art + culture news  //  march 20, 2017
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18th Annual Arts & Culture Awards // Hilton DoubleTree
Tue., Mar. 28, 11:30am-1pm / Website 
The time is coming soon! In a week, we will honor the winners of our Arts & Culture Awards, a tradition that we are thrilled to continue. In these hard times where support of the arts is more precarious than ever, it is important to recognize those who have done so much hard work to make this community what it is - an oasis for the arts with a thriving presence that is nurtured and fostered. Missoula's art community is so rich and vibrant that it may seem that all communities are just as lucky. But this is not so, because this arts community is special, and that's why we continue to honor it and bolster it in any way we can. We hope you do too.

To reserve your seats to the Awards Luncheon, you can purchase online at this link , email us , or call us at 406-541-0860. Individual seats are $30, 8-seat tables are $240, and you may put seats on hold and pay at the door.


Chuck Florence / Individual Artist - Given to an artist who has shown exceptional achievement in music, visual art, dance, film/video, theater, performance art, choreography or music composition.

Steve Glueckert / Individual Cultural Achievement - Given to an individual or couple who have furthered the cause of the arts in general through volunteer, administrative, philanthropic, professional or legislative efforts.

Karen Callen / Arts Educator - Given to a dedicated educator (K-University level) who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.

Missoula Downtown Partnership / Business Support for the Arts - Given to a business that has provided long-term support to Missoula arts and cultural organizations.

The Roxy Theater / Cultural Vision - Given to an organization, group or individual who has developed a special project or program that demonstrates unique cultural or artistic vision.
this week in missoula

Public Art Committee Meeting // Jack Reidy Conference Room, 140 W Pine
Tue., Mar. 21, 4pm /  Website 
Join the Missoula Public Art Committee at their monthly meeting, in which they discuss their current and future projects. These meetings are always free and open to the public.

Live Storytelling: "Don't Look Back" // The Wilma
Tue., Mar. 21, 7pm /  Website → 
Tell Us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other. Nine storytellers share their true personal stories based on the theme "Don't Look Back." Each storyteller has ten minutes to share their story from memory. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of.
Rapunzel // Missoula Children's Theatre
Sat., Mar. 25 + 26, 3pm + 5pm / Website →
So you think you know the story of Rapunzel? Not until you've seen Rapunzel, Missoula Children's Theatre style! It's out of the tower and on the run as a zany cast of friends and foes help Rapunzel's harrowing escape from the towering imprisonment of Madame Gothel
Surge // Open Space Theatre, PARTV 005, UM
Mar. 25, 8pm / Mar. 26, 6pm / Mar. 31, 8pm / Apr. 1, 8pm / Apr. 2, 6pm /  Website  → 
A showcase-style production paring Missoula's professional choreographers with local musicians and set on the dynamic Bare Bait Dance company members plus guests. Join BBD for a splendid concert of Western Montana's finest musicians and dancers pushing boundaries and inspiring new works.

upcoming events

Readings at Shakespeare & Co.  /  Website  
Mon., Mar. 27, 7pm / Virginia Reeves reading  Work Like Any Other
Tue., Mar. 28, 7pm / Valerie Hsiung reading  efg
Fri., Mar. 31, 7pm / Kevin Canty reading  The Underworld

Music Brings Us Together // Discovery Alliance Church
Sat., Apr. 1, 7pm / Website →
The Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines and the Rocky Mountainaire Barbershop Chorus invite you to come enjoy the harmonies of barbershop choruses and quartets, featuring the Missoula Gay Men's Chorus and emcee Gary Gillette. Tickets for sale from your favorite barbershoppers, at Morgenroth Music, and at the door.

Elisha Harteis: Forget Me Not // University Center Gallery
Thu., Apr. 6, 4pmWebsite →
Artist Elisha Harteis is unveiling a new body of work at her opening reception in April. Harteis is a BFA alumni from the University of Montana and a resident artist at VonCommon. She is currently teaching art at in her own business, Mud Bunneh Ceramics and just started teaching in after school programs with elementary and middle school age kids.

Composers Showcase // Music Recital Hall, UM
Sun., Apr. 9, 7:30pm / Website → 
The String Orchestra of the Rockies is putting on another fantastic show for Missoula in this opening event. Featuring the world premiere performance of Big Sky Music by composer Tom Morrison.

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Thu., Apr. 13, 7pm / John Gierach reading  A Fly Rod of Your Own

International Wildlife Film Festival // Roxy Theater
Apr. 15 - 22 / Website 
The International Wildlife Film Festival celebrates a milestone 40 years of exploring the natural world and honors its past while looking into the future. Missoula will play host to nearly 100 diverse, groundbreaking, and inspirational films from around the world.
regional events

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors // Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
Opening: Thu., Mar. 23 /  Website →
This major exhibition by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will be on view through July 16, and will travel subsequently to Missoula and Colorado Springs. Smith is one of the US's finest Indigenous talents, and this will be the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in her native state of Montana in a generation. This exhibition will examine themes that perennially recur in her work, including conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony, and identity.

F.A.R.M. Farm and Ranch Musical // Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton
Fri., Mar. 24, 6pm / Website →
Join the Ravalli County Museum in this celebration of agriculture through the ages as they pay tribute to all who make their living off the land. the reception opens at 6pm with a variety of mouth watering hor d'oeuvres and sales of wine raffle tickets. Following is a show with Neal Lewing from Black Paw Music, starting at 7pm!

EVITA // Dulcie Theatre, Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston
Through Apr. 2 /  Tickets →
Andrew Lloyd Webber's explosive Evita hits the stage this spring. Evita brings to life the passionate persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. The charismatic Evita captivated a nation by championing the working class. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience, and features Andrew Lloyd Webber's compelling Latin, jazz, and pop-influenced score.

Easter Festival // Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell
Apr. 6, 8, and 9 / Website →
Join the Glacier Symphony & Chorale as they launch this three-concert series, paterrned after the great spring Easter festivals held annually in Europe and around the world. This festival will focus on the varied and rich repertoire of music written for orchestra and chorus. For more information, visit the GSC website.
2017 New Artists Exhibition // Hockaday Museum, Kalispell
Through Apr. 22 /  Website  →
This annual exhibition showcases the artistic accomplishments of students attending local high schools. The talent of these young and upcoming artists is exemplified by the paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and mixed media pieces provided by each sc hool.

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partners + affiliates
job postings
Janitor at ZACC
Must have work-study award from University of Montana
10 hours/week

Attendant at University Center Gallery
Must be a registered student at the University of Montana

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 

New Playwright Festival (Jackson, WY)
Accepting short plays and seeking judges
Deadline: Mar. 30
To submit a play, visit the website 
To request to be a judge, contact Cynthia 

University Center Gallery Art Call for Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Open only to UM students, staff, or faculty
Fee: None
Deadline: Apr. 7

VonCommon Open Art Call
Theme: "Post-Prom: Systems & Solutions"
Deadline: Apr. 15
Send at least 1 jpg + brief description of why piece fits theme

Summer MADE fair
Accepting vendor applications
Date: Jun. 25, 10am-5pm
Deadline: May 1

E3 Gallery Summer Juried Art Exhibition
Accepting all mediums, including performance art
Theme: "Let it Unfold You"
Deadline: Jun. 3
Exhibition Dates: Jul. 7 - Aug. 27
Fee: $25 non-refundable for up to 5 entries, extra $5 for pieces exceeding 48" on one side

ongoing exhibitions

Paige Ward: Wither, Whether
at the University Center Gallery
Open through March 30
Sue Tirrell: Un/Seasonable
at The Clay Studio of Missoula
Open through March 31

Teresa Garland Warner + Elene Weege: Nature's Palette
at Gallery 709, inside Montana Art & Framing
Open through March 31
(Weege's work pictured above)

Michael Dinning: The Beat of Life
at E3 Convergence Gallery
 Open through April 1

Crista Ann Ames - LeAnn Boyd - Ric Gendron - Doug Turman
at Radius Gallery
Through April 8
(Turman's work pictured above)

Intimate West: Women Artists in Montana 1880-1944
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through May 27

Sheila Miles: Light and Shadow
at Missoula Art Museum
Through June 24
classes, workshops, + tours
Missoula Art Museum
Ages 7-11
Tuesdays through Apr. 4 (no class Mar. 21), 3:45-5:15pm

Mar. 25, Apr. 15 + 29

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels
Rapunzel Spring Day Camp  at Missoula Children's Theatre
Mar. 20-24, 9am-5pm
Performances on Mar. 25 + 26, 3pm + 5pm

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

Workshops with Nancy Seiler
Sat., Mar. 18, 9am-5pm
Sun., Mar. 19, 9am-5pm
African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Zootown Arts Community Center
Mar. 20-24, 9am-12pm

Afterschool Program
Tuesdays through Apr. 11, 3:15-5:30pm

Early Childhood Music Hour
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Wed., Mar. 22, 6-8pm

Ladies Pottery Painting Night
Thu., Mar. 23, 6-8pm

The Clay Studio of Missoula
Ages 5-12
Thursdays, Apr. 6 - May 11, 3:30-5:30pm

Youth Beginning Ceramics Classes
with Elisha Harteis
Mar. 25
Morning Classes: 10:30am-12pm
Afternoon Classes:

Writing Workshops with the Writers' Room
2-hour workshops

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