First Friday: New Work from August Christian

Date: October 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: New Work from August Christian

Sculptor and collage maker, August Christian is returning to Lake Missoula Tea Company with this year’s new work. His art is highly detailed and rich with story. We’re excited to see what he’s been making!

art
Mother Dear, Did You Hear, How They’re Teaching Me To Do The Goose Step?”

Lil House Pies will have hand-made and delicious tea-infused pie slices for sale as well!

Free and open to the public, 5-8pm at our tea bar in Missoula, MT at 136 E. Broadway.

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Ancient Tea Trees of China

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Ancient Tea Trees of China

Ancient tea tree
Ancient tea tree

Deep into the most biologically and culturally diverse area of China live forests of ancient tea trees, some of which have been producing tea for over 1000 years. Come taste delicious tea from these trees and hear about our experience with the incredible region of Yunnan.

Free and open to the public at our tea bar in Missoula (136 E. Broadway) from 6-7pm.

ART TALK WITH CERAMICIST MICHAEL McCOLLOUGH

Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

ART TALK WITH CERAMICIST MICHAEL McCOLLOUGH

Michael McCollough explores surface variation while searching for the right feel that keeps one reaching for a certain mug day-after-day. During this art talk conversation, McCollough will give us an intimate view into his work and process. We will also sample a well-suited green tea, Heritage Green! Free and open to the public.

art talk
McCollough cups

McCollough is a recent post-baccalaureate student in the ceramics department at University of Montana and a recent resident at Clay Studio of Missoula.  Check out McCollough’s instagram here.

First Friday: South Korea, Pie and Ukele

Date: September 7, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: South Korea, A Photographic Sampling

 

Early morning at the fish market
Early morning at the fish market, South Korea. Winter Ramos

Join us for a photographic sampling by Winter Ramos of the vibrant country of South Korea. There will also be slices of hand-made local pies for sale by Lil House Pies and live music by the talented local vocalist, Lindsey Stormo. Free chilled tea too!

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Winter Ramos currently lives in Missoula but hails from the Kingdom of North Idaho. He is currently at the University of Montana, School of Journalism. It was through this program that he traveled to South Korea, where this body of work is focused.

 

Lil House Pies
Huckleberry Lil House Pies

Find more about Lil House Pies at https://www.instagram.com/lilhousepies/

and more on Stormo at www.bellsfromlinden.com

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Elephant Friendly™ Tea

Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Elephant Friendly™ Tea

elephants taking refuge in tea plantation photo by Anshuma Basumatary
Elephants taking refuge in tea plantation photo by Anshuma Basumatary

Come listen to Lisa Mills, the representative for the Elephant-Friendly™ certification program, talk about elephant habitat in the tea world. Taste delicious teas from certified farms in India as well!

Monthly Tea Talk & Tastings happen on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6-7pm at our tea bar. Free and open the public.

Dom Dom Assam Elephant FriendlyTM Certified Tea
Dom Dom Assam Elephant Friendly™ Certified Tea

First Friday with Angela Anderson and Isaac Operandi

Date: August 3, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday with Angela Anderson and Isaac Operandi

Art
Work by Angela Anderson
Printmaker and stained-glass artist, Angela M Anderson, displays her newest works alongside innovative guitarist, Isaac Operandi for First Friday August! A show not to be missed! Come down 5-8pm, August 3rd to hear the tunes, meet the artist, and enjoy free tea.
 
Angela Anderson is a Missoula native. She graduated from the University of Montana with her art degree in 2014. She enjoys painting, drawing and printmaking but has become increasingly in love with producing one of a kind stained glass pieces. Aside from creating art and working at her job at a local commercial furniture dealer, Contract Design Associates, you’ll usually find her with her toy poodle Randall enjoying the sunshine and the outdoors. You can follow her art at @gemini_bison on Instagram.
 
Hailing from the northern woods of Wisconsin, Issac Operandi brings a unique, percussive exploration to fingerstyle guitar. Check out his sound here: https://soundcloud.com/isaac-operandi

 

Monthly Tea Tasting: Colombian Tea, Thursday July 26th, 6-7pm

Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Tasting: Colombian Tea, Thursday July 26th, 6-7pm

Come taste and compare a variety of Colombian black and green teas!

Also, learn about what makes Bitaco Tea a unique social and environmental force in Colombia.

This will be at our tea bar in Missoula, Montana. Free and open to the public.

Art talk with Ceramicist Chris Drobnock

Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

ART TALK WITH CERAMICIST CHRIS DROBNOCK

Join us  6-7pm Friday, July 13th for a conversation with Chris Drobnock, a current LMTCo Potter-in-Residence, about his work and his views on functional ware! LMTCo Art Talks only happen a few times a year so don’t miss it! Free and open to the public.

Drobnock teapot
Drobnock teapot

Drobnock is a current resident at Clay Studio of Missoula and has a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

“Functionality is a truth, historically and ultimately assumed or pronounced utility objects that, collectively, we have faith in. The clay material is of the physical world and records touch as it is handled. Color choice and formal decisions are playful and methodical, used to mimic blurry vision in the periphery of our point-of-view or to react to the thought that the everyday object might exist like a John Cage-style of ‘silence,’ that nothing is ordinary; that nothing is, in fact, sacred.” -Chris Drobnock

Find out more about Chris Drobnock here.

July First Friday: Carlsmith’s Scenes of the West

Date: July 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

July First Friday: Carlsmith’s Scenes of the West

"Alien" by Holly Carlsmith
“Alien” by Holly Pilialoha Carlsmith

Explore the rural West through the black-and-white film photography of Holly Pilialoha Carlsmith. Also, Lil House Pies pop-up pie stand will serve LMTCo tea-flavored pies!

Join us Friday, July 6th from 5-8pm!

Lil House Pies
Lil House Pies

 

 

 

Holly Pilialoha Carlsmith

“Being born and raised in a small town in Montana, the rural setting is often a forgotten piece of America. My photo series depicts the rural and decrepit past of America across several states in the West. This country founded on freedom and my photos, as well as myself, want to display the beauty of the old and free nature within the less desired parts of the world.”

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Healing Herbs

Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: Healing Herbs

Healing herbs
Healing herbs

Have you heard of devil’s claw or marshmallow root? How about  jiao gu lan, the “immortality tea,” or dong quai, the wonder root? We will explore the exotic world of healing herbs Thursday, June 28th from 6-7pm.

This will be at our tea bar in Missoula, Montana. Free and open to the public.