Art & Culture eNews  ||  August 29, 2016
Exciting Announcement from MCC!

As of September 1, 2016, the Missoula Cultural Council will officially change its organization name to Arts Missoula. We believe Arts Missoula better reflects what we do, who we are, and what we stand for as the City of Missoula's art agency.

Executive Director Tom Bensen puts it this way: " This organization is dedicated to supporting the development and coordination of arts and cultural activity in Missoula, and this name and logo change is a logical step in that direction. For people who appreciate the arts, Arts Missoula is the catalyst that brings artist and audiences together, and our board felt Missoulians would more easily identify with this new name." 

Thank you for your dedicated support of our organization since its inception in 1991. We continue to strive to connect art, culture, and community everyday, and we look forward to serving you as ARTS MISSOULA!
This Week in Missoula
Germanfest is a free German festival held each fall in Missoula put on by Arts Missoula [Missoula Cultural Council]. This year, Germanfest will be held Sunday, September 4, 2016, from 2-6 pm in Caras Park.  Come celebrate German culture and Missoula's Sister City relationship with Neckargem√ľnd, Germany. Highlights include Bayern beer, bratwurst, and musical guest S-Bahn!
Traffic Signal Box Dedication
At Arts Missoula [Missoula Cultural Council], we partner with the City of Missoula Public Art. Join us for a dedication of the five Traffic Signal Boxes that were painted last weekend and added to Missoula's public art collection. We will recognize the five artists chosen as finalists who used local traffic signal boxes as "canvases," with the mission of enhancing Missoula's visual surroundings. The dedication ceremony will take place on Friday, September 2, at Dana Gallery beginning promptly at 6:00 pm.

2016 Traffic Signal Box artists and locations include:
1. Carrie Arvish, "Journeys": I-90 Interchange & Reserve
2. Parker Beckley, "Home Bones": Reserve & Mount
3. Christian Ives, "Sunday at Fort Missoula": Reserve & South
4. David Miles Lusk, "Seeds": Reserve & Kent
5. Kim Foiles, "My Colorful Chaotic Choir": Brooks & Dore Lane
Fact & Fiction Downtown Events
Author James Lee Burke will read from his new book, The Jealous Kind, at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 30. Signed copies available.
Author Kate Davis will sign copies of her book, Birds Are People Too, at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 2.
Author Jan Richter will sign copies of her book, My Own Private Montana, at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 3.
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliations
First Friday: September 2
Stephen Glueckert: Recent Works
Gallery 709 inside Montana Art and Framing
5-9 pm
Rosella Mosteller: The North Meets the South
4 Ravens Gallery
5-8 pm 
animal. vegetable. mineral.
The Clay Studio of Missoula
5:30-9 pm
Annie Allen: Pastoral Scumblings
The Artists' Shop
5-8 pm
Adelaide Gale Every: Nothing But Trash
Betty's Divine
5-8 pm
Keith Vanderpol
Public House (130 E Broadway)
5-8 pm
The Changing Moment: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Radius Gallery
5-8 pm
Ladypajama: Patched Together
Clyde Coffee
5-8 pm
Melvin Cooper: My Forest
E3 Convergence Gallery
5-9 pm
Traffic Signal Box Dedication
Dana Gallery
6-6:45 pm
Job Opportunities
Executive Director
Carbon County Arts Guild |  Call  446-1370
Closes: October 15
Music Teacher
Sussex School
Open until filled
Volunteer Opportunities
Art Guide/Docent
Missoula Art Museum
5th Grade Art Experience
Contact: Renee Taaffe 728-0447
Mark Your Calendar
Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up
On Friday, September 9, visit Missoula Art Museum  for a special opening reception from 5-8 pm.  Missoula Art Museum presents a  survey of Stephen Glueckert's prolific art career from the 1970s to present. Included are early films, handmade games, drawings, conceptual pieces, drawing machines, collages, interactive sculptures, and inventive assemblages.   Click for details!

2nd Annual Missoula Monster Project
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/ Any Given Child Missoula are teaming up to showcase the second annual Missoula Monster Project. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools created original monster pieces that are then illustrated by adult artists. Join ZACC in welcoming the artworks of 400 artists at the grand opening September 9, from 3:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.   Click for details!

UM Jazz Artist Series 1: Victor Goines
The University of Montana Jazz  Program kicks off of the 2nd Year of the UM Jazz Artist Series on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 pm with a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, woodwind artist Victor Goines and his quartet.  Joining Mr. Goines will be one of the finest pianists in the nation, Missoula's own David Morgenroth, bassist Emma Dayhuff and Greg Artry on drum set. Purchase tickets online or call 243-6880.
Exhibition Lecture at MMAC
The Montana Museum of Art and Culture will host a free public lecture titled "Remington's Formative Years," delivered by art collector and educator Lee Silliman, from 7-8:30 pm on Thursday, September 8, in the PAR/TV Center Masquer Theatre. This lecture complements MMAC's current exhibition,  Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895, on view until September 17 in the Meloy Gallery.

Be sure to visit  Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition, on view through September 17. MMAC 's website
UM Art Faculty Gallery Show
Visit the Gallery of Visual Arts on the UM Campus in the Social Science building on Thursday, September 8, for an opening reception of works by UM School of Art Faculty. Call Cathryn Mallory at 243-2813 for more information.
I Love the 90's Tour
Reminisce about that trend-setting decade with some of the most indelible names in rap, hip-hop, and R&B, including Salt N Pepa, Young MC, Kin 'n Play, Coolio, and Rob Base, at the Adams Center on September 15. Call 888-666-8262 or visit GrizTix.
Maverick Brew Fest
Come on Down to Caras Park on Friday, September 9, from 4-10 pm and enjoy some of Montana's best micro-brews, some great food and live music by Sophia Jester & The Medicine. All proceeds go towards supporting Missoula area Youth athletes.  Click here.
Friendship Force Travel Opportunities
In November, travel to NEW ZEALAND. Contact Gwen Harfst, Exchange Director, at (360) 481-0901.
In January, travel to THAILAND. Contact Karen McOmber, Exchange Director, at (206) 362-6354.
Classes, Workshops, & Camps
Adult Beginning Fiddle
Grow Music Missoula offers adult fiddle lessons for beginners at Imagine Nation Brewing. W ednesdays, September 14-October 26 (the first 2 classes are for new students, optional for others), 6:15-7:00pm
Ceramics Classes
The Clay Studio of Missoula's fall offerings for adult and chidlren's ceramics classes are now open for registration. Classes include Beginning Pottery, Intermediate Ceramics, Fall Wood Fire, Children's classes, and Family classes.  Click here to visit the Clay Studio's website!

Turning the Wheel: Tapestry Class
This is a guided movement improvisation class with equal parts play, depth and organic creative collaboration. Wednesdays, September 14-November 16, 6:30-8pm, at Headwaters Dance Studio. Register by calling 544-7561.
Art Calls
VonCommon Fall Group Show
VonCommon Artist Collective calls for artists to respond to the theme, "This is What Democracy Feels Like." With this art call, artists are encouraged to create an expression of how they perceive and exercise democracy as a living breathing concept. The deadline to submit is September 11, 2016. Click here for information about the art call.
Festival of the Dead
This year the ZACC will celebrate the Missoula Festival of the Dead with the 5th Annual Festival of the Dead group art show. Artists of all ages are invited to submit to this show.  The call asks artists to respond to this year's theme, "Heroes, Dreamers, and Fighters".  The deadline to submit is September 18, 2016.   Click here for details about the art call.
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. The deadline to submit is September 25, 2016. Click here for details about the art call.

45th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Missoula Art Museum  welcomes all artists to support free expression and free admission with an art submission to the 45th Benefit Art Auction. For full prospectus and submission details, click here. You may contact Associate Curator John Calsbeek with questions at 728-0447. The deadline to submit is October 20, 2016.
Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
Montana Museum of Art & Culture
Current exhibitions:

Wood Engravers Network Triennial Exhibition
through September 17th
Dramatic Moments: Frederic Remington's Early Engravings, 1882-1895 
through September 17th

Visit MMAC Online

Missoula Art Museum
MAM offers contemporary art in eight galleries. NEW EXHIBITIONS:

Stephen Glueckert: All Mixed Up 
opens September 9th
Willem Volkersz: On Paper  
opens September 1st

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Current exhibitions:

Collecting Missoula: A Look Into the HMFM Collection 
through January 2018
To & From Missoula: Postcards from the HMFM Collection 
through  June 4th, 2017

Regional Events
New Exhibition at Yellowstone Art Museum
YAM  celebrates the opening of Jill Brody: Hidden in Plain Sight, with a special reception on Thursday, September 1, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Admission is free for members or with paid museum admission. YAM is located in Billings, MT.

The exhibition will be on view through December 30, 2016.

Scholarships Available for Young Artists Competition
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) invites all Montana musicians, ages 13 to 22, that play any of the standard orchestral instruments, to apply for its biennial Young Artists Competition, to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Bozeman.  Applications for the MASO Young Artists Competition can be downloaded from the MASO website and must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for this statewide competition. For more information on the MASO Young Artist's Competition, call the Glacier Symphony and Chorale office at (406) 407-7000.
In the News
Radius Gallery's juried exhibition underscores breadth of art in Montana, beyond
An assemblage piece, paintings of grain elevators and old hotels, colorful minimalist rectangles.  Not many of those sparse descriptions likely come up when one thinks of contemporary art in Missoula, but three pieces like those were awarded top honors at the Radius Gallery's second annual Juried Exhibition.    Read at The Missoulian...
What lies beneath: Gown covered in salt crystals rises from Dead Sea
What happens when you submerge a black dress in the depths of the Dead Sea? A lot, it turns out.  In her eight-part "Salt Bride" photography series, now on view at  Marlborough Contemporary  in London, Israeli artist  Sigalit Landau  documents the incredible transformation, as more and more salt crystals adhere to the fabric over the course of three months in 2014.    Read on CNN...
15 Musicians Spent the Night in an Active Volcano- listen to What Happened
The otherworldly landscape of central Nisyros, a jumble of looming caldera ridges and shimmering craters where fumaroles spit hot, sulfurous gases from the earth's crust, is usually visited only by volcanologists and curious tourists.  But last Thursday at dusk, 15 musicians gathered at an active volcanic crater on this small island in the southern Aegean Sea for an experiment in improvisational site-specific performance. Lit by a glowing August full moon, they played for 10¬Ĺ hours, asked only to take inspiration from their surroundings.   Keep reading at The New York Times...
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327 East Broadway
P.O. Box 7662
Missoula, MT 59807
When you become a member of Arts Missoula, 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, Arts Missoula has it all. Join us today!

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City of Missoula
Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

The Beethoven
Southgate Mall

The Rembrandt
Missoula Parking Commission
Montana Arts Council
Missoula Federal Credit Union
Gallagher Western Montana Charitable Foundation
Charles Engelhard Foundation

The Rudolf Nureyev
Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center
University of Montana
First Security Bank
Good Food Store
Montana Cultural Trust
Kay Cassens
Community Medical Center
Phil Hamilton & Janet Whaley
Sun Mountain Sports
Max & Betty Swanson Foundation
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PayneWest Insurance

The Beverly Sills

A&E Architects
Fact & Fiction
Northwestern Energy
Bayern Brewing
First Interstate Bank
Roemer's Tire Factory
Beaudette Consulting Engineers
Western Montana Clinic

The Mark Twain
Bernice's Bakery
Boone Karlberg
Cathy Capps & Tom Rickard
Dye & Moe
First Montana Bank
Headwaters Printing
Muralt Family Foundation
Montana Ace Hardware
Nutritional Laboratories
Republic Services of Montana
Sirius Construction
Zip Beverage
The Louis Armstrong
4 Ravens Gallery
Brink Gallery
e3 Convergence Gallery
Hide & Sole
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
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
Board of Directors & Staff
President || Greg Boris
Vice President|| Katie Patten
Immediate Past President|| Frankie Flaherty
Treasurer|| Micki Frederikson
Secretary|| Gwen Landquist
Executive Director|| Tom Bensen
Program Director|| Matt Anglen
Public Art Coordinator||
 Grace Stopher
SPARK! Director|| Jackalynn Snow
MT Book Festival Director|| Rachel Mindell
Board of Directors
Laura Bovard, John Combs, Greg Johnson,  Robin Checota, Heidi Starrett, Inay Todd, and  Jacque Walawander