MEET THE ARTISTS
See what the newest Artist in Residence participants are up to during April's First Thursday.
AiR, a collaborative program between Downtown building owners and the Boise Department of Arts and History, has had a lasting impact on Boise culture by giving artists room to work and a way to engage an audience.
This new crew is a mix of painters, photographers, printmakers and installation artists.
Find painters Kelly Thomas Rule and Joe Kimmel, and multimedia designer and artist Mike Landa, at The Northrup Building, 405 S. 8th St., in BoDo. At Renewal Underground, 517 S. 8th St., you'll find graphic artist and painter Sean Kelly. And in a new AiR location in the Wells Fargo Retail Building, 801 W. Main St., you'll find printmaker Erika Sather-Smith and installation artist and photographer Jose Angel Saenz.
Stop in at the Creative Access Center, 500 S. 8th St., and meet artists and artisans from Boise's refugee community who have created a series of Story Quilts now on display. Artisans4Hope and the Idaho Commission on the Arts collaborated on the show.
LISTEN AND LEARN
Barbara Brotherton, the Seattle Art Museum's curator of Native American Art, will take you through the Boise Art Museum's "Origins: Objects of Material Culture," with an Art Talk about cultures from Africa, Papua New Guinea and North America represented in the exhibit.
The museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, offers admission by donation all day. Art Talk is at 5:30 p.m. BoiseArtMuseum.org.
Explore "Remnants of Boise" with Rich Binsacca, author of "Boise Double Take," and historian Brandi Burns at the Fettuccine Forum in The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., from 5-7 p.m. The free lecture features a discussion and an interactive photography presentation of Boise's historic landmarks that coincides with this month's exhibit at the Boise Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St. Boise150.org.
The musicians of Classical Revolution: Boise and Boise Cello Collective will take over the Boise Sesqui-Shop. They will play a mix of everything from Beethoven to the Beatles.
The monthly Basque music jam starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 W. Grove St.
Cello Collective founder and Ezra Quartet cellist Jake Saunders will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boise Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St.
The Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St., kicks off its monthlong "Remnants of Boise" exhibit, a virtual tour of the city's forgotten streetscapes and architecture gems.
Discover "Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique" at the Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive. You'll see a giant baked potato and more at this family-friendly exhibit. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Idaho becoming a U.S. territory.
Dana Oland: 377-6442, @IDS_DanaOland