art + culture news  // January 14, 2019
This Week in Missoula

Arts Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 16th, 10am 
[at the Missoula Art Museum]
Alan McQuillian, Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, will be featured discussing "Aesthetics and Ethics in Photography" during January's Arts Associates Meeting.  For more information call Susie at 549-0752.

Calendar Girls // Missoula Community Theatre
January 17th - 27th
MCT welcomes to you to their January show! " 'The flowers of Yorkshire are like the women of Yorkshire. Every stage of their growth has its own beauty, but the last phase is always the most glorious'.This beautiful line from Calendar Girls is true of both flowers and the colorful characters in this true story from the late 1990's in the UK. It reveals that sometimes, out of tragedy, comes the most unexpected real-life comedy." - MCT.  Click here for:  More Info & Tickets!
Downtown Missoula Master Plan Public Design Workshop

January 14th, 5-7pm & 7-9pm at DoubleTree Hotel
Kick-off & Hands-On Design
January 15th -  January 17th, 10am-7pm at The Public House
Open Design Studio
January 18th, 4-6pm at The Wilma
Work-In-Progress Presentation

Participate in Downtown Missoula's Master Plan! For details on this week's charrette head to Missoula Downtown Association's  Website!

FusionX Concert // UofM College of Visual and Performing Arts
Friday, January 18th, 7:30pm
[Dennison Theater]
UofM School of Music welcomes you to hear bands, orchestra, choir, jazz, piano and more in over 20 performances throughout the night! For tickets and additional details:  Website!
Kinetoscope // Bare Bait Dance
January 19th & 20th
You are invited to Kinetoscope, an International Screendance Film Festival at the Roxy Theater! This is Montana's premiere dance film festival. To purchase tickets, look at showtimes and for more details, please follow this link:  Website!

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Cultural Identity Workshop, a follow-up of the Seeing the Elephant Unconference
Saturday, January 26th, 9am-noon
Payne Family Native American Center, UofM Campus

Seeing the Elephant Unconference in June last year, organized and facilitated by the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, was a very successful event in Missoula! Community members, UM students and faculty members alike were participating in debates, inspired by lightning keynotes, contributed to break-out sessions and joined group and panel discussions, tackling the question "Does my world look different from yours?

Conversations continued, past the actual event, in person and via e-mail with participants at the time 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.

Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula is excited to partner with the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center to offer Know Thyself: A Cultural Identity Workshop on Saturday, January 26, from 9:00 to noon in the Payne Native American Center, on the UM campus, hosted by Dr. Udo Fluck, Director, Global and Cultural Affairs and Betsy Mulligan-Daque, Executive Director, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. The event is Free with light breakfast items provided.

Spend the morning with us on Saturday, January 26, from 9:00 to noon in the Payne Native American Center to explore and learn more about cultural identity.

Missoula's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21st
Celebrate Dr. King with exciting events Sunday, January 20th through Monday, January 21st. Events include movie screenings at the Roxy Theater of  "King in the Wilderness", a Youth Rally in Caras Park and a Community Social at St. Anthony's Church. For details please follow this link:  Website!

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. Big Sky Documentary Film Fest will be here before we know it! Purchase a weekend pass, all screening pass or other viewing options before they sell out. Click here for details:  Website!

Regional Events

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner : Vantage Point // Holter Museum of Art
Opening Reception: January 18th, 5-8pm
[Helena, MT]
The Holter welcomes you to their grand re-opening for 2019. Maggy Rozyski Hiltner will have her amazing embroidery work exhibited through April. For more details on her show:  Website!

Gershwin Gala // Glacier Symphony
January 19th & 20th 
O'Shaughnessy Center
[Whitefish, MT]
Glacier Symphony welcomes you to the "Gershwin Gala" this January. The show includes a 45-piece orchestra and is led by Maestro John Zoltek with pianist Natalia Lauk. For additional details and tickets click through to Glacier Symphony Orchestra & Chorale's  Website!

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
On display through January 25th
[Bozeman, MT]
The Emerson Center in Bozeman is holding their fourth annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit. This is a juried collection of original art that honors artists who have contributed work to the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser. This culminating event takes place Friday, January 25th.  Website!

Classes & Workshops

Mosaics with Patty Franklin
Hamilton, MT
January 14th & 28th

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 →

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings

Missoula Art Museum Training for Art Guides and Education Volunteers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater