art + culture news  //  july 10, 2017
this week in missoula

Poet, Philip Schaefer //Fact & Fiction Downtown
Tuesday, July 11th, 6pm
Philip Schaefer, will be in Missoula this week! Schaefer has a new collection out this summer from the University of Utah Press. Join Fact & Fiction for this exciting Publication Party taking place at the Montgomery Distillery at 6pm, July 11th. Philip Schaefer will be reading from, his new collection:  Bad Summon

For more info, here is Fact & Fiction Downtown's,  Website!

Inside Out: Neo-Outsider Art a Group Show by Montana Artists // Zootown Arts Community Center

Friday, July 14th, 5:30pm
Join the ZACC in welcoming a new exhibit! This show consists of six Montana artists. Their work is spontaneous, playful and intense; encouraging new ways of thinking. This show will be up for your viewing pleasure the entire month of July. Here is a link to the ZACC's  Website!

Out to Lunch and Downtown Tonight // Missoula Downtown Association
Out to Lunch: Wednesdays 11am-2pm, Caras Park
Downtown Tonight: Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm, Caras Park
Don't Forget! The Missoula Downtown Association invites you every Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday evening for fun musical performances, food vendors, and more. For more information head over to MDA's Website!

This week at The Roxy Theater
Tuesday, July 11th, 6pm
NT: Live Salome
Wednesday, July 12th, 8pm
Say Anything
Thursday, July 13th, 11am
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Thursday, July 13th, 5pm & 7pm
Internet Cat Video Festival

For movie descriptions and more showtimes, here is The Roxy's  Website!

6th Annual Northside/Westside Block Party // Zootown Arts Community Center
Saturday, July 15th, 3-9pm
The Northside/Westside Block Party is an annual event in honor of the Northside and Westside neighborhoods of Missoula. North First Street between The ZACC and The Northside Kettlehouse will be closed down July 15th from 3-9 pm. There will be food, beverages, musical guests, and activities for all ages! For more information on this fun evening, head over to the ZACC's Website!

upcoming events

Mountain Dance Festival // University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance
July 17th-22nd /  Website!
This is the second annual Mountain Dance Festival. The festival provides the opportunity to learn from pr ofessional and pre-professional dancers. Training includes: contemporary technique, dance for camera, dance improvisation, site specific composition, yoga, Pilates, etc. For more information or to register, head to the website linked above.

Coming up at Fact & Fiction
Wednesday, July 19th, 7pm
Keith McCafferty will be reading and signing,  Cold Hearted River.
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm
Brooke Williams will be reading and signing, Open Midnight.

For more info, head to Fact & Fiction's  Website!

Hog's Exit- Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA by Gayle Morrison // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, July 19th, 6pm /Website!!
MAM Voices in Contemporary Art Book Club invites you to join author Gayle Morrison who will lead the discussion about the true story of the late Jerry Daniels, known by his CIA call sign, "Hog".This book club coincides with the exhibit, "From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection." 

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, July 19th, 7pm
Roger W. Thompson will read from his new travel memoir, We Stood Upon Stars.
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm
Writer and illustrator, Meg Moseman, will be reading from her new chapterbook, Of Elsewhere: An Exoskeleton.
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm
Leslie Stoll, University of Montana alumna will join Shakespeare & Co. for a reading of her new novel, Everything She Wanted to Say.
Saturday, July 22nd, 1pm
Montana author, Fiona Jallings, will be leading a workshop on how to write in Tengwar, the orthography Tolkien for his Light Elves.

Here is a link to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

Last Best Conference // Wilma Theater
Thursday and Friday, August 3rd & 4th
Last Best Conference, "LBCon", is hosted by MonTEC, The University of Montana, and Missoula Federal Credit Union. The conference will feature renowned speakers, workshops by local business leaders, and live music and film packages.  Tickets are now on sale at this:  Website!
regional events

Sweet Pea Art Show // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
Opening: Friday, July 14th, 5pm
Show runs: July 14th- September 1st /  Website!
Sweet Pea Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!  This year, a  juried art show will be  held in the Jessie Wilber and Lobby Galleries. The exhibit will recognize  great artists from our region that have supported Sweet Pea and the  Emerson for decades.

Arts in the Park // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
July 14th-16th/ Website!
The Hockaday Museum of Art invites you to their annual Arts in the Park Festival. It is the premiere arts, crafts, and music festival in Kalispell. There will also be food vendors! Head to the website linked above for more details.

Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 27th
July 27 - October 15 / Website!
The Tia Collection was drawn from a private collection in Santa Fe. The exhibition includes works by regionally, nationally, and internationally known artists such as Bill Schenck, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. For more information, follow the website link above.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

The Missoula Writing Collaborative
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!
Camps run July 10-14 and 17-21
Camps include: 
Words with Wings
The Rattlesnake Writing Studio

E3 Convergence Gallery

Watercolor Workshop with Bobbe Almer
Saturday, July 15th

Open Studio with Bobbe Almer
Wednesday, July 19th

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Acrylic Extravaganza! with Nancy Seiler
July 29 & 30

Families First Children's Museum Missoula

Summer Parenting Programs/Workshops:
Kinetic Sand
Tuesday, July 11th, 11-11:30am

Homemade Wind-Chimes
Wednesday, July 12th, 11-11:30am

For more information and more activities head over to Children's Museum of Missoula's  Website!

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Zootown Arts Community Center
Michael deMeng Workshops
Radius Gallery

Punk Fiction Dream Journal
Saturday, September 30th

Alternate Evolutions in Storyland
Sunday, October 1st

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
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

Call for Stories!
"The Norman Maclean Festival and Missoula's,
Tell Us Something, is wrapping up Sunday's Festival program with a special
" Up The Blackfoot " theme and is looking for people with
stories of the Valley, the River and it's people.Call 406-203-4683 to pitch your story."

Tickets for the Norman Maclean festival , presented by Alpine Artisans Inc. and the Montana Film Office, are now on sale!
Festival: September 8th-9th

Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Call for Entries
Early-bird Deadline: June 30th
Regular Deadline: Sept.1st
Late Deadline: Oct. 6th
Follow this link! for more information & to submit your film.

Call for Artists!
Kulture Kava, Coffee, and Kombucha is looking for art to fill walls.
Looking to feature 1 artist at a time. Submit images of 6-8 pieces of work. Work will be on display for 30 days.
For more information & to submit your work, email:  here!
ongoing exhibitions

Flora, Fauna, & Folderol
at The Artists' Shop
Through July 31

Sonnets: Stephanie J. Frostad & Julia Galloway
at The Radius Gallery
Through August 12th

Elizabeth Dove: It Started with Aardvark
at Missoula Art Museum
Through September 23rd
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