Art & Culture eNews  ||  September 19, 2016
This Week in Missoula
Walk & Roll Missoula | Fri.,  S ept. 16 - Sat., Sept. 24 |  at participating locations
Walk _ Roll Missoula
Bike Walk Bus Week turns 25 this week with the annual Walk & Roll Missoula. All week long, participants will enjoy  prizes, giveaways, and educational events with the goal of encouraging healthy transportation.

For a list of events and participating locations, visit #rockandrollmissoula on
Montana Book Festival | Tues., Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 25 | at participating downtown venues
The 2nd annual Montana Book Festival is just around the corner, with five days and six nights to celebrate 150 authors across the nation. There are events jam-packed into every day; to see a detailed schedule of events and participating locations, visit this link.

For pricing, registration, and other information, visit the main  website.
Honoring Ceremony for Debra Magpie Earling |  Wed., Sept. 21 @ 4pm |  Payne Family Native American Center

The University of  Montana Creative
 Writing Program is celebrating a very exciting new member in their faculty - Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director since its founding in 1920. The ceremony will include prayers, drumming, and a gift-giving ceremony. There will also be presentations by previous creative writing director Bill Kittredge and visiting professor Sherwin Bitsui.

For more information, contact Karin Schalm.
Artist Talk | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 5pm |  Radius 

The Radius Gallery will host an artist talk with their featured artists: James G. Todd Jr., Megan Moore, and Josh DeWeese. This group of artists spans many mediums, from wood carvings, to oil painting, to quirky ceramics.
Visit the Radius Gallery's website for more information.
Publication Party | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 6:30pm |  Montgomery Distillery

Author Chris Dombrowski will be having a publication party for his first nonfiction book,  Body of Water. Dombrowski is known to  craft meditative, free-verse poems that are deeply engaged with the natural world.

For more information about Dombrowski, visit his official Facebook page.
VonCommon Fundraiser | Sat ., Sept. 24 @ 8pm |  the VFW (245 W Main St)

VonCommon will host a fundraiser for their federal, non-profit application fee. There will be live music from Ann Szalda-Petree, Wailing Jennings and the Work Release Program, and Rooster Sauce. Also in attendance will be none other than the Garden City Lady Arm Wrestlers.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Fast Machine" |  Sat., Sept. 24 @ 7:30pm & Sun., Sept. 25 @ 3pm |  Dennison Theatre on UM Campus

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Darko Butorac are presenting this season's opening concert, "Fast Machine." This will feature 2-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi on violin.

For tickets and more information, visit MSO's website.
Concert to End Gun Violence | Sun., Sept.
Concert Across America to End Gun Violence
 25 @ 7:30pm |  University Congregational Church

Singers and instrumentalists from the Missoula community will come together for a concert to memorialize the victims of America's gun violence epidemic, raise social consciousness, and encourage good citizenship in order to reduce the loss of life. This concert is part of a national concert series connected through social media. It is also  free and open to the public. Visit Concert Across America for more information.
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Job Opportunities
Executive Director
Carbon County Arts Guild |  Call  446-1370
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Music Teacher
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Mark Your Calendar

Carl DuPont Recital |
Mon., Sept. 26 @ 7:30pm | UM Music Recital Hall

Bass-baritone Carl DuPont will be singing a full recital on Monday, with an interesting mix of songs by Ravel, Poulenc, and Schubert. DuPont will also include spirituals and songs by black composers Hall Johnson and Jacqueline Hairston. No tickets are required, but there is a suggested donation at the door.

For more information on Carl DuPont, visit his website.
Present Tense: Prints from Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection |  Thu., Sept. 29 - Sat., Jan. 14 | Montana Museum of Art & Culture

The MMAC will present a powerful exhibition on language, including works by famous contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Lorna Simpson, John Baldessari, and more. For more information, visit the MMAC website.

Opening reception: Thu., Sept. 29, 5-5:45pm
FrontierSpace Benefit Auction | Fri., Oct. 7, 5-9pm |  FrontierSpace FrontierSpace Missoula

Join FrontierSpace Missoula for their major fundraiser of the year, which significantly helps advance the space as it performs in the Missoula community. FrontierSpace has officially become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization within the last year, is free, open to the public, and open year-round. Join FrontierSpace in celebrating six years of First Fridays and art walks.

For more information, visit their website.

Courtney Blazon: The Year Without Summer | Fri., Oct. 7, 5-8pm |  Missoula Art Museum

Missoula artist Courtney Blazon will have the opening reception for her new exhibition, The Year Without Summer. Blazon is  noted for her stream-of-consciousness narrative drawings,and will create a drawing-installation at Missoula Art Museum that takes inspiration from the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of   Sumbawa   in present-day   Indonesia.    She will give a gallery talk at 7pm during the reception.

For more information, visit MAM's website.

Friendship Force Travel Opportunities
In November, travel to NEW ZEALAND. Contact Gwen Harfst, Exchange Director, at (360) 481-0901.
In January, travel to THAILAND. Contact Karen McOmber, Exchange Director, at (206) 362-6354.

For more information, visit Friendship Force's website.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Adult Beginning Fiddle |  Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Oct. 26, 6:15-7pm
Grow Music Missoula offers adult fiddle lessons for beginners at Imagine Nation Brewing. T he first 2 classes are for new students, optional for others.  Click here for details and registration!
Final VO Workshop Tour | Sun., Sept. 25, 1-5pm
Join Addy Award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier for a one-day seminar at Missoula Sound Works on voice acting, which will cover basic techniques, the the business of voice acting, and more. Call (888) 670-3373 to register.

Turning the Wheel: Tapestry Class |
Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 16, 6:30-8pm
This is a guided movement improvisation class with equal parts play, depth and organic creative collaboration. At Headwaters Dance Studio. Register by calling 544-7561.
Art Calls & Competitions
Radius Gallery
3rd Annual Radius Holiday Show
Deadline: Sept. 25
Radius Gallery invites artists to submit their original artworks to its third annual Holiday Show. Last year's show was very well-received by gift buyers and collectors alike - with over 100 artworks sold! This year's show promises to be even bigger and better.  Click here for details about the art call.

MCAT 72-Hour Film Contest
Deadline: Oct. 3
If you are feeling the need for a challenge, submit a film for this 5th annual "Do It in 72 Hours" MCAT tradition. Though contestants can do groundwork for the film (casting, scouting locations, preliminary scripts), they won't know the three elements they must include in their film until September 30th at 5pm, when all participants must come to MCAT to receive that information. The completed films must be 5 minutes or less and will be screened at the Roxy Theater on Sunday, October 9th at 5pm.

For more information, visit MCAT's website, or contact Joel at 542-6228.
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.
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.
Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
University Center Gallery

University Center Gallery
The UC Gallery is a student-run, not-for-profit gallery on UM campus.

Current exhibition:
Monsoon Season  by Kate Lund
through September 29th

Visit the UC Gallery online.

Gallery of Visual Arts
The GVA is the UM School of Art's contemporary gallery.

Current exhibition:
2016 Faculty Exhibition
through October 21st

The Artists' Shop
The Artists' Shop is a cooperative gallery that features a Montana artist every month.

Current exhibition:
Pastoral Scumblings  by Annie Allen
through the month of September

Regional Events
Reading from Jon Turk | Sat., Oct. 1 @ 7pm | Grizzly Claw Trading Company in Seeley Lake, MT
The Open Book Club

Author and adventurer Jon Turk will be reading from his new book, Crocodiles and Icebergs. The Open Book Club welcomes everyone for an evening of interestin g conversation with friends and neighbors. The reading is sponsored by Alpine Artisans.

For more information about the Open Book Club, visit their website.
Masquerade Party | Sat., Oct. 22 @ 7pm |
Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT

YAM's 2nd Annual Masquerade Party is on the
 roster once again, featuring Billings AlternaCirque performance, aerial wine pouring, DJ Benefit, costume contest, tarot card readings, hors d'oeuvres, local draft beer, dancing, drinks, and more. Ages 21 and up.

For tickets and other information, visit YAM's website.
Scholarships Available for Young Artists Competition
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) invites all Montana musicians, ages 13 to 22, that play any of the standard orchestral instruments, to apply for its biennial Young Artists Competition, to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Bozeman.  Applications for the MASO Young Artists Competition can be downloaded from the MASO website and must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for this statewide competition. For more information on the MASO Young Artist's Competition, call the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office at (406) 407-7000.
In the News
Truth Booth makes quick stop at Fort Missoula museum
Truth Booth
You may have seen the inflatable Truth Booth on Tuesday, September 13th in front of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Cause Collective, the group of four responsible for this piece of performance art, have toured half of the nation already. They invite passersby to enter the booth and declare what they believe truth is.   Read at The Missoulian...
Bozeman's David Quammen talks Yellowstone and writing an
 entire issue of National Geographic
Author David Quammen is the first person in National Geographic's 128-year history to write an entire issue by himself. Read about Quammen's incredible literary feat in this candid interview, along with his views on "loving the [national] parks to death."    Read at the Missoula Independent...
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Vice President|| Katie Patten
Immediate Past President|| Frankie Flaherty
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