BY DANA OLAND
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
ART Halloween might be over, but you can still get in the seasonal groove and celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Latin American holiday at the Idaho Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive.
During First Thursday, you can see an exhibit of altars decorated by area artists and school children, Guatemalan kites, and performances by Off Center Dance company from its annual Day of the Dead concert at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Free.
Lisk Gallery, 403 S. 8th St. in BoDo, shows works by gallery owners Jerri and Mark Lisk and Carl Rowe. They started bringing an occasional guest artist in to exhibit a few years ago.
Now, theyre taking it one step further with their first invitational group exhibit that opens today.
All the pieces are 18 inches by 18 inches or smaller. Youll see works by John Killmaster (enamel on steel) Karen Klinefelter (jewelry), Theresa Burkes (mixed media encaustic), Cassandra Schiffler (oil on wood), Katherine Jones (photography), Mike Landa (digital print), Melissa Osgood (sterling jewelry), Matt Grover (kinetic sculpture), Jerri Lisk (acrylic on aluminum), Randy Van Dyke (oil on wood), Rowe (oil on wood), Mark Lisk (photography), Geoff Krueger (oil on canvas) and Gina Phillips (lamp sculptures).
Meet McCall-based artist Donna Bernstein at NfiniT Art Gallery, 405 S. 8th St. A painter and jewelry designer, Bernstein will talk about her obsession with Urban Equines, her contemporary interpretations of classic horse imagery.
Rome comes to Boise when a group of Boise State University students and some faculty re-enact Raphaels breakthrough Renaissance painting, The School of Athens, on the Capitol Steps. Its from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of a video project. The original at the Vatican depicts Greek philosophers, but Raphael used his fellow artists such as da Vinci and Michelangelo as his models.
Check out Bill Coffey and his Cash Money Cousins at a the Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. You find free beer by the bottle from Stone Brewing and a sale of glassware and other items made from recycled glass from Useful Glassworks, formerly Sustainable Futures. Drain the bottle, then recycle it right there. Buy some glassware and get a 30 percent discount at the RX. Music starts at 6 p.m.
FOOD AND WINE
This First Thursday brings a great chance to stock your holiday wine cellar at the 12th annual Wine Sale, 4 to 9 p.m. today at Berryhill and Co., 121 N. 9th St. You can create mixed cases from the more than 2,400 bottles that come in all price ranges and taste them for free in the ballroom. Or check out the VIP tasting of high-end wines in the Plan B Lounge ($20 includes appetizers).
Dana Oland: 377-6442, Twitter: @IDS_DanaOland