art + culture news  //  july 17, 2017
this week in missoula

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.

This week 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 19 th, 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." 

This week at The Roxy Theater
Monday, July 17th, 6:45pm
Fed Up
Tuesday, July 18th, 7pm 
Bare Bait Dance and the Roxy Theater present: Mr. Gaga. Bare Bait Dance and the Roxy are celebrating BBD's 7th year. Come meet this years company, view a film, and grab your BBD season ticket!
Wednesday, July 19th, 9pm
Stop Making Sense
Thursday, July 20th, 11am
Kubo and the Two Strings

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

This week 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!
upcoming events

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm
Samuel Dolan, Montana-based film-maker, author, and historian will read from his new book,  Cowboys and Gangsters: Stories of an Untamed Southwest .
Wednesday, July 26th, 7pm
Join Shakespeare & Co. in welcoming German- born, Montana artist, Gabriele Golissa. She will be reading from her new book, Skies/Himmel.

For more details and information, here is Shakespeare & Co.'s,  Website!

MAM Celebrates Hmong American Culture with Dancing, Music, and Art // Missoula Art Museum and Art Park
Wednesday, July 26th, 4-7pm
Missoula Art Museum is hosting a family-friendly celebration of Hmong American culture on July 26. This is in conjuniction with the MAM exhibit, "From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection". There will be traditional music, craft, and food. Event is open to the public. For more information, here is MAM's  Website!

Ninth Annual Fairy Tale and Super Hero Festival // Dragon Hollow Play Area

Saturday, July 29th, 10am-12pm
Head over to the grassy field west of the Dragon Hollow Play Area on Saturday, July 29th. The festival offers children to dress up as their favorite fairy tale character or super hero. There will be crafts, fun activities and real-life superheros including law enforcement and fire fighters. Join the fun! For more info, contact this  Email!

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

20th Annual Garden and Home Tour // Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
Friday, July 28th, 4-8pm
Saturday, July 29th, 9am-4pm/ Website!
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture invites you to join them for the 20th year of this popular tour. Complete with landscapes, horticulture, and gardens across the Gallatin Valley. Tickets are available for purchase now. Head to their website linked above for more info.

Glacier Reflections: A Restrospective Artist Talk // The Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Wednesday, July 19th, 5:30pm / Website!
A new exhibit is opening in Kalispell at the Hockaday Museum of Art. Be sure to check out Glacier Relections featuring 3 artists, each of whom have a history of painting the people and places of Glacier National Park. Artists Corinne Lundgren, Marsha Davis and Darlene Morgan will be giving an artist talk where they will share their experiences as well as their art.

 Art with "Grit"// Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Show runs through October 15th / Website!
The Yellowstone Art Museum invites you to a special exhibition titled Earth to Earth: Sediment to Sentiment. This exhibition includes work by German artist Anselm Kiefer. Some works are literally made of the Earth's sediments; how cool! For more information, YAM's website is linked above.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

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

E3 Convergence Gallery

Open Studio with Bobbe Almer
Wednesday, July 19th

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Acrylic Extravaganza! with Nancy Seiler
July 29 & 30

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!

Call for Art at Draught Works Brewery
Draught Works is looking for solo artists or group shows. Please submit 6-8 images of different art pieces and a link to your website if possible.
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

Lineage: Four Generations of Montana Ceramists
at Missoula Art Museum
Through August 26th

Summer Juried Exhibit, "Let it Enfold You"
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through August 26th

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