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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the ZACC! Our organization thrives on the generosity of volunteers like you to help fulfill our mission. We welcome folks to help in several areas of our operation; our youth classes and rock camps, our Laura Grace Barrett Print Shop, and live events held in the Show Room at the ZACC. There are also several individual opportunities to lend a hand throughout the year like our annual Mini Show fundraiser or tabling sessions at schools and community events. 

However you would like to help out, we want you to know that we value your contribution. Therefore, those volunteers who complete at least 15 hours for the ZACC are eligible to receive a voucher valued at $25 to be used on events and classes for themselves, or events, classes or camps for family members. For each additional 10 hours, volunteers are eligible for another voucher of the same value. Vouchers may not be redeemed for retail items such as pottery, items in the shop, or gallery pieces. 

Please look at the various volunteer roles listed and send us your contact information, as well as your preferred availability (evenings after 5, Sundays, unavailable on Tuesdays, etc.), using the subsequent form. We are certain we can find a way for you to make a difference! 

AVAILABLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Youth Classes/Visual Arts

    Times:

    Summer: 8AM - 12PM or 1PM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday  
    School Year:  4 - 6:30PM Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and 3 - 5:30PM on Thursdays

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist the class instructor with material preparation and classroom organization for specific lessons in a diverse catalogue of artistic genres ranging from clay handbuilding to stop motion animation. 
    • Work with individuals or groups of students to help them work through the content of the lesson.
    • Assist with classroom clean up.
    • We do encourage volunteers to pick at least one camp (either one full week in the summer or 6 consecutive weekdays in the school year) and volunteer for the duration of that camp. 
  • Rock Camps

    Times:

    Summer: 9:30AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday
    School Year: 4 - 6PM, Monday and Wednesdays or 4-6PM on Tuesdays and 3 - 5PM on Thursdays

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist Rock Camp Instructors with instrument set up and the division of the group into bands. 
    • Work alongside instructors with one band or rotate among bands helping students to craft their own lyrics and guiding them in the creation of individual parts to contribute to their group’s song. Help the bands stay on task, rehearse effectively, and prepare for the final performance at the end of camp.
    • We value all levels of musical experience among our Rock Campers. For some, it will be the first time they pick up their chosen instrument and others may have already had a few years of lessons.
    • We also value myriad experience levels in our instructors and volunteers. Whether you are a professional musician or just like to play for fun, reach out if you are interested in passing along a passion for music.
  • Show Room at the ZACC

    Times:

    Days Vary, Approximately 6:30 - 10:30 PM

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist with Show Room set up and staging. 
    • Work in a variety of roles during live performances, such as helping bartenders, ushering, running the door, and other duties as needed.
    • Enjoy awesome music, live theatre, or other performances taking place at the ZACC.
  • Laura Grace Barrett Print Shop

    Times:

    Weekdays, 1-2 Hour Blocks, 10AM - 6PM
    Weeknights, 6 - 8PM for Adult Printmaking Classes

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in print shop maintenance and cleaning.
    • Monitor print shop usage for class participants and other keyholders. 
    • Assist the Gallery and Printshop Manager with class preparation, lesson delivery, and clean up.
  • Front Desk/Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

    Times:

    Weekdays, 1-2 Hour Blocks, 10AM - 6PM
    First Friday Evenings, 5 - 9PM

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist with upkeep and operation of Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (clear glazing, assisting customers, etc.).
    • Help with sales of items from the studio and the ZACC Artists Shop. 
    • On First Fridays, help direct patrons to the gallery, assist with bartending, and helping the front desk employee on duty record gallery sales.
  • Special Events and Outreach

    Times: 

    Varied dates and times

    Responsibilities:

    • Throughout the year, the ZACC has several individual events and outreach opportunities where volunteers can help spread the word about our organization and mission to cultivate community through accessible arts experiences for all. These events range from the ZACC Mini Show, our largest annual fundraiser, to tabling opportunities at local public schools. More information about these volunteer opportunities can be found via our site Menu > Shows & Events > Annual Events (select the event of your choice).

Everything Lives the Other, Works by Nico Larsen

Opening First Friday, February 2, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through February
in the Main Gallery

Gallery Opening on First Friday, February 2, 5-8 PM
In the Main Gallery with works available for purchase

The ZACC is delighted to present ‘Everything Lives the Other’, works by Nico Larsen, opening in the Main Gallery on First Friday, February 2, from 5-8 PM, and exhibiting throughout the month of February. Works are available for purchase, and the artist will be present at the opening reception.

ABOUT THE ART
“Everything looks at everything, everything lives the other; in this desert things know things. Things know things so much that that’s… that’s what I’ll call forgiveness, if I want to save myself in the human world. It’s forgiveness itself. Forgiveness is an attribute of living matter.”

–Clarice Lispector

This body of work concludes my pregnancy and the first two years of my daughter's life. For many years prior my work was moving around ideas about inside/outside of the body, the environment, and the mind. After giving birth I can see that these ideas do have a form. This series of drawings and weavings share a symbolic language of round interiority that builds in intensity, spiraling both inwards and then, out. My hope is to express the soft roundness of that as love.

The majority of these drawings are done on Stonehenge cotton paper with watercolor and colored pencil. The woven works are all natural fibers, primarily Harrisville wool tapestry yarn.

“...love stories are stories of form, and that every act of solidarity is an act of sphere formation, that is to say the creation of an interior.”

–Peter Sloterdijk

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nico Larsen was born in Dallas, TX and she currently lives and works in Missoula, MT with her husband and collaborator, Landen Beckner. She studied painting at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO before transferring to the University of Montana and studied weaving under Jo Bernofsky. Her work has been exhibited across the United States as well as abroad.

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