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In the Arts: Montana Living's statewide guide to Montana performing and cultural arts
February 25, 2013

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The University of Montana presents India in Missoula March 1-9, with events, activities and lectures on the subject of India, beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk at Murphy-Jubb Fine Art
The Missoula Cultural Council's Annual Arts Awards Luncheon honors those individuals and businesses that have shown consistently outstanding contributions to the arts community. This year's luncheon is on Tuesday, March 26, at the Doubletree Hotel. Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 for $200. Click here for more information.

The University of Montana presents India in Missoula March 1-9, with events, activities and lectures on the subject of India, beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk at Murphy-Jubb Fine Art on March 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb and photography by Ram Murphy. Other events include:
Saturday, March 2: "The Traditional Medicine of India Meets Western Lifestyle: Optimize Your Health Through Ayurveda," an interactive workshop where participants will learn to create a lifestyle and diet plan tailored to their individual health and well being, 1-3 p.m., Skaggs Building Room 114
Monday, March 4: "The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practices of Democracy, 1900-1955," Leela Gandhi, University of Chicago professor of English and great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, 3:10-4 p.m., Gallagher Business Building Room 123
Monday, March 4: "Gandhi after Gandhi: Globalizing Gandhian Ethics," UM President's Lecture Series, Leela Gandhi, 8 p.m., George and Jane Dennison Theatre
Thursday, March 7: "Study Abroad to India," a presentation for UM students interested in studying abroad in India, 4-5:30 p.m., University Center Room 330
Thursday, March 7: "Bitter Seeds," an Indian film about the controversy surrounding genetically modified seeds in a village, 7 p.m., University Center Theater
Friday, March 8: "East-West Fusion," classical Indian vocalist Aditya Prakash will perform with tabla player Neelamjit Dhillon and pianist Julian Le, 4-6 p.m., Music Building Room 1
Saturday, March 9: "Classical Indian Vocalist Aditya Prakash," Prakash will perform Hindu and Muslim devotional music, 4-6 p.m., Music Recital Hall.
For more information, visit missoulaculturalfeaturedevents

The Missoula Art Museum's exhibits currently include
Ric Gendron: Rattlebone through March 31; Tracy Linder: Blindsided through April 21; A Printing Primer: Selected Prints from the MAM Collection through March 30 (pictured here); Hamish Fulton: 21 Pieces of Wood for a 21 Day Walk in Montana through April 14; Recent Acquisitions Exhibition through June 23; What is a Cone? through May 05; For more information, visit www.missoulaartmuseum.org or call 728-0447.

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents Nancy Erickson: Kindred Spirits, now through April 20 in the Meloy Gallery. A nationally recognized fiber artist, Nancy Erickson is the 2013 Odyssey of the Stars featured artist. In the Paxson Gallery, visit Follow That Thread: Fashion and Textiles from the MMAC Permanent Collection, highlighting historic clothing and accessories from the 1860s through the 1960s. On Tuesday, February 26, from 5:10-6:00 p.m., MMAC presents
A Celebrity Artist Tour with Jennifer Combe, UM Assistant Professor of Art Education, for Nancy Erickson: Kindred Spirits, in the PARTV Center lobby. For more information, visit montanamuseum

Acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn's masterpiece "Horizon-Ocean View" is on public display in The University of Montana Office of the President reception area in Main Hall through May 24. The painting is on loan to the Montana Museum of Art & Culture through a private collection. For more information call MMAC at 243-2019 or visit montanamuseum.

The Dana Gallery invites artists to submit work for the "Running Show" in honor of the Missoula Marathon, featured during the second half of June. Please contact the gallery for further information. Visit www.danagallery.com

The Missoula Farmers Market Music Committee is accepting applications for the 2013 season May 11 - October 26. Early applications are encouraged--review begins April 1. A $40 stipend is provided. For more information & an application, visit missoulafarmersmarket or call 218-8353

In honor of Mozart, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra presents a screening of the Director's Cut of "Amadeus" on the big screen at The Wilma Theatre tonight, Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a special pre-movie chat by Music Director Darko Butorac at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.missoulasymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Symphony office at 721-3194, or at the Wilma the night of the show.

The Student Involvement Network at The University of Montana is partnering with UM's Black Student Union to honor Black History Month with a film series. Films will screen at 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday in February in the University Center. February 26: "Red Tails," University Center Room 330. For more information, contact Sarah Beals at 303-502-4553 or sarah.beals@umontana.edu.

The Wilma Theatre presents the following: February 26 - The Wailers; February 27 - Why? For more information, visit www.thewilma.com

The University of Montana School of Music presents the UM Student Ensemble Series featuring the UM Jazz Band Concert March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennison Theatre. Visit www.ummusic.org

Flamenco Montana presents Flamenco lessons at the Ballet Arts Academy, 1620 Rogers, for all levels. Visit www.flamencomt.com or call 542-9270.

Next meeting of Friendship Force-Missoula-Western Montana has been scheduled for Saturday, March 16. A potluck has been planned to be held at the Welcoma Club 3108 Clark for 5:30 p.m. Call 750 3738. Speaker will be US Air Force Colonel Raynor Roberts.

The 2013 Friendship Force Pacific Northwest / Northern Rockies Regional Conference will be held in Missoula on April 26 & 27 at Ruby's Inn and Conference Center on Reserve Street. It has been about 15 years since we in Missoula have had the opportunity to host the conference and we are looking forward to a fun event and hope all club members will participate. One different approach we are tying this year is to have pre-conference activities for participants who arrive in Missoula before the conference starts on Friday afternoon. Those activities include: Hiking, Bicycling, Shopping, Downtown Walking Tour, Military History Museum, and the Mountain Museum of Flying. It will be a nice way for people to gather informally with others who share similar interests, and to see some sights in Missoula. If you are interested in participating in this conference, contact Michael and Louise Flanagan at 549-7297.

The University of Montana Alumni Association presents Russia on the Oval, with lectures on six different evenings by UM professors focusing on Russia, now through March 26. For all information, including tickets and schedule, visit www.grizalum.com

Distinguished author, literary scholar and award-winning documentary film producer Robert Seidman visits UM February 28 and March 1 for three events hosted by the Department of English. On Thursday, February 28, Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, a documentary about the openly-gay arranger and composer who wrote "Take the 'A' Train" and other Ellington hits but labored in the great man's shadow, will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Theater. On March 1, a lecture by Seidman called "The Pleasures and Challenges of Joyce's Ulysses" takes place at 4:00 p.m. in Fine Arts 302; and at 7:00 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall, Seidman will read from his book Moments Captured (2012). All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cas.umt.edu/english/creative_writing or call 243-5267.

On April 12 the Zootown Arts Community Center will host its 1st Annual Mini Show Benefit at the ZACC. This gala event will bring together Missoula's creative community to celebrate all things mini, from miniature hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to a Mini Art exhibit and auction, and more. You are invited to submit your miniature creation for this Mini Art
Show,which will be auctioned the night of the event, through silent auction(for most works) and a live auction for selected pieces. Click here to submit your work http://www.zootownarts.org/mini

The ZACC also has a call to artists out for The Last Best Printfest. Visit http://www.zootownarts.org/LastBest for all information.

Tonight, February 25, is the next opportunity for interested singers to participate in shape-note or Sacred Harp singing. Missoula Sacred Harp singers meet once a month to explore this early American music, and all are welcome. 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. (Just north of the intersection of Mount and Eaton, about 3 blocks east of Reserve. Go around to the parking lot on the west side of the church and enter the social hall there.) For more about the Sacred Harp, visit fasola.org or or contact byoung@javins.net

Shakespeare and Co. presents authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (aka The Minimalists) Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. Call 549-9010 or visit www.shakespeareandco.com

UM Theatre/Dance presents Jumping into Fire, A Chinese Tale for All Ages devised by Jillian Campana, at the UM Masquer Theatre, February 26 - March 2, 5-9, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Visit umt.edu/theatredance

After months of researching the facts, folklore and history of the underground features once part of Missoula's historic downtown landscape, students in a University of Montana archaeological survey class are ready to present their findings to the public. The presentation, "What Lies Beneath? Missoula Historic Underground Project," will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Missoula Mercantile building. The event is a part of First Friday and is free and open to the public.

The Sanders County Arts Council presents Woods 'N Flutes, Virtuosic recorder trio with music from Medieval to Modernat St. Paul's Lutheran Church - 202 Brooks St., Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 493-0741.

Morris Productions presents The Met: Live in HD, with Wagner's Parsifal on March 2 at 10:00 a.m. at teh Roxy Theatre. Tickets are available at Rockin' Rudy's or online at www.morrisproductions.org. For more info call 322-2589 or email info@morrisproductions.org.

On February 26, 2013, nearly 250 high school students from around the state of Montana will compete at the 9th annual World Quest competition, organized by the World Affairs Council of Montana. Community members are invited to attend the competition and try their luck at answering the category questions. For more information, call 728-3328 or visit www.montanaworldaffairs.org

A new exhibit at The University of Montana will use video, visuals, artifacts and sound to tell the story of the Irish in Montana. An opening reception for "From Rocky Shores to the Rocky Mountains: The Irish in Montana" will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, on the main floor of the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library. The exhibit is a collaboration of "The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana," the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the UM Irish Studies Program. mmigration westward to the lush and mineral-rich mountains and prairies of Montana and gives retrospective into the lives of the immigrants. The exhibit debuted at the University College Cork in Ireland last summer and in Butte in January.For more information call 243-2998 visit www.cas.umt.edu/thegathering.

Missoula Community Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, opening March 15, and running through through March 24 at MCT Center for the performing Arts, Wednesday through Sunday, with weekend matinees. Tickets go on sale February 25. Visit www.mctinc.org or call 728-7529

Fact and Fiction presents Keith McCafferty reading and signing The Gray Ghost Murders, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on March 12 at F&F Downtown. Visit Factandfictionbooks.com

Students with The University of Montana's Office for Civic Engagement are working with the Missoula Public Library to organize a day of celebration for the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Missoula Public Library. The event is geared for families and children age 3 and older and is free and open to the public. The celebration includes several craft and game activities, including headband stations, a coloring and activity page table and children's games. There also will be face painting, a reading of "The Lorax" and snacks and beverages. For more information or to volunteer for this event, call UM Tutoring Project volunteer coordinator Marissa McClintock at 243-5531 or email umtutoringproject@gmail.com .

Sons of Norway present Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Nordic Pines
5795 Hwy 93 South. Scandinavian pancakes, ham, fruit,
juice and coffee for a mere $6.

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale present
Mozart's "Requiem," featuring Music Director Darko Butorac and Chorale Director Dean Peterson, and soloists Diana McVey, soprano; Kimberly Gratland James, alto; David Cody, tenor, and Charles R. Stephens, bass, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the UM Dennison Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit www.missoulasymphony.org, call 721-3194, or stop by the office at 320 East Main.

University of Chicago Professor Leela Gandhi, great-granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, will present a lecture titled "Globalizing Gandhian Ethics" during The University of Montana President's Lecture Series at 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. She also will present a seminar co-sponsored by the UM Philosophy Forum titled "The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955" earlier that same day from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. For more information on the series, visit http://umt.edu/president/events/lectures/ or call UM history Professor Richard Drake at 243-2981.

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame members Monroe Crossing perform on Monday, March 4 at the Ruby Jewel Jamboree at Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, 4825 North Reserve Street at 7:00 p.m. Visit rubyjeweljamboree. On Tuesday, March 5, they perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with Missoula's Dolce Canto at St. Anthony Parish, 217 Tremont Street at 7:30 p.m. Visit dolcecanto

International Women's Day Celebration is Friday, March 8, 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at the University Center at UM. The day begins with exhibitions in the UC Atrium followed by a panel discussion on Women Succeeding in Science at 3:00 p.m. A closing fundraising banquet will be held in the UC Ballroom at 6:00 p.m. Banquet tickets only $12 for students and $15 for faculty, staff and community, all proceeds will go to the student group Griz for UNICEF. For more information, call 243-6029 or e-mail adonald@mso.umt.edu

The Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Ball is march 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, with dinner, drinks and an auction. Visit redshoeball.com for more information.

The Missoula Mendelssohn Club presents their 68th Annual Spring Concert, Saturday, March 9, at 3:00 p.m., at the UM Music Recital Hall. The chorus is directed by Dean Peterson and accompanied by Diana Pacini Bauer on piano. Special Guests include the Big Sky Blues, under the direction of Nancy Labbe. Tickets are $15.00 for the General Public and $6.00 for Students. Tickets are available form Mendelssohn Club Members and at the Door. Call John Patterson at 543-1911 for further information.

The University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Odyssey of Stars on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennison Theatre. This year's honoree is Nancy Erickson, internationally known quilter and painter, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture. For information about this event, visit here

Aikido Missoula presents a new 4-week beginning class for adults starts Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. This class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., through April 11. Call 549-8387 or visit www.AikidoMissoula.com

Zootown Arts Community Center presents Color Me Rad, a 5k Color Run where participants start out clean and end
up drenched in every color under the sun, on May 4. Registration begins February 27. Visit www.colormerad.com

For more information about arts events in the Missoula area, visit www.missoulacultural.org and find us on Facebook, too!
Elsewhere in Montana and the Region...

The Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) invites artist to join the Fifth Annual Open Studios Tour. The 2013 Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from noon to 5:00 p.m. As a fundraiser to support public art, the annual Open Studios Tour invites the public to visit artists using a variety of artistic mediums at work in their studios and see
their creative process. The Tour also gives the public an opportunity to purchase art directly from the participating artists. The HPAC will be working to make the upcoming Open Studio Tour the most successful and profitable yet. Artists are asked to sign up early in order to proceed with the publicity planning in radio, TV and print media. The HPAC would like to have some of the artists join them on radio and TV spots. The Tour will be limited to 20 locations with artists selected on a first come, first served basis. In order to participate in the Open Studios Tour, the following information is needed by April 1, 2013:
a brief description of the kind of art do you do, biography, and your artist's statement on the enclosed Artist Information form
2 photos, each not greater than 5 kb with one photo of your art and one photo of you creating your art
$25 per participating artist to assist with paid advertising expenses.
For any questions about the Helena Area Open Studios Tour, please call 447-8491 or visit www.helenapublicarts.com.

The Carbon County Arts Guild in Red Lodge presents Reflections and Explorations, The Art of Randy Vralsted through February. For more information, call the Guild in Red Lodge at 446-1370, or visit www.carboncountydepotgallery.org

The Hamilton Players present Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, continuing March 1-3 & March 8-10. For tickets call the box office at 375-9050 or visit hamiltonplayers.com

Travelers Rest presents Winter Storytelling on Saturdays. The next presentation is March 2 with Frances Vanderburg: Salish Winter Stories. Frances Vanderburg has taught Salish language at Arlee Elementary School and the Salish Kootenai College for more than 35 years. She builds bridges in the community by teaching the Salish language and culture to all students regardless of their tribal affiliation.

The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust in Hamilton will be hosting a winter fundraising event entitled Gatsby Gala & Casino Night on Saturday, March 2 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. The evening will include dancing to prohibition era music by the Ed Norton Stomperz and the Bitterroot Ragtime Society, a variety of hors d'ouvres, bar (including one free drink ticket), live Poker, Bingo, and great prizes. Guests are encouraged to "dress the part". This 20's themed event raises funds for the Daly Mansion and the Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum. Reservations are $35 per person or $50.00 for two. A seat at the poker tables and chances for other prizes is additional so guests are encouraged to bring plenty of "loot". To make reservations or for more information, call 363-6004 ext. 3#.

The Bozeman Public Library is seeking submissions for its 2014 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery located in the Library lobby will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, as well as the work of both established and emerging artists of our region. The Library's primary objective is to feature exhibitions that will expand public appreciation of art and reflect the diversity of the community. Selections will be made by the Library Art Committee, which is made up of local artists, community members, Library Foundation, and Library staff. Proposals must be received by April 30, 2013. Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered. For complete description of the program and guidelines, visit www.bozemanlibrary.org/about/art.php. For additional information, please contact Paula Beswick at 582-2426 or director@bozemanlibraryfoundation.org.
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