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.
First Friday with Angela Anderson and Isaac Operandi
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
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 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
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!
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.”
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.
Vibrant artwork by April Werle, lively music, and free tea for First Friday, June 1, 5-8pm!
Enjoy vibrant artwork, music by Emily Emmons, and free tea for June First Friday! April Werle, a local artist, will display her colorful collages that revolve around identity. Through her work, you will also see her interest in the architecture of environment relative to culture. Find out more about Werle and her work at: www.aprilwerle.com.
Scott McClellan, our current LMTCo Potter-in-Residence, will join us from 6-7pm Friday, May 11th to speak about his contemplative metamorphic-looking wood-fired work. LMTCo Art Talks only happen once a quarter so don’t miss it! Free and open to the public.
Scott received his BFA in ceramics from Utah State University. After graduating he worked as a studio technician at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He then served as a long term resident artist at Taos Clay in New Mexico. He recently graduated from the University of Missouri with his MFA in ceramics and a minor in sculpture. Scott is currently the wood fire resident at the Clay Studio of Missoula where he is producing wood fired pottery and sculpture out of native clays.
Thoughtful photography, LMTCo tea-flavored pie Pop Up, and free tea May 4, 5-8pm
“Emily Elliott Gergasko’s dream-like and nature-based photography explores ideas of space, time, and impermanence, and makes observations of things often overlooked. Her latest body of work, “Spaces”, reflects on open spaces as explored through Western landscapes, both intimate and expansive.
Originally from New Jersey, she studied photography and music at Hampshire College, College of Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Community College. After living in New Mexico for fifteen years, Emily moved to Missoula in 2014. Her recent explorations in Montana and the Pacific Northwest have inspired these new images. See her website for more information.”
As a cherry on top to the night, Lil House Pies Pop-Up stand will be selling delicious LMTCo tea-flavored gourmet pies!