Art & Culture Newsletter:  June 13, 2016
News at Missoula Cultural Council


First Night Missoula is a community festival celebrating the arts in Missoula. We are currently seeking proposals for creative projects and performances to take place in venues throughout Missoula on December 31, 2016.

First night will provide funding, venue space, tech support, and marketing for your creative project or performance. Tell us what you want to see in your community festival and how you plan to make it happen by applying online here.

Deadline:  June 30, 2016
Local Arts & Culture Events
New Exhibitions at MMAC

Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition
June 9 - September 17, 2016
Paxson Gallery

Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition  is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers Network. The traveling exhibit features 60 prints by 51 artists from Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895
June 9 - September 17, 2016
Meloy Gallery

This exhibition presents an outstanding collection of large-size vintage Harper's Weekly engravings by Frederic Remington. These images launched Remington's illustration career, providing the platform from which he evolved into one of the West's most famous fine art painters. The engravings not only document Remington's rise to prominence and wealth, but also chronicle the convulsive events in the closing decades of the Western frontier era. Remington strove to portray people and their role in the pageant of history, and his graphics reveal his emergence as an expert narrative artist.  
Missoula Gallery Highlights

Here are a few current exhibitions on display around town this month! Check out our GALLERY GUIDE ONLINE for even more local art.

Small Works from a Big State

YAAP Art Show
Jesse Jackson Brown
*Both exhibitions begin June 10

Reflections, Juried Exhibition

Birdfest 2016

Saltmine Artists
Dana Gallery:  Parvin Zabetian

Missoula Art Museum:  Karen Shimoda

Upcoming Choral Festival in Missoula Needs Volunteers and Host Families! 

The International Choral Festival takes place in Missoula next month, July 13-16. 

The festival is in need of about 15 - 20 host families to sign up for the 2016 International Choral Festival. This will give all visiting choir guests a comfortable place to stay. Hosting is an extremely rewarding experience and is absolutely the best way to appreciate the cultural differences from our foreign guests! To sign up, please fill out our host application form online. If you have any questions about housing please contact Janet Palmer at 274-0500.

The International Choral Festival runs smoothly with the help of our many volunteers. Our jobs range from sit-down work to equipment hefting. Volunteer applications are available online. Read job descriptions here. If you'd like to join us, fill out a Volunteer application at Read job descriptions here.

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.  The 50-minute shows will be offered at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursdays May 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, and Aug. 4 and 18. The maximum capacity for public shows is 28 people, so tickets are limited. Shows generally sell out far in advance and are not available the night of the show. Purchase your tickets online here.
Out to Lunch  & Downtown ToNight Summer Series Begins!

The Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) launched the 31st annual Out to Lunch Summer Series on Wednesday, June 1 and the 16th annual Downtown ToNight Summer Series on Thursday, June 2. These free summer outdoor concerts events take place every week through June, July and August in Caras Park in the heart of Downtown Missoula.

The Out to Lunch Summer Series was started in 1986 and is the longest-standing outdoor food and music event in Montana. Each Wednesday during lunchtime from 11 am to 2 pm, folks can enjoy live music free of charge and/or purchase lunch from one of 23 food trucks and vendors in the park.

Folks are encouraged to bike, walk and bus into Downtown for Out to Lunch on Wednesdays, and the Out to Lunch Trolley will run each week from the University of Montana South Campus Parking Lot to/from Downtown.
Classes & Workshops
Flamenco Montana Offers Summer Workshops

Flamenco For New Students:   The perfect introduction to basic flamenco techniques and terms, with opportunities to practice and become acquainted with braceo or arm movement, floreo or hand movement, the components of footwork, and body line and posture. Enjoy trying a new art form, or review the basics!
FRIDAY June 24, 5:30-7:30,  SATURDAY June 25, 2:00-4:00,  SUNDAY June 26, 2:00-4:00   |   $20 per two hour class, $45 for all three days

Learn Sevillanas:  The colorful dance of Sevilla and Andalusia! Derived from the ancient seguidillas manchegas of Castile, Sevillanas is performed by men, women and children alike, worldwide.  It is not necessary to have a partner to take this workshop. The class will have one half hour castanets, one and a half hours of dance. Castanets are available through the studio for use or purchase. This is an intro level workshop; all the same, Flamenco For New Students is recommended!
FRIDAY July 8, 5:30-7:30, SATURDAY July 9, 2:00-4:00, SUNDAY July 10, 2:00-4:00
$20 per two hour class, $45 for all three days

Fandangos de Huelva:  An intermediate workshop. Complete choreography of a traditional Fandangos de Huelva, with focus on more advanced technique and interpretation, conveyed to me by Maestro Teo Morca.
FRIDAY June 24, 5:30-7:30, SATURDAY June 25, 2:00-4:00, SUNDAY June 26, 2:00-4:00  |  $20 per two hour class, $45 for all three days

Summer Classes, Beginning June 6:  Classes will be Mondays (Flamenco I) and Thursdays (Flamenco II) from 7-8:30 p.m. There is one exception: Thursday, June 9, class will begin at 7:30. Both classes include castanets, which are available at the studio for use in class or purchase. $10 individual class, $35 for four classes
This Week at the ZACC

Paint N' Pour:  June 15, 6 - 8 PM
Allow us to pour you a glass of wine, load up your pallet, and instruct you on how to paint your own personal masterpiece. Our instructor will present easy step-by-step directions with plenty of opportunity for the creative juices to flow and diverge so each piece is unique to the creator. Bring a friend or two, or make it a date night with your significant other. No painting experience required. Canvases, paint, wine, and laughter all provided!  $25 /$20 for members | Registration required

Ladies Pottery Painting Night:  June 16, 6 - 8 PM
To celebrate staying open till 8 pm on Thursdays the ZACC is welcoming Ladies Pottery Painting Night in which all our women artists enjoy 20% off pottery.  You're also welcome to visit our neighbors over at the Northside Kettlehouse and bring a beverage into our pottery painting studio. Come spend the evening with us and paint pottery!  No reservations necessary, walk-ins only.

Visit ZACC's website for more info, or call 549-7555.
Art Workshops by Nancy Seiler

Acrylic Extravaganza!: Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19, 9 AM - 5 PM. $275
Nature Journaling Series: Expand your nature journaling skills by exploring different natural history topics. $50 per class (materials list and directions are provided with registration)

Register online  or call 370-1254.
Looking Forward...
Singapore Luncheon Put on by Montana World Affairs Council in Helena

The Council invites you to join Singapore's Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri in Helena for a luncheon event where he will address the United States involvement in the Asia Pacific region from Singapore's perspective. A light lunch will be served. This event takes place on June 28 from 12 - 1:30 PM at  Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, 835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT.  The event is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email to  RSVP, or call 728-3328 by June 25.  Space is limited.
MCT Offers Summer Camps and 2016/17 Season Tix!

The  Missoula Children's Theatre  is ready for summer day camp fun with your Grades 1-12 kids!  Convenient, online registration is now available for  Blackbeard The Pirate  (June 20-26),  The Pied Piper  (July 5-10) and  The Wiz of The West  (July 18-24). Register online today.

Season Subscriptions are now available for the Missoula Community Theatre 2016-17 season!  From Tarzan & Jane to Dorothy & Toto, the season will be full of delightful moments for all ages!
Summer Writing Camps for Youth

The Missoula Writing Collaborative  is offering summer writing camps this year for youth in two age groups: age 8 - 14, and high schoolers. The two sessions are July 11 - 15 and July 18 - 22, with half or full day options. Register online for Missoula Writing Collaborative's youth summer camps. With questions, call Sarah Kahn at 549-3348.
Art Calls, Contests, & Postings

The Art Mobile of Montana!

Submit your work for next year's travelling exhibit! Help share contemporary Montana artwork throughout the state and promote creativity for future generations.

Like to Travel? Art Mobile of Montana's part-time Teaching Artist (TA) Position offers the opportunity to travel around beautiful Montana with the AMM van as the ambassador for the Art Mobile program, representing AMM to schools, students, educators, administrators, and the public. The TA has the opportunity to curate an artist search and to display their own artwork in our traveling exhibit of 30 artworks.
Regional Art & Culture Events
Reading by Montana Book Award Recipient, Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle will be reading from and signing her Montana Book Award book, Lentil Underground, Saturday June 18 at the Grizzly Claw Trading Co in downtown Seeley Lake at 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
YAM Awards "360 Degrees Skateboard Competition" Winners

As an adjunct to the Yellowstone Art Museum's exhibition Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion, which features many sports decks including skateboards, the museum announced an open call to all area skateboarders living in south-central Montana to compete in 360°, a skateboard design competition and exhibition.

Winners will be announced and skateboards distributed to the winners at a public event at the Billings Skate Park at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 26. Find out more.
Empowerment Through Performance Workshop for Teens

Share Your Voice Foundation offers scholarships to local teens for this summer's Empowerment through Performance Workshop.  The Share Your Voice Foundation, an organization that believes in the transformative merits of the arts to empower individuals, is offering scholarships to Flathead Valley teenagers to attend a week-long creative leadership workshop.

Scholarships are available to teens ages 13 to 17 to attend the Empowerment through Performance Workshop, an innovative program designed to build confidence and creative leadership skills through arts-based curriculum. The workshop will take place July 25-30 at the Grange Hall, culminating in a performance on July 30 at Stillwater Landing.

For more information:   visit the website or call Rebecca Schaffer at  241-8209.
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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.
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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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International Choral Festival
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Missoula Independent
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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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