art + culture news  //  october 9, 2017
this week in missoula

Share your Arts Story // Destination Missoula
A Missoula Arts Connection meeting occurred late August at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts! The evening included statistics about the arts and our economy, as well as information from Destination Missoula. Destination Missoula wants to hear local stories from Artists, Art Organizations, and the Art-Culture of Missoula in order to get those stories out to a broader tourist audience!
Please visit this  Website! and follow the prompts to tell your story, submit a blog idea or make some suggestions to our ongoing process.

Festival of the Dead Events // Zootown Arts Community Center
October 1 - November 2
The ZACC has TONS of events happening all through the month of October to celebrate life and death through community involvement in the arts. Events include: Festival of the Dead Kick-off at the Missoula Art Park, Remembrance Pendant Workshop, Large Scale Block Print Carving workshop, and more! For a full schedule and details head to ZACC's Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Wednesday, October 11th, 7pm
Amy Pearson, Montana author, will read from her new poetry book,  100 Days of Solitude. 
Saturday, October 14th, 1pm
Ken Egan, a Missoula-based author will join Shakespeare & Co. for a reading from his new book,  Montana 1889: Indians, Cowboys, and Miners in the Year of Statehood.

For more details head to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

"The Things" // Arts and Above at MASC Studio
October 13-14, 8pm
Arts & Above, is opening their 2017-2018 season with,"The Things" . this show is  "a journey through thought and emotion, the performers endure the intellectual and physical nature of the work. Created by Arts & Above's Co-Founders Kate Jordan and Bruno Augusto, "The Things" is a result of their ongoing fascination with minimalism in art, the duration of events in life, and the suspension of time as in a photograph."  Website!

"As You Like It" // UofM School of Theatre & Dance
October 11-15, 18-22
The University of Montana School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present, "As You Like It", a Shakespearean classic. The shows will commence in UM's PARTV Building. UM Associate Professor of Theater John DeBoer says, "We decided to open this season with a production that touches on contemporary themes and also honors the roots of Western theater". For more info and tickets head to this,  Website!
upcoming events

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Monday, October 16th, 7pm
Doug Ammons a Missoula author, adventurer, and and historian will join Shakespeare & Co. for a presentation on his new book,  A Darkness Lit by Heroes.

For more information head to Shakespeare & Co.'s  Website!

Artist Lecture with Patrick Zentz // Missoula Art Museum
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm
The MAM invites you to a lecture with artist, Patrick Zentz. He will be discussing the art, science, and engineering behind his art park installation. [The Missoula Art Park will be concluding its first exhibition season on November 4th!]. For further details, here is MAM's Website!

Poetry Slam! // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, October 18th, 7pm
Join E3 for their next poetry slam! You are welcome to sign up as a judge, a reader, or just come and enjoy the show. For more information or to submit, please email 

Monthly Meeting // Art Associates of Missoula
Wednesday, October 18th,  10am
Event at the Radius Gallery
The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be held at the Radius Gallery. LeAnn Boyd will be demonstrating ancient fresco techniques. The event is free and open to the public. For more info please call, 406-544-0891.

Lovesong // Bare Bait Dance

October 20-22 & 25-29, 8pm
*Location Disclosed upon ticket purchase*
Bait Bait Dance is kicking off their 2017-2018 season with a Boutique House Show written by Abi Morgan and featuring Guest Collaborative Resident Director, Dr. Bernadette Sweeny. "Lovesong intertwines the story of a couple in their 20s...Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness" - BBD. Click  Here! for more details and to buy your tickets! 

Mamma Mia! // Missoula Community Theatre
October 26- November 5
MCT welcomes the classic, feel-good production of Mamma Mia! The cast is full of talented singers, dancers and performers who are sure to entertain an amazing show! For tickets and more information please head to MCT's,  Website!
regional events

Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale // Flathead High School Performance Hall
Kalispell, MT
Saturday, October 14th, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15th, 3pm
Glacier Symphony invites you their 35th concert season! "To celebrate this event the concert program will begin with an introductory talk from the stage, accompanied by visual projections, by Maestro John Zoltek on Beethoven's life and times and specifically the 9th Symphony." It will be an event you don't want to miss. For more information and tickets, click through to this Website!

Young Frankenstein // The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
Weekends October 20 - 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!
3rd Annual Masquerade Party // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Saturday, October 28th, 7pm
Join YAM for their 3rd Annual Masquerade Party! The night will feature Billings AlternaCirque performances, aerial wine pouring, and DJ Benefit. There will be a costume contest, prizes, dancing, and plenty of food and drink! For more details and tickets please head to YAM's,  Website!

classes, workshops, + tours

Workshops with Bobbe Almer

Watercolor: "Mr. Zimmerman's Pumpkin Market"
October 14th, 1:30-3:30pm

October 28th, 10am-1pm

Watercolor: "Frostbitten"
October 28th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

For more information please head to E3's  Website!

Missoula Art Museum

October 17- November 28
Ages 7-12

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

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 →

Families First Children's Museum

Join Families First Children's Museum for Weekday Museum Programs including:
Tunes on Tuesday!
Tuesdays, 10:15-11am

There are TONS of fun Weekday Museum Programs. To find out more head to Families First  Website!
African Dance Class  with Unity Dance & Drum
Missoula Senior Center
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Contact: 549-7933  

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Drawing and Painting Autumn Leaves with Golden QorR Watercolors
Saturday, October 14, 1-4pm

Color Mixing Basics with Watercolor
Saturday, October 21, 1-4pm

Zootown Arts Community Center

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
Five Valley Chorus, The Sweet Adelines 
Practice for Holiday Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 17th - Dec. 19th 
Women of all ages are invited to practice and join the singing fun!
For more info call: 543-8137
Merriam-Frontier Award Annual Writing Competition
[One submission per student undergrad or grad,  cover page with the title of the manuscript, student's name, email, phone number and address.]
Send to: EMAIL
Due: Friday, Oct. 20
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

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

Shed/Afternow: Work by Linda Stoudt in the MAM Collection
at the Missoula Art Museum
Through December 30th

The George & Phil Show
at the Clay Studio of Missoula
Through October 27th

Mind Fields
at The Radius Gallery
Through November 4th

Necessary Ornaments
at The Artists' Shop
Through October 31st

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