art + culture news  // may 14, 2018
this week in missoula

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

This Week at Fact & Fiction
Tuesday, May 15 th, 7pm
Dorothy Marcic,  With One Shot 

For more events and info:  Website!

Poetry Slam! // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, May 16th, 7pm
You are welcome to attend the last E3 Poetry Slam this week! Please feel free to bring poetry to read, be a judge or just come and enjoy the fun. For info please email 

This Week at Shakespeare & Co
Wednesday, May 16th, 7pm
Michel Valentin:  Trumpism: A Cultural Psycho Genesis - The Lost Souls of Mid-America and the Braggodocio of Manhattan
Saturday, May 19th, 1pm
Lisa Kundrat:  Speak, Cairn

For more events and details:  Website!

Second Annual Indigenous Film Festival // Missoula Community Theatre
Friday, May 18th, 5-9:30pm
Saturday, May 19th, 9:30am-10:30pm
Missoula Urban Indian Health Center Presents the 2nd Annual Indigenous Film Festival at MCT.  Website!

Gallery Talk with Corwin Clairmont // Missoula Art Museum
Saturday, May 19th, 2-3pm
"In collaboration with the 2nd Annual Indigenous Film Festival, artist Corwin Clairmont will talk about his latest body of work, Two-Headed Arrow/The Tar Sands Project , an exhibition of multimedia prints produced from a wide-ranging conceptual and performative piece for which he covered nearly 900 miles from Missoula to Alberta."  Website!

upcoming events

Hadley Ferguson Paintings // Radius Gallery
Friday, May 25th, 5pm
The Radius invites you to the opening reception of a new series of paintings by Missoulian artist, Hadley Ferguson. " Hadley is well known in town for her 'Heart of Missoula' murals at the corner of Broadway and Higgins".   Website!

Coming up at Fact & Fiction
Monday, May 21st, 7pm
Peter Stark, Young George Washington
Tuesday, May 22 nd , 7pm
Maxim Loskutoff,  Come West and See
Thursday, May 24th, 7pm
Joyce Lynette Hocker, The Trail to Tincup

For more events and info:  Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co

Thursday, May 31st,  7pm
Joyce Hocker:  The Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life's End.

For more events and details:  Website!

regional events

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!

Camelot // The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Performing Arts
May 4 - 20
[Livingston, MT]
Students of Park High School present the legend of King Arthur in, Camelot, at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets at  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

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

Zootown Arts Community Center

Makin' Art at Western Cider
May 16th, 7-10pm

2HR Class, Encaustics
May 20th, 6-8pm

2HR Class, "As Seen On..."
May 23rd, 6-8pm

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

Bi-Monthly Mosaic Mondays with Patty Franklin at Backroad Cider
Hamilton, MT
May 14th & May 28th
The Clay Studio of Missoula
All Ages Continuing Ceramics (Ages 5-12)
May 3rd - June 7th

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 Roxy Theater

Dunrovin Ranch Call for Artists
Equine Art Extravaganza [live Horses as Art Canvases]
Deadline to Submit: May 18th
Event Date: August 18th
Youth Auditions!
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
May 19th, 11am - Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
PromCommon Masquerade
Art Call
(E3 Convergence Gallery)
Applications Due: May 14th
Art Party: June 1st, First Friday
Western Montana Fair 
Call for Art
Applications Due: July 20th!
Montana Arts Integration Conference Registration Open
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]
ongoing exhibitions

Herding Cats
at Gallery 709 Inside Montana Art and Framing
Through May 26th

New Beginnings
{Final Exhibition}
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through May 26th

Young Artists After School Program Showcase
at the ZACC
Through May

The Trout Series - Tight Lines
at The Artists' Shop
Through May 31st

3rd Annual Ceramics Invitational
at Radius Gallery
Through June 9th

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

Corwin Clairmont: Two-Headed Arrow/ The Tar Sands Project
at  Missoula Art Museum
through August 11th

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