art + culture news  //  may 8, 2017
this week in missoula

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. 

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!

The Wizard of Oz // MCT Center for the Performing Arts
Running through May 14th/ Website!
Follow the yellow brick road to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, for The Wizard of Oz! The show is a familiar rendition of The Wizard of Oz that was turned into a classic MGM movie. Director Heather Adams says, "The iconic special effects of the movie must be created through the magic of theatre. While you'll recognize all the main characters...the stage version has a 42 cast member crew playing characters like crows, jitterbugs, etc. that add more depth to the story!" Get tickets, here!
 Jenny Forrester // Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm
Head over to Shakespeare & Co. this Tuesday for a reading from rocky mountain author, Jenny Forrester. She will read from her new memoir, Narrow River, Wide Sky. Jenny Forrester has been published in numerous online publications and curates the Unchaste Readers Series. Website!

Student Recital Series // University of Montana // UM Music Recital Hall
UM's school of music presents the Senior Student Recital Series.
May 8th, 7:30pm
Julian Jaszczak: Piano Recital
May 10th, 7:30pm
William Cook: Violin Recital 
May 11th, All Day
Maisie Gospedarek & Caroline J.H. Allen: Voice Recital

All recitals are free and open to the public!

Aaron James Draplin //Fact & Fiction Downtown
Thursday, May 11th, 7pm
This Thursday Fact & Fiction welcomes special guest, Aaron James Draplin for a reading and signing of Pretty Much Everything. For more info, check out F&F's Website!

Dragon Hollow Closure // A Carousal for Missoula
Dragon Hollow play area will be closed for maintenance Thursday 5/11, and until the work is complete Friday 5/12. All help is welcome to finish the project! If you are interested in volunteering between 8am - 2pm either day please call 549-8382.
upcoming events

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.

Eden Solas and Nora Justice // Shakespeare and Co.
Thursday, May 18th, 7pm/ Website!
(Eden will do a tarot card reading at 6pm)
Join Shakespeare and Co. Thursday, May 18th. Eden Solas will read from her collection of short stories, Tender Tinder Tarot Teacher .  University of Montana alum, Nora Justice will read from her new poetry and art collection,  Second Puberty

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!

S. Brian Wilson // Shakespeare & Co.
Friday, May 19th, 7pm / Website!
Join Shakespeare & Co. in welcoming S. Brian Wilson, from Portland, Oregon. He will read from his memoir, Blood on the Tracks. S. Brian Wilson served in the Vietnam war and afterwards became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist. His memoir expresses the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for.

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

Missoula City Band // Summer Events 
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

Culture Crawl // Hamilton, Montana
2nd Friday, May 12th, 4pm - 7pm // Website!
This second Friday of May, there will be seven venues featuring art and refreshments. Artists include: culinary artist, Barbara Edmunds and welder, Laura Jean and many more.
Carson Tabb: Reflections of Lake McGregor // Hockaday Museum of art
Kalispell, Montana / Thursday, May 11th, 5:30pm / Website!
Carson Tabb will give an artist talk on art, mental health, and the powerful journey of healing for her family.

Book-signing with artist, Theodore Waddell // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana / Thursday, May 11th, 6:30pm / Website!
You're invited to visit the YAM this Thursday. Meet the artist, Theodore Waddell, at this discussion and book signing. Get your autographed copy of, My Montana: Theodore Waddell, Paintings and Sculpture, 1959- 2016. The book was written by Rick Newby with essays by contributing authors. 

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 13, 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)
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

Willard Alternative High School: Art Expressions
at Missoula Art Museum
Through May 27
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