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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.

Karaoke, Canvas & Wine, Oh My!

Sat. Dec 14, 7:30 pm

Wine & Canvas events at Wild at Art are an experience you won’t soon forget. Add Karaoke and it’s extra special! (Of course, the singing part is optional. So for those of you that only sing in the shower, you can just sit back and enjoy the entertainment by the others!)

Tickets include all materials, inspiration for painting and light guidance, NO PRESSURE, a lot of creative freedom, tasty drinks, snacks, and of course…KARAOKE if you so desire! Check it out for a very good time! (All ages welcome. Be prepared to show ID.)

Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 on the day of the event. Doors will open at 7:30 PM sharp, and painting will commence at 8 PM sharp

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2019-12-07T17:16:26-08:00Announcement|

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|