Art & Culture eNews  //  December 19, 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
Public Art Committee Meeting // 140 W Pine, Jack Reidy Conference Room
Tue., Dec. 20, 4pm / Website 
Join the Missoula Public Art Committee this week as they discuss new,  up-and-coming public art projects. The committee meets once a month, and welcomes the public to attend and present potential public art ideas. This week, members of the Missoula Downtown Association will be present to discuss artistic opportunities for the old parking meters.

Open Mic Feat. Big Shade // Stage 112
Tue., Dec. 20, 7pm / Website 

Come on down for Stage 112's weekly open mic, featuring Big Shade and hosted by Squirrels o n Mars. Music starts at 7pm, and sign-ups are open to all musicians, comedians, and poets.

Dan Henry //Great Burn Brewing
Wed., Dec. 21, 5pm / Website 

Musician Dan Henry will be making his way back to the Garden City to bring Missoulians more of his unique music stylings. Henry is a singer/songwriter from Helena, Montana, with a special vocal style, coupled with acoustic guitar and bluesy harmonica.

Missoula Homeless Persons' Memorial // Missoula County Courthouse
Wed., Dec. 21, 5:30-6:30pm // Website 

Th e 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.

A Musical Dreamtime Journey // St. Anthony Parish

Wed., Dec. 21, 7pm / Website 
Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan of Drum Brothers will be stopping in Missoula to celebrate the season of lights and winter solstice through music. The performance will feature a variety of world instruments, from didgeridoos to Tibetan bowls.

Drum Brothers will also perform in Whitefish's O'Shaughnessy Center on Friday, December 23rd at 7pm.

Upcoming Events

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

45th Annual Benefit Auction: The Art of the Auction // UC Ballroom
Opening Reception: Jan. 6, 5pm / Website 
Missoula Art Museum MAM will feature the work of 82 exemplary Montana-based and nationally-known artists whose 40 artworks will be featured in the live auction and in the 42 silent auction pieces. The benefit art auction is MAM's largest fundraiser of the year.
Bob McKibbin, David Hiltner, Hadley Ferguson // Radius Gallery 
Opening Reception: Jan. 20, 4pm /  Website →
Radius Gallery will present new works by these three premier Montana artists. All three artists survey and celebrate America's bucolic scenery. Each piece is a meditation on living with and within the natural world. The exhibition will run January 20th through February 25.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Binary Form: Ceramic Abstraction by Trey Hill & Andrea Moon
at Missoula Art Museum

Open through May 13.
Present Tense: Prints from the the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection
at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Open through January 14.

White: Winter Group Exhibition
at E3 Convergence Gallery

Open through December 31.
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
 Intro for Beginning Adults 
at Aikido Missoula
Orientation on Sat., Jan. 7 followed by 4 guided basics classes.
Preregister by Jan. 4
Workshops for Kids at Families First Children's Museum
* Mandarin Starters
Wed., Dec. 31, 11-11:30am
* Magic Noodle Art
Thu., Dec. 22, 11-11:30am
* Sponge Painting Art
Fri., Dec. 23, 11-11:30am
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
Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight // Yellowstone Art Museum
On view through Dec. 30 / Website 

If anything is commonly known about Hutterite colonies, it is their reputation for being self-contained and private.  So much more is the privilege,  then, to be able to view this selection of photographs by Jill Brody, a photographer who earned the trust and support of the Hutterite colonies in Liberty County, Montana.

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
Winter Chautauqua: Variety show with humor, readings at Crystal
"Bob Wire is a one-man variety act. He plays country with the Bob Wire Trio. He's written humor columns about doing a shift as a mermaid in the bar-side tank at the Sip 'N Dip Lounge in Great Falls." Read more at the  Missoulian 

In the flow:
Darby's Jon Turk on adventure, revolution, and Crocodiles and Ice 
"Writer, adventurer and part-time Darby resident Jon Turk began his adult life as a scientist, having earned a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado in 1971. Almost immediately, though, he abandoned the laboratory for the wilderness." Read more at the  Missoula Independent 

A Modernist Houston Post Office Is Reborn as a Colossal Event Venue

"With the Day for Night festival, the Barbara Jordan Post Office invites visitors to reconsider what the colossal concrete building could be for Houston." Read more at Hypoallergenic 

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