art + culture news  //  march 5, 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.

Guest Artists // Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Tuesday, March 6, 2-5:00pm
This week, MMAC presents Guest Artists Josh DeWeese, Trey Hill and Shalene Valenzuela who will offer ceramic demonstrations in the Masquer Theatre. This will be followed by a gallery tour in accordance with MMAC's current exhibit, "Decades: Ceramics in the Permanent Collection". Website!

This Week at Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, March 7th, 7pm
Larry Aumiller will be joining Shakespeare and Co. to share stories and photographs from his time at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in Alaska. Aumiller is the subject of Jeff Fair's new book, "In Wild Trust".  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!

"Dance in Concert" // UofM School of Theatre and Dance
March 8-10
"Dance in Concert", a production from the School of Theatre and Dance and UofM Dance Professor, Karen Kaufman will be debuting March 8th through 10th in the PARTV Building on campus.  Website!

Light and Sound Study; Series 1 // Zootown Arts Community Center
Opening: March 9th, 5:30pm
The ZACC welcomes Karlene Kantner's works as their exhibition for March. Kantner's work includes hand-building unique sculpture work. The exhibiton will be up through March.  Website!

The Organism Live with the Delusional Artist // E3 Convergence Gallery
Saturday, March 10th, 7pm
Join E3 Gallery for even evening of folk and free form painting. All proceeds go to help Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Efforts. For information more please follow the link to the  Facebook Event!

"A Springtime of Irish Music & Song" // UM Irish Studies Program

UM's Irish Studies Program invites you to the following Missoula performances.
Saturday, March 10: Ó Riabhaigh, Uilleann pipes, UM Recital Hall.
Saturday, March 24: Ó Maonlaí, traditional and contemporary music, UM Recital Hall.
For a complete list of performances & more details:  Website!

Montana Conversations // Northern Rockies Heritage Center
Saturday, March 10th, 2pm
Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula will be hosting the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program, "Jeannette Rankin - American Conscience" with Mary Jane Bradbury.  Website!

Bharata Natyam, classical Indian dance performance // UofM School of Theatre and Dance
Sunday, March 11th, 2pm
[In the PARTV Building Theater]
UofM Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies and School of Theatre and Dance present an exciting classical Indian dance performed by Kavita Thirumalai. For more info please contact  ruth.vanita[at]

4 by 4 Play Slam // Montana Repertory Theatre
Sunday, March 11th, 2pm
[Masquer Theatre]
Montana Rep presents another 4 by 4 Play Slam! The Rep's COLONY program is excited to continue its playwright development initiative.The prompt for this round is, "Hope".  Website!
upcoming events

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

Coming up 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!

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!
regional events

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!

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: Metalsmithing
Sunday, March 11th

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

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

Ceramics for Ages 5-12
Thursday's February 15th - March 8th

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

Spring Session Classes starting in April are now OPEN for registration.

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
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
Left and Found
at the Dana Gallery
Through March 10th

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

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

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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