In the Arts around Montana

In the Arts from Montana Living
Just what you need to get you going this winter!

The Montana Repertory Theatre presents Arthur Miller's All My Sons, with Missoula performances continuing January 28-30, February 4 and 6 before heading out on tour of Montana and other cities in the Midwest and Northeast.

The laughter continues at Missoula Community Theatre this Wednesday through Sunday with The Drowsy Chaperone, courtesy of the Missoula Community Theatre. This Tony Award-winning spoof of musical comedies is a fast-paced laugh-a-thon that runs just 90-minutes with no intermission.

Radius Gallery is proud to feature the kinetic works of Stephen Glueckert, the photography of Lucy Capehart, and the ceramic talents of Randi O'Brien, in addition to showing our represented artists and some of their newest works. Call 541-7070.

Registration is now open for January-March 2016 Art Workshops with local artist Nancy Seiler.
New this winter is Nature Journaling Series. Learn to draw and paint different natural history topics and be ready to go outside this spring with your nature journal to record what you see with more confidence. All workshops are located at 330 Brooks St. in Missoula (one block east of Caffé Dolce). Classes are limited to 10. To sign up, please email here or call 370-1254.

Zootown Arts Community Center will celebrate small things with its 4th Annual {mini} Show Benefit at Missoula's newly renovated historic Wilma Theater on March 26. This gala event will bring together Missoula's creative community to celebrate all things mini, from mini dessert auction, a mini silent and live art auction, and more! The Mini Show art opening will occur in the ZACC gallery on March 11th. This is an annual fundraiser for the Zootown Arts Community Center. 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. All work must be 12x12x12 or smaller. To submit or for more information, visit here.

Fact and Fiction presents new UM Affiliate faculty Michael Fenster, MD, January 29 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for a book signing of Eating Well, Living Better: The Grassroots Gourmet Guide to Good Heath and Great Food and The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It at F&F Downtown.

CoMotion Dance Project, based in the College of Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Montana, presents Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Performance today, Monday, January 25, 9:45-10:35 a.m., and again from 1:00-1:50 p.m., and Tuesday, January 26, 9:45-10:35 a.m. at the Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM Campus. Sponsored by SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, Missoula County Public Schools, CoMotion Dance Project, and The University of Montana.

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra, with Darko Butorac, Music Director, presents Orchestra Olympics! - The Annual Family Concert, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the UM Dennison Theatre. Visit here for more.

Triple Sec jazz ensemble performs at Draughtworks in Missoula, January 30, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bill Haffey, Edie Smith, Scott Milner, Rich Brinkman and Don Maus perform vocal and instrumental bossa, swing, bop, ballads and blues.

The UM Jazz Artist Series III presents the Jeff Hamilton Trio, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. For more information on this event and ticket prices please call 243-6880 or email here.

The Missoula Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2016 Missoula Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations are due by March 4. The 24th Annual Missoula Historic Preservation Awards will be judged by the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission, with the individuals and groups honored at a public, catered awards event during May, National Historic Preservation Month. Projects must have been completed in 2013, 2014 or 2015. Nomination Forms can be downloaded from the City's Historic Preservation webpage. Nomination forms can also be obtained by contacting the Historic Preservation Office, or e-mailing a
request here.

Late Winter Aikido Intro for Beginning Adults. Try the martial art of harmony with an orientation on Saturday afternoon February 6 followed by four guided basics classes. For more information visit Aikido Missoula, call 549-8387 or come by the dojo. Preregistration required by February 4.

The Carbon County Arts Guild of Red Lodge presents the Rock Creek Miniature Exhibit, continuing through January. See artwork in small size created by many of the Guild's artists. A challenge for most artists, the miniature artwork will delight everyone. All works of art in this show are 6"x8" or smaller. For more information, call the Guild in Red Lodge at 446-1370.

The Emerson Center in Bozeman announces the Winter 2016 Art Education Classes. For more information on these classes including descriptions, prices and registration forms please visit our website or call 587.9797 x.104

The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings presents ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM , Friday, February 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Museum admission is free during Artwalk, and it is combined with Jam at the YAM. Enjoy live music provided by Carlos Uribe and view our current exhibitions. Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres provided. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and membership renewals. Save the date for the Art Auction 48 event on Saturday, March 5. Visit here for more.

The 33rd annual Montana Performing Arts Consortium (MPAC) occurs in Fort Benton January 29-31, with registration due January 11. This event focuses on promotion of booking of quality artists, and reducing expenses for artists and presenters through the state. Visit here for more information.

The Bitterroot Performing Arts Center in Hamilton presents the Kronos Quartet February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Visit here for more details.

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