Missoula Cultural Council // eNews
August 1, 2016
Local Art & Culture Events
First Friday is  August 5th!

It's late summertime and the galleries are exploding with new inspiration! Get outside this Friday for the monthly art walk from 5:00-8:00 PM. Be sure to check in on our Gallery Guide this week. Here are some new exhibitions to get you started!
Missoula Art Museum: Not Vanishing
Clyde Coffee
: Orlando Piva
A&E Architects: Mandalas and Nature Abstractions
E3 Convergence Gallery: I Am Me
Betty's Divine:
 Ivette Kjelsrud
The Artists Shop: Will Kats
The Clay Studio: Miriam Griffin
Bear Hug Mountain Festival is Taking Applications

Bear Hug is accepting applications. The price, $170, includes cabin space or tent site, food, music, dancing, staff concert, and unforgettable camaraderie. The preferred application deadline was July 31, so add $10 per participant if you apply today. Find out more information about registration online here. Limited scholarships available to dancers 25 or younger (contact Sarah 257-2801). The Bear Hug Mountain Festival is a contra dance and music camp on September 9-11, 2016.
Shakespeare & Co. Reading

Thursday, August 4th, 7:00 PM

Peter McCoy  shares from his new book  Radical Mycologyan exploration of local mycology and mushroom cultivation.

In 2006 Peter McCoy founded Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the many ways to work with fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Nearly a decade later, McCoy has written Radical Mycology to share the wide array of skills and insights that have arisen from the organization's international work to advance the science of appropriately applied mycology. 
Rolie Polie Guacamole

Rolie Polie Guacamole returns to Families First Children's Museum Tuesday, Aug. 2, for two special performances. This educational and entertaining musical group has released several albums and played more than 1,500 shows nationwide. They also won Parents' Choice and NAPPA awards. Come join in on the fun! Shows are scheduled for 10:30 and 11:30 AM and are included in museum admission!
Fact & Fiction Signing

Author Kathleen Snow will sign copies of her books, Taken by Bear (non-fiction) and Searching for Bear Eyes (fiction) on Saturday, August 6th at 10:30 AM.  The signing will take place at Fact & Fiction's downtown location.

"If you want the details of Yellowstone's bear attacks told in vivid detail, Snow's book is the place to go."

   - Stephen Herrero, author of "Bear Attacks," and leading authority on bear ecology, behavior and attacks
Symphony in the Park

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra returns to Caras Park on Sunday, August 14, at 7:00 PM for its annual Symphony in the Park concert. Music Director Darko Butorac will lead the orchestra through a lively program of movie scores, dance numbers and light classics. Food and beverage may be purchased from on-site vendors and lawn chairs are encouraged. The event is free and fun for the whole family.  For more information on Symphony in the Park and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, call 406-721-3194 or visit www.missoulasymphony.org
Call for Teen Actors: Seussical, Jr.

Calling all teens who love the stage! The Missoula Children's Theatre has a brand new program just for grades 7-12. Afterschool classes for Seussical, Jr. begin Aug. 30. One month of rehearsals and you'll be performing this hit Broadway musical for your friends and family!  A fantastical extravaganza, this musical weaves together the stories of favorite Dr. Seuss characters, with the Cat in the Hat guiding the way. Get all the details and register for Seussical, Jr. at  MCTinc.org
Regional Art & Culture Events
Drum Brothers Outdoor Concert

At 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10th, Drum Brothers world percussion ensemble will be giving a concert at the newly renovated gazebo on the grounds of Daly Mansion in Hamilton. The concert is  $5 per person. For more information, please visit www.dalymansion.org
Killdeer Artisans' Guild Summer Raffle

Killdeer Artisans' Guild is holding a summer raffle fundraiser. The raffle is for a watercolor by artist Jim Boot titled, " Patchy Valley Fog With Chance of Bull," retailed at $450. You may v iew Boot's watercolors at Hangin' Art Gallery in Arlee. 
Purchase your raffle ticket online or call the gallery at 746-5005.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Summer Camps at ZACC

Puppet Theater Camp: Aug 1 - 5
Music Tech Camp: Aug 1 - 5
Slapstick Comedy: Aug 8 - 12
Vaudeville Camp: Aug 8 - 12
Collaborative Performance Camp: Aug 15 - 19

Visit Zootown Arts website for information about registration!
Summer Camps at MAM

Getting Inside Outsider Art: Aug 1 - 5
Color and Painting in the Natural World: 
Aug 8 - 12
Puppets, Play, and Performance: Aug 15 - 19

Visit Missoula Art Museum's website for details about upcoming summer camps for the kiddos!
Ongoing Exhibitions & Events
This Summer at MMAC

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at University of Montana hosts two incredible exhibitions this summer:
Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition
June 9 - September 17
Paxson Gallery
Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895
June 9 - September 17
Meloy Gallery

Free docent tour: August 5 at 5 PM
Free public lecture: "Remington's Formative Years," by art collector and educator Lee Silliman, September 8 from 7 - 8:30 PM

Please visit MMAC's website for more info.
Currently at MAM

The Missoula Art Museum presents local and regional contemporary artists, and is always free admission. Exhibitions change every 3-5 months. Visit  MAM's website for information.

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, 1977-2015
through December 10
Devin Leonardi: In Memoriam
through September 10
Karen McAlister Shimoda: Field Notes
through October 1
Holly Andres: The Homecoming
through August 20
Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
through August 13
Frank Stella: Henry Garden
through August 20
Greg Siple: Bicycle Eclectic
through August 27
MAM Studio Art Teachers
through August 27

VonCommon VonDays

Local artist collective, VonCommon, and the Roxy Theater are collaborating to bring you "VonCommon VonDays!" a screening series every other Monday night that showcases documentaries, short films, and stop motions about artists and art movements by local and regional filmmakers.  Check out the Roxy Theater's  schedule for details.
Tuesday Night Farmers' Market

The Missoula Farmers Market, a gathering of food and friends since 1972. Tuesdays 5:30 -7 PM, July 5 through September 27, 2016. Located in Circle Square (at the north end of Higgins Avenue - by the XXX's). Also, don't miss the Saturday Farmers' Markets from 8 AM - 12:30 PM through October 29.
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
ZACC Seeks Full-Time Development Director

The Zootown Arts Community Center seeks a Development Director. This is a full time position of 40 hours per week.  This position has primary responsibility for securing sufficient funds to realize the ZACC's goals and objectives both capital and programmatic.This position requires creativity and innovation and a close working relationship with the Executive Director. It is expected that the ZACC's mission, core values and vision are exemplified by the individual filling this role. Please visit www.zootownarts.org/employment for full job description.
Missoula Art Museum Seeks Art Guides

MAM's Art Guide Program trains dedicated individuals to lead tours of MAM exhibitions for all ages. Employing the Visual Thinking Strategies approach, Art Guides reach audiences by helping them learn to look at, appreciate, and respond to contemporary art. If you're passionate about art and enjoy sharing the museum experience, the Art Guide Program is perfect for you!  For more info on becoming an art guide, contact  Renee Taaffe .

Join MAM for an Art Guide Welcome and Celebration on Friday, August 26th, from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Get together with MAM staff and the other art guides to relax and kickoff a new season at the museum. Food and libations will be served. 
Mark Your Calendar
4th Annual Zootown Fringe Festival
6 days of Fresh Live Shows  
August 16-21, 2016

Festival Amadeus
Classical Music Festival
Whitefish and Bigfork, MT
August 8-14, 2016
Get your tickets online today!
Summertime High Tea
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Crown of the Continent
Guitar Workshop & Festival
A dazzling lineup of master guitarists
August 28 - September 3, 2016
Bigfork, Montana

In the News
Eric Carle, Your Favorite Children's Book Illustrator, Is 87 And Still Making Art

Carle is the collage artist who made layered illustrations of famished bugs and observant mammals to accompany the most unforgettable stories of your childhood.  Read more...

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

This year's National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide. The grand prize went to Anthony Lau for his shot of a horseman in Inner Mongolia. Here's a selection of the winning entries.
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Missoula Cultural Council  serves as a resource for the coordination, development and support of art and culture for the benefit of the Missoula community, with the goals of:
  • Advocating for public and private support of the arts and cultural activities.
  • Encouraging collaborative efforts among local arts organizations.

  • Educating community leaders and policy makers about the economic benefits of the arts.
  • Celebrating the value of diverse cultures and helping our community understand its place in the world.
Press releases for upcoming events may be sent to grace@missoulacultural.org.
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When you become a member of the Missoula Cultural Council, 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, the Missoula Cultural Council has it all. But we can't do it without your help. Join us today!

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Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center
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A&E Architects
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4 Ravens Gallery
Brink Gallery
e3 Convergence Gallery
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Doug & Caryl Klein
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
Cherie Newman
String Orchestra of the Rockies
Jim & Marci Valeo
Barney Jette Jewelry
Dana Gallery
Humanities Montana
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
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Montana Public Radio
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Opportunity Resources
Terrazas Law Offices
Zootown Arts Community Center
Boyle, Deveny, & Meyer
Doc's Sandwich Shop
Mark Heyka
International Choral Festival
Missoula Art Museum
Missoula Independent
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Portico Real Estate
The Bookstore at UM
Missoula Cultural Council Board & Staff
Frankie Flaherty

Vice President
Greg Boris

Immediate Past President
Pam Walzer

Micki Frederikson

Gwen Landquist
Board of Directors
Laura Bovard
John Combs
Greg Johnson
Greg Nemoff
Katie Patten
Inay Todd
Jacque Walawander

Tom Bensen  |  Executive Director
Matt Anglen  |  Program Director
Grace Stopher  |  Public Art Coordinator

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