Art & Culture eNews  //  January 23, 2017
Arts Missoula News
18th Annual Awards Lunch

Don't forget to nominate someone 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
Urinetown: the Musical // Missoula Community Theatre
Jan. 19-22, 25-29 / Tickets 
The Missoula Community Theatre invites you to enjoy Urinetown, The Musical !  The funniest love story, zero-waste recycled set show in Missoula!

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.

Aja Sherrard: The Accumulation of Endlessness // University Center Gallery
Run dates: Jan. 23 - Feb. 23 / Reception: Thu., Jan. 26, 4pm / Website 
Artist Aja Sherrard will have the opening reception to her most recent exhibition in the UC Gallery on campus. Be prepared to face existential questions and wonderings as a result of her thought-provoking commentary on the infinity of existence.

Shramanuary Week 4: Wizzerd, Stone Elk, Isaac Operandi // Ole Beck VFW Post 209
Thu., Jan. 26, 9pm  / Facebook Event  

KBGA College Radio and Shramana are wrapping things up for the month, so don't miss your last change to see The Lurking Residency Series at VFW. This show is tentatively $5 and +21, but is subject to change. Listen to 89.9 KBGA for your chance to get in free!

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.

"Write Stuff" Saturday Workshop // Living Art of Montana

Sat., Jan. 28, 10:30am / Website 
Facilitated by Jack Shifflet, this workshop is for writers and non-writers alike. You will use easy, guided writing prompts to explore writing as a tool for self-expression. Offered free of charge to adults 18+ dealing with illness or loss. No experience is necessary. Living Art is a place to create, share, and heal.

Bare Bait Dance Screenings // Roxy Theater

Sat., Jan 28, 4pm & 6pm / Sun., Jan. 29, 4pm & 8pm / Tickets  

Bare Bait Dance partners with the Roxy Theater to bring inspired collaborations of dance and film to Montana. Twenty unique choreographic voices and directional visions will share two Kinetoscope screenings during the final weekend in January.

KFGM Missoula Community Radio Launch Party // Union Club Bar
Sat., Jan. 28, 5pm / Website 
Celebrate the successful launch of 105.5FM KFGM with the rest of radio staff! There will be appetizers from the soon-to-be-opened Union Grill, and both Jon Van Dyke and Ann Szalda-Petree will be making speeces. Pour champagne and give a toast to Missoula's newest non-profit, free-speech, listener supported radio station.

Upcoming Events
Economics and the Art of Strategic Thinking // University Center Ballroom
Mon., Jan. 30, 8pm / Website  
Esteemed economist Kaushik Basu will present this lecture as a part of the President's Lecture Series at the University of Montana. basu is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and economics professor at Cornell University.
He will also lead the seminar, "The Concept of Power" from 3-4:15pm the same day in the Gallagher Business Building Room 123.

UM Dance Days // PARTV Center, U of M Campus
Fri., Feb. 3 - Sat., Feb. 4 /  Website →
UM Dance Days is an opportunity for dancers from regional high school and two-year colleges to join the UM Dance Program for two days of dance. Visiting students will take master classes in five dance genres, participate in a reception with UM dance majors and faculty, and attend the School's American College Dance Association Benefit Concert.

Art of the Auction: 45th Benefit Art Auction // University Center Ballroom
Fri., Feb. 3, 5pm /  Website 
The Missoula Art Museum encourages everyone to participate in the fast-paced sport of bidding, where artists and art lovers alike come together in appreciation of Missoula's art community its beloved art museum. 
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, rom antic 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

A Democratic Spirit : Peter Norton Family Gifts
at Missoula Art Museum

Open through May 27

Works by Bobbie McKibbin, David Hiltner, & Hadley Ferguson
at Radius Gallery

Open through February 25


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
Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Package 1: Jan. 14, 21, 28
Package 2: Feb. 11, 18, 25
Bob Ross Night with ZACC
Wed., Jan. 25, 6-8pm
$25/$20 for members
Nurturing Pathways: Winter 2017 with Downtown Dance Collective
Thursdays starting Jan. 26, 8:30-11am
Parents + children up to age 3
Comic Club: After School Program with ZACC
Starts Jan. 27, 3:30-5:30pm
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 Walk & Jam at the YAM // Yellowstone Art Museum

Fri., Feb. 3, 4pm / Website 
Museum admission is free during ArtWalk and Jam at the YAM. Enjoy free parking, live music, and view the current exhibitions. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Montana Performing Arts Consortium Showcase and Conference// Mansfield Theater, Great Falls
Fri., Jan. 27 - Sun., Jan. 29 /   Website 
Three sets of showcases will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. in the Mansfield Theater. They will feature regional and national performing artists. The showcases are free and open to the public.  The Exhibit Hall is in the Missouri Room and only open to registered Conference attendees.

Catfish // Dulcie Theatre at Shane Lalani Center, Livingston
Sun., Feb. 12, 6:30pm /  / Website 

The Livingston Film Series presents this free screening, in which love and identity become twisted across the lines of the internet. A documentary from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, it follows photographer Nev Schulman who falls into a complicated online relationship spurred by an 8-year-old painter.

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
Inside job: In the tradition of institutional critique, artists are throwing wrenches into the art world's works
"T he standard hours for contemporary art galleries have been set in stone for decades: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. But quite a few people attempting to visit  A. L. Steiner's exhibition  this past fall at Koenig & Clinton in New York found the space shuttered. Steiner cut the gallery's workweek in half."   Read more at Art News  

National Library of Israel Buys Vast Library of Rare Jewish Books
"The  National Library of Israel has acquired what has been described as the greatest private library of Jewish books and manuscripts ever assembled. [...]  The collection comprises more than 10,000 items that 'chart the spread of Hebrew printing and the global dissemination of Jewish culture,' the National Library of Israel said in a statement."
  Read at New York Times 

Opera as lively art - or not-so-lively
"Book lovers, as a rule, do not shy away from a new novel because it is not likely to be as great as Dickens or Cervantes. Yet opera lovers routinely avoid new works for just this reason: They're not going to be on a par with the masterpieces that still make up the bulk of the operatic canon."  Read more at the Washington Post 

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