Art & Culture eNews  ||  October 17, 2016

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This Week in Missoula
Readings Downtown

Shakespeare & Co.
- Tue., Oct. 18 @ 5pm
Justin Boening reading from his book, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last
- Tue., Oct. 18 @ 7pm
Pete Fromm will read from his new memoir, The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds
Thu., Oct. 20 @ 7pm
Beverly Lowry reading her new book, 
Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

For more information, visit 
Shakespeare & Co.'s website.

Fact & Faction Downtown
Wed., Oct. 19 @ 7pm
Charley Henley reading from his book,  The Deep Code

For more information, visit Fact & Fiction's website.
Art Associates of Missoula Meeting //  Wed., Oct. 19 @ 10am /  Radius Gallery

The Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting will be held, with generous conversation from exhibiting artists Megan Moore and Jim Todd. Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Susie at 544-0891.
Dracula //  Oct. 19-22 & Oct. 26-29 @ 7:30pm | Oct. 23 & 30 @ 2pm /  Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, U of M

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance
 presents Dracula in an adaptation that reintroduces audiences to the urbane and calculating Count Dracula. For more information and tickets, visit this link .

Artist Talk with Josh DeWeese  //  Thu., Oct. 20 @ 5:30pm / Radius Gallery

Join the Radius Gallery for a talk with exhibiting artist Josh DeWeese, who is one of Montana's preeminent ceramicists. For more information, visit the Radius Gallery's website.
Tarzan, The Stage Musical //  Oct. 20-23 & Oct. 26-30 /  MCT Center for the Performing Arts

MCT presents Tarzan, a theatre production based on the animated Disney film, and action-packed for the whole family.  For more information and tickets, visit MCT's website .

32nd Annual American Conference of Irish Studies //  Thu., Oct. 20 - Sat., Oct. 22 /  Holiday Inn Downtown

Irish Studies at the University of Montana, in partnership with the President's Lecture Series, will host this western regional conference. The theme is "Her Exiled Children, Ireland and Irish America."  For more information, contact Traolach O ' Riordain  at 243-6359.

Eric Tollefson //  Fri., Oct. 21 @ 7pm  /  Dennison Theatre, U of M

U of M Alumni Association and Entertainment Management Program will host singer/ songwriter and UM graduate Eric Tollefson, who has shared the stage with the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter. For more information, contact Thomas Webster.

Fall Family Fest //  Sat., Oct. 22, 1-4pm /  McCormick Park

Missoula Parks and Recreation invites kids and their families to the 16th Annual Fall Family Fest, where there will be hayrides, cider pressing, face painting, and much more. For more information, visit
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliates
Workshops, Classes, & Tours
Tapestry Class with 
Turning the Wheel Missoula
Fiddle Class
with Grow Music Missoula
For Ages 2+!
Docent Tours with 
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Thursdays @ 2pm
Modern Dance Class with Bare Bait Dance
in the Open Space, 005, PARTV Building, U of M
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm
Family Workshops with Clay Studio of Missoula
Sundays, 2-5pm
Upcoming Sessions:
Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8
Art Workshops with Nancy Seiler

- Freeform Painting with Fluid Acrylics, Thu., Oct. 20, 10am-1pm

- Nature Journaling: Lakes and Creeks, Sat., Oct. 22, 1-4pm

Workshops with Zootown Arts Community Center

- Storytelling Spectacular / Tuesdays starting Oct. 18, 3:15-5:30pm

- Collaborative Parade Prop Building / Tuesdays in Oct., 6-8pm

- Sugar Skull Workshop / Wed, Oct. 19, 3-6pm

- Explorations of Art Around the World / Thursdays starting Oct. 20, 2:15-5pm

- Papel Picado & Paper Marigolds / Thu., Oct. 20, 6-8pm & Sat., Oct. 22, 2-4pm

- Roller Prints / Sun., Oct. 23, 11am-2pn

Mark Your Calendar

End of the World Masquerade & Costume Party //  Thu., Oct. 27 @ 7pm /  Missoula Art Museum

Join the MAM in celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the eruption of Mount Tambora, which was a huge inspiration to Courtney Blazon's current exhibition at the museum. Partygoers are encouraged to dress as a character from one of Blazon's illustrations. For more information, contact Cassidy.
Brand New //  Thu., Oct. 27 /
U of M Adams Center

Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball will be playing at the end of the month, following Brand New's co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse. This is sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets soon at GrizTix.
The Aliens //  Nov. 4-6 / Roxy Theater

BetweenTheLines Theatre brings you a production by Annie Baker, in which two angry young men welcome an awkward high-schooler into their back-alley friendship to teach him everything they know. You can donate or reserve your season tickets at this link.
Great Russian Nutcracker //  Sun., Nov. 6 /
U of M Dennison Theatre

The Moscow Ballet will perform its celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker. Forty dancers, a 60-foot Christmas tree, and hand-painted sets by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. It's sure to be an impressive evening! For tickets, visit GrizTix.
Art Calls & Competitions
2017 Merriam-Frontier Award Submissions
Deadline: Oct. 18 @ 5pm
The University of Montana's Creative Writing Program is now accepting submissions for the Merriam-Frontier Award, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University this fall. Entries may be poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Entries may be delivered to Liberal Arts Building, Room 133.  For more information regarding rules and guidelines, visit this link.
Missoula Art Museum Benefit Auction
Deadline: Oct. 20
MAM welcomes all artists to support free expression and free admission with an art submission to the 45th Benefit Art Auction. A jury selection will take place on November 15th, and bidding for artwork begins at 50% declared value. The Auction Exhibition Opening Reception will take place on January 6th, and the auction itself takes place on February 4th in the UC Ballroom.  For more information regarding rules and guidelines, visit this link.
Call for Art_ White
E3 Gallery Winter Group Exhibit
Deadline: Nov. 6
The E3 Gallery is excepting submissions to its winter group exhibit, White, which runs Dec. 2 - 31. Artists are invited to create work inspired by the color white. Work can incorporate the actual color white, or can channel white however the artist likes. E3 is looking for creativity within the concept.    Click here for details about the art call.
International Wildlife Film Festival
Early Deadline: November 18
The Roxy Theater is now accepting submissions for the 40th annual International Wildlife Film Festival. The mission of this event is to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through film. To apply, visit  Film Freeway. For more information, contact Jeri Rafter.
Regional Events
Ghost Tours //  Oct. 22, 29, & 31 /  Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton

Become a paranormal investigator for the night, gather evidence, and explore rooms in the Museum that are not on the regular tour. Rune and Numerology readings are also available. For more information, contact Krista Smith at 363-3338.
Shakespeare's MacBeth //  Oct. 21 - Nov. 13 /  Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, Livingston

The Shane Center kicks off the community theatre season with its version of MacBeth. This will be a 21st-century update to Shakespeare's tragedy of self-promotion, betrayal, and murder. For more information, and tickets, visit The Shane Center's website.
Masquerade Party // Sat., Oct. 22 @ 7pm / Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings
Join the Yellowstone Art Museum for its 2nd Annual Masquerade Party, featuring Billings AlternaCirque performances, aerial wine-pouring, a costume contest, and tarot card readings.

For tickets, visit the YAM website.
In the News
Necessary misses: Best Fail Ever celebrates artistic blunders

Real Good Art Space's collaborative show "Best Fail Ever" was actually quite the  opposite. Missoula artists were invited to share their failed artwork, whether they be rejections from juried exhibits or work that didn't live up to personal expectations. 

Creative placemaking at its core is an excellent way to involve art in the broader sphere of community improvement and social betterment, but it is important to understand the challenges that come with such projects.

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