art + culture news  //  march 27, 2017
arts missoula news
18th Annual Arts & Culture Awards // Hilton DoubleTree
TOMORROW, 11:30am-1pm / Website 

There's still time to reserve your seats! Give us a call at (406) 541-0860, and we'll make sure you don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the art leaders of our community.
this week in missoula

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

Work by Amy Petit

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Opening Reception // Gallery of Visual Arts
Thu., Mar. 30, 5pm / Website 
The Gallery of Visual Arts will host its next round of talented MFA students in their final thesis bodies of work. Featured artists are Evan Hauser with
The Prescribed West, Sarah Justice with Selene, and Amy Petit with Median. Their exhibitions will run from March 30 through April 13.

Artist Talk with LeAnn Boyd // Radius Gallery
Fri., Mar. 31, 5pm / Website 
Employing ancient techniques, LeAnn Boyd creates fresco paintings that usher a sense of antiquity into Radius's modern spaces. Says Boyd, "I am inspired by color, the sensation of color, and memory. I live in Montana, and the beauty of the natural world is ingrained in my memory, like the color embedded in the plaster."

El Principe Rana - The Frog Prince // Missoula Children's Theatre
Fri., Mar. 31, 4pm + 6pm / Website 
Join the Missoula Children's Theatre and the Missoula International School as they host this dual-language (Spanish and English) play. Watch this classic tale's retelling, as our hero realizes that friendships are made, not bought.

Surge // Open Space Theatre, PARTV 005, UM
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.

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.

upcoming events
The Madwoman of Chaillot // Masquer Theatre, PARTV Center, U of M
Apr. 5-8, 7:30pm / April 9, 2pm / Website →
The University of Montana presents this French classic described as "one part fantasy, two parts reason." The Madwoman of Chaillot has been a beloved fixture of the world theatre since its premiere in the 1940s.

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.

Readings at Fact & Fiction //  Website 
Sat., Apr. 8, 1:30pm / Beth Judy signing  Bold Women in Montana History
Thu., Apr. 13, 7pm / John Gierach reading  A Fly Rod of Your Own
Fri., Apr. 14, 5:30-7pm / Andrea Bemis reception and signing  Dishing Up the Dirt
Sat., Apr. 15, 3pm / Ken Waldman: music poetry reading, and signing, trump sonnets

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.

2nd Annual Ceramic Invitational // Radius Gallery
Opening Reception: Apr. 14, 4pm
Run Dates: Apr. 14 - May 20 / Website → 
Radius Gallery presents its second group show of all-ceramics, featuring over 50 jaw-dropping functional and sculptural clay artworks by a dozen innovators, from emerging to master ceramicists of the region.

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.
Earth Day Weekend 2017
The entire month of April!
Organizations and entities all over Missoula have come together to make the biggest, best Earth Day celebration ever seen! For the entire list of events, visit this link here 
regional events

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.
Culture Crawl // Hamilton's Galleries
Fri., Apr. 14, 4-7pm / Contact →

Every second Friday of the month, join Hamilton's art scene at their 7 different venues for art, music, and refreshments.
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
Operations Manager at ZACC
Full-time, salaried position
Closes on Mar. 31

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

Roots Fest Art Show
Accepting artist applications
Deadline: Apr. 21
Dates: Aug. 25-26

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, 3:45-5:15pm

Apr. 15 + 29

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels
Modern Dance Class  with Bare Bait Dance
Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Contact →

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  
Writing Workshops
 with the Writers' Room
Sat., Apr. 22 Register  

- Poetry with Sheryl Noethe
Fact & Fiction

- Memoirs with Jolene Brink
Boyle Deveny & Meyer

- Fiction with Dana Fitz Gale
Shakespeare & Co.

- Building a Writing Practice with Emily Freeman
Fact & Fiction

- Memoir Now with Fred Haefele
Shakespeare & Co.

- Parent & Child Reunion with Caroline Patterson
Boyle Deveny & Meyer

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

Zootown Arts Community Center
Afterschool Program
Tuesdays through Apr. 11, 3:15-5:30pm

Early Childhood Music Hour
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

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