art + culture news  //  september 25, 2017
this week in missoula

Share your Arts Story // Destination Missoula
Last month was the Missoula Arts Connection meeting 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.

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 

2017 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, Maureen & Mike Mansfeild Library, and many more. For the compete schedule follow this Link!

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra // Dennison Theater
Saturday, September 30th, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1st, 3pm
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 63rd year this weekend! Music will commence at the Dennison Theater on the UofM Campus. The show is titled, "Starstruck" and is full of glitz & glam. For more info, head to this  Website!

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!
upcoming events

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, and more! For a full schedule and details head to ZACC's Website!  

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.

Mind-Fields: An Inter-Cranial Exhibit // The Radius Gallery
Opening: September 29th & First Friday, October 6th
Join the Radius Gallery in welcoming a new show this October! This is a group show with eight artists who invite you to explore their "most interior mind spaces". Don't miss this! Follow this link!for more information.  

Necessary Ornaments // The Artists' Shop
Opening: Friday , October 6th, 5pm
Show Runs: Oct. 1-30
The Artists' Shop presents, "Necessary Ornaments by GiGi Don Diego. Diego's work consists of paintings and hand pressed mono-prints. It is sure to be a beautiful show! For more info head to this  Website!

Annual Benefit Auction // FrontierSpace
Friday, October 6th, 5-9pm
Frontier Space will be holding their annual benefit auction in the alley behind Pine & Spruce. All of the proceeds help to benefit the amazing FrontierSpace efforts in the Missoula Community. For further details, here is a link to FrontierSpace  Website!

The Lion King Junior // Missoula Children's Theatre
Friday, October 6th, 7pm
Saturday, October 7th, 3pm & 5pm
Sunday, October 8th, 2pm
Head to Missoula Children's Theatre for The Lion King Junior! The 6-9th grade actors in this play have been a part of MCT Performing Art Classes & are ready to show off their hard work!  Website!

Coming up at Shakespeare & Co.
Monday, October 2nd, 7:30pm
Stephen King & Owen King will present,
Sleeping Beauties, A Novel at the Dennison Theatre on UM Campus. [Sold out].
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6pm
Join Elizabeth Dove & Brock Mickelson as they discuss their emerging and established artistic practice and research.
Friday, October 6th, 5pm
Anotonia Wolf, a Missoula based photographer will be showing her work on October 6th.
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!

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

Screening of, Crow Stories // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Thursday, October 5th, 6:30pm
Join the YAM on Thursday, October 5th for the first public screening in Montana of, Crow Stories, a prize-worthy documentary by Sean Kernan about the Crow Reservation in Montana.  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

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 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

Over There! Montanas 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

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

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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