Art & Culture eNews  //  December 5, 2016
Arts Missoula News
First Night Missoula 2017
Dec. 31, 12am-12pm // Missoula-wide

We can't wait to celebrate the new year with you on First Night. We've got a full slate of performances, activities, workshops, and contests all lined up for you.

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

To RSVP to our Facebook event, click here 
This Week in Missoula
Andre Floyd & Deb Demmons // The Loft
Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30pm / Website 
The Loft will feature Andre Floyd and Deb Demmons in their musical stylings that promise to soothe the soul and psyche (and also get a little Christmas spirit going!).

Northside Potluck // the Stensrud
Thu., Dec. 8, 7pm / Website 
Join the Loft in celebrating the beauty of our community at this potluck, featuring Lindsey Tucker's collection and music from Geoffrey Taylor, Tanner Bray, Jasper, Jeff Turman and John Rosett. Bring your dancing shoes, your favorite beverage, and a dish to share.

Staff & Friends Show // ZACC
Fri., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30pm / Website 
Zootown Arts Community Center is putting on a show to celebrate their talented people that work behind the scenes. The theme this year is "Self Portraits," which promises to surprise viewers with the variety of interpretations. There will also be an opening for their new show, Layers of Lines  by Katie Machain at the same time.

Reading from Elisabeth Sheff // Shakespeare & Co.
Fri., Dec. 9, 7pm / Website 

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff will read from her essential guidebook for friends and family of individuals who identify as polyamorous,
When Someone You Love is Polyamorous. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamory in the US and the worldwide expert on polyamourous families with children.

Dance Up Close // Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, UM

Dec. 9-10, 7:30pm / Dec. 10, 2pm / Website →
 This dance production, put on by UM School of Theatre & Dance, is an annual fan favorite that takes advantage of the intimate black box theatre in order to give audience members a view of three sides of the performance. Choreographers will explore themes of identity, transformation, and fantasy.

Readings & Signings // Fact & Fiction
Fri., Dec. 9, 5pm: Poems Across the Big Sky II Reading, featuring Heather Cahoon, Beth Ferris, Gabriel Furshong, and others.

Sat., Dec. 10:
 Fact & Fiction will be supporting Missoula Writing Collaborative, and authors will be signing all day. Included authors are Dana FitzGale, Donna Love, Dominic Farrenkopf, and others.

Sun., Dec. 11: Authors will be signing all day to support Open Aid Alliance. Including Leslie Millar, Richard Fifield, Lance Schelvan, Gary Lundy, and Parris ja Young.

Stars Over Snow // 
Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30pm at St. Anthony Parish / Sun., Dec. 11, 7pm at St. Ignatius Mission / Website 
Join Dolce Canto at their holiday concerts, which offer a musical meditation on the stars. Audience members are invited to contemplate the significance of stars and remain fascinated by their eternal mysteries. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours today.

JuBELLation Handbell Choir Concert // First United Methodist Church

Sun., Dec. 12, 4pm / Contact
This free concert will feature a selection of holiday songs highlighting the versatile sound of handbells and chimes. Instrumentalists and choir will enhance this holiday event!

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!
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliates
Job Postings
Executive Director at Shane Lalani Center in Livingston
Experience preferred: Non-profit administration, finance, and development
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to by December 7.
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
Activities at Zootown Arts Community Center
  • Clay Luminaries Workshop / Tue., Dec. 6, 6-8pm
  • Free Silk-Screening Night / Fri., Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30pm
Nature Journaling: Butterflies with Nancy Seiler
Sat., Dec. 10, 1-4pm
Young Beginning Ceramics Classes with Nancy Seiler
Upcoming Sessions:
Dec. 10, 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
Mark Your Calendar

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)

Ongoing Exhibitions
Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions In Indigenous Art, 1977-2015
at Missoula Art Museum

Featuring Rick Bartow, Corwin Clairmont, Joe Feddersen, Jaune Quick-to-See, and Gail Tremblay.

Open until December 10.
White: Winter Group Exhibit
at E3 Convergence Gallery

An exploration of the theme "White," which artists chose to use literally or metaphorically. Featuring work by local and national artists.

Open until December 31.

Northwest Blends:
Toni Spencer
at The Artists' Shop

Original silk batiks from Post Falls, Idaho artist Toni Spencer, including depictions of birds, landscapes, and much more.

Open through January.
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. 
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