art + culture news  // november 26, 2018
this week in missoula

Steven Rinella, The MeatEater: Fish and Game Cookbook // Fact & Fiction
Monday, November 26th, 7pm
Head to Fact & Fiction for a conversation and book signing with Steven Rinella and Chris La Tray on "The MeatEater" Cookbook. Tickets are limited and are available for sale in store only.  Website!

Elf the Musical! // Missoula Community Theatre
November 29th - December 16th
It's that time of year! Join MCT for a fun and festive performance of Elf this winter.This is the first ever production of this show in Western Montana. For tickets and more details head to MCT's  Website!

The New ZACC! // Zootown Arts Community Center
Have you heard the news? The ZACC is moving to a new location: the Studebaker Building downtown. Their plans for a community art hub are INCREDIBLE. " The ZACC envisions a community in which art plays a central role in enriching lives, community engagement and education."-ZACC
The Arts Missoula office will be moving into this space as well. We are so thrilled to be a part of this partnership! Please visit the New ZACC Website:  HERE! for additional details and to help support.
The Nexus of Politics & Economics // Gallagher Business Building [Montana World Affairs Council & Mansfield Center Lecture Series]
Thursday, November 29th, 6:30pm
Thomas J. Byrne, President, The Korea Society and Philip Yun, Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund and Former Senior Advisor, US Department of Defense will be speaking at the Gallagher Business Building on the US and peace on the Korean Peninsula.  Website!
White Christmas, The Musical // University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance
November 28-30th, December 1-2
[at Montana Theatre in PARTV Building on campus]
University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance present "White Christmas", based on a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Don't miss this festive performance!  Website!

Festival of Trees // Missoula Downtown Assocation
November 30th - December 9th
"The Festival of Trees is a long-standing community holiday celebration November 30-December 9. Located on the sixth floor of the Downtown First Interstate Bank building, the Festival of Trees offers activities for all ages including a display of beautifully decorated trees and holiday items designed by local businesses, organizations and the public. There are also many events such as the Teddy Bear Teas for the children, a Merry Mimosa Brunch and an evening Holiday Soiree and Auction." More Info: Website!
2 for $15 First Night Admission Button Sale // Fact and Fiction
Saturday, December 1st, 10am-5pm
Fact and Fiction Books is generously hosting Arts Missoula on Saturday, December 1st where First Night Admission buttons will be two for $15 (regular price = one for $10). First Night Missoula will also receive a portion of Fact and Fiction Book Sales that day. Join us and stock up on buttons for your New Year's Eve celebration!  Facebook Event!

Arts Missoula Office News
Arts Missoula hosted UM Mansfield Center Fellow from Laos in October and November

Chanmaly Panyaphone was part of the 2018 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and locally facilitated by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) was launched in 2013 to strengthen leadership development and networking in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders. YSEALI is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from the ASEAN, working in the fields of civic engagement, environmental sustainability, economic empowerment, and legislative process and governance. YSEALI provides participants a fellowship at U.S.-based nonprofit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies. Fellows work with community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address issues in their home communities .

Ms. Panyaphone is sponsored by the Swiss Lao Cultural Challenge Fund to support and develop capacity in Lao arts and culture organizations.  Her role is to support cultural organizations run by the government of Laos, non-profit organizations, and business, and to provide funding via the Fund.  Her goal is to grow a Lao Cultural Network to promote Lao cultures, but also to develop society through art and cultural activities.  Ms. Panyaphone has a master's degree in innovative enterprise and project management from Montpelier University II in France, and a bachelor's degree in business management from the National University of Laos.

During her three-week stay in Missoula, Ms. Panyaphone lived with a local host family and was professionally integrated into Arts Missoula, which introduced her to their day-to-day office activities, including weekly staff meetings, a monthly board meeting, as well as specialized activities facilitated by the Arts Missoula team. This year was Arts Missoula's first collaboration with YSEALI and the team was proud to share their diverse experiences with their Southeast Asian participant. Ms. Panyaphone had an opportunity to accompany Tom Bensen, Executive Director, to a downtown master plan meeting. She had a keen interest in how arts support the economy, which was the topic of several meetings between Bensen and Panyaphone. Sienna Solberg, Director of the SPARK program, invited the Lao scholar to meet teaching artists in SPARK. Ms. Panyaphone also enjoyed a public art tour in downtown Missoula with Becca MacLean, Public Art Coordinator. Matt Anglen, Program Director, provided information on project planning and management and Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Global and Cultural Affairs, invited the foreign guest to observe intercultural skill-building seminars he was teaching at the Missoula International School for 3rd graders and at Hellgate High School for 10th graders.
Bensen and Fluck led Ms. Panyaphone on a day-trip to Helena, where she had the opportunity to visit with Governor Bullock, tour the State Capitol Building and meet with members of the Montana Arts Council, Monica Smith Grable, Arts Education Director and Kristin Han Burgoyne, Grants Director and Accessibility Coordinator (photo below) to learn more about the role of the Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The day-trip was completed with a visit of Montana's Museum of the Montana Historical Society, providing insight into state history, culture, art and native artifacts.
In addition, Arts Missoula was instrumental in arranging meetings for Ms. Panyaphone with Missoula mayor John Engen, UM Art professor Rafael Chacon, Shalene Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Clay Studio of Missoula, Geoffrey Sutton, nationally recognized business leader of the arts, Ram Murphy, owner of Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, Laura Millin, Executive Director and Brandon Reintjes, Senior Curator from the Missoula Art Museum, Katie Patten, glass artist and founding partner of 4 Ravens Gallery, Nikki Lane, Programs Director from the Montana World Affairs Council, Betsy Mulligan-Dague, Executive Director of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Linda McCarthy, Executive Director of Downtown Missoula Partnership, Matt Lautzenheiser, Executive Director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Kia Liszak, Executive Director and Patricia Thornton, Adult Education Program Director, Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), Terri Elander, International Tour Director, Missoula Children's Theatre and Charlene Campbell, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Ballet, to name but a few. "The YSEALI exchange provides a great opportunity for citizens from different parts of the world to learn from each other, and is an excellent example of cultural diplomacy and ambassadorship. Ms. Panyaphone certainly learned quite a lot from us, and in turn we benefitted from her knowledge of art and culture of Laos." Tom Bensen, Executive Director, Arts Missoula.  
upcoming events

The Clay Studio of Missoula's Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 15th, 2-6pm
Head to the Clay Studio this December to paint-a-decoration, participate in free pottery lessons, listen to music, and purchase handmade gifts! (Holiday Exhibition & Sale is December 7th - 22nd). Head to the Clay Studio Website! for details.

classes, workshops, + tours

Playing With The Band 
For registration and questions:
(406) 396-3352

Missoula Art Museum

A Cappella Christmas
Five Valleys Chorus, Sweet Adelines
Sing with the five valleys chorus Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm at River Vallery Church
 October 23rd - December 21st!
Lakebottom Sound
Free Sessions
[First Sundays 6-8pm at Imagine Nation Brewing]

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Saturday Family Workshops
December 1st

Fantastic Animals with Elisha Harteis
(Ages 5+)
November 29th - December 20th

For 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

partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum 
Call for Art Teachers

Volunteer at the ZACC! 

Volunteer at the Roxy Theater

KBGA Missoula Artist radio show. Talk about an art event, life as an artist, etc.
with interest.
Missoula Symphony
 Orchestra Season Tickets 
On Sale 
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
ongoing exhibitions
"Three Women Artists"
at The Artists' Shop
Through November

#MeToo: Permitted Expressions
at the ZACC
Through November

at 4 Ravens Gallery
Through November 30th

New Work for Autumn 
at the Dana Gallery
The Teapot Show III
at the Clay Studio of Missoula
Through November 30th
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Kathle en Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three
at Missoula Art Museum
Through December 15th
Holiday Show
Radius Gallery
Through December 24th 

The William A. Clark Collection: A Homecoming
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through June 15th, 2019

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