art + culture news  // February 11, 2019
This Week in Missoula
Arts Missoula's Arts & Culture Awards Lunch is this April! Nominations for Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, Cultural Vision and Cultural Ambassador are due February 12th.
Pour Your Heart Out // Iron Pour
Thursday, February 14th, 5-9pm
Head to the University to create your own Iron Cast Art piece! All proceeds benefit Free Cycles Community Bicycle Shop. This activity coincides with Jesse Blumenthal & Anne Yoncha's MFA Thesis Opening Shows in the Gallery of Visual Arts (Social Sciences Building). 

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
February 15th - 24th
"Receiving nearly 2,000 entries from 78 countries, BSDFF 2019 will present over 150 films at The Wilma, the Hellgate Elks Lodge and the MCT Center for the Performing Arts for ten days in February" - BSDFF. Purchase a weekend pass, all screening pass or browse other viewing options before they sell out. Click here for details & tickets:  Website!

Johnny Appleseed // Missoula Children's Theatre
Performances: February 15th & 16th
Grades K-12 have been hard at work on the winter production of Johnny Appleseed! Performances take place on Feb. 15th at 7pm and Feb. 16th at 3pm and 5pm. 

Nonprofit of the Month // Cherry Creek Media
Arts Missoula has been named "Nonprofit of the Month" by Cherry Creek Media for the month of February 2019. Thanks Cherry Creek! Listen to a brief sound clip by Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Global & Cultural Affairs, HERE!
Ravel & Romance // String Orchestra of the Rockies
Sunday, February 17th, 7:30pm
[at the UofM Recital Hall]
String Orchestra of the Rockies welcomes you to their February show, "Ravel & Romance".  Enjoy the romantic French Impressionism of the Ravel quartet arranged for the orchestra.  More Info!

Collaboration Between Peace Center and Global and Cultural Affairs Office Results in Joint Cultural Identity Workshop
On January 26, Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula and the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (JRPC) in Missoula teamed up to offer a Cultural Identity Workshop, in the 
Pay ne Family Native American Center on the UofM Campus. This workshop was a follow-up of the Seeing the Elephant Unconference, the JRPC offered last summer, tackling the question "Does my world look different from yours?
Conversations continued throughout last fall with participants suggesting a follow-up event that would have "cultural identity" as its central topic for presentations, discussions and community participation. Cultural Identity, a person's self-conception and self-perception, is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. Everyone has a cultural identity. Knowing where you come from can give you a sense of belonging and a sense of self. For some people, culture is more about the families you create rather than your birth heritage. This could mean a local club, community group or sports team. " I was amazed about the diversity of the people who attended our workshop on cultural identity, composed of students and faculty, as well as members from the Native American and transgender communities, with participant age ranging from 20 to 80", according to Dr. Udo Fluck, Director, Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula.

Folks were interested, engaged and definitely full of questions and thoughts", Betsy Mulligan-Daque, Executive Director of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center observed during the half-day workshop. "There was enough enthusiastic support among the workshop attendees to continue the conversation in the future and offer a platform, an outlet for our community to explore together, communicate and learn from one another", suggests Fluck.
Upcoming Events
The Falconaires // United States Air Force Academy Band
Tuesday, February 19th, 7pm
[at Dennision Theater, UofM Campus]
You are invited to a free concert by the Air Force Falconaires Big Band at the Dennision Theater on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm. 
Carmina Burana // Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
February 23rd - 7:30pm
February 24th - 3pm
[at the Dennison Theater, UofM Campus]
Carmina Burana features Christi Amonson, Christopher Pfund and  Corey McKern. The Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale is Directed by Darko Butorac and Dean Peterson. For details and tickets:  Website!
Art Associates of Missoula // February Meeting
Wednesday, February 20th, 10am
[at Radius Gallery]
The Arts Associates of Missoula monthly meeting is Wednesday, February 20th at 10am at Radius Gallery. Figure painter, Linda Leslie will be discussing her most recent works. Please call Susie at (406)-549-0752 for additional details.

Pre-Construction Open House // The New ZACC
Saturday, February 23rd, 11am
Zootown Arts Community Center welcomes you to an open house of the new Studebaker Building where ZACC & Arts Missoula will be housed. Take a glimpse before remodeling!  Facebook Event!

Spring 2019 World View Film Series - Cultures in Harmony
[at the Roxy Theater]
Monday, February 25th, 7pm
Back by popular demand, the World View Film Series by the Office of Global & Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula presents the Spring World View Film Series - Cultures in Harmony. Films run February - June and represent counties including South Africa, Estonia and more. Monday, February 25th at 7pm is the first film, "Buena Vista Social Club" (Cuba) Sponsored by Rideg Law Firm, US Bank & the Montana World Trade Center.  More Info!
Webinar & Film Series // Friends of Jung
"The Missoula Friends of Jung organization invites you to a timely new discussion series examining the transformative power of women's anger." Seminars occur Feb. 27th, Mar. 27th, (both at Missoula Public Library), Apr. 10, May 9 (both at The Red Willow Center). For details on films & more info please contact

Regional Events

Hockaday Museum of Art // Open Art Calls & Opportunities 
[Kalispell, MT]
The Hockaday Museum of Art has quite a few great opportunities available right now. 
Artist Wilderness Connection Program - Applications due February 16th. More Details HERE!
Plein Air Glacier: Paint Out 2019 - Applications due March 8th. More Details Here!
Arts in the Park - Application due March 25th. More Details HERE!

Scheherazade & Chopin: A Symphony Valentine // Glacier Symphony & Choral
Sunday, February 17th, 3pm
[Kalispell, MT]
Off to Kalispell for Valentines Day weekend? Glacier Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro John Zoltek will be playing "Scheherazade", romantic and classical music.  More Details!

"Of Dreams" by Tory Elena // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
[Bozeman, MT]
February 8th - April 26th
Quite a few new exhibitions are opening at the Emerson this February. One being, "Of Dreams" by Tory Elena in the Lobby Gallery. Artwork features the artist's dreams day and night. For more details on this show and others at the Emerson Center, follow this link:  More Info!

Classes & Workshops

Community Chorus
Sing with the Pura Vida Community Chrous this Spring!
February 13th - May 15th
at Salvation Army, Missoula
Wednesday's 7-9pm

Playing With The Band 
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum
Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]

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

Painted Color Ceramics

No Sitting Fee for February business hours Painting!

*Wanderlust teepee or Bloom Canvas Workshop* Saturday Feb 23rd 6pm 

For more details on Painted Color Ceramics & Classes: Website!

The Clay Studio of Missoula

For information on ALL Adult & Kid classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here! 

partners + affiliates

Missoula Art Museum Training for Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Missoula Community Theatre
Auditions for Disney's "Newsies"
Sunday, February 24th
City of Missoula Public Art Committee CALL FOR ART
Van Buren Soil Wall
Submissions Due: March 31st, 5pm
The University of Montana's Creative Pulse [Arts Integration] Graduate Program is beginning their application process. Apply TODAY!
Missoula Art Museum was recently selected to take part in the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) first-ever diversity internship program. The new program enables MAM to offer a paid, 12-week internship to a Native student in summer 2019. In addition to working with MAM's Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, the intern will attend the AAMD's annual conference in New Orleans and a professional development gathering in New York City. The application process opens January 1, 2019 and submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019, with notifications by April 1, 2019.
Arts & Culture Awards Lunch
Nominations Due February 12th
KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.