Art, Music and Theatre Events to be Held at UMW

The University of Montana Western will host a variety of upcoming events featuring outstanding performances and shows by Montana Western students and guest artists, including a show brought to the community by the Dillon Concert Association and free plays for children as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts series.

Jason Clark Artwork

“Watershed” by Jason Clark: Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery Reception

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce a closing reception and artist’s lecture featuring Missoula-based printmaker Jason Clark.

Clark’s work explores contemporary cultural issues, environmental issues, indigenous mythology and postcolonial identity through bold line-work, vivid color, and evocative forms.

The artist’s lecture will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in Main Hall room 319 followed by a reception in the Fine Arts Gallery at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served. The Gallery is located at the south end of Main Hall. For more information, please contact Aja Mujinga Sherrard by email at aja.sherrard@umwestern.edu, or call 406-683-7313.

California Guitar Trio

California Guitar Trio to Share Music and Stories at Beier Auditorium

An exciting guitar trio will be coming to Dillon on Friday, November 2, 2018 to play a unique concert at the Montana Western Beier Auditorium under the auspice of the Dillon Concert Association. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The California Guitar Trio is celebrating 25 years of making music together. Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards establish a unique personal connection with each audience. In addition to dazzling musicianship, CGT’s shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concert goers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators.

This is a concert for everyone – and a must see for guitar players!

Dillon Concert Association membership grants admission to all 2018-19 performances. Season sponsors are John and Elizabeth Garry as well as Dr. Ken Hunt and Dr. Judy Wilson. Performance co-sponsors are McIsaac Appraisals and George R. Johnston, DDS and Mary Jo O’Rourke.

Single event tickets will be sold at the door; adults $15, college students $10, and student/youth $6.

For more information, please call Laurie Hagenbarth at 406-683-5050.

Holiday Bag and Box Theatre

Children Invited to Free “Bag and Box Theatre” Holiday Plays at Montana Western

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Department presents “Bag and Box Theatre: Holiday Plays for Children” as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series held November 8-11 on the University of Montana Western campus.

“With the switch of a box — which can become a car — and a bag, which becomes the pizza delivery man’s hat, the Bag and Box concept reminds audiences that anyone can create a fun play and a pretend world with little to nothing,” said visiting Director and Montana Western alumna Tawsha Jones.

Theatre Professor and Technical Director Marcus Todd, with a team of student technicians, are creating a magical and colorful forest of cardboard trees, oversized gift boxes and a zany cutout airplane to highlight the holiday theme for children.

All children are invited to join the fun for free by attending the performances, which will be held on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 10-11 at 1 p.m.

All performances are held in the Small Auditorium (Main Hall 314) on the Montana Western campus. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

These shows are made possible by generous funding from the Bank of Commerce and ASUMW/Student Senate.

Individual tickets for adults are $5 and Montana Western students are admitted free of charge. Please email judy.ulrich@umwestern.edu for reservations and more information or call (406) 683-7422.

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