Art & Culture eNews  ||  September 5, 2016
Introducing Arts Missoula

As of September 1, 2016, Missoula Cultural Council is known as Arts Missoula. Thank you for your dedicated support of our organization since its inception in 1991. We strive to connect art, culture, and community everyday, and we look forward to serving you as Arts Missoula.  

Congrats to Arni Fishbaugh!
The UM Alumni Association will present the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Homecoming weekend festivities on September 30 and October 1. Arts Missoula wishes to recognize  Arlynn Fishbaugh, a '74 graduate, who has been one  of our biggest supporters over the years during her career with Montana Arts Council. 

"One of the most prominent arts administrators in the country, Fishbaugh will retire in September as executive director of the Montana Arts Council, a role she's held since 1992. Under her leadership, the agency excelled at promoting the arts in Montana by encouraging commerce and business development for artists and art organizations and providing greater access to the arts across the state, including in underserved rural and Native American communities. Fishbaugh is known for creating an environment that makes people want to do more and who leverages the talents of her colleagues to meet and achieve their goals. She inspired Montana Arts Council staff to forge new partnerships with legislators and other state decision-makers who previously opposed public funding of the arts in Montana. The council's initiatives and strategy have served as models for other state arts councils, regional service organizations and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Fishbaugh is often invited to share her knowledge and insight at arts conferences across the country."

The public is invited to attend a panel discussion featuring the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, in the University Center Ballroom at UM. An awards ceremony and reception will follow. 
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliations
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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
This Week in Missoula
UM Jazz Artist Series 1: Victor Goines
The UM Jazz  Program kicks off of the 2nd Year of the UM Jazz Artist Series on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 pm with a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, woodwind artist Victor Goines and his quartet.  Joining Mr. Goines will be one of the finest pianists in the nation, Missoula's own David Morgenroth, bassist Emma Dayhuff and Greg Artry on drum set. Purchase tickets online or call 243-6880.
Readings at Shakespeare & Co.
On Tuesday, September 6, at 7pm, University of Montana MFA alumna Khaty Xiong reads from her first full-length book, Poor Anima. On  Thursday, September 8, poets Gary Lundy and Mackenzie Cole read from their respective books, heartbreak elopes into a kind of forgiving, and Fences at 7pm. 
UM Faculty Exhibition & Lecture
Visit the Gallery of Visual Arts on the UM Campus in the Social Science building on Thursday, September 8, from 5-7 pm for an opening reception of works by UM School of Art Faculty.  In addition, mark your calendar for a Faculty Lecture on October 6 from 5:10-6 pm in the Social Science building, Room 356. Professor of Art History & Criticism, Valerie Hedquist, will give a lecture titled, "Monkey Business."
Exhibition Lecture at MMAC
The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will host a free public lecture titled "Remington's Formative Years," delivered by art collector and educator Lee Silliman, from 7-8:30 pm on Thursday, September 8, in the PAR/TV Center Masquer Theatre. This lecture complements MMAC's current exhibition,  Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895, on view until September 17 in the Meloy Gallery.  Visit MMAC online for more information.
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
On Friday, September 9, visit Missoula Art Museum  for a special opening reception from 5-8 pm.  Missoula Art Museum presents a  survey of Stephen Glueckert's prolific art career from the 1970s to present.  Included are early films, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures, and inventive assemblages.  The exhibition will be on view September 09, 2016 - January 07, 2017.   Click for details!
2nd Annual Missoula Monster Project
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/ Any Given Child Missoula are teaming up to showcase the second annual Missoula Monster Project. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools created original monster pieces that are then illustrated by adult artists. Join ZACC in welcoming the artworks of 400 artists at the grand opening September 9, from 3:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.   Click for details!
Mark Your Calendar
Walk and Roll Missoula!
For one week every year the Missoula community and the University of Montana team up to promote and celebrate healthy transp ortation in and around the City. Celebrate healthy transportation choices during Walk and Roll Missoula, September 16-24. This is the 25th Year of Bike Walk Bus Week.Walk and Roll Missoula features prizes, giveaways, educational events and more all week long. 
5 on 5 Play Slam
Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence program at the University of Montana, is pleased to launch the inaugural installation of its new 5 on 5 Play Slam project on Sunday, September 11, at 2 pm in UM's Masquer Theatre. Admission is $5 at the door (cash or check only). Five newly written 15-minute plays by local writers will be given a staged reading using local directors and actors.
CoMotion Dance Project
Developed by Steve Kalling, Karen Kaufmann and 50 creative artists, CoMotion Dance Project presents Changing Balance/Balancing Change. This is an "active audience" performance using choreography, original music, narration, visual imagery and live interactions to inform the audience about climate science and the consequences of global climate change. Missoula performances are scheduled for Thursday, September 15, at 9:45 am and 1 pm in the Montana Theatre. 
Bigger Than Life! at MCT
Join the Missoula Children's, SPARK, and the Missoula County Public Schools as we celebrate Arts in Education week Sept. 15-17 with this family-friendly, fast-paced, fun exploration of American Folktales and Legends. Annie Oakley, Pecos Bill, and P.T. Barnum are even " Bigger than Life" when their stories come alive on stage! Lots of boisterous energy and lively sound effects--and some covert learning too! As Barnum himself might say, prepare to be amused, amazed, astounded, edified and infinitely entertained. Performed by professional adult actors, this show is MCT's way of making Arts in Education week Bigger than Life! at
I Love the 90's Tour
Reminisce about that trend-setting decade with some of the most indelible names in rap, hip-hop, and R&B, including Salt N Pepa, Young MC, Kin 'n Play, Coolio, and Rob Base, at the Adams Center on September 15. Call 888-666-8262 or visit GrizTix.
UM Creative Writing Program to Host Writers' Fall Opus
Guests can enjoy live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, fine beverages and more at the University of Montana Creative Writing Program Writers' Fall Opus Friday, Sept. 16.
This eighth annual fundraising event, hosted and sponsored by The Rhino owner and creative writing graduate Kevin Head, runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Florence Building Governor's Room at 111 N. Higgins Ave.  Proceeds from the event fund student scholarships, the Fishtrap/Oval undergraduate fellowship, campus journals and literary events. 21 or older only. Call Karin Schalm at 243-5267 to purchase tickets.
UM Welcomes First Native American Creative Writing Director
The UM Creative Writing Program will celebrate Bitterroot Salish tribal member, author and professor Debra Magpie Earling as the first Native American director since its founding in 1920, with an Honoring Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4 pm  at the Payne Family Native American Center. The ceremony will include prayers, drumming, a gift-giving ceremony, and presentations by Bill Kittredge, a previous creative writing director, and Sherwin Bitsui, a visiting professor in poetry.  Earling, who teaches fiction at UM, has earned a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her novel "Perma Red" won the Western Writers Association Spur Award, WWA's Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for Best First Novel, a WILLA Literary Award and the American Book Award. She is the great-granddaughter of Paul Charlo, the last federally recognized chief of the Bitterroot Salish.  For more information call Karin Schalm at 243-5267.
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.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Adult Beginning Fiddle
Grow Music Missoula offers adult fiddle lessons for beginners at Imagine Nation Brewing. W ednesdays, September 14-October 26 (the first 2 classes are for new students, optional for others), 6:15-7:00pm
Ceramics Classes
The Clay Studio of Missoula's fall offerings for adult and chidlren's ceramics classes are now open for registration. Classes include Beginning Pottery, Intermediate Ceramics, Fall Wood Fire, Children's classes, and Family classes.  Click here to visit the Clay Studio's website!

Turning the Wheel: Tapestry Class
This is a guided movement improvisation class with equal parts play, depth and organic creative collaboration. Wednesdays, September 14-November 16, 6:30-8pm, at Headwaters Dance Studio. Register by calling 544-7561.
Art Calls
VonCommon Fall Group Show
VonCommon Artist Collective calls for artists to respond to the theme, "This is What Democracy Feels Like." With this art call, artists are encouraged to create an expression of how they perceive and exercise democracy as a living breathing concept. The deadline to submit is September 11, 2016. Click here for information about the art call.
Festival of the Dead
This year the ZACC will celebrate the Missoula Festival of the Dead with the 5th Annual Festival of the Dead group art show. Artists of all ages are invited to submit to this show.  The call asks artists to respond to this year's theme, "Heroes, Dreamers, and Fighters".  The deadline to submit is September 18, 2016.   Click here for details about the art call.
3rd Annual Radius Holiday Show
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. The deadline to submit is September 25, 2016. Click here for details about the art call.

45th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Missoula Art Museum  welcomes all artists to support free expression and free admission with an art submission to the 45th Benefit Art Auction. For full prospectus and submission details, click here. You may contact Associate Curator John Calsbeek with questions at 728-0447. The deadline to submit is October 20, 2016.
Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Current exhibitions:

Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition
through September 17th
Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895 
through September 17th

Visit MMAC Online

Missoula Art Museum
MAM offers contemporary art in six galleries. NEW EXHIBITIONS:

Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up 
opens September 9th
Willem Volkersz: On Paper  
opens September 1st

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Current exhibitions:

Collecting Missoula: A Look Into the HMFM Collection 
through January 2018
To & From Missoula: Postcards from the HMFM Collection 
through  June 4th, 2017

Regional Events
An Afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry 
Kick up your boots and sit under the maple trees, enjoy a cold drink and delicious food. Listen to a few yarns and tales gracefully told by cowboy poets. The art of yodeling and some good cowboy pickin' will also be heard! Visit the Ravalli County Museum on September 10th from 3-5pm for an Afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry.  Call 363-3338 for details and tickets. The Ravalli County Museum is located in Hamilton, MT.
Gallery Talk at Yellowstone Art Museum
On Thursday, September 8th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., the public will benefit from an informal conversation between exhibiting artist Catherine Courtenaye of Bozeman and the Yellowstone Art Museum's Senior Curator, Bob Durden. Ms. Courtenaye's work is included in the museum's exhibition Echo: Unspoken Dialects, which remains on view through October 2nd.  Admission is free for members or with paid museum admission. YAM is located in Billings, MT.
Glacier Symphony Holds a Special Soiree Featuring Broadway Star Mike Eldred
Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents "Tenor Moments," an evening of music and song featuring Mike Eldred, one of Broadway's most beloved singers.  The event will be held on Thursday, September 15, 7-9 pm and hosted by Greg & Cyndi Olson in Whitefish.  Each ticket receives a complimentary ticket to the Glacier Symphony Pops "The Best of John Denver Concert" on September 17/18 at Whitefish Performing Arts Center. R eservations are required by September 9th, 2016; call 407-7000.
Drum Brothers End-of-Summer Rhythm Gathering
Drum Brothers invite you to join for a weekend filled with rhythm, fun, and heart-felt community. Whether you're just beginning to explore the drum or already a seasoned player, join us as we celebrate the joy of community music making and the beauty of summertime in Montana at Cane Ridge West Center east of Lincoln, MT. The Rhythm Gathering is held September 16-18. Visit for details on pricing. Reservations required by September 9th. Call 531-8109 for more information.
Scholarships Available for Young Artists Competition
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) invites all Montana musicians, ages 13-22, that play any of the standard orchestral instruments, to apply for its biennial Young Artists Competition, 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
Gene Wilder's Understated Nuttiness
Mr. Wilder made just under two dozen films in his eight decades. That's a lot of neurosis. But his was something to celebrate. Not many other actors' crackups could produce this much confetti.  New York Times honors Gene Wilder.

A Global History of Sitting Down
"The way we choose to sit, and what we choose to sit on, says a lot about us: our values, our tastes, the things we hold dear," Rybczynski writes in his book, Now I Sit Me Down. You are how you sit.  The Atlantic explores 5000 years of chairs.
What Killed the Jingle?
Most Americans can recite their share of jingles. Perhaps they can't remember their partner's cell phone number, but they know every digit required to reach  Empire carpet . Or every word of "I'm a Toys 'R Us Kid." Or that the best part of waking up is Folgers in their cup.  Instead of jingles, we have singles.
Björk: "I build bridges between tech and the human things we do"
The Icelandic performer has long embraced the possibilities presented by new technology, and  Björk Digital  showcases how she has used it to enhance her creative expression. Björk is on her way to creating the first VR album with Vulnicura, filming a different 360-degree video for each track, each using a different director.  The Guardian on Björk.
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327 East Broadway
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807
When you become a member of Arts Missoula, you support all of our wonderful events and our creative community. As a member, you demonstrate a shared commitment to our mission. Most importantly, your contribution helps to ensure the future of the arts in our community.  Whether you share a passion for the performing arts, visual arts, or the humanities, Arts Missoula has it all. Join us today!

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Southgate Mall

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Montana Arts Council
Missoula Federal Credit Union
Gallagher Western Montana Charitable Foundation
Charles Engelhard Foundation

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Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center
University of Montana
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Good Food Store
Montana Cultural Trust
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Community Medical Center
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Sun Mountain Sports
Max & Betty Swanson Foundation
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Fact & Fiction
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Roemer's Tire Factory
Beaudette Consulting Engineers
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Bernice's Bakery
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Dye & Moe
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Republic Services of Montana
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Zip Beverage
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e3 Convergence Gallery
Hide & Sole
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MCT, Inc.
Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Community Theatre
Missoula Writing Collaborative
Monte Dolack Gallery
Nancy Seiler Studio & Gallery
UM Gallery of Visual Arts
A Carousel for Missoula
The Artists' Shop
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Flaherty Financial Services
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
L.A. Design & Pirnie Art Showroom
Missoula Downtown Partnership
Montana Art & Framing
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String Orchestra of the Rockies
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Barney Jette Jewelry
Dana Gallery
Humanities Montana
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
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Montana Public Radio
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Terrazas Law Offices
Zootown Arts Community Center
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Doc's Sandwich Shop
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International Choral Festival
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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||
 Grace Stopher
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