Art & Culture eNews  //  December 12, 2016
Arts Missoula News
First Night Missoula 2017
Dec. 31, 12am-12pm // Missoula-wide

We now have First Night buttons and Spotlight tickets available at the Arts Missoula office, online, and at participating vendors in the Bitterroot area. Order now 

We still need plenty of volunteers to help out with all the fantastic First Night events, so if you have a couple hours to spare on New Year's Eve, do it with a friend and enjoy the night as an integral part of the festival! Visit our volunteer page and sign up today

For more information about the program, buttons, sponsors, and Spotlight, visit our website here 

To RSVP to our Facebook event, click here 
This Week in Missoula
Tell Us Something: The Unlikeliest of Places // The Wilma Theater
Tue., Dec. 13, 7pm / Website →
Tell us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other. Nine storytellers share their true personal stories based on the theme, "The Unlikeliest of Places." Each storyteller has 10 minutes to share their story from memory.

A Christmas Story: The Musical // Missoula Community Theatre 
Dec. 1-18 / Website 
W atch this classic Christmas movie unravel with musical numbers that will make the nostalgia all come back. This musical version has received  3 Tony nominations!

RYAN! Feddersen: Resistance // Missoula Art Museum
Dec. 16 - Apr. 22 / Website 
Seattle-based artist RYAN! Fedderson (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) creates multi-layered environments and interactive sculptures. She has created four interactive installations for MAM that address equitable development and resource use.

John Floridis Winter Concert // Website 

Missoula songwriters and guitarist John Floridis will perform highlights from his popular seasonal recordings as well as songs of journeying from darkness to light.



Fri., Dec. 16, 7pm // E3 Convergence Gallery (Donations will be collected for Camp Make a Dream)

Sat. Dec. 17, 7pm // Crystal Theater (Donations collected for the Poverello Center)

Sun. Dec. 18, 7pm // First United Methodist Church (Donations collected for Family Promise Missoula)

Upcoming Events
Missoula Homeless Persons' Memorial // Missoula County Courthouse
Wed., Dec. 21, 5:30-6:30pm
The community is invited to a memorial candlelight vigil. On the longest night of the year, those without homes who have died this year will be honored.  Hot beverages and soup will be provided.  If you are able, please bring a toiletry or dental care item or canned good to support  Project Homeless Connect.

Aran Buzzas // Missoula Brewing Co.
Fri. Dec., 30, 6-8pm

Local singer/songwriter Aran Buzzas returns to play Missoula's newest brewery for a special New Year's Eve-Eve Show! Homegrown Montana folky tonk that will get the crowd jiving. Consider this a preamble to his performance as part of First Night Missoula on New Year's Eve.

Ongoing Exhibitions
All Mixed Up: Stephen Glueckert
at Missoula Art Museum

Closing date extended due to popular demand.

Open until February 18.
Present Tense: Prints from the the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection
at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Open until January 14.

Buckle Up A Bison :
Evan Hauser
at University Center Gallery

Open until December 19.
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliates
Workshops, Classes, & Tours
Tapestry Class with 
Turning the Wheel Missoula
Docent Tours with 
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thursdays @ 2pm
Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
in the Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Glass Fusing Ornaments at Zootown Arts Community Center
Tue. Dec. 13, 6-8pm
Young Beginning Ceramics Classes with Elisha Harteis
Upcoming Sessions:
Dec. 17
Family Workshops with Clay Studio of Missoula
Sundays, 2-5pm
Upcoming Sessions:
Jan. 8
Submission Calls
International Wildlife Film Festival
Deadline: Jan. 6
Event Dates: April 15-22 at Roxy Theater
  Website →

Glacier National Park Artist-In-Residence
Deadline: Jan. 31
Duration: 4 weeks per session

ZACC 5th Annual Mini Show
Deadline: Feb. 1
Event Date: Mar. 11

Bare Bait Dance Art Gala
Deadline: Feb. 10 Event Date: Mar. 2 Website 
Regional Events
Holiday Pops // Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell
Sat., Dec. 17, 7:30pm / Sun. Dec. 18, 3pm / Website 
This fun program from Glacier Symphony & Chorale is designed to bring holiday cheer into the hearts of families at this wonderful time of the year. Featured music will include The Nutcracker Suite, Fledermaus Overture, March of the Toys, Skaters' Waltz, and many others.

Miniature Exhibit // Carbon County Depot Gallery, Red Lodge
Dec. 1-31 /
Carbon County Arts Guild hosts another great display of talent at their annual miniature show, featuring Rock Creek artists.

Time & Space by Del Curfman // North Gallery, Red Lodge
Dec. 1-31 / Website →
Artist Del Curfman will present this body of work dedicated to the connection of time, space, and movement in his Crow heritage. 
Arts in the News
Dolce Canto's winter concert, "Stars Over Snow," ties the stars to the season
If you attended Dolce Canto's concerts this weekend, then you were one of the lucky ones that got to experience their fresh take on winter elements in holiday music. Read more at the  Missoulian 

Peeping time: 
Leslie Millar and Queen Elizabeth I turn back the clock at Missoula Art Museum 
Artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar's admiration for Queen Elizabeth I runs deep enough that Millar made her the main character of her time-traveling series of paintings. Read more. Read more at the  Missoula Independent 

A Tap Dancer Like No Other
Michelle Dorrance isn't a tap dancer in the traditional sense. She dances with her entire body, and she doesn't care for the cool containment expressed by more formal tap dancers. She is described as "dorky," but also as "good spirited." Read more at  the New Yorker 

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