Missoula Cultural Council
Art & Culture Newsletter

July 11, 2016
Local Art & Culture Events
International Choral Festival

World harmony under the Big Sky! Choirs from all over the world come to Missoula for another amazingly unique choral festival, July 13 - 16, 2016. Admission buttons cost $20. Children 12 and under attend for free. Go to the Choral Festival's website for schedules and venues, and to purchase your button today!
11th Annual Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets Missoula returns for its 11th year on July 17 from 12 - 4 PM. Over 50 local businesses and organizations gather on Higgins Street from the XXX's to 5th St. to provide FREE, fun, family-friendly activities in a safe walk/bike environment. Do yoga on the bridge, get your face painted, learn flamenco and oula, or play hop skotch! The activities are endless. Bike downtown and join in on the fun!

Sunday Streets needs volunteers! Greet and count Sunday Streets visitors while enjoying the transformation of downtown Higgins into a car-free place. The first 15 minutes of your shift will be a volunteer training/overview of the day. If you have never volunteered and have questions on how the day will go, please  send an email. Volunteers are thanked with lunch, an exclusive t-shirt and a free ice cream coupon!  You can register to volunteer  online here !
Northside/Westside Block Party

Zootown Arts Community Center hosts the 5th annual Northside/Westside Block Party on Saturday, July 16, from 3 - 9 PM. N. 1st St. will be closed down between ZACC and the Kettlehouse to accomodate an amazing evening of music, arm wrestling, food trucks, T-shirt printing, games, circus arts, and more! This event brings awareness about the great culture and organizations that reside in the north and west neighborhoods of Missoula. Visit ZACC's site for more information.
VonCommon VonDays

Local artist collective, VonCommon, and the Roxy Theater are collaborating to bring you "VonCommon VonDays!" a screening series every Monday night that showcases the work of local, regional, and national media artists. Expect great documentaries, short films, and stop motions about artists and art movements. The inaugural VonDays screening takes place Monday, July 11, at the Roxy Theater at 8 PM. Check out the Roxy Theater's schedule for details about this Monday series.
Readings at Shakespeare & Co.

Tuesday, July 12,  Montana native  Chad Dundas  reads from his new historical fiction novel,  Champion of the World at 7 PM.

Friday, July 15, poets Jeff Alessandrelli and Lisa Ciccarello read from their new books starting at 7 PM.  Alessandrelli reads  THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST , and Ciccarello reads  At Night (Black Ocean). 

Visit Shakespeare & Co. to find biographies on the authors and descriptions about the books.
Missoula Colony 21

The Colony begins a new chapter in the 21st celebration of the playwright's craft! From July 21 - 24 at the Masquer Theatre, come enjoy staged readings of five new plays by guest artists, including Chelsea Marcantel, Kevin Kicking Woman, Heather Benton, and more. Participate in a public forum examining the needs of a new generation of playwrights, as well as a keynote address from visiting writer Samuel D. Hunter, recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship. To learn more, contact Salina at 243-6809 or visit Missoula Colony's website.
Regional Art & Culture Events
New Exhibition at the Yellowstone Art Museum Opens with Resonant Work by Four Montana Artists
Join area art lovers for the opening reception of a new exhibition 5:30-7:30 PM, Thursday, July 14th. The exhibition remains on view through October 2nd.

Echo: Unspoken Dialects is organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, curated by Senior Curator Bob Durden. The exhibition includes work by artists who are represented in the museum's Montana Collection. The exhibition is appropriate for all ages. For more information, visit YAM's website.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Youth Writing Camps

Missoula Writing Collaborative is offering several July writing camps for young writers ages 8 - 14 and high school age writers. Workshops and camps include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, songwriting, and more.  Please visit MWC's website to register your kids for these amazing young writers' camps today!
July Classes at the ZACC

Zootown Arts Community Center always offers a colorful variety of art classes and workshops to fulfill your creative cravings. This summer, sign up for watercolors, silkscreen printing, glass fusing, kids puppet theater and mosaic camps, drop-in studio time, and more.

Visit ZACC's site for info or call 549-7555.
Summer Camp at the Museum

The Missoula Art Museum offers several day camps for children, including printmaking, plein air painting, costume-making, and puppet-making. Be sure to register soon as slots fill up fast.

Visit MAM's website for details about upcoming summer camps for the kiddos!
Ongoing Exhibitions & Events

Summer Star-Gazing at the Planetarium

The University of Montana Department of Physics and Astronomy invites the public to its summer planetarium shows in the Payne Family Native American Center Star Gazing Room this May through August. T ickets and showtimes are limited. Shows generally sell out far in advance and are not available the night of the show. 
Purchase your tickets online here.

Missoula City Band Free Summer Concert Series at Bonner Park

Missoula City Band's open-air c oncerts are on each Wednesday evening at the Bonner Park Band Shell (corner of Ronald & Hastings Streets) at 8 PM, June 22 - August 12. This community service is provided by the generous support of the City of Missoula, hundred of willing musicians and supporters, and YOU!

This Month at Radius Gallery

Radius Gallery is delighted to present new works by Michael Haykin, Dana Boussard, and Dale Livezey, three highly accomplished painters. Exhibition dates: June 17 - July 23.

Upcoming Exhibit Events:
Jul 8 - 5pm - Artist Talk with Michael Haykin
Jul 22 - 5pm - 10 Questions with Dale Livezey

Visit Radius Gallery's  website for more info.

MMAC Summer Exhibitions & Events

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana carved out time this summer and space in its galleries for engravings by Frederic Remington, as well as 51 contemporary artists from around the world.

"Dramatic Moments: Frederick Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895" and "The Wood Engravers' Network Triennial Exhibition" will be on display from Thursday, June 9, to Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Meloy and Paxson galleries in UM's Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center.

Free docent tours: July 7 and 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

For gallery hours and more info, visit MMAC's website.

Current Exhibitions at MAM

Missoula Art Museum is a contemporary art museum with free admission every day.  Current exhibitions include:

July 5 - September 10
Holly Andres: The Homecoming
April 8 - August 20
Abbie Miller: Exit Strategies
April 1 - August 13
Larry Thomas: Ammophilia
March 4 - July 23
Frank Stella: Henry Garden
April 18 - August 20
Karen McAlister Shimoda: Field Notes
June 3 - October 1
MAM Studio Art Teachers' Exhibition
June 1 - August 27

On View at ZACC This Month

ZACC welcomes the traveling show "Bitter Pill:  Montana Lives Affected by Rx Abuse", an art exhibition that aims to express the human side of prescription drug abuse and recovery.  This powerful show is the product of The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the District of Montana U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Montana Attorney General's Office Resolve Montana initiative.

ZACC also welcomes  "Emotion in Motion" an art exhibition by Kelly Loder to the hallway gallery.  Loder is a bipolar abstract artist who does not limit herself to one medium.

Visit ZACC's website for more info.
Volunteer Opportunities
Seeking volunteers for the Carousel ' Fairy Tale and  Superhero Festival on July 30

A Carousel for Missoula needs volunteers for its annual Fairy Tale and  Superhero Festival, Saturday, July 30.  Volunteers will help with set-up, activities, and clean-up from 8:30 AM - 1 PM on the day of the event. They also need volunteers to help stuff 500 goodie bags in preparation for the event. Please call the Carousel at 549-8382,  or sign up to  volunteer online.
In the News
Magnificent Obsession Morphs Into a Stained-Glass Museum

Passageways lined in stained glass snake through a museum in progress on a quiet side street here, and workers are filling the galleries with iridescent mosaics, opalescent glass vases and ornate clocks that contain tiny mechanical birds and acrobats...  Keep reading
Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. So What?

On July 14, 1916, the poet Hugo Ball proclaimed the manifesto for a new movement. Its name: Dada. Its aim: to "get rid of everything that smacks of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanised, enervated." This aim could be achieved simply by saying: "Dada."

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.
Membership at Missoula Cultural Council

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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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
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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
Montana PBS
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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