" // Tell Us Something
[Event at the Wilma]
Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm
"Tell Us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other. Come hear your neighbors & friends share their "Getting Away With It" stories." For more info and tickets:  Website!

Joyeux Noel // An International Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 12th, 7:3opm
[At St. Anthony's Parish, 217 Tremont]
Take part in this fun audience sing-along event of the International Choral Festival and University of Montana School of Music. For additional information, follow this link:  Website!

Poetry Slam! // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, December 13th, 7pm
E3 invites you once again to their December Poetry slam. You are welcome to be a judge, participate in the slam, or just come to watch & enjoy. If you have questions please contact 

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Country Club
Wednesday, December 13th, 10am
You are invited to December's Art Associates of Missoula Monthly meeting at the Missoula Country Club. This meeting will be the Holdiay Bazaar and Cookie Exchange/Fundraiser. Please bring 3 dozen cookies to exchange. The event is free and open to the public. Please call (406)-544-0891 for more details.

John Floridis Winter Benefit Concert // E3 Convergence Gallery

Thursday, December 14th, 7pm
Missoula guitarist and song-writer, John Floridis, will be performing highlights from his popular seasonal recordings and more. This event is free, encouraging donations to Missoula Food Bank. For more info please call (406)-830-3168.

Missoula All-City Jazz Program // Holiday Performances
Thursday, December 14th, 6pm
[Event in Hellgate High School Band Room]
Join the Missoula All-City Jazz Program in a premiere performance from all 3 Jazz groups as well a small group from UofM. There will also be refreshments! [All City-Jazz will also be performing at 6pm at the UC Ballroom at First Night Missoula]. Please call 509-280-2284 if you have questions.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical // The Missoula Community Theatre
November 30th - December 17th
A holiday classic,  A Christmas Carol: The Musical, will be debuting at the MCT this winter. Head to the MCT  Website! to purchase your tickets before they sell out.

6th Annual "Holiday Swing" Concert // UM Jazz Concert
Saturday, December 16th, 7:30pm
[Missoula Winery & Event Center]
"Holiday Swing" will be featuring Jim Rotondi, one of the finest trumpet players. He will be joining the UM Jazz ensemble and friends in this performance. For details please call (406)-243-6880. 
upcoming events

John Floridis Winter Benefit Concert // The Public House
Wednesday, December 20th, 7pm
John Floridis, guitarist and song-writer will be performing at The Public House. This event is free, encouraged offering to the Poverello Center. For more details please call (406)-926-3404. 

A Musical Dreamtime Journey // St. Anothony's Parish
Thursday, December 21st, 7pm
Join Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan of Drum Brothers and Dolce Canto at "A Musical Dreamtime Journey". Concerts are performed with a plethora of instruments,  without applause, and by candelight. For more details please email michael.marsolek@
regional events

The NeuroCave Collaborative // Holter Museum of Art
Helena, MT
Thursday, December 14th, 6pm
Join Holter and meet the creators of "The Cave". "Cave is a collaborative, interdisciplinary art science installation that merges the mind of 35,000-year-old cave art with state-of-the-art brain research".  Website!

"Messiah Sing" // Glacier Chorale
Bigfork/Whitefish/Kalispell, MT
December 15/16/17
Glacier Symphony: Orchestra and Chorale invite you to "Messiah Sing", a new audience interactive version of, Messiah.  The chorale is under the direction of Micah Hunter and accompanied by organist, Alma Ramlow. Website!

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
December 8th - January 26th
The Emerson welcomes you to the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. The exhibit is a juried collection of art by regional and local artists. In correlation with this exhibit, the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser will take place January 26th.  Website!

Holiday Vaudeville X! // The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
December 8-17
Go check out the show! " HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE X!  is the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts'  tenth  annual holiday variety show...  One of the Shane Center's most popular events, this two-hour variety show is a high-energy romp through the cherished chestnuts of the season." Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Basic Monoprinting with GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 16th, 1-4pm

Nancy's  Website!

Missoula Art Museum
Adult Open Figure Drawing Classes
Alternating Saturdays

Teen Artist Workshop: Layering Color, Layering Meaning
December 20th

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 →

Zootown Arts Community Center

DIY Holiday Class: Glass Fused  Ornaments
Wednesday, December 13th

Ladies Pottery Painting Night
Thursday, December 28th

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

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Flamenco I: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Flamenco II: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

Lakebottom Sound: Explorations in Improvised Music (Round 2)
October 23-December 11
Mondays, 7:30-9pm
829 S Higgins St
to register

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

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
Clyde Coffee Call for Art
Submit your Goonies themed pieces! Make sure it's family friendly, framed/ready to hang, and Goonies related.
Send a photo of the work, title, size, medium, and price to
by December 29th and bring all art in before 6:00 p.m. on January 4th. 

Five Valley Chorus, The Sweet Adelines 
Practice for Holiday Open House
Tuesdays, Oct. 17th - Dec. 19th 
[River Valley Church]
Women of all ages are invited to practice and join the singing fun!
For more info call: 543-8137
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana. Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
Next Step Prep Summer Session Applications OPEN!
Missoula Community Theatre
Early Application Deadline: January 15th
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31st
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!
 Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
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!
ongoing exhibitions
Over There! Montanans in the Great War
At The Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through December 16th

Holiday Exhibition and Sale
At The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through December 22nd

Resist the Industrial Santa Complex - Holiday Exhibit
at  Radius Gallery
Through December 24th

Water Maps
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through December 30th

Dear Viewer: Text-Based Artwork from the MAM Collection
at Missoula Art Museum
Through December 30th

at the Artists' Shop
Through January 2018

ARTS Missoula | (406) 541-0860 |
327 East Broadway
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807