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Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

 

The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History (CAH) will open its final Local Artist Spotlight of the 2014-15 academic calendar along with two other exhibits on Friday and will feature the work of Joel DeTray and the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit.

 

DeTray’s “Off the Press” will be displayed in the Main Gallery of CAH, accompanied by “DRAMATIC MOMENTS: Frederic Remington, Early Engraving, 1982-1983” in Gallery III. And upstairs, the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit will be shown in Galleries V and VI, accompanied by the “Pet Portrait Project” by Grantham Elementary Grizzlies’ Arts Program in Gallery VII.  

 

The opening reception for all four exhibits is from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. throughout the building. They will run from April 10 until May 23, 2015. All galleries are open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent tours can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208-792-2243.

 

LCSC and local high school students' work featured in exhibition at Center for Arts & History

LCSC and local high school students' work featured in exhibition at Center for Arts & History

Lewis And Clark State College's Center for Arts & History will present the 2015 LCSC and Regional Junior & Senior High Student Art Exhibition on March 6th. The exhibits will open to the public during an opening reception from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The exhibits will run through Saturday, March 28th. 

 

The LCSC Student Exhibition features the work of LCSC students working under the direction of Professor Ray Esparsen, with oil paintings and graphite drawings created during classes in Fine Arts.  The Regional Junior & Senior High School Student Art Exhibition includes digital photography, printmaking, oils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, and much more from area schools.

 

Chinese New Year celebration at LCSC Center for Arts and History Feb. 19

Chinese New Year celebration at LCSC Center for Arts and History Feb. 19

The public is invited to join LCSC Center for Arts & History for Chinese New Year, Thursday, February 19. 

 

The “Year of the Goat” Chinese New Year reception begins at 4:30 p.m., with Chinese hors d’oeuvres, Pipa music, tea, and presentations by Priscilla Wegars and Patricia Keith. 

 

Chinese scholar Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., is an affiliate assistant professor and volunteer curator in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Idaho. She starts the evening with her lecture Chinese New Year Customs and Traditions.  Wegars, of Moscow, is a historian, historical archaeologist, and artifact analyst.  She founded the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC), a unique resource of artifacts, images, and documentary materials essential for understanding Asian American archaeological sites, economic contributions, and cultural history.

 

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

The University of Idaho Women's Center is currently seeking submissions for the “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam in early November.

This event is meant to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces. The slam and exhibit are open to poets and artists of all skill levels, abilities and genders.

To submit visual pieces, email a photo of your piece to bekahm@uidaho.edu. To submit spoken word pieces, visit this link here. The deadline to submit is October 17, and artists who are chosen will be notified by Monday, October 27.

“F-Word” Live was created to form a space in which anyone can express their feelings and experiences related to the “other f-word” - namely, feminism. “F-word” Live is a safe space for all to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces or to come and watch as others perform.

There is no charge to perform in this event. The event is free to all students with a valid student ID. General admission for non students is $5.

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”