art + culture news  // september 24, 2018
this week in missoula
Renowned Harvard Scholars Speak at UofM
Monday, September 24th, 4pm & 7:30pm
Scholars from the world of economics and poetry will be offering lectures this Monday. "Elisa New will present "Dunking the Sonnet ... and Other Literary Fast Breaks: How Poetry in America is Bringing Verse to the Small Screen" at 4 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. This session will address her outreach efforts to bring poetry to life for public audiences through her PBS series, "Poetry in America.""  More Info!

Montana Book Festival 2018: A Celebration of Textual Treasure
September 27-30
Over 150 authors will be participating in readings, signings, panels, workshops and more as part of the 2018 Montana Book Festival. Partners include the Missoula Public Library, Missoula Writing Collaborative, Montana Film Festival and more. For a complete schedule and details:  Website!

Soliloquies // Radius Gallery
Opening: Friday, September 28th, 5pm
Radius Gallery's Fall exhibition includes 5 Missoula artists: Andy Cline, Monte Dolack, Lindsey Meyers Carroll, Sue Tirrell and James Todd. The exhibition will be up through October 26th.  Website!

UM Dancers on Location // Mansfield Library Mall 
September 29th - 30th, noon
Head to campus for a free outdoor concert featuring UofM dance students. Dancers will lead you through the beauty of campus the eyes of choreography and movement. Website!

En Canto // Lakebottom Sound Series First Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 29th
[at Free Cycles]
Lakebottom Sound Series presents, En Canto, a Brazilian musical group, performing at Free Cycles this September. For more details on  En Canto click here! For more info on  Lakebottom Sound click here!

'Nature or Nurture': A Moore Family Exhibit // Dana Gallery
Opening: Saturday, September 29th, 12-4pm
The Dana Gallery welcomes you to enjoy a collection of paintings created by Robert, Anna and Rachel Moore. The opening reception runs 12pm-4pm with an artist talk at 2pm.  Website!
Musical Myths // Missoula Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, September 29th, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 30th, 3pm
Missoula Symphony is beginning their new season! Musical Myths features trumpet soloist, Brandon Ridenour. Don't miss this!  Website & More Info!
Northern Rockies Chess Championship
Saturday, September 29th 
[Thunderbird Motel]
Come watch an amazing chess championship at the Thunderbird Hotel on Broadway. All skill levels were able to apply by September 26th. [Photo: Missoulian]

SPARK! and Arts Missoula's Global and Cultural Affairs Inaugural K-12 Training Collaboration Exceeded Expectations

Sienna Solberg, Director of SPARK! and Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Arts Missoula's Global and Cultural Affairs, co-organized and hosted a dynamic six-hour training on September 15th, titled Embracing Differences To Make A Difference, at the University of Missoula Payne Native American Center. The training was part of the National Arts in Education Week and offered more than 65 participants hands-on opportunities to learn about various culture and arts integration techniques, with seminars led by local artists, teaching artists, researchers and faculty members, including Caroline Patterson, Courtney Blazon, Kate Crouch, Janaina Vieira-Marques, Jennifer Corbin and Dr. Udo Fluck. The professional development workshop focused on building culturally competent classrooms through arts integration, inspiring participants to collaborate and reflect, while developing skills and techniques that promote student engagement and learning.  Dr. H. Rafael Chacón, UM Professor of Art History and Criticism, provided an energetic and insightful lunch seminar titled Cultural Appropriation versus Appreciation. If you missed his presentation, you can view it here The training was free to all participants, made possible by the SHAPE 2.0 grant.
upcoming events

Wayne Horvitz Trio: The Snowghost Sessions with guest Naomi Siegel // Missoula Art Museum
Friday, October 5th, 8:30pm
Head to MAM for an amazing evening of sound and music! Horitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who will be joined by trombonist, composer and educator Naomi Siegel. Reserve your spot!

regional events
Rivers of Flame: Montana Tributaries // Holter Museum of Art 
[Helena, MT]
Hockaday invites you to their new exhibition, in conjunction with "Cultural Confluence" wood fire symposium in Helena (October 18th -20th). Exhibition open: September 14th - October 26th  Website

Calls for Art // The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
[Bozeman, MT]

Celebration of the Arts Exhibit
 (Emerson's yearly fundraiser)
Submissions Due: 5pm, October 28th, 2018

17th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Submissions due: 5pm, October 12th, 2018

For more information on both Calls for Art, please click through to the Emerson's  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
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 more 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

Elf the Musical AUDITIONS at Missoula Community Theatre
September 30th
Missoula Downtown Association
2019 Calendar Photo Contest - CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Submissions Due: October 12th
Calls for Art
Clay Studio of Missoula
small & mighty
DUE: November 9th
More Information!
Missoula Art Museum Call for Art, 47th Benefit Auction.
Submissions Due: 
October 5th
More Info!
Missoula Symphony
 Orchestra Season Tickets 
On Sale 
Check out [Montana Arts Council] eNews for their art calls and other resources!
Missoula Community Theatre has released their 2018-2019 season of shows!
Renew/Buy your season tickets NOW! 
City of Missoula Public Art Committee Artist Registry! SIGN UP to be the first to receive art calls!
ongoing exhibitions
Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts Showcase
at The Artists' Shop
Through September

Missoula Monster Project
at the ZACC
Through September

Radius Gallery
Through October 26th 

Touched: An Installation by Chris Drobnock
at the 
Clay Studio of Missoula
Through September 28th

4 Ravens Gallery
Through September 29th

Denizens: Wildlife on the Western Frontier
at Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Through October 6th 

Cathy Weber: Understory/Overstory
at  Missoula Art Museum
Through January 12th, 2019

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