Visit artist Karen Bubb’s “Own Private Idaho” show at Gallery Five18, 518 S. Americana Blvd. Bubb put out a call to friends and fans to suggest local landmarks. Then she spent the summer photographing and painting them in encaustic, a medium of pigmented wax. You can see the collection of Boise iconic urban settings, such as the 44 Club, Joe’s Machine Shop and Norge Cleaning Village. She shares the space with Arizona-based mixed-media sculptor Mary Meyer. The reception is from 5-9 p.m.
Idaho artist John Horejs is now at Gallery 601, 211 N. 10th St., Boise. You can see his beautiful mountain landscapes and meet artists Will Bullas and Cassandra Barney who also have work in the gallery at a reception from 5-9 p.m.
At Bricolage, 418 S. 6th St., see the latest quirky, colorful paintings and illustrations from Tony Rios, and hear Boise writer Christian Winn read from his first published story collection, "Naked Me."
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Grab a 20-ounce pour for $4 at Woodland Empire Ale Craft, 1114 Front St., and see the work of multimedia artist Grant Olsen. This series of archival prints on paper, "Pairs and Help," explores relationships between people and their environment.