art + culture news  //  june 26, 2017
this week in missoula

ARTS Missoula Announcement:

Applications for First Night Missoula 2018 are open! Applications are available for categories including Music, Theatre & Dance, Workshops & Hands-On, and Special Events. To apply click,  Here!
Deadline to apply is Friday, June 30th!

This week at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Monday, June 26th, 7pm
Jamie Harrison will read and sign, The Widow Nash.
Saturday, July 1st, 3pm
Gary Ferguson will be reading and signing, Land on Fire.

For more details check out Fact and Fiction's, Website!

This week at Shakepeare & Co.

Tuesday, June 27th, 7pm
University of Montana grad, Ted McDermott will join Shakespeare & Co. for a r eading from,  The Minor Outsider.  This novel is set here in Missoula.
Wednesday, June 28th, 7pm
Maile Meloy, award-winning author from Helena will be reading from her new novel titled,  Do Not Become Alarmed .
Head over to Shakespeare & Co.'s,  Website!

Michael Lowney: Believer Live in Concert with Special Guest Kurt Crowley // MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, June 28th, 7:30pm
Believer is a fundraiser for for MCT's Next Step Prep Scholarship fund. A summer musical theatre training program for high school students, that helps aspiring young performers from around the country take the next steps in their journey. Support these talented Montana native performers, Lowney and Crowley on Wednesday, June 28th. For tickets head over to MCT'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
Monday, June 26th, 7pm
The Penguin Counters
Tuesday, June 27th, 6pm
NT Live: Peter Pan
Wednesday, June 28th, 8pm
Harold and Maude
Thursday, June 29th, 8pm
For movie descriptions and more showtimes, here is The Roxy's  Website!

Play It Missoula! Pianos // Missoula Downtown Foundation

MDF has officially rolled out pianos on to the sidewalks of downtown Missoula! "Three pianos painted by local artists were recently debuted in Downtown Missoula.  They are located in the new Missoula Art Park adjacent to Adventure Cycling Association (150 E. Pine); at Mountain Line's Downtown Transit Center (200 W. Pine); and near Worden's Market & Deli (451 N. Higgins).  The pianos are tuned and ready for play." Be on the lookout for these fun pieces, public i nteraction  with the pianos is welcome. Click fo More Information! 

upcoming events

Coming Up at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Friday, July 7th, 7pm
Join Fact & Fiction in welcoming author, Sherman Alexie to Missoula. Head over to the University Center Ballroom, July 7th, for a reading and signing of, You don't have to say you love me. 

For more information check out Fact and Fiction's  Website!

Vessel: Recent Works by Seth Charles // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Opening: Friday, July 7th, 5:30pm
Show Runs: July 7-28
The Clay Studio is proud to present a solo exhibition featuring the recent ceramic works of in residence artist, Seth Charles. Seth is  influenced by the Japanese concepts of wabi and sabi that view imperfection and irregularity as forms of beauty. For more info, here is the Clay Studio's Website!

"Flora, Fauna, & Folderol" // The Artists' Shop
Opening: Friday, July 7th, 5pm
Show Runs: July 1st - 31st / Website!
The Artists '  Shop invites you to their opening next month of, contemporary mosaics by Patty Franklin of Hamilton . She strives to offer mosaics that are "uplifting, and intriguing  and share what lives in her imagination ". 

Stephanie Frostad & Julia Galloway // The Radius Gallery
Opening: Friday, July 7th, 4pm
Show Runs: July 7th - August 12th / Website!
A new exhibit it going up in July at The Radius Gallery! It is titled, "Sonnets", inspired by a 1880's poem by D.G. Rossetti. The show features two phenomenal artists, Frostad and Galloway. Be sure to stop by the opening, July 7th!

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!

All tickets available! // MCT,  Inc. Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets are now available to the general public for all shows in the upcoming Missoula Community Theatre season. A few of the shows include, Mamma Mia, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Happy Days: A New Musical. The 39 Steps, and more.  Head over to their  Website!  for tickets and more details.

regional events

She Loves Me, Summer Musical // Hamilton Playhouse
Hamilton, MT
Tickets for sale now! / Website!
Play running June 30 and July 1-2
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
The Hamilton Playhouse presents,  She Loves Me,    
the must see summer musical.   Tickets are on sale at the website linked above.

39th Annual SummerFair // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
July 7th, 8th, and 9th/ Website!
If you are in the Billings area the weekend of July 7th, 8th, and 9th, be sure to check out the SummerFair, hosted by the YAM! The weekend will be full of artists, community groups, food vendors, live music, and more. Check out the website linked above for more details. 

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.

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 starting July 17th. Head to their website lined above for more info.

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
The Clay Studio of Missoula

Acrylic Extravaganza! with Nancy Seiler
July 29 & 30

Families First Children's Museum Missoula

Summer Parenting Classes/Workshops:
Bean Bag Toss
Wednesday, July 5th, 11-11:30am

Face Painting
Friday, July 7th, 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
Email  Grace Stopher

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend program, 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
ARTS Missoula First Night 2018 Applications for Artists
Deadline: June 30th

City of Missoula Public Art Committee
Traffic Signal Box Artist Application
Deadline: June 30th
Submit an online application:  Here!
...As well as 3-D Model to Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula.

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.

Auditions for Glacier Chorale and Chamber Singers
June 26th & 27th
All Auditions take place in Kalispell, MT.

ongoing exhibitions

Object. Manner. Means. An Exploration of Figurative Art
at The Radius Gallery
Through July 1

Uncommon VonCommon
at  E3 Convergence Gallery
Through July 1

Elizabeth Dove: It Started with Aardvark
at Missoula Art Museum
June 19th - September 23rd
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