Art & Culture eNews  ||  September 26, 2016
Thank you for reading another newsletter from Arts Missoula, formerly known as Missoula Cultural Council! If you have an event you'd like to be considered for the newsletter, please do not hesitate to email Brianna McLean at with a brief description or press release.

In other news, First Friday is coming up next week, so keep that on your radars!

This Week in Missoula
Carl DuPont
Carl DuPont Recital | Mon., Sept. 26 @ 7:30pm | U of M 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.
Talk by Japanese-American WWII Internee |  Tues., Sept. 27 @ 6pm |  U of M Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 110

Yukio Shimomura and family
Fort Missoula's Historical Museum will co-host Japanese-American internee, Yukio Shimomura, as he presents "My 2  ½ Years Behind Barbed Wire in the United States." He was only a grade school student when World War II broke out, and he and his family were sent to numerous internment camps in the US. His presentation will focus on life in the camps and the impact of war and internment on his family. For more information, visit the Fort Missoula website.
Bob Ross Night | Wed, Sept. 28, 6-8pm |
Zootown Arts Community Center

Bring on your Bob Ross wigs, impressions, and appreciation for ZACC's monthly Bob Ross Night. Participants will watch a Bob Ross video while following along. Happy little trees will abound!

For more information, visit the ZACC's 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

YWCA Racial Justice Teach-In
Thu.,  S ept. 29, 6-8pm |  Missoula Senior Center

YWCA Missoula and EmpowerMT (formerly NCBI Missoula) are teaming up for the 2nd annual Racial Justice Teach-In. This event will address attitudes and misconceptions surrounding immigration and refugee resettlement, and will be interactive and activity-based.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Ari Laurel .
Seussical Jr. |  Fri., Sept. 30 @ 7pm & Sun., Oct. 2 @ 3&5pm |  Missoula Children's Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
This musical extravaganza will feature 28 Missoula teens as Dr. Seuss's most exciting characters. Directed and choreographed by Megan Wiltshire,  Seussical Jr.  will include endearing characters such as Horton, JoJo the Who, and Gertrude McFuzz. Tickets are available at MCT's website , or at the MCT Box Office.
"Sonder" Art Exhibition | Mon., Oct. 3 - Thu. Oct. 27 |  University Center Gallery
The University Center Gallery on U of M campus will be featuring its second exhibition of the year, featuring artist Shelby Hanson. Hanson's work focuses on relationships humans have throughout life.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 4-6pm

For more information, visit the UC Gallery's website.
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliations
Job Opportunities
Executive Director
Carbon County Arts Guild |  Call  446-1370
Closes: October 15
Music Teacher
Sussex School
Open until filled
Volunteer Opportunities
Art Guide/Docent
Missoula Art Museum
5th Grade Art Experience
Contact: Renee Taaffe 728-0447
Mark Your Calendar

"I'm Giving You Pearls" Opening | Fri., Oct. 7,  5-8pm | Bathing Beauties Beads

Artist Linda Whittlesey's show will feature one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, with elegance and wearability in mind. If you leave a "pearl of wisdom" at Linda's show during the month of October, you will be entered to win a pair of Linda's earrings.

For more information, visit Bathing Beauties Beads's website, or contact Jodi Zak.
FrontierSpace Benefit Auction | Fri., Oct. 7, 5-9pm | FrontierSpace

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.

Montana Film Festival | Fri., Oct. 7 - Sun., Oct. 9 |  Roxy Theater Montana Film Festival

Join the Montana Film Festival for yet another fun experience at the Roxy! This festival welcomes Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women which features Maile Meloy and Lily Gladstone, as well as guest writers, directors, actors and industry professionals. Guests will include filmmaker Charles Burnett, animator Emily Hubley, and film critic Kenneth Turan. Burnett will screen two films, To Sleep with Anger and Killer of Sheep. 

For more information, visit Montana Film Festival's website.

Readings & Signings | Fact & Fiction Downtown

Fact _ FictionNational best-selling author Leslie Budewitz will be reading from her book, Killing Thyme at 7pm on Thursday, October 6th, with signings afterwards. Killing Thyme focuses on spice shop owner Pepper Reece, whose business success is disrupted by a terrifying killer.

Friday, October 7th at 5:30pm, authors Megan McNamer and David Cates will do readings and signings from their respective books, Children and Lunatics and The Mysterious Location of Kyrgystan. Their collective voices will provide much for audience members to ponder.

For more information, visit Fact & Fiction's website .

Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Monoprinting: The Painterly Print
Thu., Sept. 29, 1-4pm
@ 330 Brooks St.

In this workshop with Nancy Seiler, participants will paint directly on a gelatin plate and pull prints. Illustrations will be provided for tracing if needed. For more information and to register, visit Nancy's website.
Nature Journaling: Autumn Leaves
Thu., Sept. 29, 1-4pm
@ 330 Brooks St.

Join Nancy Seiler for another workshop! Collect and draw leaves, then add wet watercolor for vibrant results!

Again, to register, visit Nancy's website.

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
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
Killdeer Artisans Guild Opening Reception |  Sat., Oct. 1, 12-2pm | Hangin' Art Gallery & Cafe in Arlee, MT

Founding members of the Killdeer Artisans Guild, Jerry and Janet McGahan, will show works that draw inspiration from Montana landscapes, family, and their travels abroad. There will be a question and answer session to learn more about the artists at 12:30pm.

For more information about the Killdeer Artisans Guild, visit their website.
McIntosh Apple Day Festival |  Sat., Oct. 1  | Hamilton Farmers Market in Hamilton, MT

From 9am-3pm, The McIntosh Apple Day Festival is celebrating its 37th anniversary, with its legendary bake sale at the top of the roster. 

Then from 5pm-8pm, go to Legion Park to enjoy  Liquid Apple Night, and all the sweet and tart goodies that Apple Day has to offer.

For more information about the Apple Day, contact Krista Smith at 363-3338.
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.
New Carbon County Arts Guild Exhibitions | Sat., Oct. 1-31  | Carbon County Arts Guilds & Depot Gallery in Red Lodge, MT
Carbon County Arts Guild _ Depot Gallery

The Carbon County Arts Guild will host two new exhibitions in their galleries: The Stillwater Society in the Main Depot Gallery and The Beartooth Plein Air Society in the North Gallery. Both will have opening receptions on October 8, 3-5pm. 

For more information about the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, visit the 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
Montana Book Festival: Post-punk, Pulitzer poets Myles and Pardlo to read
Eileen Myles and Gregory Pardlo, featured authors at the Montana Book Festival, come from two sides of the same coin. Myles's work explores what it means to be a queer writer, while Pardlo writes about his experiences as a writer of color. This article is a comprehensive overview of these writers that Missoulians were lucky to have the opportunity to hear last week.  Read at The Missoulian...
Art for life: Trash, arm wrestling and American identity at Missoula's VonCommon
VonCommon is an artist collective known for its punky, down-the-rabbit-hole  art  experiences. There is no pretension here, as VonCommon's goal is to "to provide affordable artist studios, and to strengthen our practice and friendships through shared space." They are currently raising money to become an official nonprofit organization.     Read at the Missoula Independent...
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Board of Directors & Staff
President || Greg Boris
Vice President|| Katie Patten
Immediate Past President|| Frankie Flaherty
Treasurer|| Micki Frederikson
Secretary|| Gwen Landquist
Executive Director|| Tom Bensen
Program Director|| Matt Anglen
Public Art Coordinator||
 Brianna McLean
SPARK! Director|| Jackalynn Snow
MT Book Festival Director|| Rachel Mindell
Board of Directors
Laura Bovard, John Combs, Greg Johnson,  Robin Checota, Heidi Starrett, Inay Todd, and  Jacque Walawander