art + culture news  //  september 4, 2017
this week in missoula

Gallery Guide // Missoula Events Website
Hey artists, locals, visitors, venues, etc: Missoula has a big art scene to keep track of! In an effort to keep all of our events in one spot we would like to direct you to:  THIS LINK! This attached link is the website where we invite artists to post their events and art-viewers to help it guide their First Friday Experience. When submitting an event, be sure to hashtag #FirstFriday.

*This Automatically populates ARTS Missoula's Gallery Guide*

The Sensitives // Big Sky Film Series 
Wednesday, September 6th, 7pm
[Event located at MCT Center for the Performing Arts]
Join the kick off of the fall Big Sky Film Season. The debuting movie is titled, "The Sensitives" and is focused on environmental illness and modern unseen threats. For more information click on this:  link!

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.

18th Annual Group Art Exhibit // Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon
Show runs: September 7,8,9, & 11
Opening: Thursday, September 7th 5-8pm
[Event at Brunswick Building 223 W. Railroad Street]
This fun show will feature studies in pencil, oil pastel, oil paint, gouache, fabric, and ceramics. The group has been meeting together for over 25 years with artists including Janet Whaley, Linda Tawney, Shari Montana, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Beth Lo, Becki Johnson, Kristi Hager, Stephanie Frostad and Nancy Erickson.

Traffic Signal Box Documentary // Northside Cinema
Friday, September 8th, 7:45pm
The City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites you to witness the debut of the MCAT Traffic Signal Box documentary at the Northside Outdoor Cinema. The video will premiere before the movie, "A River Runs through it". For more information about the Northside Cinema, click  here!

Missoula Monster Project // Zootown Arts Community Center
Opening: Friday, September 8th, 5:30-8:30pm
Welcome fall back to Missoula with the Missoula Monster Project. 
"The Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/Any Given Child Missoula have  joined forces again to present the third annual Missoula Monster Project. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools created original monster pieces that are then illustrated by adult artists. This project's purpose is to bring more art into the public schools". Don't miss this! This exhibit will be up for the month of September. For details and more information, here is a link to the  Website!

Glow Fest at the Fort // Bella Vista Pavilion
Friday, September 8th, 7-10pm
Missoula Parks & Recreation is proud to present 2017's Glow Fest! Come join the fun. There will be florescent art displays, light maze, music, games, glow photo booth, and more! Parks & Rec is still accpeting artist applications until September 6th. For more information on your event or to submit your work click,  Here!

Saturday with Keith Goodhart // Missoula Art Museum
Saturday, September 9th, 11am-12pm
Head to MAM this Saturday for a casual coffee talk in MAM's Shott Gallery with assemblage artist, Keith Goodhart. Follow this  link! for more details.

Norman Maclean Literary Festival //Seeley Lake & Missoula, MT
September 8th-10th
You are invited to the Norman Maclean Festival! Head to Seeley Lake, September 8-9 for "The Story of the Blackfoot" featuring Richard Manning, Annick Smith, Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs, William Kittredge, Pete Fromm and other leading MT authors. Also, in Missoula on Sunday, September 10th, The Wilma and the Roxy will be screening the movie, A River Runs Through It. There will also be riveting story-telling (by Tell Us Something), and special guest, Actor Tom Skerritt. For more information and a full weekend schedule, here is a link to the  Website!

"Raised in the Saddle" // Montana Repertory Theatre
Friday, Saturday 8th & Saturday, September 9th, 7:30pm
The Montana Rep will present a public performance of, "Raised in the Saddle" in UM's Masquer Theater. Tickets are available for purchase at UMArts Box Office in the PARTV Building. Or, call (406)-243-4581.

upcoming events

"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!

Coming up at 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! 
regional events

Tad Bradley, Biological Explorations // The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
Bozeman, MT
September 8th- November 26 / Website!  Website!
The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is welcoming a new show come September! The exhibit features work from Tad Bradley and is based upon his fascination with the human body and its many complexities. For more information, Emerson's website is linked above.

Conversation with the Curators // Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT
Thursday, September 7th, 6:30pm
Head to the YAM for a public conversation with The Tia Collection Curator, Laura Finlay Smith. "Topics may include the shifting definition of Modernism, organizing principles of the exhibition, the nature of curation in both private and public collections, how one interprets art within a context-based presentation, and more. The public will have an opportunity to pose their own questions to the curators". For more details, here is a link to Yellowstone Art Museum's  Website!

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman // The Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT
Sunday, September 10, 7pm
The Livingston Film Series invites you to their kick-off FREE screening of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Attached is a  link!  with more information.

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.

classes, workshops, + tours

Missoula Art Museum


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

Nature Journaling: Water Ripples & Rings
Saturday, September 9th

Acrylic Extravagana
September 16th & 17th

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

Call for Art GlowFest at the Fort
Missoula Parks & Rec is currently looking for Artists to show work at Glowfest. Showcase is Free and open to all regional artists.
Show/Exhibit: Sept. 8th
Work due: Sept. 6th at Currents.
Click  here!
 for more details.


11th Annual Holiday MADE Fair Helena & Missoula Call for Artists and Non-Profits
Deadline: October 1
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
James Todd: Looney Toones and Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind
at Montana Museum of Art and Culture
Through September 9th

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
It Started with Aardvark
at Missoula Art Museum
Through September 23rd

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