art + culture news  // june 4, 2018
this week in missoula

First Night Application is OPEN!
25th Anniversary
First Night Missoula is a 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

Colony 23! // Montana Repertory Theatre
June 8th - 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]

Seeing the Elephant // Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
[at University Congregational Church]
Saturday, June 9th, 8:30am - 5pm
The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is hosting their 4th annual "un-conference" encouraging dialogue and connections to build understanding among the varieties of people in our world.  Website!

This Week at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, June 5th, 7pm
Elaine Shea, Sky Songs North
Zan Bockes, Alibi for Stolen Light
Friday, June 8th, 5:30pm
Russell Rowland,  Arbuckle

For more events and info:  Website!

New Exhibitions // Montana Museum of Art & Culture

June 7th - October 6th
MMAC is thrilled to announce the opening of two brand new exhibitions this summer; " Horse"  & " Denizens: Wildlife on the Western Frontier".  For more information and details please visit MMAC's  Website!

Phoebe Knapp: Rough Cuts // Missoula Art Museum (PARK)
Exhibit: May 23rd - October 10th
The MAM has recently installed more artwork in the Art Park! The show includes 4 large sculptures by artist, Phoebe Knapp. Knapp's work is primarily wood & metal. Be sure to take a walk downtown and check it out!  Website!
upcoming events

I would like to be the air // Radius Gallery
Opening: Friday, June 15th, 5pm
The Radius Gallery's June/July Show is titled, I would like to be the air and features work from  Courtney Blazon, Mel Griffin, Randi O'Brien & Deb Schwartzkopf. The exhibition runs through July 14th.   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!  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!

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.

World View; Culture in Motion // Global Cinema at the Roxy Theater

This Fall, Arts Missoula in collaboration with the Roxy Theater, Soft Landing and the International Rescue Committee are introducing a Global Cinema Series titled: World View; Cultures in Motion. Films & Dates are as follows:
August 20th: PINA (Germany)
September 17th: WAR/DANCE (Uganda)
October 15th: HIP HOP - ERATION (New Zealand)
November 19th - DANCING IN JAFFA (Israel)
Click here for: More information!, Website

regional events

2nd Friday // Hamilton Culture Crawl
Friday, June 8th, 5-8pm
[Hamilton, MT]
This second Friday, June 8th, you are invited to Hamilton for an art walk/culture crawl! "Pick up a punch card at any venue, visit 5 and put your card in for a $50.00 gift certificate."  For more information please visit the Hamilton Culture Crawl's  Facebook Page!

Collecting Memories; Works by Frances Senska, Jessie Wilber & Friends // The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Show Runs: May 11 - June 29
[Bozeman, MT]
The Emerson welcomes you to their new exhibition featuring Frances Senska and Jessie Wilber. These are two artists that the Emerson's Galleries are named by. Emerson is excited to share the stories and histories of  both of these prominent artists in their new show.  Website!
Holter Gala & Auction // Holter Museum of Art
Friday, June 8th, 5pm
[Helena, MT]
The Holter Museum of Art invites you to celebrate in the 2018 Gala & Auction on June 8th at the Helena Civic Center.  For more info please visit Holter's  Website!

14th Annual Art Show & Sale // Montana Professional Artists Association

June 8,9,10
[Hamilton, MT]
The Montana Professional Artists Association is holding their 14th Annual Art Show & Sale at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton, MT June 8th-10th. The weekend will include, hors doeurves, a no-host bar, artist demos and art for sale. For more details please click through:  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

Early registration for Missoula Writing Collaborative's Summer Camp through June 4th!
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

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
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! [Tickets open to public June 7th]
Missoula Monster Project 
Sign up NOW!
Deadline to drop of your piece: August 1 - 15
Americans for the Arts 2018 Annual Convention Registration: