art + culture news  // January 7, 2019
This Week in Missoula

Ballet Beyond Borders // Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
January 9th - 12th
"Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is proud to announce the return of Ballet Beyond Borders to Missoula, MT  January 9 - 12, 2019. The BBB Grand Prix Dance Challenge incorporates excellence in ballet with all forms of dance expression and presents world class dance talent for four days in Missoula, Montana, where we are deeply connected to nature. Our dance challenge serves to inspire artists and help each dancer reach the core of what that represents." -BBB, More Details!

City of Missoula Proclamation: January 9th-12th, 2019 is recognized as Ballet Beyond Borders Week in the City of Missoula, MT.

Second Friday // Zootown Arts Community Center
Friday, January 11th, 5:30-8:30pm
[Image: Motherboard by Linda Cohen]
Stay warm all through January and visit the ZACC during second Friday to view their two new shows! In the main gallery view: Jadyn Velazquez: Post Modern Realities. In the Hallway Gallery visit: Linda Cohen: Steampunk Industrial Exhibition. Website!

Upcoming Events
Arts Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 16th, 10am 
[at the Missoula Art Museum]
Alan McQuillian, Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, will be featured discussing "Aesthetics and Ethics in Photography" during January's Arts Associates Meeting.  For more information call Susie at 549-0752.

Calendar Girls // Missoula Community Theatre
January 17th - 27th
MCT welcomes to you to their January! " '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!

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

Livingston Film Series Presents, Science Fair // Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm
[Livingston, MT]
Livingston Film Series is offering a free screening of, Science Fair. This film is one of many independent features, documentaries, local films, and more presented at this theater. For details on this film and others please visit the Shane's  Website!

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 14th & 28th

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(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

Wassail Clay Cup Workshop 
Friday, January 11th, 6-9pm

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

Arts Guild Call for Artists
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition.
January 7th Deadline to Submit
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.
 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee AUDITIONS at Missoula Community Theatre: 
January 20th, 2019
Arts & Culture Awards Lunch
Nominations Due February 12th
KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.