art + culture news  //  january 22, 2017
this week in missoula

ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch
Thursday, March 22nd is the 2018 ARTS Missoula Art and Culture Awards Lunch. 

We are accepting nominations in these 5 categories: Cultural Achievement, Individual Artist, Arts Educator, Business Support for the Arts, and Cultural Vision. Nominations are DUE February 1st. For more information and to submit a nomination click:  HERE!

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!

MGB Trio // Lake Bottom Sound Series
Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm
[At St. Anthony Church]
Lake Bottom Sound invites you to an exciting show! Featuring Naomi Siegel, Loren Stillman, Matt Mitchell, Gordon Grdina, & Jim Black. Doors open at 7pm! For more info and tickets:  Website!

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
Radius Gallery's new show, 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, January 26th, 7pm
[The Dennison Theatre, UM Campus]
Join the Missoula Symphony Orchestra on Friday, January 26th at 7pm in the Dennison Theatre. Tickets are $8 all ages, general admission seating.  Website!

upcoming events

IWFF: An Evening with Working Dogs for Conservation // The Roxy Theater
Monday, January 29th, 7pm
The International Wildlife Film Festival presents an evening  of short films and discussion about our relationship with dogs, hosted by Working Dogs for Conservation. For more information please email 

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. For more information and tickets:  Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, February 6th, 7pm
Shakespeare & Co. welcomes Montana author, Molly Caro May. She will be reading from her new book, Body Full of Stars. She will be accompanied by, Melissa Bangs, Missoula based storyteller and mother. For more details & other Shakespeare events:  Website!

Annual Mini Benefit Show - Sneak Peak // Zootown Arts Community Center

Friday, February 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
This year's Mini Benefit Show's theme is "Outer Space". This show will be on display at the ZACC until February 22nd [and then will be at the Wilma for the main Gala Event, February 24th].  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

50th Annual Art Auction // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, January 25th
Art Auction: Saturday, March 3rd
The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is thrilled to present this 50th Anniversary milestone and the YAM's most significant fundraising event. The opening reception for the auction art will be Jan. 25th, a chance to view the work! The exhibit will end with the Art Auction on March 3rd.  Website!

Design and Maintenance of Diverse Garden Landscapes with Bibler Gardens Staff // Hockaday Museum of Art

Kalispell, MT
Wednesday, February 7th, 5:30pm
"On Wednesday, February 7th, Bibler Gardens staff will lead a presentation on the creation and upkeep of the site's exceptional gardens and arboretum. The hour-long presentation followed by a question-and-answer session will begin at 5:30 p.m."  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

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

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Watercolor Workshops with Bobbe Almer
January 27th

Missoula Art Museum

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

UM Dance Program, Creative Movement Classes for Children
February 1st - April 26th
PARTV Building, UM

For more details & to register:  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

Class: "As Seen On..."
Wednesday, January 24th

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

YAAP Thursday: Painting 101
January 25th - March 1st

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

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  

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 9-12
Thursday's February 15th - March 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
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:
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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