art + culture news  //  september 11, 2017
this week in missoula

Artist Lecture: Elizabeth Dove // Missoula Art Museum
Tuesday, September 12, 7pm
Join MAM Tuesday evening for a thought provoking lecture from School of Art Professor, Elizabeth Dove. She will offer a look into her exhibit, It Started with Aardvark. For more information follow this link to MAM's  Website!

"The Last Laugh" // University Center Theater
Thursday, September 14, 7pm
Head to the University Center Theater next week for, "The Last Laugh", a documentary on using the Holocaust as humor. "Are we allowed to make jokes about the Holocaust? This entertaining and thought-provoking film puts confronting the ultimate taboo in humor to the test." Discussion to follow. For more information, contact this  Email!

Montana Book Festival // Funding Campaign
ARTS Missoula's affiliate, The Montana Book Festival, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on generosity - Indiegogo's special platform for non-profits. If you are a book-fest fan and would like to help out, please follow this link to donate:  LINK!  The Montana Book Festival is coming up the last weekend of September. We appreciate your support and look forward to a wonderful 2017 Festival.

National Welcoming Week// Soft Landing
September 15-24
September 15th - 24th Soft Landing Missoula and the International Rescue Committee are organizing Missoula's first annual Welcoming Week! The week will be filled with community events in conjunction with tons of other organizations world wide. The idea is to welcome all people to the Missoula Community. Events include a traditional Eritrean Coffee Ceremony, a theatrical performance by Congolese families, and much more! Follow this link to Soft Landing's  Website!

Robert Madrygin // Shakespeare & Co.
Saturday, September 16th, 1pm
Join Shakespeare & Co. in welcoming Robert Madrygin. Madrygin is a Vermont-based author and will be reading from his new novel, The Solace of Trees. For more details, please check out Shakespeare & Co.'s Website! 

Mozart in Paris // University of Montana Recital Hall
Sunday, September 17th, 7:30pm
The String Orchestra of the Rockies will hold their season opening on Sunday, September 17th!  The show will be featuring Steinway piano soloist, Gilles Vonsattel. For tickets click,  Here! or at the Adams Center box office.

Lake Bottom Sound Series // Shakespeare & Co.
Sunday, September 17th, 7:30pm
On Sunday, head to Shakespeare and Co. for a performance featuring Dan Clucus, Scot Ray, & Jessica Catron. Lakebottom Sound Series is a new organization that presents concerts, workshops, and sessions in Missoula. For more information, click  Here!

Hurricane Harvey Relief // Americans for the Arts
[Info Courtesy of Americans for the Arts]
"Americans for the Arts Action Fund expresses its deepest compassion for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and are very concerned for those in the path of Hurricane Irma. The devastation to life, property, livelihood, and cultural heritage has been, and will be, monumental. These disasters have impacted a wide range of cultural organizations, including the submerged Wharton County Historical Museum (as seen left) and the Houston Alley Theatre."
upcoming events

Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices // Dolce Canto
Sunday, September 24th, 3pm [UM University Center Theater]
In a couple weeks join Dolce Canto for the premiere of an award-winning documentary:  Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices . Shaw is an innovator of the choral art in the 20th Century. For more details regarding the film itself, click through to this  Website!

Poetry Slam // E3 Convergence Gallery
Wednesday, September 27th, 7pm
E3 is holding another poetry slam! You are welcome to compete, be a judge, or just come to enjoy the show! No matter what, it is sure to be an exciting evening. You can come early and sign up at the door, or be prepared and reserve your reading slot ahead of time by contacting Lilli at 

Love Song by Abi Morgan // 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 by a guest collaborative resident, Abi Morgan. "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! 
regional events

Glacier Symphony // Dancing Spirit Ranch
Whitefish, MT
Saturday, September 16th, 4:30-7:30pm
September 16th, Glacier Symphony will launch its 35th concert season. The Glacier Symphony welcomes duo, Carlos Nakai - Peter Kater, performing on Native American cedar flute and piano. This duo will perform with the Symphony in Whitefish. For tickets and more info click through to this  Website!  or call: (406)-407-7000.

The Anti-Hero in Contemporary Comics: Lecture by Dr. Aaron Rosen // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm
Join the YAM in welcoming Dr. Aaron Rosen. "Would you rather have super strength or super speed?  The ability to fly or be invisible?  These are some of the questions that comics historically have inspired.  But today's graphic novelists have changed all that.  Their protagonists are more often anti-heroes than heroes, winning us over by communicating their fears and frailties instead of exercising their superpowers." Rosen will speak on this topic - you don't want to miss this! For more info, here is YAM's Website!

Plein Air Paint Out // Hockaday Museum of Art
Kalispell, MT
Saturday, September 30th, 5-8pm
Renowned artists will paint outdoors September 22-28. Come see their works at the Plein Air Party September 30th! The paint out exhibition will run October 3-December 2nd. Head to Hockaday's  Website! for more details.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum


Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Alternate Saturdays beginning September 16th

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

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Michael deMeng Workshops
Radius Gallery

Punk Fiction Dream Journal
Saturday, September 30th

Alternate Evolutions in Storyland
Sunday, October 1st

Watercolor Workshops with Bobbe Almer
Saturday, September 16th & 30th

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

Nancy Seiler
Fall Workshops

Acrylic Extravagana
September 16th & 17th

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

Zootown Arts Community Center

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

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

Call for Entries, "Montana Monologues"
By the Montana Playwrights Network
Deadline: Sept. 15

11th Annual Holiday MADE Fair Helena & Missoula Call for Artists and Non-Profits
Deadline: October 1
Apply:  Here!

Artist Innovation Award
Montana Arts Council
Apply  Here! 

Radius Gallery 
Holiday Show, Call for Art:
Show is designed to appeal to gift buyers & collectors.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 11- Dec. 24
Deadline: September 30th

15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Call for Entries
Late Deadline: Oct. 6th
Follow this link! for more information & to submit your film.

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!

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
Tell Me There's a Mathematical Equation for being Alive
at the University Center Gallery
Through September 28th

at The Radius Gallery
Through September 23rd
Keith Goodhart: A Portrait Atlas
at Missoula Art Museum
Through September 16th

Somewhere, Nowhere.
at the Clay Studio of Missoula
Through September 29th

What Goes In...
at E3 Convergence Gallery
Through September 30th

Textually Inspired
at The Artists Shop
Through September 30th

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