art + culture news  //  may 22, 2017
this week in missoula

Big Sky Film Series Screening of 'Tokyo Idols' // MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, May 23rd, Doors open 6pm, Film at 7pm
Join the MCT this Tuesday evening for the inaugural screening of the 2017 Big Sky Film Series, Sundance Favorite, Tokyo Idols.  This screening is free and open to the public. For more information head over to the  Website!

This week at Fact & Fiction Downtown
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm
Milana Marsenich, reading and signing of,
Copper Sky.
Saturday, May 27th, 10:30am
Saturday Sidewalk Signing. Lorna Milne,
Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie.
Saturday, May 27th, 10:30am
Colleen Clancy Hansen, Stella and the Bubble Man.

For further information here's a link to Fact & Fiction's, Website!

This week 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!

What Lies Beneath: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's Hand-Stitched Narratives // Missoula Art Museum

Running May 26th- September 16th / Website!
Head over to the MAM this Friday to check out their new exhibit. Maggy Rozycki Hiltner is a Red-Lodge based artist. Her work is primarily textiles that appear whimsical, but upon closer inspection reveal an engagement with socio-political topics. The official opening for this exhibit is June 2nd, First Friday, where Hiltner will be giving a gallery talk at 7pm.

This Week at The Roxy

Monday, May 22nd, 7pm
Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm
NT Live: Obsession
Wednesday, May 24th, 7pm
Point Break
Wednesday, May 24th, 7:30pm
Homegrown Comedy
For more information on showtimes and descriptions head over to The Roxy's  Website!

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

Opening May 26th, 5-7pm
Running May 26th- July 1st / Website!
The Radius Gallery's new exhibit opens this Friday. It features 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! 

upcoming events

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.

John Kratz Hiking Guide // Shakespeare & Co.
Thursday, June 1st, 7pm /  Website!
Head over to Shakespeare & Co. on June 1st for a reading from Missoula ba sed author, John Kratz, from his new guide, Hiking Waterfalls in Montana. This is Kratz's first published hiking guide.

Reading from Caroline Patterson // Fact & Fiction Downtown
Friday, June 2nd, 7pm / Website!
Join Fact & Fiction in welcoming Caroline Patterson for her reading and signing of  Ballet at the Moose Lodge .

Window Gazing by Donny Flanery // The Clay Studio of Missoula
Opening: Friday, June 2nd, 5:30pm
Show Runs June 2nd - 30th
Head on over to The Clay Studio to check out Donna Flanery's work this June! Flanery is a current resident artist at the Clay Studio of Missoula. Her work often incorporates painted animal characters that reference narrative forms of children's books and comic books. For more information, go to The Clay Studio's, Website!

"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..."

 South Korean Choir to offer special concert in Missoula // UM Music Recital Hall
Tuesday, June 6th, 7:30pm / 
Dolce Canto, directed by Peter Park, presents a joint concert with Ulsan Metropolitan Chorus of South Korea, directed by Dr. In-Gi Min. Head over to the Music Recital Hall on the University of Montana campus for this special occasion. Doors open at 6:45pm. For more information and ticket purchasing, check out the website linked above.

Jumbo Art Jamboree Gallery Opening// Zootown Arts Community Center
Opening: Friday, June 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
Show Runs all through June /  Website!
Head over to the ZACC this June, to view life-size mixed media art works by participants in the Young Artist After-School Program.

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!

Manel Alvarez In-Studio Experience// Hockaday Museum of Art

Kalispell, Montana
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm / Website!
World-Renowned Spanish Artist, Manel Alvarez, will share a sneak peek of his in-progress art pieces. Join Alvarez, with the Hockaday Museum of Art to experience his techniques, and hear his art stories from around the world.

After 5-Unplugged// Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana
Thursday, May 25th, 5pm / Website!
Head over to the YAM, Thursday, May 25th to relax and unwind with music featuring the Parker Brown Trio, drinks, and wonderful art! For more details and cost info be sure to check out their website, linked above.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

En Plein Air Coffee Club with Whitney Ford-Terry

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: Event Mapping
with Nancy Seiler

Acrylic Extravaganza! with Nancy Seiler
July 29 & 30

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
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 writers craft). Any interested writer should submit 10 pages of their work by 
Deadline: June 1st.
Submit to email linked:here!

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)

Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Call for Entries
Early-bird Deadline: June 30th
Regular Deadline: Sept.1st
Late Deadline: Oct. 6th
Follow this link! for more information & to submit your film.
ongoing exhibitions

Doug & His Ducks: Works by Doug Baldwin
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Through May 26th

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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