art + culture news  //  january 15, 2017
this week in missoula

Art Associates of Missoula // January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 17th, 10am
[at Missoula Art Museum]
At this month's Art Associates of Missoula meeting,  Kay Langland will show and discuss her current work: Moon Dance Art Work, Jewelry and Recycling. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call 544-0891.

The Art of Collecting: Lisa Simon and Jason Neal of Radius Gallery // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, January 17th, 5:30pm
All are welcome to join Radius Gallery owners and art collectors, Lisa Simon and Jason Neal as they discuss the MAM's 46th Benefit Art Auction work.  To RSVP: 406.728.0447.

Happy Days: A New Musical // Missoula Community Theatre
Showing: January 18th-28th
A popular TV show about the 1950's created in the 1970's, Happy Days, will "rock n' roll" at MCT this January! Buy tickets for the show January 18th - 28th  HERE!

On Golden Pond // Montana Repertory Theatre
Jan. 20, 25-27, Feb. 1, 3, 7:30pm
[Montana Theatre, UM Campus]
Montana Repertory Theatre welcomes you to On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson. For tickets and information please click here:  Website!

Big Sky Mudflaps CD Release: Home Base// Plonk Wine Bar
Saturday, January 20th, 7:30-10:30pm
The Big Sky Mudflaps invite you to Plonk Wine Bar on Saturday, January 20th. The band will play a cocktail/dinner set followed by a get-up-and-boogie dance set.  Website!

This Week at the Roxy Theater
Monday, January 15th, 11:45am (discussion) & 7pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 7pm
The Met: The Opera House
Wednesday, January 17th, 7pm
Postcards from the Edge
Thursday, January 18th, 7pm

More showtimes & details:  Website!
upcoming events

Still Life No. 7 // Bare Bait Dance
January 25th-26th, 8pm
January 27th, 2pm & 8pm
[The Open Space: UM PARTV Building]
Bare Bait invites you to "Still Life No. 7". "Guest Performers Jenny Stulberg & Lauren Simpson share a language of movement where body meets art, life and abstraction head on." For tickets and more details:  Website!

Shape/Shift Opening //Radius Gallery
Opening: Friday, January 26th, 5-7pm
Exhibit: January 26th to February 24th
Shape/Shift will feature work from Beth Lo, Pamela Caughey and Sean O'Connell - three exceptional Montana artists!  Website!

Bach to the Future // Missoula Symphony Orchestra
Friday, Janaury 26th, 7pm
[Dennison Theatre]
Join the Missoula Symphony Orchestra on Friday, January 26th at 7pm in the Dennison Theatre. Tickets are $8 all ages, general admission seating.  Website!

The Power of Art: Art Auction // Missoula Art Museum
Saturday, February 3rd
The Missoula Art Museum welcomes you to the 46th Benefit Art Auction. The evening will take place in the University of Montana, University Center Ballroom on the 3rd floor. Make your reservations by January 20th. For more information and tickets:  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
regional events

Winter Art Maker Series // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Wednesday, January 17th, 5:30pm
The Hockaday's Winter Art Maker Series welcomes Linda Tippetts who will be doing a live painting demo. This event is free for members of the Hockaday Museum. Check it out if you're in the Kalispell area!  Website!

New Exhibitions Opening! // Holter Museum of Art 
Helena, MT
Friday, January 19th, 5-8pm
Holter Museum in Helena invites you to the opening of their new exhibit, "Richard Buswell: Close to Home", "Bonnie Lambert: Hall of Lesser Pleasures" & "Zach Begler: Lens to the Streets". For more details, please click through to Holter's  Website!

Mask-Making Class // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Saturday, January 20th, 10am-4pm
YAM invites you to a fun mask-making class. Glenda Brauneis, local costume designer, will teach the class. "It will include a short lecture/discussion about Mardi Gras, its history, and the historic significance of masks.  In between mask-making activities, students will celebrate Mardi Gras with a king cake, which will be provided."  Website!

Movie Music and Young Soloist Concert // Glacier Symphony
January 2oth & 21st
Whitefish, MT
Join the amazing Glacier Symphony for two performances this weekend. One will be held in Whitefish on Saturday, January 20, 7:30 pm at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center and the other on Sunday, January 21, 3 pm at the Flathead High Performance Hall in Kalispell.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

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

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

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

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

Missoula Children's Theatre
Performing Arts Classes

Classes: January 15th-February 15th
Performances: February 16th & 17th

MCT  Website!
 for more details.

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

Zootown Arts Community Center

5 Week Class: Mindful Journaling
January 20th - February 17th
9am - 11am 

5 Week Class: Introduction to Drawing
January 22nd - February 19th
9am - 11am

Early Artist's Program: Young Scientists
January 17th - February 21st

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

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Daytime Open Instruction
Monday's January 8th - March 19th

Family Workshops
Saturday, February 3rd
Saturday, March 3rd

Ceramics for Ages 5-8
Thursday's January 18th - February 8th

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Montana Book Festival Festival Director 2018
Application OPEN

Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend programs, and summer art classes
-Teaching experience and art expertise necessary
-Send resume, teaching philosophy, and artwork images to Renee Taaffe 

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
Community Auditions for Big River
Tuesday, January 16th
At Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston, MT
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana. Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
Next Step Prep Summer Session Applications OPEN!
Missoula Children's Theatre
Early Application Deadline: January 15th
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31st
Auditions for The 39 Steps
Missoula Community Theatre
Auditions: Sunday, January 28th, 12:30-3:30pm at MCT Center for the Performing Arts
ongoing exhibitions

at The Artists' Shop
Through January 2018

Artists of  Opportunity
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through February 24th

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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