art + culture news  // june 11, 2018
this week in missoula

First Night Application is OPEN!
25th Anniversary
First Night Missoula is a New Year's Eve community built festival that highlights talented local and regional musicians, performers, and other artists in several locations throughout Missoula. 

First Night Missoula is seeking local and regional artists to perform in our 25th anniversary of celebrating the arts in Missoula. 
Applications due: June 30th, 2018

Native Art Now! Film Screening and Book Release Party// Missoula Art Museum

Tuesday, June 12th, 7-9pm
MAM welcomes you to celebrate the new book,
Native Art Now!: Developments in Contemporary Native American Art since 1992. The afternoon also includes a screening of a PBS-made Native American Art Documentary featuring MAM.  Website!

This Week at Shakespeare & Co
Tuesday, June 12th, 7pm
Laura Tempest Zakroff  will be joining Shakespeare & Co to read from her new book, Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols. Zakroff is from Seattle and is a professional artist, author, dancer and designer.  Website!

Colony 23! // Montana Repertory Theatre
Through June 13th
[All events in Masquer Theatre, PARTV Building]
Colony 23 is a week of theatre discussion and professional collaboration. There are a variety of events/discussions; for example: throughout the week there will be readings of nine plays by local playwrights and longtime Colony participants. For more info:  Website!  [Left Image: Montana Rep, of Jon Robin Baitz]

Symphony Under the Big Sky // The Missoula Symphony Orchestra 
Friday, June 15th, 7:30pm
[at Big Sky Brewing Amphitheater]
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Darko Butorac and in partnership with The Knitting Factory & Big Sky Brewery Present 'Symphony Under the Big Sky' featuring Chris Botti.  Website!

I would like to be the air // Radius Gallery
Opening: Friday, June 15th, 5-7pm
Show Runs: June 15th-July 14th
Radius Gallery is opening their doors for their new exhibition. This show is titled, I would like to be the air and features work by Courtney Blazon, Mel Griffin, Randi O'Brien & Deb Schwartzkopf.  Website!

This Week at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, June 12th, 7pm
Christine Carbo, A Sharp Solitude
Saturday, June 16th, 10am
Derek Hann, Blessings of Life (Poetry)

For more events and info:  Website!

2oth Anniversary Celebration // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Saturday, June 16th, 3-7pm
The Clay Studio is celebrating 20 wonderful years with live music, games, projects, and food available for purchase. Join in the festivities on June 16th at the Clay Studio!  Website!

Welcoming Reception for Yong Mao // Dolce Canto
Saturday, June 16th, 6pm
Dolce Conto welcomes Yong Mao to lead their Fall Season! Mao is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University of Oklahoma. Saturday, June 16th at 6pm at 312 E Pine St, is his welcoming reception!  Website!
upcoming events

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co
Wednesday, June 20th, 7pm
Join Shakespeare & Co in welcoming Deedie Runkel. Runkel is from Oregon and will be reading from her new memoir,  Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper's Life. Website!

Missoula Quilters' Guild Quilt Show // Big Sky High School
June 22nd & 23rd
The Missoula Quilters Guild's 17th Quilt show will be held at Big Sky High School June 22nd & 23rd. There will be over 500 quilts, ribbons awarded, a silent auction and much more!  Website!

Coming up at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, June 19th, 7pm
Milana Marsenich, The Swan Keeper
Wednesday, June 20th, 5pm
Deedie Runkel, Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeepers Life
Saturday, June 23rd, 7pm
David Sedaris will be reading and signing copies of his book,  Calypso , at Fact & Fiction on June 23rd. There are special details regarding tickets and entry. Please click through to Fact & Fiction's  Website!   for further info.

Summer Made Fair // Caras Park
Sunday, June 24th, 10am-5pm
Head to Caras Park for the June Made Fair! This open-air market includes art from regional and local talent, non-profits, shopping, and local food & beverage.  Website!
Montana Arts Integration Conference

June 27th-29th
Registration Deadline: June 15th
You are invited to register and attend the Montana Arts Integration Conference held at Missoula College this month! "Participate in workshops by National Presenters and Local/Regional Teaching Artists, Rethink education through the arts, Connect with experts who are impacting education through the arts, Gather resources, ideas, and inspiration and Join a nationwide network of creative educators".  Website!

Don't miss a Free Concert by Supaman, Native American dancer and hip-hop artist, on June 28th, 7pm at the Wilma Theatre - associated with the Arts Conference.

regional events

Trophies, by Maryann Bonjorni // The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Show Runs: May 4 - June 22
[Bozeman, MT]
UofM School of Art Professor, Maryann Bonjorni has work up at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture through June 22nd! Bonjorni's work is mixed media and is influenced by the West and Western Society . Click through for more details  Website!

National Parks Paintings: FITZ Maurice // Hockaday Museum of Art
Show Runs: June 8th - August 4th
[Kalispell, MT]
The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, MT welcomes you to take a walk through their latest exhibition by international and classically trained artist, FITZ Maurice. This summer will feature art presentations and artist led tours featuring this show.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Register for Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Camps! 
Sleeping Beauty, Treasure Island & Aladdin

Playing With The Band 
Next session begins in June!

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

Missoula Writing Collaborative

Words with Wings Camp
 (Ages 8-14)
July 9-13th, July 16-20th

Rattlesnake Writing Studio Workshop 
(Ages 15-17)
July 16-20th

Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of MTuesdays, 5:30-7pm
  Contact →

Zootown Arts Community Center

Plein Air Painting
June 11th, 6pm

[Camps are filling up fast so be sure to sign up ASAP!]

For more details and other  classes: ZACC's  Website!

Bi-Monthly Mosaic Mondays with Patty Franklin at Backroad Cider
Hamilton, MT
June 11th & 25th
The Clay Studio of Missoula
"All Ages" Kids Clay Camp (Ages 5-12)
June 18-22

Full Day Ceramics & Geology Camp
August 13th-17th
(Ages 7-12)

Summer Workshop:
Deb Schwartzkopf - Tricks of the Trade 
 June 30, 10am-5pm

The Clay Studio's SUMMER CAMPS [sculpting animals, wearable ceramics, beginning ceramics, etc.] are currently open for registration. 

For more information on ALL classes at The Clay Studio of Missoula click,  here!

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

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the Western Montana Fair 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

Call for Art
Western Montana Fair
Submissions Due: 
July 20th!
Register for World Refugee Day Cup Soccer Tournament
Soft Landing Missoula
June 16th
Missoula Symphony Orchestra Season Tickets on Sale June 22nd!
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open!
Registration Deadline:
 June 15th
Conference Dates: 
June 27-29
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows!
Renew your tickets NOW! 
Missoula Monster Project 
Sign up NOW!
Deadline to drop of your piece: August 1 - 15
Americans for the Arts 2018 Annual Convention Registration: