art + culture news  //  march 12, 2018
this week in missoula
2017 Honorees

ARTS Missoula Awards Lunch

Thursday, March 22nd is the 2018 ARTS Missoula Art and Culture Awards Lunch. 

Sharon Snavely | Cultural Achievement
James Lee Burke | Individual Artist
H. Rafael Chacon | Arts Educator
Montana Public Radio | Business Support of the Arts
Charlene Campbell Carey | Cultural Vision

To reserve a seat or a table click  HERE! 
Questions? P lease call (406)-541-0860.

Eastern European Film Series // Montana Museum of Art & Culture
[at the Roxy Theater]
Monday, March 12, 7pm
MMAC and the Roxy Theatre present Eastern European Film Series: "Three Colors" trilogy, Part II in conjunction with
Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode.
Monday, March 19, 7pm
MMAC and the Roxy Theatre present Eastern European Film Series: "Three Colors" trilogy, Part III in conjunction with Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode.  Website!

Public Art Lecture with James Bailey // Missoula Art Museum

Wednesday, March 14th, 7pm
The MAM welcomes you to join UM Professor and Head of MATRIX Press, James Bailey as he speaks about recent residencies with The Shape of Things artists Molly Murphy Adams, John Hitchcock, Sara Siestreem, and Duane Slick, and historic visit of Miriam Schapiro.  Website!

The 39 Steps // Missoula Community Theatre
March 8th - 18th
The Missoula Community Theatre invites you to another marvelous show this March. This show is a funny non-musical mystery based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock Film. Click through to MCT's website for details and to purchase tickets.  Website!

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, March 14th, 7pm
Willy Vlautin will be joining Shakespeare & Co. from Oregon to read, Don't Skip Out On Me.
Thursday, March 15th, 7pm
Gwen Florio joins Shakespeare & Co. to read from her new book,  Under the Shadows.

For more details and events:  Website!

Writing@Work Conference // UofM Creative Writing
Friday, March 16th,  12-5pm
[University Center Theater]
The University of Montana Creative Writing Department invites you to the "Writing@Work" Conference on Friday. "Writing @ Work is an afternoon of community and collaboration for working writers, world-class editors, publishers, agents, students and anyone interested in the power of writing and how to build a life around it." Click here for a schedule of events:  Website!

UofM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival // UofM Jazz Program
March 15-16
Join the UofM Jazz Program for the the 38th Annual UM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival. The show will feature Reggie Thomas, Tanya Darby, the UM Jazz Ensemble, and more! For more info and tickets please (406)-243-6880 or email

upcoming events

Right Place, Right Time // Tell Us Something
Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm
[at the Wilma]
Tell Us Something invites you to their storytelling event on Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm, show begins at 7pm.  Website!

Poetry Slam! E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, March 21st, 7pm
Join E3 for this month's poetry slam! You are welcome to read your own poetry, be a judge, or just come and enjoy the fun.  Facebook Event!

Art Associates Monthly Meeting // Missoula Art Museum

Wednesday, March 21st, 10am
Arts Associates Meetings are free and open to the public. Larry Burton, Glass Etching Artist, will speak about transforming plain glass into murals, landscapes and geometric patterns.  Please call 544-0891 for more information. 

"A Springtime of Irish Music & Song" // UM Irish Studies Program
UM's Irish Studies Program invites you to the following Missoula performances.
Saturday, March 24:  Ó Maonlaí, traditional and contemporary music, UM Recital Hall.
For a complete list of performances & more details:  Website!

Wonder Women // Bare Bait Dance
March 30, 31 & April 6-8
[in PARTV Building on Campus]
The last BBD show of the season is around the corner! This show is a completely original dance work by Joy French and company. BBD explores what it takes to be brave, beautiful and bold. On March 21st, the Roxy Theater in conjunction with BBD will be screening "Wonder Woman" at 7pm. For more info:  Website!

regional events

50th Russell Auction // C. M. Russell Museum
Great Falls, MT
March 15-17th
Join the fabulous Russell Museum for their 50th Russell Auction, Exhibition and Sale benefiting the Museum. The celebration, next week includes tons of events such as an Art Preview Party, Fashion Show, Live Auction, and much more! You won't want to miss this!  Website!

Big River // The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
March 2nd - 25th
The Shane Lalani Center in Livingston is showing performances of "Big River" on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March 2nd to 25th. Big River is based on a Mark Twain Classic. Website!

Exhibition Openings // Yellowstone Art Museum

Billings, MT
Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30pm
The YAM invites you to celebrate their 3 new exhibitions opening this March. All three are family friendly and involve elements of rural lifestyles. The Exhibits are titled:
Nature's Cadence:  Paintings by Clyde Aspevig and Emil Carlsen's  Quiet Harmonies  remain on view until July 8th.  Rough and Tumble, Smoke and Rope remains on view until August 5th.  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Playing With The Band - Winter/Spring Session
February 5th-May 31st
Want to play in a band?
Learn from professional musicians/instructors.

For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

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

UM Dance Program, Creative Movement Classes for Children
February 1st - April 26th
PARTV Building, UM

For more details & to register:  Website!

Zootown Arts Community Center

2 Hour Class: Glass Fusing Orientation Class
Wednesday, March 14th

Ladies Pottery Painting Night
Thursday, March 22nd

5 Week Class: YAAP Thursday: Potter's Paradise
Thursday, March 8th - April 19th

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

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Sculpting Live Animal Models 
(Ages 5-10)
March 26th - 30th
9:30-11:30am Daily

Teen Throwing Intensive
(For Ages 11-18)
March 26th - 30th
1-3:30pm Daily

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

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

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
Montana SUMMER Made Fair Call for Art & Submissions!
Deadline: April 1st
Plein Air Paint Out 2018
Paint at Glacier in June!
Application Due: March 12th
Dunrovin Ranch Call for Artists
Equine Art Extravaganza [live Horses as Art Canvases]
Deadline to Reply with interest: April 16th
Deadline to Submit: May 18th
Event Date: August 18th
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
June 27-29
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
ongoing exhibitions

Choice and Ambiguity Mono-Prints
at 4 Ravens Gallery

Light and Sound Study; Series 1
at the ZACC
Through March

Community Exhibition
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through March 30th

"It Was, It Is, It Will Be"
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through March 31st

Above and Beyond
at The Artists' Shop
Through March 31st

Montana Found
at Radius Gallery
Through March 31st

Miriam Schapiro: Anonymous was a Woman
at the Missoula Art Museum
Through May 19th

Contemporary Eastern European Prints: Recent Gifts from J. Scott Patnode
Decades: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through May 26th
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