art + culture news  //  february 27, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY // MAR. 3 // gallery guide

12pm Watercolor Painting Class Missoula Public Library More Info 
Nonfiction Craft Lecture with Tracy Kidder
Gallagher Business Building 123
More Info 
Tour of E.S. Paxson Murals with Ryan! Feddersen
Missoula County Courthouse
More Info 
Friday Afternoon Comic Club
Zootown Arts Community 
More Info 
3:30pm Teen Writers Group
Missoula Public Library
More Info 
Ric Gendron, Leann Boyd, Crista Ann Ames, and Doug Turman Opening Reception
Radius Gallery
More Info 
4pm Summer StARTs Missoula Community Theatre More Info 
5pm Thomas H. Boelman Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
More Info 
5pm Jo Costello: Retrospect Clyde Coffee More Info 
5pm Michael Dinning: The Beat of Life E3 Convergence Gallery More Info 
Ryan! Feddersen: Resistance
Missoula Art Museum
More Info 
5pm Paintings and Mixed Media: Jennifer Kinville  Betty's Divine
More Info 
5pm First Friday with Rattlesnake Elementary School La Stella Blu More Info 
5pm Nature's Palette: Teresa Warner & Elene Weege Gallery 709 More Info 
5pm Nancy's Fantastic Hats 415 Building More Info 
5pm Beyond Functional Wood Sculpture: Joseph Thompson The Artists' Shop More Info 
5pm Mini Show Gallery Opening Zootown Arts Community Center More Info 
5pm First Friday with Wild Mountain Ink Bathing Beauties Beads More Info 
5pm Elements: Laura Bigger FrontierSpace More Info 
5:30pm Mozart: Missoula Symphony Sneak Peek The Public House More Info 
5:30pm Sue Tirrell: Un/Seasonable Clay Studio of Missoula More Info 
5:30pm Free Silk Screening Night Zootown Arts Community Center More Info 
6pm Tango Practica Downtown Dance Collective More Info 
6pm Late Night Tea Lake Missoula Tea Co. More Info 
6pm Hunter Day Photography Zootown Brew More Info 
7pm Umphrey's McGee The Wilma More Info 
7pm Tracy Kidder Nonfiction Reading Dell Brown Room, U of M More Info 
7:30pm Thinner than Water Masquer Theatre, PARTV 005, U of M More Info 
9pm Enzymes + Pnut Butr Release Party The Palace More Info 
9:30pm Ryan Larsen Band Sunrise Saloon More Info 
9:30pm Blistered Earth The Dark Horse More Info 
11pm Moth Top Hat Lounge More Info 
this week in missoula

#MentorMondayMT // Zootown Brew
Today, 12pm / Website 
Join the Missoula Powerhouse Montana team for this exciting event including a lightning keynote and speed mentoring on the topic of building your brand. Come with business cards, questions, and a willingness to learn. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch)

Mamalode's New Office Celebration // 259 W Front St, Ste. B
Tue., Feb. 28, 5pm / Website 
Join Mamalode in celebrating the new downtown office, creative collective, and the launch of their 25th edition of Mamalode magazine. Snacks, drinks, and general merriment will be provided.

Bugs and Brews with George Stanley // Missoula Insectarium
Tue., Feb. 28, 6:30pm / Website 
What happens when you mix after hours access to the Insectarium, local beers, and a fascinating expert lecturer? You get the Missoula Insectarium's lecture series, "Beers and Brews," with this month's topic being all about prehistoric trilobites! 

Colorado River Journey Lecture // The Roxy Theater
Wed., Mar. 1, 6pm /  Website  
Join Jonathan Waterman as he takes you on his five-month, first-ever paddle from source to sea on the 1,450-mile Colorado River. Through images, a narrative account, and video, the author will also share his observations on drying rivers caused by population growth and climate change.

Winter Campfire Stories // Payne Family Native American Center
Wed., Mar. 1, 8pm / Website 
Join the Payne Family Native American Center for stories around the campfire. Along with stories, there will also be hot chocolate and s'mores to keep everyone warm!

B are Bait Dance Annual Art & Dance Gala // Public House
Thu., Mar. 2, 6pm / Website 
Bare Bait Dance collaborates with local visual artists to present an evening of inspired, original dance works in celebration of their 6th season and beyond in Missoula. Join them for music, food, art, and dance, to support this professional contemporary modern dance company and the arts community.

Comedy Open Mic // Union Club Bar
Thu., Mar. 2, 10pm / Contact: John (240-2395)
This show is open to anyone who would like to watch or perform, and it's free! Comedians should show up around 9:30pm for sign-ups, which will close at 9:45pm.
Saturday+ with Ryan! Feddersen & Julie Cajun // Missoula Art Museum
Sat., Mar. 4, 11am /  Website  
Join Seattle-based artist Ryan! Feddersen and renowned educator and author Julie Cajun for an artist discussion at MAM with coffee provided by Black Coffee Roasting Company.

Odyssey 2017: Honoring Lance Boyd // Dennison Theater
Sat., Mar. 4, 7:30pm / Tickets 
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana will celebrate the artistic journey of Lance Boyd: music educator, trombonist, and jazz ambassador.  He taught at the university for 43 years and is largely responsible for putting jazz on the map in western Montana.

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Sun., Mar. 5, 1:30pm / Dana Fitz Gale reading and signing  Spells for Victory and Courage
Tue., Mar. 7, 7pm / Kevin Canty reading and signing  The Underworld
Wed., Mar. 15, 7pm / Gwen Florio reading and signing  Reservations

Missoula Memories: Walking Through the Decades // Imagine Nation Brewing Company
Sat., Mar. 4, 12pm / Website 
Step back in time with the crew at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula with this special exhibit that celebrates the diversity and significance of memory by collecting and preserving our culture's oral stories. Interactive Decades Exhibit opens at 12pm, Open Mic and Storytelling at 5pm.

Smash! for the Station // University Center Commons
Sat., Mar. 4, 12pm / Website 
On the final day of KBGA College Radio's annual fundraiser, Radiothon, they will sponsor this Super Smash Bros. tournament, hosted by the UM Smash Club. This is part of the effort to help KBGA raise $25,000 between Feb. 26 and Mar. 4. This event will be followed by KBGA's
EndOfThon, 7pm at the Palace Lounge.

Clark Fork Fundraising Auction // University Center Ballroom
Sat., Mar. 4, 5pm / Website 
This year's theme for the auction is Forever Young: 80s and 90s Prom! Upcycle your old flannels or bubble-sleeve dresses, because it's time to party like it's 1999. There will be dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, Big Sky Brewing beer, Red Bird wine, and fine with Clark Fork School friends.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament // Hell Gate Elks Lodge 383
Sun., Mar. 5, 1pm / Tickets 
Join the Missoula Downtown Foundation at their 3rd annual tournament. Registration is $100 and there will be unlimited re-buys. The top 5 finishers receive cash prizes and places 6-10 get a choice of prize packages valued at $2,500 total.

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job postings
Janitor at ZACC
Must have work-study award from University of Montana
10 hours/week

Attendant at University Center Gallery
Must be a registered student at the University of Montana

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend program, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 
2017 Missoula Historic Preservation Awards
Accepting nominations for exceptional building restorations that maintain historical integrity
Deadline: Mar. 2

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture  Juried Exhibition
Open only to students, grades 9-12
Deadline: Mar. 3
Exhibition Dates: Mar. 24 - April 28

Glacier Symphony & Chorale Music Scholarships
Requirements: Grades 9 -12, played with Glacier Symphony for at least 3 concerts during 2016-2017 season, being
Deadline: Mar. 17

New Playwright Festival (Jackson, WY)
Accepting short plays and seeking judges
Deadline: Mar. 30
To submit a play, visit the website 
To request to be a judge, contact Cynthia 

VonCommon Open Art Call
Theme: "Post-Prom: Systems & Solutions"
Deadline: Apr. 15
Send at least 1 jpg + brief description of why piece fits theme

Summer MADE fair
Accepting vendor applications
Date: Jun. 25, 10am-5pm
Deadline: May 1

University Center Gallery Art Call for Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Open only to UM students, staff, or faculty
Fee: None
Deadline: Apr. 7

Zootown Brew Accepting proposals for art shows for Winter/Spring 2017
Send your idea, inquiry, portfolio, or website to the email below.
ongoing exhibitions

Jerry Rankin: From the Inside Out
at Missoula Art Museum
Through May 27

Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through May 27

classes, workshops, + tours

Workshops  with Missoula Art Museum  
- After School Art Adventure II: Fantastic Houses with Jolena Ryan
Ages 7-11
Tuesdays through Apr. 4 (no class Mar. 21), 3:45-5:15pm
  Register →

- Preschool Art Start with Jolena Ryan
Ages 3-5
Tuesdays through Mar. 14, 11am-12pm

Workshops with The Clay Studio of Missoula
- Kids Clay Class
For Ages 9-12
Thursdays through Mar. 16, 3:30-5:30pm

- Family Workshop
Sat., Mar. 4, 2-5pm

Workshops with Bobbe at E3 Convergence Gallery
Sat., Mar. 4, 9am-3:30pm
Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
  Contact →

Nurturing Pathways: Winter 2017 
with Downtown Dance Collective
Thursdays through Mar. 2, 8:30-11am
Parents + children up to age 3

Kids Can Sew!  with the Confident Stitch
 Sat., Mar. 4, 1-4pm

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933 

 with Zootown Arts Community Center
Prints! Prints! Prints!
Afterschool Program
Tuesdays through Apr. 11, 3:15-5:30pm

-   Mini Screen Prints - Lucky Charms
Sun., Mar. 5, 11am-1pm

Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Mar. 11, 18, 25
Morning Classes: 10:30am-12pm
Afternoon Classes:
upcoming events

Over the River and Through the Woods // Missoula Community Theatre
Mar. 8 - 19 / Website 
Family comedy dished up with a side of lasagna, ravioli, and love: this describes Over the River and Through the Woods. The MCT is tickled to serve this delicious non-musical production. The rehearsal process for this show has been as hilarious as the script itself. 

Eritrea: the Country, Culture, and Circumstance // University Center Theater
Wed., Mar. 8, 6pm / Website 
Soft Landing Missoula brings you the third lecture in their series. Two speakers will be presenting, Dr. Kimberly A. Maynard and Dr. Solomon M. Gofie. Maynard's journey has taken her from smoke jumping in Missoula to work in natural disasters and, ultimately, war zones. Gofie is Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and his areas of research include state, society and human rights, conflict resolution, and more.

Mini Benefit Gala // The Wilma
Sat., Mar. 11, 5:30pm / Website 
ZACC's gala event will bring together Missoula's community to celebrate all things mini. This year, the theme is "Under the Sea," and ZACC invites all mermaids, sea creatures, and hues of blue to join them for an unforgettable evening of bidding, a catered dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions.

Beth Judy Reading // Shakespeare & Co.
Tue., Mar. 14, 7pm / Website  
Author Beth Judy will be reading  Bold Women in Montana History, a series of compelling portraits of historic heroines in the Treasure State. From the Blackfeet warrior Running Eagle to the stereotype-smashing librarian Alma Jacobs, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed bold - breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political oppression.

A Lecture by Professor Sukanta Chaudhari // Liberal Arts Building Room 103A-B, U of M
Mon., Mar. 13, 3:30pm /  Contact 
Professor Chaudhari on Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, will present his lecture, "The Wood and the World: Negotiating A Midsummer Night's Dream." Chaudhari is an eminent Renaissance scholar, author of many books, including  Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man. The 1999 film version of  A Midsummer Night's Dream will be screened on Monday, March 6th, same venue, at 6pm.
Art Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wed., Mar. 12, 10am /  Contact: Susie (544-0891) 
Join Art Associates for their monthly meeting at MAM. This time, master weaver Bonnie Tarses will inspire with "Fifty Years & Counting: A Weaver's Journey." Art Associates meetings are always free and open to the public. 

Live Storytelling: "Don't Look Back" // The Wilma
Tue., Mar. 21, 7pm /  Website → 
Tell Us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other. Nine storytellers share their true personal stories based on the theme "Don't Look Back." Each storyteller has ten minutes to share their story from memory. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of.
regional events
Four Celtic Voices // Mansfield Theater, Great Falls
Sat., Mar. 4, 7:30pm /  Website  →
An all-female Irish Instrumental and vocal ensemble, Four Celtic Voices, join forces to create a vibrant, vivacious and fresh Celtic group. They sing  and perform on piano, Celtic harp, double-bowed psaltery, flute and bass. Many of their pieces will be old favorites, familiar to the audience.

EVITA // Dulcie Theatre, Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston
Mar. 10 - Apr. 2 /  Tickets →
Andrew Lloyd Webber's explosive Evita hits the stage this spring. Evita brings to life the passionate persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. The charismatic Evita captivated a nation by championing the working class. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience, and features Andrew Lloyd Webber's compelling Latin, jazz, and pop-influenced score.

 Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors // Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
Opening: Thu., Mar. 23 /  Website →
This major exhibition by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will be on view through July 16, and will travel subsequently to Missoula and Colorado Springs. Smith is one of the US's finest Indigenous talents, and this will be the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in her native state of Montana in a generation. This exhibition will examine themes that perennially recur in her work, including conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony, and identity.
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