Art & Culture eNews  ||  September 12, 2016
Missoula Cultural Council Arts Missoula

As of September 1, 2016, Missoula Cultural Council is known as  Arts Missoula . We are so thankful for your dedicated support of our organization since its inception in 1991. We strive to connect art, culture, and community everyday, and we look forward to serving you as Arts Missoula.  

This Week in Missoula
Readings Downtown
On Monday, September 13th at 7pm, Buddhist author Lama Tsomo reads from her newest book, Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? Shakespeare & Co., downtown. Tsomo was born Jewish and in the American Midwest, and is now an ordained lama practicing Tibetan Buddhism. Learn about her journey on Monday!

On Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm, Montana native and author Dave Thomas will give a poetry reading from his book, Old Power Company Road. Downtown at Fact & Fiction. Through Thomas's experience in extremely labor-intensive jobs throughout his life, his work capitalizes on the many angles of the human condition.
Brown Bag Lecture Series
The Mansfield Center on U of M campus has announced its Fall 2016 Lecture Series, the main focus of which being to promote an understanding of Asia, public affairs, and ethics. The lectures will be held throughout the fall, with the first on Tuesday, September 13th in the University Center, Rooms 326-327, 12-12:50pm. This lecture, called "Crossing Borders: A Global Perspective on Climate Change and Collaboration," will feature Asian Fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Environmental Issues.
Changing Balance/Balancing Change
The CoMotion Dance Project is hosting two "active audiences" performances on Thursday, September 15th from 9:45-10:45pm and 1-2pm in the Montana Theatre on U of M campus.

This immersive art experience will focus on climate change and the possibilities for the future, including artistic dance, original music, narration, and visual imagery. For more information on Comotion Dance Project, visit their website here.
Art Guide Training
Missoula Art Museum will hold volunteer training for its next scheduled exhibition with Courtney Blazon on S eptember 15th at 10am. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with MAM and also hear about Blazon's incredible process.

If you would like to volunteer for MAM, visit this link.
Bigger than Life!
On September 15th at 1pm and Septembe 17th at 10am, join the Missoula Children's Theatre for Bigger Than Life!, an award-winning play meant for all ages. Hear your favorite American folk story heroes come to life in this fun, new storytelling.

Tickets are available at MCT's website here.
Honoring for Artist Robert Moore
On Friday, September 16th, 5:30-8pm, join the Dana  Gallery in honoring one of their most prominent and widely respected artists, Robert Moore, who is known as one of the best Impressionists in the American Northwest. He will be featuring all new work, and it is likely to dazzle even his long-time followers. Bring your party hat, because this reception will include hors d'oeuvres and some of Moore's best artist friends. 
U of M Creative Writing Fall Opus
The University's Creative Writing Program is hosting its 8th annual fundraising event, which will include  live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, fine beverages, and much more. Proceeds from the Fall Opus help  fund student scholarships, an undergraduate fellowship, campus journals, and other literary events, and the event itself helps highlight and support the Creative Writing Program students' accomplishments.

This will take place on September 16th, 6 :30 to 10pm, in the Florence Building Governor's Room at 111 N. Higgins Ave. Tickets are $45 a person, $80 per couple, and are available at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Karin Schalm at 406-243-5267.
Walk and Roll Missoula: Bike Walk Bus Week
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Rock and Roll Missoula is kicking off this week, September 16th-24th. It will feature educational events, contests and prizes, group rides, walking tours, great deals at area businesses for healthy commuters, and more, in order to celebrate healthy transportation in Missoula. If your business is interested in participating, contact Missoula In Motion at 406-552-6675.
In This Issue
Partners & Affiliations
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
Artist Talk at Radius Gallery
On September 21st at 5pm, the Radius Gallery will host an artist talk with their featured artists: James G. Todd Jr., Megan Moore, and Josh DeWeese. Todd specializes in exquisite, finely detailed wood carvings with poignant social commentary. Moore, on the other hand, is an oil painter of the finest degree, portraying the people she paints with stunning accuracy as well as human complexity. And last but not least, DeWeese rounds out the group as a ceramicist with quirk and personality that defies the primness of classic ceramics.
Visit for more information.

Honoring Ceremony for First Native American Creative Writing Director
The University of Montana's Creative Writing Program is welcoming a new position and faculty member to its midst, Debra Magpie Earling as the first Native American Creative Writing Director. The ceremony will take place in the Payne Family Native American Center on campus at 4pm on Wednesday, September 21st, with prayers, drumming, gift-giving, and presentations by previous creative writing director Bill Kittredge and visiting professor  Sherwin Bitsui. Join Earling in recognizing her accomplishments and unique perspective.
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 children'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
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.
3rd Annual End-of-Summer Rhythm Gathering
Drum Brothers are at it again with the Rhythm
 Gathering September 16-18, activities ranging from African drum classes for all levels, to drum-building, to rhythm and song circles. The only qualification one needs to participate is a heartbeat! Workshops range from $262-$435, and discounts are available to students under 24 or families. Visit this link for more information on participating or reserving your spot.

Any participants will meet outside Lincoln, MT, at the Cane Ridge Conference and Retreat Center at 6:30pm on September 16th for the beginning meal time.
In the News
Annual Missoula Monster Project allows adults to interpret kids' creations
The Zootown Arts Community Center has come up with
 an extremely unique way of bringing adults and kids together on the Missoula Monster Project, where adult artists recreate drawings made by kindergarten classes across Missoula. The number of hanging art from this project totals around 400!    Read at The Missoulian...
How do you clean a 10-ton whale model?
The American Museum of Natural History has the answer to that. The process includes a whopping two-day "spa treatment" to clean it up after a year of hanging above the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The AMNH streamed the cleaning for thousands of people to view.     Read on Seeker...
Arts Missoula | (406) 541-0860 |
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!

The da Vinci
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
L.E.A.W. Family Foundation
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||
 Brianna McLean
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