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Cozy Up with Fiber Arts Exhibition

The Third Street Gallery is staying warm this winter season with Cozy, an invitational exhibition featuring fiber artists of the region. The show will be on display at Moscow City Hall December 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020.

This is a time of year for turning inward, for becoming cozy in the warm spaces and textures of the home. It is also, somewhat paradoxically, a time when people reach out for connections with others in celebration of the season’s many holidays.

The fiber arts, with their warmth and reliance on patterns of connection, are a perfect metaphor for winter’s balance of social flurries and domestic comforts.

Cozy highlights each maker’s personal relationship with materials and processes while revealing how the fiber arts connect the region’s artists.

Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2019-12-07T09:31:21-08:00Announcement|

Idaho Author’s WWII Historical Book Available on Audiobook

Traveling over the holidays? Here’s some entertaining and thought-provoking listening.

E.M. (Lizzie) Sloan’s captivating historical nonfiction book, When Songbirds Returned to Paris (Fawkes Press 2016), is now available as an audiobook on most audio platforms. This riveting WWII story is revealed as a conversation between Lizzie and Cecily Lefort, her relative and Special Operation Executives secret agent in France. The innovative exchange revives the life of a spy in animated narration by three professional actors: Kelly Quinnett, Gabi Plumm, and David Harlan.

Listen to a sneak preview of When Songbirds Returned to Paris

Follow E.M. Sloan on Facebook.

Bald Mountain Ski Area

Bald Mountain Ski Area is located in the Clearwater Mountains along the Gold Rush Historic Byway, just outside of Pierce, ID in North Central Idaho. Operated by the The Clearwater Ski Club, a volunteer driven not-for-profit, Bald Mountain offers your whole family affordable, winter fun.

Since establishment in 1959, this authentic ski hill remains true to the roots of skiing. With a Rope Tow and T-Bar, Bald Mountain Ski Area offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder.

Where & when
2358 Bald Mountain Road, Pierce, ID 83546
During winter we are open December 26 – January 2; then Weekends & Holiday through 2nd Saturday in March.

Contact
Call 208.464.2311
Email skibaldmtn@gmail.com
skibaldmountain.com
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

2019-12-05T13:02:38-08:00Recreation|

Colfax Arts Council Paints the Town

Through an ambitious volunteer-led project, the Colfax Arts Council is giving the eastern Washington town of Colfax a public-art makeover. At a community celebration on October 3, 2019, the town toasted four new public murals and an outdoor installation along the Concrete River featuring fish colorfully painted by school children and community residents.

Debby Stinson, the president of the Colfax Arts Council, described the project’s vision as public art that could attract visitors and also make the community feel good. “When you’re revitalizing a town and want people to know about it, if you create a wonderful backdrop for photos to be shared on social media the town gets more notice,” she said.

Established regional artists designed the murals with plenty of input from city officials, building owners and other stakeholders. The murals are on four downtown buildings:

  • Spokane artistMelissa Cole painted a landscape of native flowers and bees with recycled glass mosaic elements on the Dusty Attic building.
  • Pullman artistCori Dantini added whimsical wheat stalks, flowers and wildlife to the Bully For You building.
  • Colfax painter and art teacher Henry Stinson painted  a pair of American Gothic-style robots with a pitchfork on the side of Fonk’s Coffee House.
  • Spokane artist Yelena Yunin’s design features koi fish and lily pads at the Colfax City Pool facility.

The 3,744 hand-painted fish soon to be installed on the fence along the river have been painted by an untold number of established, aspiring, and occasional artists in school and at community fish-painting parties. When the installation is completed in the summer of 2020, Colfax (pop. 2,860) will realize Debby Stinson’s vision of having “more art than people.”

The project was so successful and brought together so much of the community that the Colfax Arts Council, which raised $32,000 and spearheaded this year’s effort, plans to apply for more grants to continue the projects next year.

 

2019-12-04T09:53:36-08:00Featured Story|

Budding Rose Art Gallery & Clayworks

The Budding Rose Art Gallery and Clayworks is a non-profit gallery for kids. It opened in 1999 as an America’s Promise Discovery Project. The first show happened the 1st weekend in June, 1999, during an annual celebration in Rosalia with 178 multi-media art pieces displayed. To date, 20 years later, more than 4,000 youth-created artworks have been displayed and every student who submits their artwork for display also gets to sign their name on the gallery’s old wooden floor.

Where & when
510 South Whitman, Rosalia, WA 99170

Open by appointment and during following events:
Rosalia Annual Yard Sale — 1st Saturday in May, 10am-4pm
Rosalia Annual Battle Days featuring Student Art Show — 1st Saturday in June, 10am-4pm
Rosalia Annual Quilt Show — last Saturday in July, 10am-3pm
Rosalia Annual Halloween Festival — last Saturday in October, 3pm to evening before nighttime illuminated kids parade
Rosalia Lions Free Photos with Santa and Mrs Santa — 1st Saturday in December, 10am-1pm

Contact
Call (509) 523-4200
Email jcnebel2@aol.com

 

One World Cafe

Locally owned coffee shop featuring fair trade, organic coffee roasted in Troy, Idaho, locally made artisan pastries, Kombucha, draft beer, wine, in-house sandwiches, and more. Live events including music, readings and dance many nights a week. Rotating artwork throughout both levels. Free wifi and meeting room that can be reserved for up to two hours at no cost.

Where & when
533 S Main St Moscow, ID 83843
Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am -9:00 pm

Contact
Call 208.883.3537
Email owcmoscow@gmail.com
owc-moscow.com
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Libey Gallery in The Center at Colfax Library

Libey Gallery features local artists and photographers showing and selling their works. Adjacent to the Colfax Library, two large gallery rooms with custom lighting and sound provide a pleasing atmosphere for showcasing local talent. Libey Gallery also plays host to community events like December’s Festival of Trees and provides rental options for private functions.

Located at the second stoplight in Colfax, don’t miss the Libey Gallery!

Where & when
102 S. Main Street Colfax, WA 99111
Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-5pm
Closed holidays

Contact
Call (509) 397-4366
Email kirkpatr@colfax.com
whitco.lib.wa.us