art + culture news  //  may 1, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY / may 5 / gallery guide

SPARK! Spring Showcase
The Wilma Theater
5pm New Paintings by BSK & Art Talk Radius Gallery
5pm Nexus: The Lela and Rudy Autio Family Collection Missoula Art Museum More Information
5pm Art Show Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Montana Properties More Information
5pm Reception for "The Eight Pillars of Joy" - Bonnie Tarses The Artists Shop More Information
5pm Jayel Draco - The Great Nations of Rendaraia Shakespeare & Co. More Information
5pm First Friday with Sussex School Art Show La Stella Blu More Information
5pm Sunburst Wildflowers Art Opening Bernice's Bakery More Information
5pm Nancy Seiler- Over the Top Gallery 709 inside Montana Art and Framing More Information
5pm Oil Paintings by B. Stewart
Betty's Divine
5pm Little Artists Show Families First Children's Museum More Information
5pm Mark Matthews: The Continuing Journey E3 Convergence Gallery More Information
5:30pm Art Show Frame of Mind More Information
Live Music by George Carlton
Ten Spoon Vineyard Winery

For more information visit Missoula First Friday Events,  Website!

this week in missoula

National Center for Arts Research //Arts Vibrancy Index
The National Center for Arts Research has released their third annual Arts Vibrancy Index which ranks over 900 communities across the country. Missoula, Montana has ranked #4 out of the top 10 most arts vibrant medium communities!
Check out the full, detailed report, here!

New Zealand Day // ARTS Missoula, Missoula Youth Rugby, and The Roxy Theater
Saturday, May 6th
ARTS Missoula, Missoula Youth Rugby, and the Roxy Theater have partnered to present New Zealand day. This is a celebration of Missoula's sister city partnership with Palmerston North, New Zealand. Complete with "no tackle" rugby (Location Change: P.E.A.S. Farm), and an 8pm showing of "The Widerpeople" at the Roxy. For compete details, visit our ARTS Missoula Website!

Visiting Author, Jean Hanff Korelitz // Shakespeare & Co.
Monday, May 1st, 5:30pm
Jean Hanff Korelitz will join us from New York City for a reading from her new novel,  The Devil and Webster.  Her novel is a satire about the reign of identity politics on campuses today.

This week at: Fact & Fiction 
Dragons Love Tacos 2sDay!  Taco Party with story time and activities (part of CBW).
Tuesday, May 2nd, 4pm 
Tobin Shearer/ Reading & Signing of
Two Weeks Every Summer
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm
Bad Kitty Comes to Missoula/ Bad Kitty will be at Fact & Fiction, Missoula Public Library, and the Missoula Farmers Market to celebrate Children's book week.
Friday, May 5th and Saturday, 6th

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

This week at: The Roxy Theater
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead / Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30pm
Dirty Dancing / Wednesday, May 3rd, 7pm

Please visit The Roxy's website for more information,  Website!

This week at: Shakespeare & Co.
Poetry & Reading, Mark Gibbons /
Wednesday , May 3rd, 7pm 
Special guest, Mark Gibbons, a UM alumnus will read from his poetry collection, 
The Imitation Blues. 
Artist and Author, Jayel Draco
Friday, May 5th, 5-8pm
Artist and Author, Jayel Draco celebrates the release of his new fantasy art novel,
The Great Nations of Rendaraia.

For more information please visit Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

SPARK! Spring Showcase at the Wilma Theater
Friday, May 5th, 5-8:30pm
SPARK! The Arts Ignite Learning Initiative invites you to their spring showcase this First Friday. Complete with live performances of dance, music, theater, storytelling, and film by K-8. Also featuring the Bespectacles live at 8pm. For more info please visit SPARKS!  Website!

Final 5 on 5 Play Slam!// Montana Repertory Theater 
Sunday, May 7th, 4pm (at the Masquer Theater)
Join MT Rep for their final round of 5 on 5 Slam. There will be five staged readings of new short plays. For more information go to MT Rep's  Website!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
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
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

2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational
Radius gallery
Through May 20

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

By the Bike: Appleby/Reineking, Ford-Terry, Hatch, and Zentz
at Missoula Art Museum, Art Park
Through November 4
upcoming events

Fact & Fiction
Aaron James Draplin / Reading and Signing of 
Pretty Much Everything.
Thursday, May 11th, 7pm
Milana Marsenich / Reading and Signing of  Copper Sky.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm
Lorna Milne / Saturday Sidewalk Signing of 
Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the West Prairie.
Saturday, May 27th, 10:30am
For more information please visit Fact & Fiction's  Website!

Jenny Forrester// Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm Website!
Join Rocky Mountain author, Jenny Forester at Shakespeare & Co. She will read from her new memoir,
Narrow River, Wide Sky.

Missoula City Band // Summer Series 2017
Every Wednesday evening at Bonner Park Band Shell
June 14th - August 16th, 8pm
The Missoula City Band is thrilled to announce their new summer series. The music is great and the venue is fun and relaxed. This community service is provided by the City of Missoula, talented musicians, and supporters!  For more details on their schedule, go to Missoula City Band  Website!
regional events

America's Roots of Pop, Featuring the Dave Bennett Quartett // Mansfield Theater, Great Falls, MT
Thursday, May 4th, 7:30pm Website!
Join the Mansfield Theater for Dave Bennett, a multi-instrument phenomenon. He plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and sings! Visit the Mansfield theater's website for more information.

ArtWalk and Jam // Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Friday, May 5th, 4-9pm Website!
The YAM invites you to the ArtWalk showcasing three new exhibitions and combined with Jam night, featuring music by Rod Tochihara. For more information visit YAM's website.

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture // Upcoming Exhibit: Effloresence // Bozeman, MT
May 12 - July 7/ Website!
Join the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture for their new exhibit in the Jessie Wilber Gallery. It is titled,  Effloresence ,and showcases ceramic work by Danielle O'Malley. Be sure to check out their website for additional exhibit openings this month as well!
SOUTH PACIFIC // Park High School, Livingston, MT
May 5 - 21/  Website!
Join Park High school in Livingston, MT for their production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. 

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum
After School Art Adventure with Jolena Ryan
April 25 - May 30

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

Ages 5-12
Thursdays, Apr. 6 - May 11, 3:30-5:30pm

All students, all skills.
May 2-30

Nature Journaling: Native Plants with Nancy Seiler
May 6, 13, 20


Missoula Writing Collaborative
Summer Camp registration is now open.
Register, here!

Soft Landing
 Dialogue Workshop
May 10th & 18th
Register on their website, linked below.

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

Zootown Arts Community Center
Glass Fusing Orientation class
Wednesday, May 10, 6pm
Sign up for Kids Summer Camps/Classes on the ZACC  Website!

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