art + culture news  // January 21, 2019
This Week in Missoula
Missoula's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 21st
Celebrate Dr. King with exciting events 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!
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!

somewhere i have never travelled // Radius Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25th, 6-8pm
Welcome a new year with Radius Gallery's first show of 2019. "somewhere i have never travelled" features work by Theo Ellsworth, Kaetlyn Able, Ben Jordan, Lillian R. Nelson & Tim Kowalczyk. Stop by this Friday from 6-8pm for a first look!  Website!

Tapestry // Turning the Wheel Missoula
Friday, January 25th, 6:30-9pm
[at Yoga Fitness Center downtown]
Tapestry is a guided movement improvisation workshop. It's purpose is to inspire, create collaboration, and personal awareness. To register follow this link:  Register HERE!

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.
Upcoming Events
Stephanie Land // Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm
Author, Stephanie Land will be reading from her new memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. Stephanie lives in Missoula and her work has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post and more.  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

Hockaday Museum of Art // Open Art Calls & Opportunities 
[Kalispell, MT]
The Hockaday Museum of Art has quite a few great opportunities available right now. 
Artist Wilderness Connection Program - Applications due February 16th. More Details HERE!
Plein Air Glacier: Paint Out 2019 - Applications due March 8th. More Details Here!
Arts in the Park - Application due March 25th. More Details HERE!

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 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

Apply for International Wildlife Film Festival Filmmaker Labs
Applications Due February 1st
Missoula Art Museum was recently selected to take part in the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) first-ever diversity internship program. The new program enables MAM to offer a paid, 12-week internship to a Native student in summer 2019. In addition to working with MAM's Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, the intern will attend the AAMD's annual conference in New Orleans and a professional development gathering in New York City. The application process opens January 1, 2019 and submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019, with notifications by April 1, 2019.
Arts & Culture Awards Lunch
Nominations Due February 12th
KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.