Art & Culture eNews  //  January 9, 2017
Arts Missoula News
First Night Missoula 2017

First Night was an absolute smash, thank you to everyone, including our performers and artists, sponsors, volunteers, and venues, who have made this festival possible. We are so humbled by your support.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of First Night Spotlight!

1ST PLACE // Faith Arledge
2ND PLACE // Luna Whiting-Yeo
3RD PLACE // Michael Boris, Tristan Redearth, and Hunter Olson

We are so appreciative of all the contestants who put themselves out there and all the judges who made some very difficult calls. 

Now, back to a little business. We often get questions about how to get an exhibit for First Friday, and the answer is actually quite simple: just ask! Though we love to promote First Fridays, there is actually no overseeing entity to Missoula's First Fridays. If there's a business or organization that you'd like to show your work at, visit them directly to propose a show, and then submit an event on our Gallery Guide so we can feature you!
This Week in Missoula
International Wildlife Film Festival: Accord & Aatsinki // Roxy Theater
Mon., Jan. 9, 7pm // Website 
Double Feature Night at the Roxy will feature Accord, which is directed by Bozeman-based RC Cone. The film explores the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer and the North Atlantic Wind. Aatsinki focuses on the reindeer cowboys of Finland. Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki continue a generations-old tradition of reindeer herding.

Art of Diplomacy Conference // University Center Ballroom
Jan. 12-13 /  Website  →
  World-class artists will join experts in culture, history, and international relations for the second Art of Diplomacy Conference at the University of Montana. The conference features two full evening events of dance, music, and storytelling.

Desert to Mountain by Rebecca Sobin & Scattered Remains by Julie Gautier-Downes // ZACC

Fri., Jan. 13, 5:30pm /  Website 
Zootown Arts Community Center will be opening two new shows, featuring two Missoula-based artists who draw inspiration from the Missoula and Montana landscapes.

Vibe USA 2017 Gala Finale // The Wilma
Sat., Jan. 14, 5pm // Tickets →
Vibe is the culmination of an international dance challenge that brings together outstanding y oung dancers from around the world and serves as an introduction to a professional career. It promotes cultural exchance and mutual understanding. The topic of the week is the role of the arts in human communication.

Upcoming Events
Arts Associates Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wed., Jan. 18, 10am / Contact: Susie (544-0891) →

The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be held with Kate Davis, bird sculptor and photographer with Raptors of the Rockies, who will entertain with animated stories of the wild! Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public.

Urinetown: the Musical // Missoula Community Theatre
Jan. 19-22, 25-29 /  Website →
Who came up with that title? The Missoula Community Theatre didn't come up with the title, but they are confident that urine for a treat! Pun upon pun, song after song, this show may provide the PeeG-13 humor that will chase away your January doldrums and give your abdominal muscles a good workout from laughing!

Bobbie McKibbin, David Hiltner, Hadley Ferguson // Radius Gallery 
Opening Reception: Jan. 20, 4pm /  Website 
Radius Gallery will present new works by these three premier Montana artists. All three artists survey and celebrate America's bucolic scenery. Each piece is a meditation on living with and within the natural world. The exhibition will run January 20th through February 25.
Basses Covered // The Loft
Fri., Jan 20, 7:30pm /  Website →

Basses Covered will hit a few homeruns at the January Loft. Batters include Carla Green, Marlene Hutchins, and Eric Pfeiffer. "Ball" gowns optional.

Ongoing Exhibitions

45th Annual Benefit Art Auction
at Missoula Art Museum

The Art of the Auction, featuring 82 artists

Open through February 1

Present Tense: Prints from the the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection
at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Open through January 14


4 Ravens Favorites: A Selection Curated by the Gallery Owners
at 4 Ravens Gallery

Open through January

In This Issue
Partners & Affiliates
Workshops, Classes, & Tours
The Emperor's New Clothes with Missoula Children's Theatre
Classes begin Jan. 9 & 10
For children K-12
Glass Fusing Orientation Class with ZACC
Wed., Jan. 11, 6-8pm
Congolese Music & Dance Workshop with 
Unity Dance & Drum
@ Missoula Senior Center
Jan. 12 - 14
Silk-Screening Night with ZACC
Fri., Jan. 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Crafts and Conversation: Paper Snowflakes with 
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Sat., Jan. 14, 10am-12pm
Saturday Family Art Workshop: Starburst Books with Missoula Art Museum
Sat., Jan. 14, 11am-12:30pm
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
Mosaic Monday's Nip & Slip // Backroad Cider, Hamilton
Mon., Jan. 9, 6:30pm / Contact 

Join Bitterroot artist Patty Franklin for a relaxed and enjoyable evening making mosaics. Franklin will provide all the materials, tools, and personal attention needed for you to do a basic stained glass mosaic piece. You should plan on attending more than one session, but if that's not convenient, Patty can give you information on how to continue working on your own. To preregister, email Patty here.

Arts in the News
SHELF LIFE: Library unveils year-long reading challenge
The Missoula Public Library invites you to read 50 books from a variety of genres and categories in just under a year.

Tim Nielson paints heroes-iconic, historic, contemporary and real 
In his series "Towards a New American Mythology," Missoula painter Tim Nielson reimagines the assassination of Black Panther member Fred Hampton.  Read more at the Missoula Independent...

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