Missoula's Weekly Art & Culture News
MAY 2, 2016
April showers bring May flowers & art & culture! There is much to do in Missoula this week, so get your calendars out, folks. First, h ere's what's happening at  Missoula Cultural Council...
  • MCC is participating TOMORROW, May 3, in Give LOCAL Missoula, an annual day of giving for our local non-profits. Please consider giving a $10+ donation to help keep our train on the tracks! Also, consider supporting one of the many great organizations in Missoula. You can click on the Give Local banner above to take you to the donation page.
  • We are seeking 2-D or 3-D artists to display their works in our downtown office May 31-June 28. Proposals are due this Friday, May 6, and the selected artist will be notified by May 13. We will host an opening reception on First Friday, June 3, from 5 - 8 PM for the chosen artist. We are located at 327 E. Broadway, downtown Missoula. Visit the bottom of our homepage  for more details in the "Call for Artists" section, titled First Friday at MCC.
Thank you for your continued support of Missoula Cultural Council. Have a great week!
First Friday is May 6th, 5 - 8 PM
Visit our GALLERY GUIDE online to see what's happening for First Friday!

E3 Convergence Gallery: Keith Vandepol
New Paintings

Missoula Art Museum: Holly Andres
The Homecoming
New Watercolors

Spring Artist Residency

The First Friday Art Walk occurs in downtown Missoula & at local galleries and businesses all over town.
Local Missoula Art & Culture News
First Folio!  The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on National Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

The University of Montana, recently named Montana's host for the "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio exhibition will be on display in the Montana Museum of Art and Culture and open to the public May 9 - 31.

The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare's fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare's plays. Without it, we would not have 18 of those plays, including "Macbeth," "Julius Caesar," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest" and "Antony and Cleopatra."

"We are thrilled we will be able to showcase the folio on campus in May 2016," said Julie Biando Edwards, an associate professor at the Mansfield Library. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the community. We're especially pleased that parents and families visiting for graduation will be able to see it." The MMAC will be the only location in Montana to display the folio during its tour around the country.

UM and its partners will offer related programming while the First Folio is on campus. A current schedule is available online by clicking here.
SpectrUM Exhibition: "Shakespeare's Sky"

Journey back in time to the features of the night sky that inspired Shakespeare's works. SpectrUM will offer hands-on opportunities to compare the tools we use today to Galileo's first use of the telescope to unlock the secrets of the sky. "Shakespeare's Sky" will run May 1 - 31 at the SpectrUM Discovery Area (218 E. Front St.)

For more Iinformation: spectrUM Discovery Area, 728-7836, or email.
11th Annual Labor Film Festival

The Labor Film Festival aims to feature U.S. and International films that highlight the struggles and daily lives of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and human justice.

Missoula Public Library (301 E. Main Street).  See the movie trailers on YouTube and see the  Facebook Page  for more up to date info.
  • May 2nd @ 5 pm:  The Global Peace Film Festival winner in 2014, Connected by Coffee connects our coffee consumption with the struggles for social justice in South America.
  • May 2nd @ 6:30 pm:  Michael Moore's new movie, Where to Invade Next, stops at nothing exploring the world to learn how to make America great again.
  • May 4th @ 6 pm:  Montana Death Trains pictures the thousands of oil tanker bombs careen day and night across Montana on their way west to Asian markets.
  • May 4th @ 7 pm:  Schoolidarity analyzes the nationwide political and corporate attack on public education and public sector workers.
Neil Young Tribute

Chris Pumphrey will be hosting a Neil Young Tribute on Wednesday, May 4, at the Top Hat. There will be an acoustic set from 8 - 9 PM, followed by a plugged-in band performance at 9 PM.  There will be a great line up of players and singers: Richard Lecomte, Antonio Al, Dan Hollenback, Geoffery Taylor, Carla Green, Marlene Hutchins, Jay Kirby and a couple more special guests TBD. Visit the Facebook event for more information.
Open Mic Night on Campus

Sign up for Open Mic Night  in the University Center Atrium, Monday, May 2 at 7 PM. To sign up email.  For more information: Student Involvement Network, 243-5590, or email Joseph Grady.
Fact & Fiction Book Readings

On Wednesday May 4 at 7 PM, come listen to Samuel Western read from his novel, Canyons

On Friday, May 6, at 5:30 PM, come listen to  Beth McHugh  read from hernovel,  The Actor .

On Saturday, May 7, at 11 AM, come listen to Danica Winters read from her novel, Smoke and Ashes.

Fact & Fiction is located at 220 N. Higgins, downtown.
First Friday Preview: Independent Film Shot in Missoula

Saving For The Day is an independent feature film shot in beautiful Western Montana. This entertaining and unique project touches on 15 different genres, but is primarily an action-adventure with strong elements of romance and comedy. This film was the 2014 the Montana Big Sky Film Grant award recipient. The story follows Joe Bell, a Missoula resident, on his journey from bored accountant to hero.

The cast and crew of Saving For The Day will be hosting screenings of exclusive clips from this locally made action-adventure on Friday, May 6, from 5 - 8 PM. Join the cast and crew for a glass of beer or wine to talk film in the back of Liquid Planet downtown!

The cast and crew have put in over 6,500 hours of work and the movie is in the final stages of postproduction. There is currently a crowd funding to raise funds for postproduction costs. All donations will be used to finalize this local, independent film project. Contributions may be made at MissoulaMovie.com. The deadline for funding is May 21, 2016. The local cast & crew are inviting Montana to support this love letter to Missoula.   Watch the teaser here!
UM Presents Romeo & Juliet 

The University of Montana is pleased to present Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved plays. Romeo and Juliet runs in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on campus April 27 - 30 and May 3 - 7.
For tickets to Romeo and Juliet, call the UMArts Box Office at 243-4581, Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or order tickets online!
Missoula Community Chorus Spring Concert

We're excited to present our annual spring concert, Hope, Home & Heart. This year we are featuring the acoustic trio Ouzel. The concert takes place at St. Anthony Church at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 6. 

Tickets are on sale  online and at Rockin' Rudy's.
MCT Presents Mary Poppins

Missoula Community Theatre  is taking you and your family to new heights with  Mary Poppins .  Bring the whole family to enjoy this musical favorite which runs April 28 - May 1, May 4 - 8 and 11 - 15.  (Thursday, April 28 is MCT Premiere Night).

MCT is pleased to announce a special, adapted performance of Mary Poppins on Tuesday, May 10, designed specifically for people living on the autism spectrum and their families.

There is a link at www.MCTinc.org called " The Social Story" that families can access to be fully prepared for the fun to follow.   Tickets to see your favorite flying nanny are flying out of the box office, so get yours today at  MCTinc.org .  Call 728-7529 for more information.
Art by Local Teens on Display at High School Art Show

Paint, clay, recycled materials, multi-media...and months of young people unleashing their creativity! Southgate Mall is pleased to host the 2016 High School Art Show, on display April 26 - May 15.  Enjoy an outstanding exhibition of thousands of pieces of art including paintings, sculptures, prints, and more created by area high school students. Organized by the Missoula County Public Schools' Art Department, this year's show features artwork by students from: Alberton High School, Arlee High School, Big Sky High School, Drummond High School, Florence-Carlton High School, Hellgate High School, Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Seeley Swan High School, Sentinel High School, Valley Christian High School, and Willard Alternative High School. This exceptional event only takes place every other year and is one you won't want to miss!   

With questions, contact Angela Jones, Missoula County Public Schools.                         
MCT's Biennial Rummage Sale

Every two years, MCT, Inc. throws open the cupboards, clears the basement shelves and offers up everything from one-of-a-kind costumes to hand-crafted treasures during the MCT Rummage Sale ! The 2016 sale takes place Friday, May 6 from 12 - 5 PM and Saturday, May 7, from 8 AM - 12 PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts  (200 N. Adams St.) The public is invited to use the Lobby entrance and make their way to the third floor via the stairs or elevator to shop 'til they drop. In keeping with a traditional garage sale, cash is preferred, but checks will be accepted. No credit cards, please. 
The University of Montana School of Art will present the 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition April 28-May 13 in the Gallery of Visual Arts and April 25-May 13 in the University Center Gallery Both galleries will hold Commencement receptions from 3 - 4 PM Friday, May 13, and all events are free and open to the public.

The annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition contains a diverse array of media and content, from paintings and drawings to sculpture, installation art, photography, video, printmaking and ceramics.

The Gallery of Visual Arts, located on the first floor UM's Social Science Building, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The UC Gallery, located on the second floor of the UC, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Free Cycles Fridays on the UM Oval

A weekly bike ride that meets at the Grizzly Bear Statue on the UM Oval at 12:30 PM and rides to the community bike shop, Free Cycles, where participants can enjoy each other's company, work on their bike or take the Bike Well class. This happens every Friday. Returns to campus by 2 PM. 

For more information: Sandra Broadus, 243-4599, or email.  
Upcoming Friendship Force Missoula Events

Board Meeting at Missoula Public Library: 3 - 4 PM, May 4
Incoming Committee at Missoula Public Library: 4 - 5 PM, May 4
Day Outing for lunch and a swim at Quinn's Hot Springs with Eastern WA/Northern ID, Flathead Valley and Central MT Friendship Force Clubs: May 21
Events To Look Forward To...
Gifts of Song Concert
Enjoy an afternoon spring concert with The Montana A Cappella Society on Sunday May 8 at 3 PM in the Corvallis Methodist Church. The whole family is invited to a very special concert on Mother's Day.  The concert, Gifts of Song, will feature many favorite tunes as well as a selection of delightful contemporary songs and is sure to have something to please everyone.
So if you are a mom, know a mom or have a mom come enjoy the afternoon with- Gifts of Song!
Be sure to join us for homemade cookies and refreshments after the concert.
The concert supports H.E.A.R.T. Ministries with a free will donation. H.E.A.R.T (Hamilton Emergency Assistance Response Team ) is a local nonprofit, their stated mission statement: " H.E.A.R.T. exists to respond first to law enforcement, volunteer fire personnel, other emergency personnel and health care providers. Second, the response is to the victims, family members, and observers of a tragedy situation who may be adversely affected by the crisis." H.E.A.R.T. Ministries founded Shepherd's House- a residential, transitional, sober-living home for women located in Hamilton.
City Club Missoula presents: "Downtown Redevelopment And Preservation: A Balancing Act"

Downtown Redevelopment and Preservation: A Balancing Act featuring Page Goode, president of Preserve Historic Missoula. Save the Merc is a subcommittee of PHM. Missoula Mayor John Engen will also be speaking. This event takes place Monday, May 9, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM, at the Doubletree Edgewater.

Full Event Information and Registration visit City Club's website.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture will host The Silver Foundation's premier art installation on Parkinson's disease May 9 - 31 in the Paxson Gallery at the University of Montana.

The installation, "Capturing Moments: Living Life with Parkinson's," brings together inspiring quotes, stories, text, wordplay and photography showcasing many journeys of resilience from the global Parkinson's community. In combining different mediums, Montana artists Carolyn Montgomery from The Silver Foundation and Hadley Ferguson from the Summit for Parkinson's created a dynamic and interactive exhibition drawing from deeply personal and inspiring stories.

The exhibit includes a tree with thousands of leaves, each leaf containing a quote or message from around the world of someone living with or touched by Parkinson's disease. In combination with the mixed-media tree sculpture, the exhibition also features environmental portraits with individual accounts of resilience in the face of Parkinson's.

MMAC will host extended hours for both the Paxson and Meloy Galleries from May 9-31. For a full list of the extended hours, visit the website.  The museum is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. For more information, call MMAC Director Barbara Koostra at 243-2019 or visit the MMAC website.
Lunafest is coming to Missoula!

LUNAFEST, a nationally-touring film festival that showcases short films by, for, and about women, is back again with six exceptional short films, ringing from animation to fictional drama, and covering topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. The festival arrives at the Wilma Theater on Thursday, May 12. Doors open at 6 PM, followed by a silent auction. The show begins at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 when purchased online in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets at ywcaofmissoula.org.

Fifteen percent of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, LUNAFEST's national partner. Eighty-five percent will go to YWCA Missoula's GUTS! (Girls Using Their Strengths) program, including funding scholarships for their Summer Wilderness Adventures for girls ages 9-18. On these trips, girls learn self-confidence, leadership skills, and cooperation in a safe and healthy environment. Girls who benefit from the scholarships typically have little access to outdoor activities, educational programs, and often cannot afford the $400 fee.

5th Annual Doggie Dash Fun Run

Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 5th annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sunday, May 15, at Silver Park ( 900 Cregg Lane).  The pet expo is from 11 AM to 2 PM, the 1-mile and 5k races start at 11 AM.
The Doggie Dash Expo features an agility course, groomers, trainers, dog walkers, boarders, pet retailers, veterinarians and much more.  Browse a variety of pet services and gear, and meet featured pets up for adoption from local shelters. The expo is free, but donations to Missoula Animal Control are greatly appreciated.
Runners and walkers may enter one or both races; all paid racers receive a Doggie Dash t-shirt.  Kids 10 and under may race for free, but must pre-register.  Register for the 1-mile and/or 5k race by May 1 for the lowest entry fees-$20 per person.  Race registration from May 2 to May 15 is $25. 
All dogs must be leashed.  Proceeds benefit homeless pets at Missoula Animal Control. To register, visit www.active.com or phone 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park.  A printable registration form is available at www.missoulaparks.org.  
Peacemaker Award:   Patrick Weasel Head

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center & The Missoula Peace Quilters announces the
2016 Peacemaker:  Patrick Weasel Head.   The JRPC Coordinating Council and Missoula Peace Quilters awards the 2016 Peacemaker award to Patrick Weasel Head. He is the 30th Peacemaker we have made this award to in this our 30th anniversary year.  The peacemaker award is given each year to individuals or groups who demonstrate a long-term commitment to peace and justice and take a leadership role in creating a better world. We look for people who "walk the walk" in their personal and professional lives. 

Join us as we welcome him to the list of honored Missoula Peacemakers and celebrate his lifetime of commitment to a better and more peaceful, connected world at an awards celebration on Sunday, May 22 from 4 - 6 pm at the Payne Family Native American Center on the UM Campus. The Missoula Peace Quilters have just completed a very special quilt for Patrick, as they do for each of the award recipients.  The quilt will be unveiled and presented at the celebration on May 22, and coffee and cake will be served at a reception afterward.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Classes & Workshops
Spring Aikido Intro Class for Beginning Adults

Try the martial art of harmony with an orientation on Saturday afternoon, May 7, followed by four guided basics classes. For more information visit AikidoMissoula.com, call 549-8387 or come by the dojo ( 208 E. Main, Located on the 2nd floor of the historic Union Hall Building) . Preregistration required by May 5.
Upcoming Programs at Children's Museum of Missoula & at Families First

Homemade Wind Chimes: Tuesday, May 3, 11 - 11:30 AM
See what sounds you can make with everyday objects, and take your creation home with you! Located at the Children's Museum.
Seven Principles for Making Relationships Work:  Tuesdays, May 3 & 10, 6 - 9 PM
This two-part seminar, presented by Kim Parrow & Ben Woody, is based on the renowned research of Dr. John Gottman and is intended to help enrich couple-hood. Cost is $150 per couple and includes two copies of the "7 Principles Program" workbook, one copy of the book "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work," refreshments and snack. Childcare, including a pizza dinner, is available for an additional cost. Call 406.721-7690 to register. Located at  Families First  Offices.
Taekwondo:  Wednesday, May 4, 11 - 11:30 AM
Our friends from Championship Training will stop by to teach us basic Taekwondo kicks and blocks. Come move fast like a ninja! Located at the  Children's Museum.
Family Yoga:  Thursday, May 5, 11 - 11:30 AM
Our friend Beth will stop by to teach us some yoga poses! Toddlers and preschoolers will love this class! Grown-ups are encouraged to participate, too! Located at the  Children's Museum.
Rice Table:  Friday, May 6, 11 - 11:30 AM
Scoop, pour and sift the colorful rice in this kid-favorite sensory table! Located at the Children's Museum.

Upcoming Art Workshops by Nancy Seiler

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)

Landscapes:  May 3, 5 - 8 PM
Rocks:  May 28, 1 - 4 PM
Lakes & Creeks:  June 4, 1 - 4 PM
Butterflies:  June 23, 5 - 8 PM
Moths:  June 30, 5 - 8 PM

Memorial Day Memory Box Workshop:  
May 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Painting on a Gelli Plate & Monoprinting:
June 11, 1 - 4 PM

Acrylic Extravaganza!
June 18 - 19, 9 AM - 5 PM

Most workshops are located at 330 Brooks Street.  Register online or call 370-1254.
Upcoming Classes at ZACC

Dig In! Relief Printing for Beginners:   Mondays starting May 2, 6 - 8 PM
Using wood, tools, our imagination and hands, we will carve our way into discoveries about who we are, where we are, and what is changing in us and our world.  Basic skills such as how to hold and sharpen tools, make marks, amplify the power of black and white, print by hand and press will be covered into this introductory class. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to print at home and at ZACC's community printshop. Materials not included, and estimated at $65 per person. You will be expected to buy and use your own set of carving tools, woodblocks and paper. Materials list given at registration. $125/$115 for Members

Optical Illusion Drawing Class:   May 4, 6 - 8 PM
Students will explore symmetry and 3-point perspective.  Once you know the rules you can alter, flex, and bend them in order to create a dynamic piece art artwork that will capture the viewer's eye and holds it!  Make something that defies all reason and logic! $5 for members

Forts!:  Thursdays, May 5 - June 9, 2:15 - 5 PM
In this exciting unit, YAAP artists will research the many forms of alternative building techniques used around the world.  We will use these inspirations to build forts of all sizes that we can either explore ourselves, gift to fairies or leave for insects!  $90/$80 for Members

Upcoming Classes at MAM

Saturday Family Art Workshop: Folded Origami Accordion Books with Susie Risho , May 14, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, FREE
Build a colorful handmade book with a series of special folds and hidden images. Susie will share her love of books with you. All family workshops are free of charge and are on a first come, first served basis!
Color Woodcuts for Adults with Gesine Janzen, May 21, 11 AM - 5 PM, $60/65
You will produce color reduction woodcuts from a single block. Using a process that starts with drawing, carving, layering on color, and then printing, you will repeat the cycle, each time carving more away from the block and layering on consecutive colors until the image is complete. This can be a very spontaneous and effective way to build an image.
For information on all museum art classes visit www.missoulaartmuseum.org.
MCT Offers Summer Day Camps for Kids

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).  To learn more and enjoy early registration discounts, visit  MCTinc.org  today!
Contests, Calls, and Postings
Open Art Call: Missoula Cultural Council

We are seeking 2-D or 3-D artists to display their works in our downtown office May 31 - June 28. Proposals are due May 6, and the selected artist will be notified by May 13. We will host an opening reception on First Friday, June 3, from 5 - 8 PM for the chosen artist. We are located at 327 E. Broadway, downtown Missoula. Visit the bottom of our homepage for more details in the "Call for Artists" section, titled First Friday at MCC.

Open Art Call: Radius Gallery Juried Art Exhibition

Radius Gallery invites artists to submit original artwork to its 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be held Jul 30 - Sep 16 in Missoula, Montana. This year's theme is The Changing Moment Deadline:   May 29, 2016

The exhibit is designed to showcase outstanding 2D and 3D visual fine art by a wide variety of artists. We welcome unexpected interpretations of the show's theme, and hope for submissions that collectively will showcase a range of subjects, styles and media. 
Public Art Call: Traffic Signal Boxes

The  City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Missoula County to apply for a public art project to create art on traffic signal boxes (TSB) located throughout Missoula. The goal of the project is to use local traffic signal boxes as "canvases," greatly enhancing Missoula's visual surroundings.

Proposals are due June 3. Previously painted TSB's can be viewed at  the city's website. Past TSB models are on view at Berkshire Hathaway MT Properties through the month of April.

View the application online or email  Grace Stopher or  Kathi Olson with questions.
Seeking Participants: ZooTown Fringe

Zootown Fringe Festival is thrilled to report this year's dates:  August 16 - 21.  Registration begins March 1 ending on June 30.
Zootown Fringe Festival is a unique opportunity to see exciting and entertaining contemporary works in an atmosphere that encourages artists and audiences to take risks.  Unlike curated festivals, the open-access nature of Zootown Fringe Festival creates an opportunity for anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event to be a part of Missoula's fastest growing performing arts festival.  
Last year Zootown Fringe Festival presented over 40 performances over 6 days.  In line with our mission, 100% of box office sales are paid to the artists. 

Visit the Fringe's website for more information on how to register as an artist.
Accepting Submissions: Montana Book Festival

The  Montana Book Festival is now receiving submissions for this year's festival in Missoula, September 21 - 25.  Visit their website to apply to the festival.

The Montana Book Festival is a celebration of literary arts held each fall in downtown Missoula that seeks to provide a dynamic, evolving forum for literary engagement, as well as to foster literary community and enthusiasm for the written word by among readers of all ages.
Regional Art & Culture News
Boogie-Woogie Pianist "Mr. B" Coming to Ovando!

Blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun is coming to the Blackfoot!

During the first week in May, he will teach and perform in towns and
schools in the Blackfoot Valley. He reaches
Ovando on Thursday, May 5, where
he will make music with the 9 students during the day.

At 7 PM he will give a FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT at Ovando School, in beautiful downtown Ovando. Refreshments will be served. The concert is sponsored by the Ovando School Cultural Enrichment Committee and friends of the community.

9 to 5: The Musical!

Park High School in Livingston, MT presents 9 to 5: The Musical. April 29 - May 15, showtimes include Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. The show takes place at Dulcie Theatre at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts (415 East Lewis Street, Livingston, MT). Email tickets@theshanecenter.org or call 222-1420 for tickets.
Benefit Concert: George Winston

On Wednesday, May 18, at 7 PM at Bozeman's Emerson Cultural Center's Crawford Theater, renowned pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert in support of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman-based nonprofit organization. This benefit concert will feature George's Summer Show, including spring and summer songs, melodic folk piano songs from his recordings, Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts" pieces, and songs inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition.
Tickets are $20 per person. They can be purchased in advance at Cactus Records (online and in the store) and at the door. George Winston will also be holding a food drive for the Gallatin County Food Bank before the concert.  Non-perishable food will be collected at the door.

For more information about the May 18 benefit concert in Bozeman, please call Hopa Mountain at 586-2455 or email.
Carbon County Arts Guild May Exhibitions

MAIN GALLERY:   Jordan Pehler: Enchanted Encaustic and  Brian Keith Scott: Stupendous Steel & Glass Sculpture
NORTH GALLERY:   Linda Piper & Lisa Weller
RECEPTION:  May 7, 3 - 5 PM

CARBON COUNTY ARTS GUILD & DEPOT GALLERY is located at  11 West 8th Street, Red Lodge, Montana. For more information call  446-1370 or visit  www.carboncountydepotgallery.org.
Crown Guitar Workshop Scholarship Available

The  Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (COCGF) scholarship applications are due on Tuesday, May 31 to attend the seventh annual  Crown Guitar Workshop held on August 28 - Sept. 4.  Students, teachers and performers of all ages who reside in Flathead, Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Ravalli counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The workshop will be held at Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT. Please call 855-855-5900 for more information, or click here to visit online.
Art News in the News
Unraveled: The Mystery Of The Secret Street Artist In Boston

I first noticed it in a neighborhood of Boston aptly called the "Innovation District." On a crumbling corner of an old brick building, there was a gaping hole created by about 15 missing clay bricks, filled in with about 500 Lego blocks.

Off the Beat and Into a Museum: Art Helps Police Officers Learn to Look

To teach people how to notice details they might otherwise miss, Amy E. Herman, an expert in visual perception, likes to take them to museums and get them to look at the art. Recently she escorted a group of New York City police officers to the  Metropolitan Museum of Art  and asked them to describe some of the things they saw. Read on at New York Times...
Multi-genre film 'Saving for the Day' was 6 years in the making

We've all heard the story about the writer who labors for years on a book. A filmmaker, 25 some actors with speaking roles and 200 on background who spent six years on a single movie, offers a different twist. 

That's what's happened with "Saving for the Day," a full-length movie by Missoula filmmaker John Nilles. Read on at The Missoulian...
Construction on new Missoula Art Park downtown set for July

If all goes according to plan, construction is set to begin this summer on a $683,000 art park in downtown Missoula that will feature large sculptures, contemporary lighting, bench seating, a restroom and new trees.

The Missoula Art Park will be 8,000 square feet of public space that will give tourists a unique spot to relax and provide artists with a venue for large-scale outdoor works and education.  Read on at the Missoulian...
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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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Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center
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String Orchestra of the Rockies
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Dana Gallery
Humanities Montana
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
Missoula Economic Partnership
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

Missoula Cultural Council | 327 E. Broadway | P.O. Box 7662 | Missoula, MT | 59807
406.541.0860 | www.missoulacultural.org