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APRIL POETRY RELAY 2022 Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. w/ Stacy Boe Miller

Current City of Moscow Poet Laureate: Stacy Boe Miller

Woman sitting in front of a white painted house in a yellow sweater.

Stacy Boe Miller has been a resident of Moscow for over ten years. She holds an MFA from the University of Idaho. She has both nonfiction and poetry published in several journals, and she teaches poetry workshops annually in several, local schools. She serves on the board of High Desert Journal. You can find some of her work at www.stacyboemiller.com.

Moscow Poet Laureate, Stacy Boe Miller, leads the community in celebration of National Poetry Month with this event. Readings will be given by Boe Miller as well as Joely Fitch, CMarie Fuhrman, Cameron McGill, and Cameron McLeod Martin. Admission is open to all, free-of-charge, and attendees are also welcome to enjoy refreshments made by Goose House Bakery, Moscow Brewing Company, and Colter’s Creek Winery.

Now in its third year, The April Poetry Relay is an annual event that celebrates National Poetry Month, highlights the creative work of the Moscow Poet Laureate, and features readings by literary artists of the region.

APRIL POETRY RELAY 2022

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Art Under the Elms 2022

April 22-24, 2022

Lewis-Clark State College

Lewiston, Idaho

The 36th annual Art Under the Elms is a three-day art/artisan fair presented by Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History, a nonprofit organization focused on engaging audiences through the arts and humanities. The event takes place on the main campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, which is part of the Lewis-Clark Valley. All proceeds from the event support the Center’s programming through exhibitions, public programs, and arts education initiatives. For more info check out their site https://www.lcsc.edu/cah/art-under-the-elms

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Artist Shelly Gilmore’s exhibit “Fabricated Imagination”

Date: April 3 – 24
April 2- 24

“Fabricated Imagination” art by Moscow Idaho Artist Shelly Gilmore at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. The Exhibit continues until April 24.

Gilmore’s creations of reclaimed discarded automotive, farm, and industrial treasures will delight the audience. Gilmore creates functional items like lamps made from pistons, alternators, sewing machines, and more. Her mythical outdoor art is delightful from small pieces to larger-than-life-size creatures.

“Projects pop into my mind when I stumble upon parts and pieces, and the dreams don’t stop until I cut, weld, braze, and shape the scraps into treasures”

-Shelly Gilmore

You may have seen some of her public installations at the Neil Library in Pullman, Moscow Library, and the 1912 center in Moscow. She has been featured on Northwest Public Broadcasting from Welder to Artist.

Be a part of keeping the Palouse clean for Earth Day!

Calling all community residents! Join PCD in celebrating Earth Day at the PCD Stream Clean-Up on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Enjoy a morning walking along Pullman’s streams with your neighbors, removing litter and recyclables from local waterways in an effort to keep Pullman green and clean.

This event will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Closed-toe shoes, sun protection, rain gear, and water are recommended.

Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Once filled, those interested will be added to a waitlist. Additional information on the meeting location will be emailed out to event participants at a later date. REGISTER HERE

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City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region is coming up

City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region

(From the Palouscd.org site)

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a bio-blitz competition that brings together cities from all over the world to observe wildlife and log those observations on the iNaturalist app. Observations of wild flora and fauna help scientists understand species distributions and further local and global biodiversity goals.

The dates for the 2022 competition are April 29th – May 2nd. Any observations recorded through iNaturalist in Whitman or Latah Counties during this time will count toward the Palouse Region CNC.

You do not need to be an expert to participate in the CNC! All you need is an interest in local wildlife, access to wild (not captive or cultivated) organisms, and an iNaturalist account.

For more information, visit the City Nature Challenge FAQs page. (https://citynaturechallenge.org/)

Join them for the 2022 City Nature Challenge in the Palouse Region of Washington and Idaho! Help them document the incredible biodiversity of the Palouse by making observations of any wild organisms in Latah or Whitman Counties from April 29 – May 2, 2022.

 

 

Get ready for Spring with a Seed Starting Class tomorrow night!

Seed Starting

6pm Tuesday, April 5

In-person

$5 registration fee

Registration link: https://seedstartingapril.eventbrite.com

Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/2YGuEGZgN

Hands-on Seed Starting Class. We will bring seeds and soil, and some pots, coco coir as well as newspaper to make your own pots. You can try soil blockers too! Please bring a container to transport your starts. We will also provide seed starting and care instructions.

Idaho Native Plant Society White Pine Chapter Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

May 13-15, 2022 (Open to all)

Online Sale
Pick-up at PCEI greenhouse*

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

*you will receive an email notification acknowledging your order and when your order is ready for pickup.

 

Last week to check out the Bird Brained exhibit at The Dahmen Barns

Bird Brained

Mourning Dove by Susan Segoto

Date: March 6 – March 27

“A fun lighthearted exhibit features fun bird-themed art in a variety of mediums. In these crazy times and coming out of a pandemic when the world feels like it is in a disarray this exhibit will surely make you chuckle. Just a few of the examples of works on display are bird whistles created from ceramic, birds created from paper and fine oil paintings of eagles.” (https://www.artisanbarn.org/events-classes.php#content_right)

Palouse Women Artist Mission Statement:
Providing women in the arts with a strong, enduring support system as they pursue the arts personally and professionally. Creating opportunities for women in the arts community. Organizing solidifying power and strength in numbers for women in the arts. Sharing energies and passions with our fellow women in the arts. Continuing education through incorporation of outside artists ideas and techniques, as well as contributing and sharing ideas and techniques within the group. Motivating women everywhere to pursue artistic endeavors with integrity. Fostering an environment of openness, and willingness to accept diversity and individual expression. Supplying a resource/model for our community to examine contemporary women artist’s and their issues. Giving a voice for the impact of feminism on art and the art community.

Libey Gallery’s Exhibit of Colfax artists Naomi Taylor & Jerry Jones

DATE: May 9, 2022

FROM: Nichole Kopp, Whitman County Library, STEAM Librarian, 397-4366

Libey Gallery Exhibits by photographer, Naomi Taylor and artist, Jerry Jones

PHOTOS: Rose by Naomi Taylor, Cattle Grazier by Jerry Jones

The Libey Gallery invites the community during the month of May to visit two new exhibits by Colfax photographer, Naomi Taylor and former Colfax resident, Jerry Jones.

Naomi Taylor of “Gypsy Heart Photography” found inspiration and theme for this exhibit from life, family, and love of the Pacific Northwest.  Growing up she traveled the Pacific Northwest with her mom showing dogs.  Her mom taught her to see the beauty in little things and not rush.  Naomi’s mom loved her photography and after she died unexpectedly, Naomi felt that through her photography was a way to keep her mom’s memory alive as well as share the beauty with others.

Former long-time Colfax resident and 55-year staff member of the Whitman County Gazette, Jerry Jones, shares paintings inspired by his travel to Australia.   He was a member of the group study exchange from Rotary District 508 to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia in 1975. The photos taken during the tour were published by the Gazette in a booklet entitled, “Friends Down Under” and for the next 47 years he continued to add paintings of the people in the photos to his collection adding 5 new painting within the last 2 years.  Through the paintings he hopes to provide an everyday look at people he met on the tour.

The Libey Gallery is located in The Bettie Steiger Center adjacent to Colfax Library.  The gallery open hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.

Moscow Artwalk Thurs. May 19th!

Moscow Artwalk is one of many events that foster the region’s cultural ecosystem. Since its beginning in 2004, the event has become a highlight of the Palouse by celebrating the wealth of artistic practice in the region. The 2021-2022 Moscow Artwalk season includes visual, literary, performance, and culinary arts offerings at business and non-profit locations throughout the community on the 3rd Thursday of each month from October – May. The season finale on June 16, 2022 features artist and host location offerings along with music, food, and performance art on Main Street.

https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/189/Artwalk

Moscow Renaissance Fair April 30th and May 1st

 

The annual Moscow Renaissance Fair will be held Saturday & Sunday among the trees at East City Park in Moscow, Idaho. Festivities will span both days from 10:00 a.m. until dusk with music going into the night. We are gearing up for another outstanding year of great entertainment, exquisite food, and unique hand-crafted arts and crafts. We are excited to once again bring such a jewel of an event to our community. Admission is FREE to the public.

The Moscow Renaissance Fair is a non-profit grassroots organization. Proceeds go toward supporting, developing, and advertising the Fair. We concentrate our energies on publicity, planning for events and securing the highest quality arts and entertainment. We are self-supporting and accept no corporate sponsorships.

The Fair is held outside under the trees at East City Park the weekend of the first Sunday in May. Craft booths will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine; main stage entertainment goes from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Fair features about 100 crafts booths and 15 non-commercial food booths, profits from which go to the betterment of the community.

The Moscow Renaissance Fair Peter Basoa Main Stage is a scheduled outdoor stage, featuring various performances, mostly musical. The 24′ x 24′ stage has a back wall and shed style roof. Fair performances vary in length but are generally 30 – 90 minutes long. (from the site http://www.moscowrenfair.org/music_application.html)

Moscow Tree Commission Launches New Heritage Tree Program

FROM PRESS RELEASE

May 10, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — Do you have a Heritage Tree? Have you seen a Heritage Tree around town or in your neighborhood? The Moscow Tree Commission has recently launched a new Heritage Tree Program.

What is a Heritage Tree? A Heritage Tree is one that is notable for its large size, age, health or form, or is uncommon in Moscow. It may also be a tree with an interesting story or connection to Moscow’s history.

To be eligible, trees must be sufficiently visible from the public right of way. For inclusion in the Moscow Heritage Tree Program, please submit a Moscow Heritage Tree Program Nomination Form along with the  Moscow Heritage Tree Program Property Owner Agreement Form to the City of Moscow Community Forestry Administrator at tree@ci.moscow.id.us or mail to City of Moscow, Attn: Community Forestry Administrator, PO Box 9203 Moscow, ID 83843. Both forms and additional information can be found at: http://bit.ly/3EJBegy

If approved, the Heritage Tree will be featured in the Moscow Heritage Tree Program Guide and include a map of the tree location, a photograph of the tree, and a description describing why it is a Moscow Heritage Tree. The tree will be listed in an online version of the Moscow Heritage Tree Program Guide.

For questions about the Moscow Heritage Tree Program, please contact David Schott, Parks and Facilities Manager, with the City of Moscow at dschott@ci.moscow.id.us or (208) 883-7098.

Moscow’s Farmers Market Poster Selected

The selected artwork for the 2022 Moscow Farmers Market poster was designed by Julene Ewert!

A limited number of signed copies of the finalized Market poster will be available while supplies last.

The opening day of the Moscow Farmers Market is May 7th and continues every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square.

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market poster, please visit the following:
www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market
www.ci.moscow.id.us/206/Market-Poster

www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket

Nez Perce/Latah Counties Women’s Business Network

This upcoming Women’s Business Network event is going to be a great one!

There is no cost to attend, but an rsvp would be greatly appreciated by our host, Furry Tale Farms.  There’s just no place like Furry Tale Farm to pamper your mind, body, and soul.  Come learn what these women are doing to showcase their businesses.

For any of you that would like to carpool to the event from Kendrick, we will be meeting in front of Furry Tale Mercantile on Main Street at 12:15 pm.  The event is from 1-3 pm so we will be returning to Kendrick at 3:00 pm.  If you would like to follow us in your own car that’s fine too.

Dress is casual and hopefully, we will have a nice sunny spring day.

The guest speaker is Julie Myrick Glenn, owner of the House of JuJu franchise, now in Orofino, ID and Clovis, CA, Morro Bay, CA, and soon to be Visalia, CA. She will be speaking to us about how to survive as an entrepreneur in today’s economic climate.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute Sustainability Series: Fri. April 29th

Sustainability Series #2 — Eating for the Environment: Local, Sustainable, & Seasonal

Friday, April 29 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a deep dive into foods and farming on the Palouse with PCEI and the UI Sustainability Center. Learn about seasonal grocery shopping, sustainable eating, food security, hot water canning, container gardening, and more from guest presenters and community members. Enjoy locally-sourced grub from Battleground Food Truck, and regional brews from Moscow Alehouse. Attendees will be entered for a raffle prize donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. We can’t wait to kick off spring with you at this educational and social event!

Register HERE!

1040 Rodeo Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83843

SIGN-UP FOR PALOUSE PLEIN AIR 2022

PALOUSE PLEIN AIR: September 5 – 15, 2022

Palouse Plein Air is an annual painting event that takes place every September, with experiences including painting workshops and a juried exhibition at the Third Street Gallery inside Moscow City Hall.

Historic Moscow, Idaho and the beautiful Palouse are the perfect destination for plein air artists, and the annual Palouse Plein Air painting event connects artists with the region’s landscape and arts culture.  French for “open air,” the phrase “plein air” (pronounced plen-air) describes the act of painting outdoors. The outdoor experience on the Palouse is particularly rich, as its rolling hills, rivers, mountains, fields, farms, and homes tell the long history of the landscape.

Guided by the vision of the Moscow Arts Commission and University of Idaho art professor Aaron Cordell Johnson, Palouse Plein Air began in 2010, and the event continues to grow. A collaboration of community partners makes this growth possible; the City of Moscow Arts Department and the University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture work together to make a great event for artists and art lovers alike.

April 29 – September 1

Registration will be available online via Submittable. No emailed or paper registrations will be accepted. The registration form is available below, or by clicking this link: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/submit

For more information click here.

Spirit of the Waters Totem Journey

May 16
Ceremony
8:30AM-2:30PM | Hell’s Gate State Park

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NEZ PERCE TRIBE

The May 2022 Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey is the latest of a dozen journeys we have made over the past 20 years to educate and advocate. This journey builds upon, strengthens and reaffirms the growing indigenous-led environmental movement across the Pacific Northwest that beginning with a successful campaign to oppose proposed fossil fuels projects.

 

The journey includes public events in metropolitan areas and tribal communities. At each stop, art and culture will spark understanding of our natural heritage. In-person events will include ceremonial moments steeped in ancestral knowledge to present the challenges the region faces—and avenues for cross-cultural collaboration and engagement on solutions.

 

For more information: https://www.spiritofthewaters.org/schedule

Spring Art Exhibits at the Libey Gallery

Spring Art Exhibits at the Libey Gallery

The Libey Gallery invites the community during the month of April to visit two new exhibits by Colfax artist Lynnea Vantrease and Kennewick photographer Nancy Richter.

Lynnea Vantrease, a self-taught painter enjoys painting the outdoors from florals to landscapes using mainly oils and acrylics. She hopes that through her work one feels inspired to slow down and enjoy simple beauty. The inspiration and theme for her current exhibit, “Walk with Me” is the chance for her to share how she sees the world.

“Perfectly Palouse” photography exhibit by Nancy Ritcher was inspired by the beauty of the Palouse. Since Nancy was 12 years old, she always had a camera to record people and places, flowers and weathered paint, animals and events. It is her love of clouds that inspired her to start wandering the back roads of the Northwest looking for land to match the clouds.

The Libey Gallery is located in The Bettie Steiger Center adjacent to Colfax Library. The gallery open hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.

Take a relaxing day trip to visit Lake Coeur d’ Alene

There are many things to do at Lake Coeur d’ Alene, paddle boarding, boating, swimming, or just taking a walk around the lake. 

 

 

Take a minute to meditate while breathing in nature’s wonder.

Image ©meganmack

THIRD STREET GALLERY EXHIBIT UN-FANCY

Don’t miss the latest group show at Third Street Gallery Un-Fancy which closes on April 8th. Check out the wonderful work by an eclectic group of artists! Maybe you’ll even fall in love with a piece to purchase. Moscow’s Third Street Gallery is a great supporter of local and nonlocal artists and has been active since September 1997.

“Un-fancy is an exhibition dedicated to nice, simple, ordinary things. This show is about the humble beauty of plain-spoken objects and situations. Inclusive of 26 visual and literary artists residing in the Palouse region, Un-fancy features mundane or utilitarian media, subject matter, and content. As an offering to the viewer to contemplate commonplace objects and situations, Un-fancy is a space to reconsider the familiar.”

Exhibition: January 20, 2022 –  April 8, 2022
Reception: January 20, 2022 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

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