art + culture news  //  november 6, 2017
this week in missoula

First Night Spotlight Auditions
I t's that time of year again! First Night Spotlight Auditions will be held as follows:
Big Sky [at Big Sky] // December 6th, 3:15pm
Hellgate [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 3:15pm
Sentinel [at UC Theater] // December 9th, 11:30am
Willard [at Hellgate] // December 7th, 2:00pm

For more details please click through to our  Website!

This week at Shakespeare & Co.
Tuesday, November 7th, 6pm
Courtney Blazon and Cori Crumrine, two Missoula artists, will present a slide-talk and host a Q&A about their work, research, and studio practice.
Wednesday, November 8th, 7pm
Aaron Parrett joins us in Missoula from Helena to read from his new fiction collection, Maple & Lead.

For more event listings and details, head to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

Voices in Contemporary Art Book Club // Missoula Art Museum
Thursday, November 9th, 6pm
University of Montana Director of Creative Writing, Deborah Magpie Earling, will be joining MAM for a reading from her book, Perma Red. Don't miss this!  Website!

Willy Wonka Kids // Missoula Children's Theatre
Friday, November 10th, 7pm
Saturday, November 11th, 3&5pm
Get your tickets to an exciting new Children's Theatre show at the MCT! This performance will be by 49 cast members, made up of Kindergarten - 5th graders. For more details, please head to MCT's  Website!

Dance Up Close // UM College of Visual & Performing Arts

November 10, 7:30pm
November 11, 2pm & 7:30pm
Join the University of Montana Dance department for "Dance Up Close", a highlight of the dance program's season. Performance will take place in the Masquer Theatre (PARTV Building). For more details please email 

Love, Loss, and What I Wore // Downtown Dance Collective 
November 10, 7:30pm
November 11, 2pm
November 12, 4pm
Downtown Dance Collective presents  Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play about women, clothes and memory.  Website!

Holiday Show // Radius Gallery
Opening: November 10th
Show Runs: Nov 10-Dec 24
Radius Gallery is excited to present their Holiday Show, "Resist the Industrial Santa Complex". This exhibit will feature local artists and will include, painting, drawing, ceramics, etc. Stock up on Christmas gifts!  Website!

Montana Conversation, "Some Favorite Indian Stories" with Hal Stearns // The Northern Rockies Heritage Center
Sunday, November 12th, 2pm
Head to the Northern Rockies Heritage Center, on the grounds of Fort Missoula on November 12th. Storyteller, Hal Stearns will be speaking during the Montana Conversations Program on "Some Favorite Indian Stories". This presentation is free and open to the public. For further info please call, (406)-728-3662.
upcoming events

Art Associates of Missoula Monthly Meeting // Missoula Art Museum
Wednesday, November 15th, 10am
At November's Art Associates Meeting, Janet Sullivan will be discussing pastels and color combinations in art. This meeting will be at the MAM and it is open and free to the public. If you are interested in more details, please call 406-544-0891.

Art Show & Auction // Montana Professional Artists Association Invitational
November 16, 17, 18
[at Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula]
Montana Professional Artist's Association Invites you to the 2017 Art Show & Auction. Meet artists, browse works, and participate in the Live Auction. For more details:  Website!

UM Student Ensemble Series // UM Dennison Theatre
Friday, November 17th, 7:30pm
Join all four of the UM's Big Bands as they swing away in "Don't Git Sassy". The performance will be a tribute to composer/arranger/trumpet legend, Thad Jones. For more info please call, (406)-243-6880.

String Orchestra of the Rockies // UM Music Recital Hall
Sunday, November 19th, 7:30pm
Head to the University of Montana Music Recital Hall on campus for a moving performance by Apollo's Lute, featuring John Lenti. Lenti is a member of the Seattle Baroque and Portland Barque Orchestras. More info:  Website!
regional events

Young Frankenstein // The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
Weekends through November 12
If you are in Livingston in the next month, be sure to check out "Young Frankenstein".  The show is a musical comedy and is sure to put you in the autumn spirit. For tickets and more information please contact this  Website!

Opening Reception for Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up // Yellowstone Art Museum

Billings, MT
Thursday, November 9th, 5:30pm
The YAM is welcoming their newest exhibition, Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up. The exhibit will up until January 2018. Glueckert's work includes assemblages, interactive sculptures, drawings, etc.  Website!

16th Annual Holiday Bazaar // The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
Bozeman, MT
Saturday, November 18th, 9am-4pm
The Emerson welcomes you to their 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar. The day will be full of local and regional artwork and artists. This event is a festive fundraiser for the Emerson. For more details, please head to this  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum

 November 11th

Teen Artist Workshop: Refining Your Drawing with Maurilio Malone
November 15th

Drop-In Classes 
  with Downtown Dance Collective  
Ages 13+
For all experience levels

Zootown Arts Community Center

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

November Workshops with Bobbe Almer
Watercolor: "Silence of Winter"
N ovember 18th

Flamenco Montana Classes
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre
Flamenco I: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
Flamenco II: Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

Lakebottom Sound: Explorations in Improvised Music (Round 2)
October 23-December 11
Mondays, 7:30-9pm
829 S Higgins St
to register

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

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Encaustic Techniques with GOLDEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 2nd, 1-4pm

Basic Monoprinting with GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics
Saturday, December 16th, 1-4pm

Nancy's  Website!

in this issue
partners + affiliates
job/ volunteer postings
Missoula Art Museum Volunteers Needed
Museum Aide

Art Teachers at Missoula Art Museum
-Seeking teachers for afterschool classes, weekend programs, 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
Missoula Community Theatre
 Audition for Happy Days: A New Musical
Sunday, November 19th
12-3pm @ MCT Center for the Performing Arts

Five Valley Chorus, The Sweet Adelines 
Practice for Holiday Open House
Tuesdays, Oct. 17th - Dec. 19th 
[River Valley Church]
Women of all ages are invited to practice and join the singing fun!
For more info call: 543-8137
Dunrovin Ranch, Call for Articles for monthly online Magazine
[700-1,200 words, about nature, animals, or Montana. Submissions must include a professional-quality photograph]. 
Submit to:
International Cup Juried Show 2018
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Deadline: November 10
Exhibit: Feb. 2-23, 2018
Call for Artists!
Kulture Kava, Coffee, and Kombucha is looking for art to fill walls.
Looking to feature 1 artist at a time. Submit images of 6-8 pieces of work. Work will be on display for 30 days.
For more information & to submit your work, email:  here!
The Radius Gallery
Call for ARTISTS:
Montana Found
Deadline: December 31
Show: Mar 2-31
Call for Art at Draught Works Brewery
Draught Works is looking for solo artists or group shows. Please submit 6-8 images of different art pieces and a link to your website if possible.
For more information & to submit your work email:  here!
ongoing exhibitions

University of Montana Graduate & Post Baccalaureate Student Exhibit
At the Clay Studio of Missoula
Through November 20th

Over There! Montanans in the Great War
At the Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through December 16th

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of my Ancestors
at the Missoula Art Museum
Through March 10th

at Zootown Arts Community Center
Through the end of November

Montana Made
at The Artists' Shop
Through November 30th

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