art + culture news  //  f ebruary  19, 2017
this week in missoula
2017 Honorees

ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch

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

Sharon Snavely | Cultural Achievement
James Lee Burke | Individual Artist
H. Rafael Chacon | Arts Educator
Montana Public Radio | Business Support of the Arts
Charlene Campbell Carey | Cultural Vision

To reserve a seat or a table click  HERE! 
Questions? P lease call (406)-541-0860.

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!

"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!

Non-Fiction Writing in Craft Lecture // UofM Creative Writing Program

Friday, February 23rd, noon & 7pm
Writer, Sanjiv Bhattacharya will deliver his lecture, "The I's Have it: First Person Structure in Nonfiction," at noon and 7pm in Turner Hall's Dell Brown Room. 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!

Ebb & Flow // Missoula Symphony Orchestra

February 24th, 7:30pm
February 25th, 3pm
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra invites you to "Ebb & Flow" on February 24th & 25th with Music Director Darko Butorac.  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!
upcoming events

Gallery Tour Talk : Decades // Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Thursday, March 1st, 5:15pm
The Montana Museum of Art and Culture invites you to a Gallery Tour Talk with Co-Curator of their current exhibit, "Decades: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection", Julia Galloway. The event will be located in the PARTV Building Meloy Gallery on campus.  Website!

The 39 Steps // Missoula Community Theatre
March 8th - 18th
The Missoula Community Theatre invites you to another marvelous show this March. This show is a funny non-musical mystery based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock Film. Click through to MCT's website for details and to purchase tickets.  Website!
regional events

Winter Respite: Poems & Stories to Gather Round // Hangin' Art Gallery & Cafe
Arlee, MT
Saturday, February 24th, 1-2:30pm
You are invited to a poetry and storytelling afternoon at Hangin' Art Gallery and Cafe in Arlee! Heather Cahoon, a locally acclaimed poet will be the special guest.[Painting featured left by Heather Cahoon].  Website!

Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery // Call for Art

Red Lodge, MT
Submissions Due: February 28th
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery has a call for artists out for the Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition that will exhibit in April. Submit work by February 28th!  Application!

Chicago! // Hamilton Playhouse
Hamilton, MT
February 23-25, March 2-4
Join the Hamilton Players and for a musical that illustrates the American Dream. Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. For tickets and more details click here:  Website!

Opening Reception - New Artists 2018 // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Thursday, March 1st, 5pm
The Hockaday in Kalispell invites you to an opening reception for their exhibition featuring talented high school artists!  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

Missoula Writing Collaborative 
Writing Workshops
Saturday, March 3rd

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: As Seen On...
Wednesday, February 28th

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
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 SUMMER Made Fair Call for Art & Submissions!
Deadline: April 1st
Audition for The Little Mermaid!
Missoula Community Theatre
Sunday, February 25th
12:30-4pm [by age group]
Plein Air Paint Out 2018
Paint at Glacier in June!
Application Due: March 12th
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

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

Left and Found
at the Dana Gallery
Through March 10th

Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous was a Woman
at the Missoula Art Museum
Through May 19th

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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Missoula, MT 59807