art + culture news  // november 5, 2018
this week in missoula
Springboard 2018 // Bare Bait Dance
November 9th -18th
BBD invites you to their second show of the season. "Springboard 2018" includes new works by both Bare Bait company members and season guests. Click through to their website for more details and to purchase tickets: Website!

Second Friday Openings // Zootown Arts Community Center
Friday, November 9th, 5:30-8pm
ZACC welcomes you to view the opening of their two new shows: Kim Brown Campbell & Catherine Rose: Unknown Expressions and Rebecca Weston: #MeToo: Permitted Expressions. More details here:  Website! [above image by Rebecca Weston].

Turn // MASC Studio
November 9th - 11th

MASC Studio in Missoula presents, "Turn" an original theatrical circus performance. This is a story about ordinary people remembering what its like to dream again!  Facebook Event!

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The Conclusion: PART III: Sister City Partnership Revitalized

This is the last part of the three-part series recapturing the recent visit of the six-person delegation from Missoula's sister city Palmerston North in New Zealand, October 8th through October 16th. During their stay in the Garden City, the delegation had a full schedule visiting with Mayor John Engen, the Executive Director of the Downtown Missoula Partnership, the UM president and various campus administrators, toured Missoula College, the Clark Fork Coalition, the Missoula Children's Theater, the Missoula Art Museum, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

 A day trip to Helena gave the delegation an opportunity to see our beautiful landscape in radiant fall colors, with a visit to the Governor's Office, a tour of the Capitol Building and meetings with representatives from the MT Department of Commerce, Export Montana, as well as a meeting with members of the Offices of International and Domestic Tourism. A second field trip to the Salish Kootenai College connected the Māori representatives to their indigenous relatives, followed by a visit of UM's Biological Station at Flathead Lake. 

Mayor Engen had proclaimed October 13th, 14th and 15th as New Zealand Days and what better way to celebrate the sister city connection than with the annual Tubby Thompson Rugby Match at the Fort Missoula Maggot Field, where the delegation members performed a traditional Haka, a type of ancient
Māori war dance, traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace, before the rugby kick-off. On their last day, the visitors had the opportunity to explore the scenic Bitterroot Valley with a trip to Hamilton, including a photo opportunity with bison roaming on Bitterroot Bison Company land. On their last evening, the Palmerston North group was "warming-up" the patrons at the Roxy Theater, who came to watch Hip-Hop-Eration, a New Zealand film, part of the new World View Film Series. 

The farewell activities included the signing of the 2018 Strategic Sister City Partnership Memorandum, pledging a rejuvenation of the partnership between the two cities, by identifying economic opportunities for  development and collaboration. "This sister city  connection is not just a document, it is strategic, creative plan and collaboration with goals that will benefit young and old communities in both cities. On a scale from 0-10, 10 being the best possible outcome of an international visit, the result was off the charts", Udo Fluck, Director of Global and Cultural Affairs. If you missed the coverage in the past two newsletters, here is the link to both: Part I , Part II . Thanks for reading!

Year Without a Summer, Art Erupts: From Missoula to the World // Virtual Gallery Opening with Courtney Blazon
Wednesday, November 14th, 4pm
[at the Branch Center, 2nd Floor University Center, UofM]
Udo Fluck,  Director of Global & Cultural Affairs at Arts Missoula, Courtney Blazon, local artist, and Becca MacLean, Public Art Coordinator at Arts Missoula have been partnering on the creation of a virtual gallery since this past summer. Missoula, Montana has two sister cities; one in Palmerston North, New Zealand and another in Neckargemund, Germany. Global & Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula is working to reinvigorate bonds and relationships with these cities through all means possible. The creation of this virtual gallery space will allow us to interact creatively with our sister cities by simply embedding or emailing a link for international viewers to easily navigate the art from across the world virtually instead of spending a fortune of time and resources to physically ship pieces of art work overseas.

This exhibition is titled, "A Year Without a Summer, Art Erupts: From Missoula to the World" and functions through a platform called Kunstmatrix that was created in Berlin, Germany. The organization that created this is still in its growing stages as is this virtual gallery idea itself. This entire process has been highly experimental.  Our intention is to embed this virtual gallery on our website, and send it to our sister cities in Germany and New Zealand within the next 6 months. We are also working to create a supplementary Youtube video with Courtney so she is able to provide more details on her exhibition for those overseas who are not able to physically speak with her. Thank you for reading! Please join us on Wednesday, November 14th at 4pm in the Branch Center, 2nd floor University Center on campus. Courtney Blazon will be present to speak in more detail about her work and there will be free cake & coffee!  Facebook Event!

upcoming events

Exhibition Talk "Copper King: The Life and Times of W.A. Clark" // Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Thursday, November 15th, 7pm
Montana Museum of Art & Culture welcomes Keith Edgerton, PhD, MSU-Billings History Department Chair and Professor to speak on their current exhibition, The William A Clark Exhibition: A Homecoming. Event in Masquer Theatre.  Website!

Montana Seasons Featuring Maria Larionoff & Margaret Baldridge // String Orchestra of the Rockies

[at UofM Music Recital Hall]
Sunday, November 18th, 7:30pm
Montana String Orchestra of the Rockies will be collaborating with UofM students and MCPS students at the UofM Music Recital Hall this November. For details & tickets:  Website!

Dancing in Jaffa// Cultures in Motion: World View Film Series

Monday, November 19th, 7pm
[at Roxy Theater]
Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula, in collaboration with the Roxy Community Theater, Soft Landing and the International Rescue Committee invite you to the premiere of a new global film series titled: World View - Cultures in Motion. Join us on Monday, November 19th, 7pm for Dancing in Jaffa (Israel). Facebook Event!

regional events

2nd Friday Culture Crawl // Hamilton
[Hamilton, MT]
Friday, November 9th, 4-7pm
Celebrate art and two new culture crawl venues in Hamilton. "Pick up a Culture Crawl Punch Card at any venue, visit at least five venues, turn in the card and become eligible for a $50 gift certificate from Art Focus, in Hamilton. It is a great way to enjoy the fall". Website!
"Safety Not Guaranteed" // The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
[Livingston, MT]
Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30pm
If you plan to be in Livingston this November, stop in the Shane Center for a free screening of the film, "Safety Not Guaranteed". "Now beginning its fourth season, the Livingston Film Series presents a variety of independent features, documentaries, local films, and special screenings on the second Tuesday of every month in the Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts".  Website!
classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Children's Theatre

MCT has lots of exciting Fall Children's Theatre programming including fun production & theatre skills classes!

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

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

in this issue
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.
Steven Rinella - The MeatEater Cookbook; Event November 26th
Tickets on SALE: Nov. 9
Calls for Art
Clay Studio of Missoula
small & mighty
DUE: November 9th
More Information!
Calendar Girls AUDITION, Missoula Community Theatre
November 11th, 12:30-3:30pm
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
Holiday Show
Radius Gallery
Through December 24th 

The Teapot Show III
Clay Studio of Missoula
Through November 30th

10th Anniversary Show
at Gallery 709, Montana Art & Framing
Through November 21st
Cathy Weber: Understory/Overstory
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through January 12th, 2019

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

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