art + culture news  //  september 18, 2017
this week in missoula

Marshall Gilkes Quartet // UM Jazz Artist Series
Wednesday, September 20th,  7:30pm
Welcome the International Award-Winning, Marshall Gilkes Quartet to the UM School of Music Recital Hall! The group includes: Marshall Gilkes - trombone, Jon Cowherd - piano, Matt Clohesy - bass, and Mark Whitfield Jr. - drum set. For more details or ticket information, call (406)-243-6880.

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 Shaw: Man of Many Voices // Dolce Canto

Sunday, September 24th, 3pm [UM University Center Theater]
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!

This week at the Roxy Theater
Monday, Sepember 18th, 7pm
Now is the Time
Tuesday, September 19th, 6:30pm
NT Life: Obsession
Wednesday, September 20th, 7:30pm
Homegrown Comedy
Thursday, September 21st
Big Sky Bigfoot Conference, 7:30pm
Rooted in Peace, 8pm

For more information and showtimes follow this link to the Roxy Theater's  Website!
upcoming events

She Wolf // International Wildlife Film Festival

Monday, September 25th, 8pm
SHE WOLF, a film by Bob Landis will play September 25th at 8PM. The film is about an alpha female pack leader in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley. Landis is a retrospective artist for 2018 for IWFF. Check out the  Facebook Event! for additional details.

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 

Montana Book Festival
September 27th - October 1st
The 2017 Montana Book Festival is just around the corner! The week will be filled with speakers, events, and books galore. Venues include the Missoula Art Museum, Shakespeare & Co., The Public House, and many more. For the compete schedule follow this  Link!

Montana Natural History Center // Annual Banquet & Auction
Saturday, September 30th at the University Center Ballroom
Join the Montana Natural History center for an evening of auctions, raffles, dinner, wine, and friends! There are tons of items to bid on including "nature excursions, international travel packages, local dinners and services, original artwork and more!" To buy tickets click  here!  For more info click  here!

Montana Film Festival // The Roxy Theater
October 5-8
The Montana Film Festival starts out with a bang! Walking Out and The Ballad Of Lefty Brown are the two Montana films that will premiere. Head of to MTFF's  Website!  for a complete schedule of events and program details.

Lovesong 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

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 Party & Sale// 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

Lakebottom Sound
Explorations in Improvised Music
Mondays, 7:30-9pm
September 18, 25
October 2, 9

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 30th

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

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
Missoula Community Theatre
AUDITIONS for A Christmas Carol: The Musical
October 1st, 
For more info please call MCT at (406)-728-7529
International Cup Juried Show 2018
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Deadline: November 10
Exhibit: Feb. 2-23, 2018
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
From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmog Textiles in the MAM collection
at Missoula Art Museum
Through September 20th
[Closing Reception September 19th, 4pm]

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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