In the Arts: Happenings around Montana
March 19, 2012
The Missoula Cultural Council is holding the 2012 Annual Arts Awards program Thursday, March 29 at the Doubletree Hotel at 11:30 a.m. These awards demonstrate the importance of the arts as they relate to Missoula's quality of life. This year's awardees are Dr. Herbert Swick for Cultural Achievement; David Horgan as Individual Artist; Carla Getz as Arts Educator; The Crossings Restoration and Rehabilitation Project for Business Support for the Arts; and Greg Johnson for Cultural Vision. Tickets to the luncheon are $25, or $200 for a table of 8. For more information and reservations, call the MCC office at 541-0860.
The Missoula Art Museum's exhibits include Ansel Adams: A Legacy through April 15 (pictured here); Haddon Hufford: Silversmith through April 15; Doug Russell: Confluences through April 22; James Lavadour: Horse Stories through May 25; The art from Willard Alternative High School through April 22. For more information, visit www.missoulaartmuseum.org or call 728-0447.
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture presents two exhibits now through May 19: Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib: Black Hole/Whiteout in the Meloy Gallery; and Curiosity: Selections from the Permanent Collection in the Paxson Gallery (pictured here). On Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Masquer Theater, there will be a Lecture: Steppin' Out: The Shoemaker's Art by Sharlot Battin, Master Theatrical Shoe Maker for the Metropolitan Opera, in conjunction with the Curiosity exhibition. For more information, visit montanamuseum
The Friendship Force Missoula-Western Montana is seeking new members. Friendship Force is a non profit cultural exchange organization promoting friendship and goodwill through a program of international homestay exchanges. Call 728-2995 for information.
The University of Montana School of Music presents a Faculty & Guest Artist Series featuring Steven Hesla, piano, with guest artists Margaret Lund Schuberg, flute,
Christopher Kirkpatrick, clarinet, Jennifer Gookin Cavanaugh, oboe, Roger Logan, horn, Alicia McLean, bassoon, and Margaret Nichols Baldridge, violin, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall; a Faculty & Guest Artist Series featuring Wesley Ferreira, clarinet, Wednesday, March 21, qt 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall; a Student Recital Series featuring Kristen Allford, soprano, graduate recital, Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall; a MMTA Spring Festival, March 23-24; a Student Recital Series featuring Ben Murphy, composition/music tech, percussion, senior recital, Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. For more information, call 243-6880, or visit www.ummusic.org.
The Missoula Downtown Association is currently looking for a River City Roots Roots Festival Art Show Director. It's a volunteer position. Meetings will begin in a month. If interested, contact Colin at email@example.com or call 543-4238.
Project Selvedge is an amateur fashion design competition (modeled loosely after Project Runway). Each week designers are given a specific challenge and guidelines. They have one week to sew (all supplies are provided by Selvedge Studio), and each Friday in March we have a live fashion show and judging here at Selvedge. One designer will be eliminated each week until we have a winner. Call 541-7171.
Shakespeare and Co. presents an evening of poetry readings by Zan Bockes, Ann Marie Savage, and Jack Shifflett March 20 at 7:00 p.m. Call 549-9010 or visit www.shakespeareandco.com
Fact and Fiction presents Matt Pavelich reading and signing The Other Shoe 7:00 pm on March 21 at F&F Downtown. Visit www.factandfictionbooks.com
Missoula Community Theatre presents "Godspell" continuing March 21-25 at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets range from $15 to $21 each. Call 728-7529 or visit www.missoulacommunitytheatre.org.
As part of the President's Writers-in-Residence Series, The University of Montana's Creative Writing Program presents a memoir craft lecture with Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This, on Friday, March 23, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. in McGill 210 (UM campus). Gwartney will participate in a Q & A session after her lecture. Gwartney and Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams and Of Wolves and Men, will both speak Friday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the North Underground Lecture Hall (UM campus). Visit creative_writing or contact Karin Schalm or call 243-5267 for more information.
Zootown Arts Community Center presents Glass Fusion Orientation beginning March 20. Bring a friend or a date and learn from the staff at ZACC the basic techniques of fusing glass and create something beautiful for yourself or a friend. Orient yourself with all the tools and glass available to you, take in new ideas, and brainstorm with ZACC staff about the process of making unique works of art out of glass! Then come to the ZACC anytime and work in the glass studio from 12-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, only paying for the glass you use. Preregistration is required and payment is due at the time of registration. You can register at the ZACC 12-6pm Monday through Saturday. Visit www.zootownarts.org
Missoula County Public Schools presents A celebration of Graduation Matters Missoula at the Southgate Mall in front of JC Penny's on March 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. There will be a flash mob dance put on by Flagship, acknowledgement of supporters and staff, a speech by Superintendent Alex Apostle, student speakers, Principal Trevor Laboski of Big Sky High School, Dennis Parman, and a visit from Slash. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Patio Andaluz presents "Baile de Primavera," an exciting range of music, dance, and song: new set, new costumes, new music and new dances to celebrate spring, featuring guitarists Tony Beltramo and Sergio Gonzales, with Sonia Chessin, Victoria Lenihan, Jennifer Corbin, Linda Bailey, Eileen Cummings, Karen Gonzales, Lori Stevens, Karen Kleinklaus and Naomi and Martha Byrne. Tickets are available at Rockin' Rudy's: $7 before, $10 day of show at the door. At the Crystal Theatre, Friday March 23 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday March 24, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Doors open one half hour before each performance. Visit their Facebook page
Join NCBI for our annual Community Building Bridges Workshop Friday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This prejudice-reduction workshop creates a safe learning environment for participants to examine misinformation about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, disabilities, and other differences; develop greater awareness and pride in our own identities; deepen understanding of one another's experiences of mistreatment; and develop the skills and confidence to act as allies to all groups. The workshop is $40 and includes snacks and lunch. Visit www.ncbimissoula.org
As part of Spring Thaw 2012, the University of Montana's Entertainment Management program and Lost Trail Powder Mountain would like to invite skiers, snowboarders and
powder enthusiasts, to the 2012 Cold Smoke Freeride at Lost Trail Powder Mountain. The event will be on Saturday, March 24. The competition runs from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The After Party will begin after the competition and will run until 8:00 p.m. The Freeride will feature demos, appearances from pro-athletes and give-aways. The registration fee is $50.00, competitors must be at least 18 years of age to enter. For
registration, insurance waver and additional competition questions please contact LTfreeride@gmail.com.
The Downtown Dance Collective is pleased to announce its first Company in Residence, Bare Bait Dance. Under the artistic direction of Joy French, BBD is Montana's newest professional touring modern dance company. Joining French's choreographic vision with a score by local sound-designer, Geoff Pepos, the fourteen member company will be premiering its first company show, Views from Grandma's Porch. The show will be performed at the Downtown Dance Collective and presented two consecutive weekends: Friday/Saturday, March 23 & 24, and then Friday/Saturday, March 30 & 31; shows start each evening at 8:00 p.m. with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday the 31st. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.ddcmontana.com or calling the DDC, 541-7240. Individual tickets will be $10 for the general public and $8 for students, seniors and youth.
The University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Odyssey of the Stars, Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. This year UM honors film producer Palmer West. For information or to sponsor this event, please call 243-4970.
Help support programming for low-income women and families! Join WORD for their annual auction and fundraiser, Many Faces of Women at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Holiday Inn Downtown. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door (includes tapas style dining). Please come prepared to bid on local creations and donations in the live art auction, silent auction and raucous live dessert auction. MCs Bernie Kneefe and Mark Heyka never disappoint, and DJ Mermaid will provide rockin' musical entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit wordinc.org/MFOW.
Zootown Arts Community Center and the The ZACC Printshop is proud to announce the second annual LastBest Printfest Portfolio Exchange. It's free again this year and the new theme is Landlocked. The due date will be April 25. The registration form is online right here
Come support underprivileged Brazilian kids by helping to provide for scholorships for Capoeira for a Cause, a traditional Brazilian martial art/dance, March 25 at Ten Spoon Winery, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. This is a Hellgate students senior project. Call for information: 552-9160. Adults: $20. Students: $10. Tickets at the door. For donations send to:
Capoeira for a Cause
1042 Monroe St.
The Missoula International Friendship Program will hold a silent auction of international items, a Baklava cooking class and a special dinner during the annual University of Montana International Cultural and Food Festival on Sunday, March 25 on the third floor of the University Center between noon and 4:00 p.m.
Daly Jazz presents Lage Land (guitar) and saxophonist Seamus Blake on March 30 and 31. Contact dalyjazz@gmail to reserve a spot.
St. Patrick Hospital presents Turning the Tide: Reclaiming Human Health by Restoring the Planet, a conference running from march 30-April 5 at the Broadway Building Conference center. For more information, visit www.saintpatrick.org/women
Missoula Community Access Television is sponsoring a DO IT IN 72 Hours film contest. IF you ENTER, you'll have 72 hours to complete a film. The contest starts March 30th at 5pm and ends at 5pm on Monday April 2. Your project can be on any theme, any genre or form, but YOU will have to complete the work including several elements you will not know until 72 hours before the completion deadline. The top prize is $500, then $200 runner-up and $100 Special Recognition. The films will be screened at the Missoula Public Library on Saturday May 5th 2012 at 3:30pm and then the winners will be announced and prizes delivered. The collection of films will be shown on MCAT Channel 7 as well. You can learn more about the contest at www.mcat.org or by calling 542-6228.
The Missoula Community Concert Band presents its Spring Concert on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m at MCT Center for the Performing Arts. The doors open at 7:10 p.m. This free concert generally lasts about an hour with a variety of music to be performed. MCCB is under the direction of Dr. Kevin Griggs, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Montana. A reception will follow with cookies and punch. Visit www.missoulaband.org
The 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival Call for Entries is now open - along with highlights of the upcoming IWFF, one of the most important wildlife and film events of 2012. For the 35th IWFF, May 5-12, with previews April 28-May 4, the theme is Challenge, Choice & Promise: Wildlife Film and Conservation in the 21st Century. To enter your film or learn more about IWFF and participation, entries, sponsorships and related activities, please click on the Call for Entries/Festival Highlights here. IWFF is looking for judges for the week of March 19-25. For more information, call 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org
The Dana Gallery has issued a Call for Art for the 2nd Annual Icons of the West - A National Exhibition of Juried Artwork, opening in the Summer of 2012. The artists will be asked to create their own interpretation of a Western Icon, be it horses, cowboys, western landscapes, Native American themes of the old west as well as visions of the new west. Application materials due by April 30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 721-3154.
Ignite Missoula is now taking applications for the 4th Ignite Missoula community event April 14, hosted by Missoula BarCamp. Visit missoulabarcamp.org
Living Art of Montana "Creative Connections for Cancer Survivors" is a once a month (3rd Wednesday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. It is an opportunity for cancer survivors to express themselves through the arts and to find connections to self, to others who have or have had cancer and to the natural world. The March 21 workshop is "Soul Collage: A Creative Process for Accessing Your Inner Wisdom" facilitated by Cris Mulvey, Expressive Artist and Educator. Learn how to make Soul Cards representing different aspects of your personality/soul & how to use your cards as a tool to powerfully transform your life. Soul Collage is a relaxing, inspiring & nurturing activity that anyone can do. Living Art Studio, 725 w. Alder, #17, Missoula (Warehouse Mall). Free of charge. Registration not required but is appreciated. For more information please call 549-5329 or www.livingartofmontana.org
Aikido - The Martial Art of Harmony. Spring Intro Class for Adults starts Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. This special four-week spring class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., through May 3. Call 549-8387 for more information.
Sussex School K-8th grade students are collecting pledges to pick up litter and work on other community service projects for the 26th annual Ecothon. Ecothon is a combined community service project and fundraiser. The goals are to help make Missoula a cleaner, more beautiful community and to raise money for educational field trips. The event takes place Saturday, April 14. For more information or to make a donation: Contact Robin at 549-8327
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...
Humanities Montana is looking for new presentations for the statewide program Montana Conversations: Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools. Do you have an expertise in history, literature, public affairs, or other humanities topics? Would you like to lead interactive discussions with your fellow Montanans? Montana Conversations offers high quality programs to community organizations and schools across the state, paying speakers an honorarium and travel expenses. The current Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools catalogs offer nearly 100 different programs on topics like Native American cultures, Montana, U.S. and international history, current events, literature, and art criticism. Applications to join this roster of humanities scholars will be accepted until March 20. Applicants must submit an online application, including a narrative description of their presentation, two references, and, if possible, an example of their work, such as a video. For more information or to fill out the application, visit www.humanitiesmontana.com
What are your rights under the Montana and U. S. Constitutions? What is native sovereignty, as defined in both constitutions? What is Montana's relationship with the federal government? Talk about these and other issues during "We the People: Conversations on the Montana and U. S. Constitutions," April 20-21 at Carroll College, sponsored by Humanities Montana. Visit humanitiesmontana for more information.
The Bozeman Library Foundation hosts local singer/songwriters Jake Koelzer and Megan Makeever for a acoustic performance at the Bozeman Public Library on Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m. This free concert is open to the public and celebrates the best of Bozeman's young musical talent. Contact Paula for more info: email@example.com or 582-2426.
Travelers' Rest State Park in Lolo presents Storytelling Series in March. Take part in the age-old Salish tradition of sharing history through storytelling during the cold winter months. The one-hour programs begin at 11:00 a.m. on all Saturdays. On March 24: Salish Stories, Tony Incashola, Salish Culture Committee Director. For more information, call Vivaca Crowser at 542-5518 or Martha Lindsey at 273-4253.
All 111 booths at the 2012 Made in Montana Marketplace are sold for the annual two-day trade show at the Mansfield Conference Center in Great Falls, and they have a waiting list. Now, they're taking registrations from wholesale buyers who want to meet and make deals with producers of Made in Montana products on March 23 and 24. To find out more, give them a call 455-8510 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery in Red Lodge presents the Carbon County Student Exhibit through March. This is an annual county-wide student art exhibit and competition. Students compete for entrance to the show at the school level then compete for cash and prizes once accepted into the show. On March 24 & 31: Basic Drawing the Dorci Newman Tremblay. Learn all the basics of drawing including use of line, value, composition, light, shading, perspective, and how to set up a still life. No experience necessary. The first class will focus on learning through guided exercises. During the second class, participants will work on more detailed drawings. 10:00-3:00 p.m. both days. For more information, call the Arts Guild in Red Lodge at 446-1370, or visit www.carboncountydepotgallery.org
The Hot Springs Artist's Society presents these events at the Symes Hotel: Chris Lane on March 23, and Voodoo Horshshoes and Zaghoreet Belly Dancers on March 24. Visit www.hotspringsartist.org
Daly Mansion Spring Lecture Series presents Montana People and Places, March 24-April 26. Classes will be presented by the Volunteer Archives Team with special presentations by Dr. Dave Emmons and Montana Art & Cultural Museum Curator Brandon Reintjes. Class fee is $5 per lecture. On Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. - The Lectures of Professor K. Ross Toole, popular History Professor at the University of Montana in the late 1970's, regarding Professor Toole's lectures on Mr. Daly and the Bitterroot Valley, presented by Don Erdman. Daly Mansion Volunteers & DMPT Members attend free. Classes are held in the Trophy Room of the Daly Mansion located at 251 Eastside Hwy. between Hamilton and Corvallis. Call 363-6004 ext. 4# to register for classes or for more information.
Sanders County Arts Council is accepting applications for the Spring Show of "Art on the Walls" of Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains which runs March 29 through June 27. Art for this juried show must be the original work of a Sanders County artist, display ready to be hung on a wall. Applications are due today, March 12. For applications or more information call 544-6654.
Helena area artists and arts organizations are invited to participate in the 2012 Helena Open Studios Tour, an annual fundraiser by the Helena Public Art Committee, September 22 and 23. This Tour invites the public to visit Helena area artists at work in their studios and to see the creative process. The Tour also gives the public an opportunity to purchase art directly from the participating artists. Artist Information Forms and Organization Forms and instructions can be found here. Open Studios Tour applications are due March 19, 2012. Please call 447-8491 or email email@example.com for more information.
Register Now For WallaDance 2012, March 30-31. Contra dances Friday & Saturday night, Saturday workshops, lunch & dinner, wine tasting. Music by Carla Arnold & Friends from
LaGrande, and Walla Walla's Wednesday Night Band, with six regional callers. Workshops include English country dancing, squares, contras, fancy dance moves, and musicians. See the Weekend Schedule, Lodging, Winery info, and Registration form at www.walladance.blogspot.com.