Art & Culture eNews  //  January 30, 2017
Arts Missoula News
Tom Bensen Named Downtowner of the Year

Tom Bensen, the executive director of Arts Missoula for almost 13 years now, was awarded "Downtowner of the Year" by the Missoula Downtown Association last Wednesday night! One of Missoula's most prestigious honors, this award is given to an individual who has made Downtown Missoula a better place by his or her unselfish and extraordinary efforts, activities, or contributions.

If that doesn't perfectly describe Tom, we don't know what does. Thank you, Tom, for being a visionary and a leader to this great organization and town.
This Week in Missoula
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.

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, 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.

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 schools 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.

Upcoming Events
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.

Art Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wed., Feb. 15, 10am / Contact: Susie (544-0891) 
The monthly Art Associates meeting will be held once again, this time with ceramic sculptor Alison Reintjes, who will present "Consistency and Change: From Idea to Finished Form." Art Associates meetings are always free and open to the public.

Suzanne Goldenberg // Liberal Arts Building, Room 103A-B, UM Campus
Thu., Feb. 16, 5pm / Email  → 
Award-winning journalist with the Guardian and author of Madam President, Suzanne Goldenberg, will present "Climate Change in the World's Two Largest Democracies: New Developments in India and the US." Goldenberg reported from India for many years, and will address the human cost of climate change, especially for women.

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm / Eric Scott Fischl reading and signing Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
Fri., Feb. 17, 7pm / Douglas Chadwick presenting and signing Tracking Gobi Grizzlies
Sat., Feb. 18, 2pm / Elaine Dugas Shea reading and signing Dream Transfer and Wonder
Tue., Feb. 21, 7pm / Timothy O'Leary reading and signing Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face

Shakespeare & C0. Readings //  Website  
Thu., Feb. 16, 7pm / Grace "Betsy" Bonner reading  Round Lake  with special musical guests, Kevin Canty and David Gates
Mon., Feb. 27, 7pm / Mark Sundeen reading The Unsettlers
Ongoing Exhibitions

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

Open through May 27

Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Open through May 27


The Accumulation of Endlessness: Aja Sherrard
at University Center Gallery

Open through February 23

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
Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
in the Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
African Dance Class with 
Unity Dance & Drum
@ Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Nurturing Pathways: Winter 2017 with Downtown Dance Collective
Thursdays starting Jan. 26, 8:30-11am
Parents + children up to age 3
Docent Tours with 
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thursdays @ 2pm
Encaustic Techniques with Acrylics with Nancy Seiler
Sat., Feb. 4, 1-4pm
Family Workshops with 
Clay Studio of Missoula
Feb. 4 and Mar. 4, 2-5pm
Beginning Calligraphy with ZACC
Sun., Feb. 5, 11am
Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Feb. 11, 18, 25
Submission Calls
Ernst Peterson Photo Contest
Deadline: Feb. 2
Categories: Amateur, Student, Professional
Fee: $3 for 18 and under, $5 for 18+, per entry

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
Annie: Broadway in Great Falls // Mansfield Theater, Great Falls
Tue., Jan. 31, 7:30pm /  Tickets  
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

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.

Ernst Peterson Opening Reception // Ravalli Museum, Hamilton
Thu., Feb. 9, 6pm /  Website →
Renowned photographer and Montana native Ernst Peterson was a photographer with a far-reaching reputation. The Ravalli Museum is honored to house Peterson's collections each year with the Ernst Peterson Photograph Montana Contest. Take a look at our beautiful area through the eyes of diverse artists and their submitted photography.

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.
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