In the Arts: Cultural happenings around Montana
April 18, 2011
The next Meet Me in Missoula weekend is May 6-8. Visit www.missoulacultural.org to view all the cultural events scheduled over that weekend.
The City of Missoula and Missoula Art Museum are teaming up on a photography exhibit called "15th Anniversary of Missoula Neighborhood Councils - Celebrating Neighbors, Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Projects." Turn in photo submissions online by 5:00 p.m. today, April 18. Visit www.ci.missoula.mt.us/neighbordays to submit or read up on the requirements. For more information, contact the Office of Neighborhoods at email@example.com or at 552-6082.
The Missoula Art Museum's exhibits include Phoebe Toland: High Impact February 17 - May 22; Marvie Redmond: Skyscapes February 17 - May 29; and Cathryn Mallory: Levitate/Gravitate February 23 - May 22 (pictured here); Andy Smetanka: City in Shadows March 5 - April 24. For more information, visit www.missoulaartmuseum.org or call 728-0447.
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents two concurrent exhibits from March 24 - May 21: Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich, Paintings and Drawings 1990-2010, in the Paxon Gallery (pictured here); and Barry Hood: Flow in the Meloy Gallery. For more information, call 243-2019 or visit www.umt.edu/montanamuseum
The University of Montana School of Music presents the Composer's Showcase, featuring four concerts of new pieces by students in the Composition and Music Technology program and visiting guest composer Melissa Hui at 2:10 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, in the Music Recital Hall; the Capps-Rickard Singer of the Year Finals at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Music Recital Hall; the Spring Percussion Ensemble & Islanders Steel Band Concert featuring the Music of Frank Zappa with Guest Artist Brian Oppel, drums, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre on April 22; a Senior Student Recital Series featuring Ylyzaveta Shpileyko, soprano at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in the Music Recital Hall; a Junior Student Recital Series featuring Allyson Carrol, piano at 1:00 p.m. on April 23 in the Music Recital Hall; Student Recital featuring Neila Getz, soprano and Janelle Zerbe, mezzo-soprano at 3:00 p.m. on April 23 in the Music Recital Hall; The University Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the University Theatre; a Senior Student Recital Series featuring Seth Quay, piano at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Music Recital Hall. For more information, call 243-2880.
Jazz Week occurs in Missoula April 25-30, with Jazzoula at St. Anthony's Parish Monday through Thursday, and the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival at the University Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. For information on Jazzoula, call 542-0077. For the weekend shows, Call 243-5071.
The Creative Gig Service, presented by Zootown Arts Community Center, breathes new life into Missoula's self-employment scene. While similar in format to Craigslist, the CGS focuses on all that is creative, including: photography, exhibition opportunities, graphic design, writing and editing, web design, music gigs, general art gigs, artist to artist help, education and teaching opportunities, calls to artists, residencies, and items and services wanted. Please visit: http://gigs.zootownarts.org
Zootown Arts Community Center is seeking art educators for it's summer camp intensives and adult class workshops for the 2011 year. For more information email Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana Rep Missoula presents Two Rooms, a play by Lee Blessing, continuing April 19-23 at the Crystal Theatre, 515 South Higgins. For more information call 243-6809.
Fact and Fiction presents Craig Lancaster reading and signing Summer Son at 7:00 p.m. on April 19 at Fact & Fiction Downtown. Visit www.factandfictionbooks.com.
Project Selvedge is an amateur fashion design competition. Each week designers are given a specific challenge, and show off their creations in a live fashion show and judging here at Selvedge. The FINALE challenge, on April 22 at 6:30 p.m., is to make 3-5 pieces that represent the their clothing line. The overall winner gets $1000 worth of prizes from local businesses. The fashion show will also include a cumulative show of all the garments made by all the designers through out the year. Visit selvedgestudio.com or call 541-7171
The International Wildlife Media Center presents a free Public Art Workshops for the 34th IWFF WildWalk Parade every Saturday leading up to the WildWalk Parade on May 7. Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit www.wildlifefilms.org
Come celebrate by building grizzlies and cubs, eagles and eaglets, whales, osprey and other animals of your choice with the guidance of local performance artist and parade creator Craig Menteer. Several other local artists will also be available to provide tips, inspiration and feedback. Note: Children ages 12 and under must have a chaperon in attendance.
Chorus Frogs is a weekend singing workshop for anyone 18 & up who longs for more singing in their lives. We'll work on finding & trusting our voices, expanding range, developing harmony-singing abilities, and breaking through the barriers that make us afraid to sing. The workshop runs from April 28-May 1 at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, Room #301. Registration deadline is April 20. Visit http://amymartin.org/wild-things-music.html for more information.
The Rocky Mountain School of Photography presents a Free Lecture: Artistic Perspectives on Process - Part II w/ Elizabeth Stone on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.rmsp.com
CANstruction 2011 is at Southgate Mall at the Sears Fountain April 19-26. Visit www.mfbn.org For more information contact Ben Darrow at the Montana Food Bank Network at 721-3825 x226 or email@example.com.
The UM Creative Writing Program is hosting a poetry reading by Peter Richards, author of Helsinki, Nude Siren and Oubliette, on Friday, April 22, at 7:00 pm in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall, University of Montana campus. The reading is free and open to the public.
The Met - Live at The Roxy presents Capriccio at the Roxy Theater on April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Visit http://www.morrisproductions.org or call 322-2589
The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents Dance in Concert, April 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montana Theatre of the PAR-TV Building on campus. Call 243-4581 for more information.
The Wrongside Printshop are proud to announce the coming of the Last Best PrintFest on May 6 and 7, hosted by Zoo City Apparel. This is the first annual event celebrating the print arts in Montana. Visit the Blog for the latest news at http://www.lastbestprintfest.blogspot.com/
The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is proud to sponsor the Search for Peace, open to Missoula students of any age. This year's entries are requested to answer the question, "What does Peace mean to you?" and are requested to fit on an 8X 8" square, flat paper. Any medium or use of words is allowed, including affixing items to the page as long as it can be stored flat and hung for exhibit. The Search for Peace is open to all students in the Missoula area from elementary grades through university level. There are no Sectarian or religious affiliations. Submissions must be received at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (519 S. Higgins) by 5 pm on Wednesday, April 20. For more information, visit http://www.jrpc.org
MCAT is sponsoring the seventh annual High School Video Contest. Top prize is $500. Entries are due May 1. For more information, call 542-6228 or visit www.mcat.org
Missoula's premier vocal ensemble Dolce Canto presents The Chanters of the Church of St. Panteleimon the Healer from Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the University of Montana Music Recital Hall. This international program will include selections from both ensembles. Tickets are $15 general/$10 students, and are available at Rockin' Rudy's, Worden's Market, and Fact & Fiction or buy online at www.DolceCanto.info.
Dolce Canto Auditions for the 2011-12 season will be held May 11-12, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 218 of the UM Music Building. To schedule an audition, contact Peter Park at 544-4923.
The Missoula Community Chorus presents its 10th Anniversary Concert at St. Anthony Church on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.missoulachorus.net There will be a reception after the concert in the Parish Center attached to the church.
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra performs in concert May 7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 3:00 p.m. This concert features music director Darko Butorac and guitar soloist Ana Vidovic at the University Theatre. For tickets and more information call 721-3194, visit www.missoulasymphony.org, or stop by office at 320 E. Main Street.
DalyJazz presents the Joey Calderazzo Trio for four dates, May 12-15. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missoula Writing Collaborative presents Words with Wings, an intensive writing program for ages 8-14. There will be two summer sessions: July 11-15 and July 18-22. (9 am-noon). Fore more information, visit www.missoulawritingcollaborative.org
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Elsewhere in Montana and the Region...
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, has named Bozeman native James Schlender as one of three VSA International Young Soloists Award recipients who will make their debut at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on May 5 in Washington, D.C. "When it came to selecting this year's artists, James' incredible versatility matched by his musical style made him stand out from the nearly 200 applicants to this program," commented Elizabeth Miller, VSA director of performing arts. In addition to the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center, VSA is awarding Schlender, a fiddler and jazz violinist native of Bozeman, Mont., $5,000 to help him launch his musical career. "The International Young Soloists Award provides a fantastic opportunity for professional development," said Alayne Dolson, executive director of VSA Montana. "We're very proud to have our state represented in this nation-wide selective program."
"I'm so excited about this opportunity from VSA," said Schlender. "Music is my passion, and I'm eager to show the Kennedy Center audience what a fiddler from the Big Sky Country can do!" Born with aortic stenosis, Schlender has won many awards and honors, including a scholarship for jazz studies and several national fiddling championships. He will be joined onstage by jazz singer Mandy Harvey of Denver, Colo., and pianist Ráchel Skleničková of the Czech Republic. For more information, visit www.vsarts.org
The University of Montana School of Media Arts presents an Evening at Dunrovin Ranch in Lolo on April 23 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Call 243-4540 or e-mail email@example.com
Humanities Montana is seeking speakers for its Montana Conversations programs: Speakers Bureau, Speakers in the Schools, and Reflect: Community Readings and Conversations.We are especially interested in programs appropriate for high schools, programs that emphasize facilitated discussion of public affairs issues, and programs on the 1972 Montana Constitution, world affairs, Montana history, and Native American history and culture. For more information, visit http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/callforspeakers/index.php
The first ever S.L.A.M. (Support Local Artists and Musicians) festival is happening at Bogert Park in Bozeman August 6-7. This festival consists of a juried artist market, performances by musicians and performance groups, local dining options and a beer garden. Participants must be residents of the state of Montana. It is free for the public to attend, and all proceeds will be reinvested into projects that increase community involvement and awareness in the arts. Visit www.slamfestivals.com or call 581-8905.
The Sanders County Arts Council presents "Art on the Walls" at the Clark Fork Valley Hospital through June 29. Featuring original art of these Sanders County artists: Charlotte Beaudry, Scot Boundy, Ma Brown Robbins, Virginia Fortner, Andrew Gonzalez, Rachel Gonzalez, Michelle Hayder, Sue Honts Mann, Philip Reeb, Doreen Stokes, Karen Thorson, and Betty Young. Call 544-6654 or 217-251-1954
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Montana presents In Our Backyard: My Montana Tales with Hal Stearns at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center. The last presentation is this Wednesday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Visit www.umt.edu
This coming June and August, Drum Brothers will be presenting their two annual Rhythm, Dance, and Drum Building Camps near Big Timber and Kalispell. The Boulder River Rhythm Camp will be held June 22 - 26 at Camp Mimanagish south of Big Timber and the Montana Outdoor Rhythm Camp will be held August 17 - 19, at the Montanagua Sanctuary near Kila. Both of these events are open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Discounts are available for families and children. For more
information and to register, visit www.drumbrothers.com or call 726-4445.
Would you like to dress up and go back in time? Here's your chance! On Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Hamilton Players is hosting their 2nd Annual Renaissance Faire at Claudia Driscoll Park. To make it a success, we will need you to join us! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to man the Hamilton Players' booths, serve beer in the Pirate's Booty Beer and Wine Garden, and man the front gate. If you are interested in being a Renaissance Faire Volunteer, please call 375-9050.
Avenue West Gallery, located at 122 S. Monroe, Spokane, is calling for artists for a second annual juried exhibit in August. For an application, visit www.avenuewestgallery.org.