art + culture news  //  may 15, 2017
this week in missoula

Collection Tour: A Democratic Spirit,  Peter Norton Family Gifts // Missoula Art Museum
Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30-6:30pm /  Website!
Take a walk through the collection of work in the Goldberg Family Library with MAM's Registrar, Jennifer Reifsneider. This exhibit is running through May 27th.

Poetry Slam! 2017 // E3 Gallery
Thursday,  May 18th, 7pm / Website!
What better way to spend a Thursday than listening to poetry?  Check out E3 Convergence Gallery for their poetry slam of 2017. Sign up ahead of time, here! Poets must be ready with 3 poems to compete!

This week at Shakespeare & Co.
+Eden Solas and Nora Justice
Thursday, May 18th, 7pm
(Eden will do a tarot card reading at 6pm)
Eden Solas will read from her collection of short stories,
Tender Tinder Tarot Teacher. Nora Justice will read from her poetry and art collection, Second Puberty.
+S. Brian Willson
Friday, May 19th, 7pm 
Join Shakespeare & Co. this Friday in welcoming, S. Brian Willson from Portland, Oregon. He will read from his memoir,  Blood on the Tracks. 
+Natalie Peeterse
Saturday, May 20th, 1pm
Saturday, stop by at 1pm to experience a poetry reading from Natalie Peeterse from her new chapbook,  Dreadful: Luminosity, Letters. 
For more information on all events check out Shakespeare & Co.'s, Website!

This week at The Roxy Theater
Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm -  Fire at Sea
Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm - The Outsiders
Thursday, May 18th, 7pm -  Mullholland Drive

For detailed descriptions of shows and more show times, check out The Roxy Theater's,  Website!

Hysteria, Dance Performance // Bare Bait Dance performance at Union Hall

May 11th-19th, 8pm
Join Bare Bait Dance this week at Missoula's Union Hall for the final show of the season. The company brings a new level of theatrical physicality while exploring psychosis and misinformation of histeria. For more information visit BBD's,  Website!

Doug & His Ducks: Works by Doug Baldwin // The Clay Studio of Missoula

May 5-26th / Website!
Check out this solo exhibition featuring ceramic art by Doug Baldwin. The show also displays Doug's short films which are available for purchase. 

upcoming events

Coming up at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm
Milana Marsenich, Reading & Signing of, Copper Sky.
Saturday, May 27th, 10:30am
Lorna Milne, Saturday Sidewalk Signing of, Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie.

For more information, visit Fact & Fiction's,  Website!

Book Signing with Theodore Waddell // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, May 31st, 4pm / Website!
Montana painter and sculpture, Theodore Waddell, will be signing copies of his newest publication, "Theodore Waddell: My Montana" Paintings and Sculpture, 1959-2016", written by Rick Newby.

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm
J. Robert Lennon will join us from Ithaca, New York, to read from his new novel, Broken River.
Thursday, May 25th, 7pm
Outgoing Montana Book Festival Director, Rachel Mindell, and Missoula Renaissance woman, Jenny Montgomery, will do a poetry reading!

For more information head over to Shakespeare & Co.'s Website!

Object. Manner. Means: An Exhibition of Figurative Art // Radius Gallery

Running May 26 - July 1 / Website!
Opening May 26th, 5-7pm
Look forward to the Radius Gallery's upcoming exhibit featuring the figurative work of 10 talented artists. The artists in this show prove that the most ancient approach to art making is still full of possibility! 

"Colors of the West", Alissa Durling // The Artists' Shop
Opening: Friday, June 2nd, 5pm
Show Runs June 1st-30th / Website!
Keep your eyes open for The Artist's Shop new exhibit this June, featuring Corvallis artist, Alissa Durling. Her work integrates "elements of abstraction and representation..while exaggerating colors..."

Missoula City Band // Summer Band Concerts
Bonner Park Band Shell, Wednesdays, June 14-August 16, 8pm / Website!
The Missoula City Band announces it's summer series for 2017. For over 100 years, the band has been playing open-air concerts. Concerts will be each Wednesday evening at Bonner Park Band Shell, June 14th - August 16th at 8pm.This community service has been is provided by the generous support of the City of Missoula, musicians, and supporters!

regional events

The Boulder River Rhythm Retreat // Drum Brothers
South of Big Timber, MT
June 21-25 // Website!
Sign up to take part in 3,4, or 5 days of this retreat. It will include rhythm classes, song circles, the option to build a drum, and daily yoga and African dance classes. All ability levels are welcome!

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail // Ravalli County Museum
Hamilton, Montana
Friday, May 19th, 6pm // Website!
Join the Ravalli County Museum in celebrating the opening of Nez Perce: The Journey of the Resilient Nez Perce People, which has been developed with Nez Perce Tribal Elders and Members. Sample traditional Nez Perce food, enjoy special music, and much more!

FAM at the YAM // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana
Friday, May 19th, 5pm // Website!
All ages are welcome to head over to the Yellowstone Art Museum on Friday Family Fun Night. Come make art together with local artist, Tori Wardrip! For more details and cost info be sure to check out their website, linked above.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

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 →

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Nature Journaling: Native Plants with Nancy Seiler
May 20

African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Zootown Arts Community Center

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide
- Thursdays, 1-2pm
Email  Grace Stopher

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 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater
E3 Gallery Summer Juried Art Exhibition
Accepting all mediums, including performance art
Theme: "Let it Unfold You"
Deadline: June 3
Exhibition Dates: July 7 - August 27
Fee: $25 non-refundable for up to 5 entries, extra $5 for pieces exceeding 48" on one side

Preserving Missoula County's History Grants
Applications open for 2017-18
Deadline: June 15 (earlier submission is recommended)

Montana Repertory Theater 22nd Annual Missoula Colony
9 slots available to take part in the week long Colony workshop. (Gathering of artists in support of the writer's craft).
Any interested writer should submit 10 pages of their work by Deadline: June 1st.
Submit to email linked here:  Email
ongoing exhibitions

2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational 
Radius Gallery
Through May 20th

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

Nexus: The Lela and Rudy Autio Family Collection
at Missoula Art Museum
Through June 24
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