Ceramics by Jacob Monroe, music by Slim Pickin’s

Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Ceramics by Jacob Monroe, music by Slim Pickin’s for First Friday!

Check out the work from our newest Potter-in-Residence, Jacob Monroe. While you’re here listen to a new duo in town, Slim Pickin’s, playing original bluegrass and blues. Free tea! 5-8 pm


Jacob Monroe was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1995, and was raised in Boise, Idaho from
2003 – 2014. Growing up, he began to explore the creative freedom of playing music in
orchestras, symphonies, and jazz ensembles. At the age of seventeen, Monroe discovered his
passion in working in clay. Seeking education, he studied at Goose Creek Pottery, a small
production pottery business in NewHope, PA. since then, Monroe has completed a short term
international residency at Medalta Clay Center, worked as an intern at The Clay Studio of
Missoula, and as an assistant to Julia Galloway. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Fine
Arts at The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. During his time in Montana, he has
exhibited work at: The Clay Studio of Missoula, The ArchieBray Foundation, Radius Gallery
The UM Gallery of Visual arts, UMT University Center Gallery, and the Off-Center Gallery.

 


Slim Pickin’s in a new duo put together by Dan Eagen, a talented blues performer:

“A traveled songwriter & storyteller, Dan combines his skills in guitar, harmonica, cello & vocals to deliver a unique take on Americana music & blues. Years of building his chops in Portland, Austin & the Colorado Rockies bring a swath of familiar influences that embody The West.”

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Peachy Keen! Let’s make chilled tea!

Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Peachy Keen! Let’s make chilled tea!

Chilled Tea

During July and August in Montana, peach is at its most luscious peak. In honor of this delicious fruit, we will taste three scrumptious peach blends: Pleistocene Peach (botanical), Para-Sara Peach (green), and Sunshine Daydream (black). In addition, watch us demonstrate making chilled tea from your favorite of these blends.

Growler fills will be 10% off so bring your growler or get a LMTCo growler while you’re here to take tea home.

Our monthly tea tastings go from 6:15-7 pm and are intimate and engaging information sessions in addition to tastings. Free and open to the public at our tea house in Missoula, MT.  Arrive early to get a seat.

Pleistocene Peach
Para-Sara Peach Green Tea
Para-Sara Peach Green Tea
Sunshine Daydream Black Tea
Sunshine Daydream Black Tea

 

Art Talk & Tea Tasting: Marlies Borchers

Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

ART TALK & TEA TASTING: MARLIES BORCHERS

Tea cup by Borchers
Tea cup by Borchers

Find out the story behind the beautiful work of Marlies Borchers. This unique and intimate interview-formatted event starts at 6:15 and runs until 7 pm, Thursday, July 11th. We will pair a couple teas with her work as well.

This is part of the Art Talk series, which consists of open and public interviews with local ceramicists making tea ware. Free at our tea bar in Missoula, MT- 136 E. Broadway.

 


Marlies Borchers is a second generation ceramics artist. She came to Missoula in 1990 and studied Fine Arts and creative writing at the University of Montana. Frightfully in love with her three children, she hopes only to cause them enough damage to leave them with a good sense of humor. She is currently a member of the Clay Studio of Missoula.

 

Second Friday: Abstract paintings and Americana music

Date: July 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Second Friday: Abstract paintings and Americana

 

Now that you’ve recovered from your Fourth of July holiday weekend, come out for Second Friday: Abstract paintings and Americana music. See some great abstract paintings and mixed media and meet the painter, Marlo Crocifisso. Sip some delicious free tea while you listen to the talented four-piece band, The Wild Examples. This tried-and-true crew have been playing in various other local and non-local bands for years. The event goes from 5-8 pm.


Marlo Crocifisso- Contemporary, bold, urban-influenced paintings

Marlo Crocifisso

Born and raised in Helena, Montana, Marlo Crocifisso received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Montana in 2006, with a main focus on studio art, photography, and ceramics. During her time at the university she participated in a one-year study abroad in Malta at the University of Malta, where she studied Art History and various studio arts like printmaking and etching.  More importantly, however, while abroad she was exposed to the vibrant European street art and graffiti scene on many weekend trips to the continent’s major cities.  Opened to an entirely new world of art and expression, she began cutting stencils and spraying them on the streets of Malta and eventually in Missoula upon her return. Three years later, after a quick residency in Friday Harbor, Washington, Crocifisso returned to Europe to work as a language assistant teaching English in a French high school. Again able to travel, she visited many of the museums and art collections around Western Europe that she had previously skipped over on her way to, who knows, perhaps graffiti them. This time viewing the works of such masters as Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Van Gogh, Schiele, Picasso, Rothko, and Leon Golub, Marlo was shook on a previously unknown formal level and inspired to pick up painting as her main form of expression. Upon arrival back in the states and Missoula in 2009, she immediately started painting on large scale canvas, beginning experiments with stencil-integrated, street-informed paintings. At this same time, Crocifisso started working for local and internationally know artist Monte Dolack as his personal picture framer, and designing with customers. Carrying her skills obtained after six years framing for The Dolack Gallery, Crocifisso embarked on her own adventure by opening a custom frame shop in 2016. Located above the Von Common Studios, is Art Haus Fine Art Framing. Crocifisso has shown in many locations around Missoula and throughout the state. Marlo is also a founding member and current resident of the Missoula based art collective Von Common.


The Wild Examples

The Wild Examples

The Wild Examples features guitarist/mandolinist Connor Willet, the dobro/guitar/harmonica of Jeff McLain, Michael Huberman on upright bass, and Gary Kiggins on drums. They play a mix of original bluegrass, blues, Americana.

Monthly Tea Tasting: Taiwan, An Island of Masters

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Tasting: Taiwan, An Island of Masters

 

Come find out what is unique about Taiwanese climate, landscape, and traditions that gives Taiwanese oolong the title of “Champagne of Teas.” We will taste some of our incredible oolong and black teas from this island of masters, as well as learn a bit about gong fu brewing.

Our monthly tea tastings go from 6:15-7 pm and are intimate and engaging information sessions in addition to tastings. Free and open to the public at our tea house in Missoula, MT.  Arrive early to get a seat.

Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea

First Friday: Americana, Blues, and Ceramics

Date: June 7, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: Americana, Blues, and Ceramics

Join us for an evening of americana and blues by Dan Eagan. Marlies Borchers displays her elegant local ceramics as well. If you missed Tracy Hall’s intricate drawings last month, they are up for  June as well. Prints are available for sale. Free tea! 5-8 pm at our tea bar in Missoula, MT.


Dan Eagan

Dan Eagan
Dan Eagan
“A traveled songwriter & storyteller, Dan combines his skills in guitar, harmonica, cello & vocals to deliver a unique take on Americana music & blues. Years of building his chops in Portland, Austin & the Colorado Rockies bring a swath of familiar influences that embody The West.”
Cup by Marleis
Cup by Marlies

Marlies Borchers is our current Potter-in-Residence at Lake Missoula Tea Co. She is a member of the Clay Studio of Missoula. Meet her on Friday or during her our public interview with her during her Art Talk & Tea Tasting this summer (date TBD).

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Sourcing Sustainable Tea from the Andean Rainforest

Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Sourcing Sustainable Tea from the Andean Rainforest

On their organic artisanal tea farm, Bitaco creates lusciously rich and malty teas. While doing so, they also promote social and environmental sustainability in their region. Hear about our recent trip to their Andean rainforest farm and experience a cupping of their teas much like the one they gave us!

cupping in colombia
Cupping at Bitaco
Cupping in Colombia
Cupping at Bitaco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our monthly tea tastings go from 6:15-7 and are intimate and engaging information sessions in addition to tastings. Free and open to the public at our tea house in Missoula, MT.  Arrive early to get a seat.

Art Talk & Tasting: Ceramicist Emma Covill

Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Art Talk & Tasting: Ceramicist Emma Covill

Cup by Emma Covill
Cup by Emma Covill

Check out Emma Covill’s hand-made detailed tea ware and hear her talk about her background, process, and inspirations! This unique and intimate interview-formatted event starts at 6:15 and runs until 7pm, Thursday, May 9th. We will pair a couple teas with her work as well.

This is part of the Art Talk series, which consists of open and public interviews with local ceramicists making tea ware. Free at our tea bar in Missoula, MT- 136 E. Broadway.


Emma attended Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, TN where she studied biology, art, and rock climbed a little more than she studied. After returning to Missoula, she received her BA in Fine Art from the University of Montana. She started her artistic path early on as a painter, explored printmaking in college, and eventually fell in love with ceramics a few years ago. Emma has lived and worked in Zion National Park, studied abroad in Patagonia, attended a ceramic residency in Canada, and traveled extensively across the western United States and to Spain. In addition to the arts and sciences, she is also interested in cultural richness and diversity and how that is expressed through language, music, and fashion.

First Friday: Mixed Media by Tracy Hall

Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: Mixed Media by Tracy Hall

"Cull" by Tracy Hall
“Cull” by Tracy Hall

Tracy Hall, a local Missoula artist, displays intricate drawings and mixed media works. Joining her for First Friday is long-time musician Mark Chase (from Chase and the Known Associates) with soulful acoustic tunes. Free tea too!


Tracy Hall is a Missoula, MT artist specializing in surreal illustration, comics, and graphic design. She graduated from The University of Montana in 2015 with a degree in English and creative writing.


Find out more about Mark Chase

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Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Bodaciously Blue

Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting. Bodaciously Blue: The Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower

Butterfly Pea Flower
Butterfly Pea Flower

Vibrantly blue and loaded with antioxidants, this intriguing flower packs a healthful punch! Learn more about the origins, benefits, and fun facts of the Butterfly Pea Flower Thursday, April 25th, from 6:15-7pm. As you learn, taste our Butterfly Pea Flower blends!

tasting butterfly pea flowers
tasting butterfly pea flowers

Our monthly tea tastings are intimate and engaging information sessions in addition to tastings. Free and open to the public at our tea house in Missoula, MT.  Arrive early to get a seat.