First Friday: Art Meets Science

Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: Art Meets Science

Finn Cassidy presents photography exploring captivating light phenomena as a capstone project for UM class “Integrating Art and Science.” See these works Friday, March 6th from 5-8pm during the First Friday reception. Also, talented singer/songwriter, Mark Kersting, plays and sings moving original tunes. Free tea will abound as well!

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FINN CASSIDY

“My name is Finn Cassidy and I am a soon to be graduate of the University of Montana with a Major in Wildlife Biology. I was born and raised in Missoula and have had both a passion for photography and science for as long as I can remember. When taking photos, I’ve always found myself drawn to light and how it interacts with materials at different angles and at different times of day. The splitting of the colors of white light that most people just call a rainbow has been particularly fascinating to me in the multitude of differing displays you can see in just this one phenomena. I hope to pique your interest with what’s happening to the light that makes it behave and appear the way that does.”

Art Talk & Tea Tasting: Annette Printz

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

Art Talk & Tea Tasting: Annette Printz will happen Tues. Feb. 11th 6:15-7 pm.

As a special treat this month, we have Danish potter, Annette Printz, here to chat about her process, inspirations and wares. We will sample a couple of delicious teas while we hear about her work and the ceramics scene in Denmark.

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

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Annette Printz

A trained potter since 1978, Printz has taught in institutions and schools and participated in many shows over her broad career, including multiple large-scale ceramic installations. She currently lives as part of an art collective in the Danish countryside, her ancestral home, and specializes in utilitarian pottery highlighted with fun, playful accents! She is one of our current Potters-in-Residence at LMTCo.

 

First Friday: Danish Potter, Annette Printz

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday

Talented Danish potter, Annette Printz, shows her wonderful wares at Lake Missoula Tea Co for February First Friday. Enjoy free tea samples while viewing her work February 7th from 5-8pm.


Annette Printz

First Friday

A trained potter since 1978, Printz has taught in institutions and schools and participated in many shows over her broad career, including multiple large-scale ceramic installations. She currently lives as part of an art collective in the Danish countryside, her ancestral home, and specializes in utilitarian pottery highlighted with fun, playful accents! She is one of our current Potters-in-Residence at LMTCo.

Check out her Art Talk February 11th as well, from 6:15-7pm.

 

Monthly Tea Talk & Tasting: The Perfect Steep

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

the perfect steep

Did you know green teas have a smoother, balanced flavor when steeped at lower temperatures and times? Did you know that steeping 30 seconds longer can dramatically change the flavor of your tea? Some botanical blends diffuse very little flavor until steeped for 5-10 minutes. Find out more about the perfect steep at this interactive tasting!

Free & open to the public at the tea bar at 136 E. Broadway from 6:15-7 pm Jan. 30th. Come early to get a chair!

 

First Friday: Group Photo Show

Date: January 3, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm
First Friday
Photo by Emma Smith

Four talented photographers join together for a show about the amazing spaces in the West we call home. The opening reception is First Friday, January 3rd from 5-8pm. There will be live original music from Alex Miller and free tea.

Show Statement

Known as the best last place, Montana has opened our eyes to the beauty in the world and our desperate desire to protect the mountains, rivers, and forests that compose our planet. Our goal is to inspire you to care, to see how important it is to protect the planet that we live on. All four of us value the feeling of being wild and free. Whether we are backpacking, trail running, climbing, or skiing. We have several photographs composed of landscapes found around the United States. We ask you to not wonder where these places are, but more to think about why they matter. If we have no planet, we have no home.


Biographies

First Friday
Rothwell

Colton Rothwell is a digital and film photographer from Boise, Idaho. His work rides the line between documentary and fine art, and he has studied both styles at the University of Montana. Three of the images in the collection are all from his recent trip to Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho in October 2019. The desert landscape provided excellent colors and
contrast with the pleasant weather. The other image is a black and white 120mm film photo taken at Lucky Peak State Park near Boise in June 2019 and is a part of his series Solastalgia, which recounts a lack of identity experienced after the growth of a place. He currently works for the Montana Kaimin as a photojournalist. To see more please visit coltonrothwell.com.

 

Duensing
Duensing

Daniel Duensing is a freelance photographer based in Missoula, Montana. He is currently a senior
photographer for the University of Montana’s student newspaper, The Montana Kaimin. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, his upbringing has been sculpted by the mountains, giving him a fervor for the outdoors. Much of his photography captures the wilderness culture in Missoula. Fascinated by human nature, Daniel strives to pursue capturing people and their interactions with
their environments

 

First Friday
Smith

Emma Smith – My name is Emma Smith. From the first time I stepped onto a pair of skis when I was 3 years old at Whistler, I felt a burning desire to be outside. Scattered around my childhood home were photographs of my grandfather, great grandfather, and great grandmother fly fishing off horseback in the Panhandle forest in Idaho, I grew curious and asked my parents for a camera. In high school, I began to explore the Columbia River Gorge. Once I got a camera my sophomore year of high school, I developed a sense of euphoria being outside and telling a story with my camera.

 

 

 

First Friday
JP Edge

JP Edge  is an adventure and landscape photographer who has always felt most content exploring the world with a camera in his hand. Whether backpacking in Yosemite or Yellowstone, surfing in San Diego, rock climbing in Utah, hiking in the Grand Canyon, or snowboarding in Montana, JP has always been passionate about telling stories through his
photos and videos since a young age.

Art Talk & Tea Tasting with Andrew Rivera

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm

Join us for a conversation with talented potter, Andrew Rivera, Monday, January 13th from 6:15-7pm. We will chat about his background, inspirations, and process as an artist. We will also pair two interesting teas with his work and hear about the qualities and processes behind them.

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.


Andrew Rivera

Andrew has a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He aims to capture values from his Mexican heritage in his wares, including everyday rituals, connections, and relationships. He sees the interactions between user and vessel as an opportunity to reflect on interpersonal connections.

​        From 2017-18, Andrew participated in the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) program at Northern Clay Center, where he also was a Sales Gallery, Education, and Exhibition Associate.

 

First Friday: Dynamic ceramics by Andrew Rivera

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday: Dynamic ceramics by Andrew Rivera

First Friday

Check out the dynamic ceramic tea ware of Andrew Rivera, one of our current Potters-in-Residence, this First Friday. Rivera will be present from 5-8pm to meet-and-greet and we will have live music and free tea samples.

 

 

 



Andrew Rivera

Andrew has a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He aims to capture values from his Mexican heritage in his wares, including everyday rituals, connections, and relationships. He sees the interactions between user and vessel as an opportunity to reflect on interpersonal connections. From 2017-18, Andrew participated in the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic     Education (MN NICE) program at Northern Clay Center, where he also was a Sales Gallery, Education, and Exhibition Associate.

 

Art Talk & Tea Tasting with Pat Hoban

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm
Art Talk & Tea Tasting with Pat Hoban

Join us for a conversation with local potter, Pat Hoban, this Thursday from 6:15-7pm. Hear about his background, pottery inspirations, and relationship to tea, while we taste a few delicious teas! Free and open to the public at our tea bar in Missoula, MT.

First Friday with Iconic Missoula Artist, Pete Davies

Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

First Friday with Iconic Missoula Artist, Pete Davies

Check out November’s First Friday with iconic Missoula artist, Pete Davies. You may have seen him selling his intricately drawn prints about town. Pick up prints you missed before and chat with him about his long history as a Missoula artist. Here is more about him. There will be delicious free tea as well! Join us from 5-8 pm at our tea bar in Missoula, MT.

 

032114 Pete Davies southwest montana

The Truly Fermented: Puerh and the Horse Tea Trade Route

Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm  to  7:00 pm

 

Puerh cakes
Puerh cakes

“The Truly Fermented: Puerh and the Horse Tea Trade Route” is the theme of this month’s Tea Talk & Tasting.

Learn about the rich story of the aged tea, Puerh from Yunnan, China from its beginnings on the Horse Tea Trade Route to its current beloved place in the world of tea. This fermented tea has been drunk for a wide variety of benefits as well. Join us in tasting several puerh teas Thursday, Oct 24th from 6:15-7pm at our tea bar in Missoula, MT. Free and open to the public.