art + culture news  //  f ebruary  12, 2017
this week in missoula

ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch

Thursday, March 22nd is the 2018 ARTS Missoula Art and Culture Awards Lunch. 

For more information click  HERE!  To inquire about reserving a table please call (406)-541-0860.

Film Series // The Roxy Theater & Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Monday, February 12th, 7pm
[Showing at the Roxy]
Montana Museum of Art and Culture & The Roxy Theater present Eastern European Film Series, "Werckmeister Harmonies" . This is in connection with the MMAC's exhibition: Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode.  Website!

"Jazz for Lovers" // UM Jazz Program
Wednesday, February 14th
[UM Recital Hall]
"Join us for the swinging sounds of nationally recognized vocalist Greta Metassa along with her group including (Missoula's own) bassist Clipper Anderson." For more details please email

Ghost Date Night // The Clay Studio of Missoula

Friday, February 16th, 6pm
The Clay Studio invites couples to try their hand at couples throwing. Meanwhile, the film "Ghost" will be projected on the wall. The studio will provide pizza, treats & fun! To reserve your spot please call (406)-543-0509.

Hercules! // Missoula Children's Theatre
February 16th, 5:30pm, 7:00pm 
February 17th, 3pm, 5pm
The Missoula Children's Theatre welcomes you to the Hercules Performing Arts Class performances. Students Grades K-12 have been working hard all month to put this show together! Check it out.  Website!

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
February 16th-25th
The 15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, (the largest documentary film festival in the American West), is February 16-25, 2018. "In addition to screenings, BSDFF hosts the Big Sky DocShop, a five-day filmmaker's forum that includes panels, workshops, and the popular Big Sky Pitch for works in progress."  Website!

Heros and Legends // String Orchestra of the Rockies

Sunday, February 18th, 7:30pm
[at UM Music Recital Hall]
String Orchestra of the Rockies invites you to their performance featuring tenor soloist Brian Stucki. For performance details:  Website! Tickets available at

upcoming events

"A Springtime of Irish Music & Song" // UM Irish Studies Program
UM's Irish Studies Program invites you to the following Missoula performances.
Thursday, Feb. 22: O'Mahony, button accordion, UM Recital Hall.
Saturday, March 10: Ó Riabhaigh, Uilleann pipes, UM Recital Hall.
Saturday, March 24: Ó Maonlaí, traditional and contemporary music, UM Recital Hall.
For a complete list of performances & more details:  Website!

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Art Museum

Wednesday, February 21st, 10am
The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be at 10am on February 21st at the MAM. "Theo Ellsworth, cartoonist and self taught artist will talk about different aspects about his work.  Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public".  Please call 544-0891 for details.

Poetry Slam! // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, February 21st, 7pm
Join E3 in their monthly poetry slam event. You are welcome to sign up as a judge, a poet or just come and enjoy. For more details here is a link to the Facebook event:  Website!

Annual Mini Benefit Show // Zootown Arts Community Center
Saturday, February 24th, 5:30pm
[at the Wilma]
Come support the ZACC at the annual Mini Benefit Show. This year's theme is Outer Space. There will be a live and silent auction and also an opportunity to bid on delicious desserts. How fun!  Website!
regional events

Anatomy: Valentines Dinner Theatre on Aerial Silks // Viscosity Theater
Whitefish, MT
February 12-15
Viscosity presents an exciting Valentines Dinner Theatre event. The evenings include performance, food and drink. For tickets and more details:  Website!

"Schubert and the Egyptian" // Glacier Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Kalispell, MT
February 17th, 7:30pm & 18th, 3pm
"Schubert and the Egyptian" is Glacier Symphony's next concert featuring works by French composer Camille Saint-Saens and Viennese master Franz Schubert. The concerts will  February 17 and 18 at Flathead High Performance Hall in Kalispell. Website!

50th Annual Art Auction // Yellowstone Art Museum

Billings, MT
Saturday, March 3rd
The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is thrilled to present this 50th Anniversary milestone and the YAM's most significant fundraising event.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Playing With The Band - Winter/Spring Session
February 5th-May 31st
Want to play in a band?
Learn from professional musicians/instructors.

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

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

UM Dance Program, Creative Movement Classes for Children
February 1st - April 26th
PARTV Building, UM

For more details & to register:  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

2 Hour Class: Glass Fusing Orientation
Wednesday, February 14th

6 Week Class: Women's Rock Camp
Wednesday, February 21st - March 30th

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

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Winter Wood Fire
Tuesdays, January 9th - March 20th

Family Workshops
Saturday, March 3rd

Ceramics for Ages 9-12
Thursday's February 15th - March 8th

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Director of Global and Cultural Affairs
SPARK! Director
Job Openings: ARTS Missoula
Details: HERE!

Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
Tell Us Something
Call for Stories: "Right Place, Right Time"
Pitch Deadline: February 20th
Live Event: March 20th
Call 406-203-4683
Montana Made Fair Call for Art & Submissions!
Due: April 1st
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
ongoing exhibitions

International Cup 2018
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through February 23rd

at Radius Gallery
Through February 24th

at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through February 24th

Artists of  Opportunity
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through February 24th

Harnessing the Power and the Magic
at the Artists' Shop
Through February 28th

Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode
Decades: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through May 26th
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