Art & Culture eNews  //  January 16, 2017
Arts Missoula News
18th Annual Awards Lunch

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their service to the arts? Don't miss your chance to nominate them for the 18th Annual Arts Missoula Awards Lunch! Visit this link to nominate an individual, business, or organization in 5 different categories. While you're there, you can also reserve your seats for the Lunch - March 28th, 11:30am at the Doubletree.
This Week in Missoula
The Hows and Whys of Collecting with H. Rafael Chac ón // Missoula Art Museum
Tue., Jan. 17, 5:30pm // Website 

Join local collector and University of Montana art history professor H. Rafael Chacón to take a look at the artists in this year's auction while sampling drinks and hors d'oeuvres generously provided by James Bar. During this preview, Chacón will share tried and true approaches to assembling a first-rate collection. Free for members. RSVP by calling 728-0447.

Arts Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
W ed., Jan. 18, 10am / Contact: Susie (544-0891) →

The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be held with Kate Davis, bird sculptor and photographer with Raptors of the Rockies, who will entertain with animated stories of the wild! Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public.

Urinetown: the Musical // Missoula Community Theatre
Jan. 19-22, 25-29 / Website 
Who came up with that title? The Missoula Community Theatre didn't come up with the title, but they are confident that urine for a treat! Pun upon pun, song after song, this show may provide the PeeG-13 humor that will chase away your January doldrums and give your abdominal muscles a good workout from laughing!

Bobbie McKibbin, David Hiltner, Hadley Ferguson // Radius Gallery  
Opening Reception: Jan. 20, 4pm /  Website  

Radius Gallery will present new works by these three premier Montana artists. All three artists survey and celebrate America's bucolic scenery. Each piece is a meditation on living with and within the natural world. The exhibition will run January 20th through February 25.

Basses Covered // The Loft
Fri., Jan 20, 7:30pm /  Website  →

Basses Covered will hit a few homeruns at the January Loft. Batters include Carla Green, Marlene Hutchins, and Eric Pfeiffer. "Ball" gowns optional.

Upcoming Events
Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944 // Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thu., Jan. 26 - Sat., May 27 /
Opening Reception: Thu., Jan 26, 5pm / Website 
MMAC will open a special exhibition focused on pioneering women artists who came to Montana at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, and significantly contributed to the aesthetic and cultural milieu of the state. This will not feature your typical Western iconography.

Jame Hamblin: If Our Bodies Could Talk // Shakespeare & Co.
Fri., Jan. 27,  7pm /  Website →

Author James Hamblin will read from his new book, If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body. Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away. The book covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and more more.

Sandra Lim Poetry Reading // Dell Brown Room, Turner Hall, UM
Fri., Feb. 3, 7pm /  Website 
Sandra Lim is UM's Visiting Hugo Writer for Spring 2017, will be giving a poetry reading on UM campus. She is the author of The Wilderness, for which she received the Barnard Women Poets Award, and a collection of poetry called Loveliest Grotesque.
Constellations by Nick Payne // Roxy Theater
Feb. 9-12, Preview: Feb. 7 /  Website →
A spellbinding, romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know - delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

Ongoing Exhibitions

45th Annual Benefit Art Auction
at Missoula Art Museum

The Art of the Auction, featuring 82 artists

Open through February 1

Photography by Steve Slocomb
at Catalyst Cafe

Open through January and February

Featuring wildflower photography


Memory Breaks Us, Memory Makes Us by Adelaide Gale Every & Elisha Harteis
at E3 Convergence Gallery

Open through January 28

In This Issue
Partners & Affiliates
Workshops, Classes, & Tours
After School Art Adventure I: Exploring Dimensions with Bev Beck Glueckert
at Missoula Art Museum
For ages 7-11
Tuesdays through Feb. 14, 3:45-5:15pm
Food Art Fever: After School Class with ZACC
Starting Tue., Jan. 17, 3:15-5:30pm
For ages 8-11
Teen Artist Workshop: Finding your Wild Side with Clay with Trey Hill
at Missoula Art Museum
Free for teens
Wed., Jan. 18, 4-6pm
Ladies Pottery Painting Night with ZACC
Thu., Jan. 19, 6-8pm
Open Figure Drawing
at Missoula Art Museum
Only for ages 18+
Sat., Jan. 21, 2:45-4:45pm
Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Package 1: Jan. 14, 21, 28
Package 2: Feb. 11, 18, 25
Family Workshops with 
Clay Studio of Missoula
First Sunday of every month, 2-5pm
African Dance Class with 
Unity Dance & Drum
@ Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
in the Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Docent Tours with 
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thursdays @ 2pm
Submission Calls
Glacier National Park Artist-In-Residence
Deadline: Jan. 31
Duration: 4 weeks per session

ZACC 5th Annual Mini Show
Deadline: Feb. 1
Event Date: Mar. 11

Bare Bait Dance Art Gala
Deadline: Feb. 10 Event Date: Mar. 2 Website 

Zootown Brew Accepting proposals for art shows for Winter/Spring 2017
Send your idea, inquiry, portfolio, or website to the email below.
Regional Events
Art Auction 49 Opening Reception // Yellowstone Art Museum
Photo by Billings Gazette
Photo by Billings Gazette

Thu., Jan. 19, 5:30pm / Website 
C ome celebrate Art Auction 49, and take this opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and begin bidding on Silent Auction artwork. The Art Auction itself will take place on Saturday, March 4th.

Alan Weltzien: Exceptional Mountains // Grizzly Claw Trading Company, Seeley Lake
Sat., Jan. 21, 7pm // Contact: Jenny (754-0034) 
Author, adventurer, and poet Alan Weltzien will be reading from his new work of nonfiction: Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes. Refreshments will be served, and feel free to bring an appetizer or beverage to share.

Star Wars, Dark Matter and Dvorak // Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Feb. 11 - 12 / Website 
This concert will feature a new work composed for tuba by Benedict Kirby, a professor of music at the University of Montana. Kirby says the story behind the piece stems from his love of astronomical subject matter. John Williams' iconic "Star Wars Suite" and "The Noon Day Witch" by Dvorak will complete this cosmic concert.
Arts in the News
American Life in Poetry: When a modifier makes all the difference
" There are times when a single word in a poem is so perfect a choice that it pops like a firecracker, and I'll let you guess which word did that for me. A hint: it's a modifier."  Read more at the Missoulian 

Julie Gautier-Downes photographs the losses we leave behind
"[Gautier-Downes's] series title, Scattered Remains, evokes a violent aftermath, but the dust and rust in every picture speaks to the truth of these spaces: They were abandoned, maybe even urgently, but they fell apart over the course of 50 to 100 years-a slow death."  Read more at the Missoula Independent 

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