Missoula Cultural Council // eNews
August 8, 2016
Local Art & Culture Events
Exhibitions Opening at ZACC

Freedom Within the Frame:   The Montana Art Therapy Association returns to the ZACC Gallery for a second year to showcase their traveling art exhibit featuring art from art therapists around Montana. This year's theme is " Freedom Within the Frame ."

Diane Olhoeft:  Welcome watercolor artist Diane Olhoeft to ZACC's Hallway Gallery!

Join the ZACC for an opening reception on August 12 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Both exhibitions will be up through August. Visit ZACC  for more information.
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
Battle of the Bands

The first annual Missoula Battle of the Bands is taking place at the Western Montana Fair from  7 - 9 PM August 10 - 13 . Support local musicians and buy your tickets online at  www.missoulabattleofthebands.com

Tickets are only $6 and include general admission to the fair.
Missoula High School Actors Perform at the China Children's Theatre Festival

Can you "seek a sword from a notch on a boat?" Is it necessary to "teach a fish how to swim?" And there are consequences to "being there just to make up a number?" These ancient idiom stories have long been part of the repertoire of the China National Theatre for Children. And now a group of American high schoolers is presenting their version of these tales at this year's China Children's Theatre Festival -- in Chinese! Watch the news clip here!
Drawn to Broadway at MCT Center for the Performing Arts

Are you Drawn to Broadway?  Then you'll be drawn to MCT this week as 177 talented teenagers present this lively musical show.  The culmination of the Missoula Children's Theatre's Performing Arts Camp (PAC), you and the family can enjoy the air-conditioned theatre on Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 5 & 8 PM and Saturday at 1 & 4 PM.  From comics to super heroes to historical icons, the show brings to life familiar characters and stories with song, dance and tons of fun! T ickets available at  MCTinc.org or call 728-7529.
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
August at Carbon County Arts Guild

Blue Buffalo Artists Exhibit:  August 1-31

Mary Blain, Nellie Israel, and Gerald Wempner: Paintings and Bronzes: August 1-31

Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery is located in Red Lodge, MT. Visit their website for more info.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Tango at the Brick Room

Tango Missoula hosts an introductory class and milonga social dance on the second Saturday of each month at Downtown Dance Collective. This Saturday, the beginner lesson starts at 8 PM followed by dancing from 9 PM to midnight. No experience or partner necessary! Potluck food and refreshments.

Visit tangomissoula.com for more information.
Summer Camps at ZACC

Slapstick Comedy: Aug 8 - 12
Vaudeville Camp: Aug 8 - 12
Collaborative Performance Camp: Aug 15 - 19

Visit Zootown Arts website to register!
Summer Camps at the Art Museum

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
Current Exhibitions at MAM

The Missoula Art Museum presents local and regional contemporary artists. Visit  MAM's website for information about current and upcoming exhibitions.

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

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 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.
Art Calls
Festival of the Dead

ZACC seeks submissions for the 5th Annual Festival of the Dead group art show inspired by the  theme "
Heroes, Dreamers, and Fighters." Details online. 
Deadline to apply: September 18
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. Find out all details online here. Deadline: September 25, 2016.

Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Sussex School Seeks K-8th Grade Music Teacher

Sussex School, an independent, K-8th grade school is hiring a music teacher (.8 FTE)  for the 2016/17 school year. Sussex focuses on academic, social, and emotional growth in our students through place-based, experiential education and a focus on community. For more information about the position and how to apply, visit the Sussex website.
Help Welcome International Students

T he Missoula International Friendship Program (MIFP) is seeking volunteer families, couples and single people to become Community Friends to a growing number of international students and scholars who will begin studies at the University of Montana this fall. This is NOT a home stay and Community Friends have no financial obligations for the students or scholars. Many international students want to get to know Americans on a more personal basis and are eager to share their culture with you.  This program is free to both students and Community Friends.  For more information or to apply see mifp.org   Completed applications must be submitted by August 27, 2016.
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

Summertime High Tea
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Festival Amadeus
Classical Music Festival
Whitefish and Bigfork, MT
August 8-14, 2016
Get your tickets online today!

Crown of the Continent
Guitar Workshop & Festival
A dazzling lineup of master guitarists
August 28 - September 3, 2016
Bigfork, Montana
In the News
In Philly, Sign Language Has Its Own Accent

People in Philadelphia speak with a distinctive Philly accent, and those who converse in sign language are no different. The area is known for having one of the most distinctive regional sign-language accents, and two researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania are trying to figure out why.  Read more...
'Will & Jane': Two Literary Superheroes, United in Pop Culture

There's something about pop culture that loves a coupling. Kim and Kanye. Brad and Angelina. Bill and Hillary. Batman and Robin.  An exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington is adding a twist to the formula, and contemplating the enduring star power of another dynamic duo: William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. Read on...
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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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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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