Over the past two years, the Alexa Rose Foundation has granted over $130,000 to 65 Treasure Valley visual artists working in various mediums. The artists used the grants to fund programs, projects and supplies that help in their creative development.
You can meet some of the artists, see their works and celebrate what the Alexa Rose funds have created and supported from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise.
Artists include metalsmith Melissa Osgood, painter Rick Friesen, mixed media artist Sue Latta, photographer Glenn Oakley, illustrator Julia Green, fiber artist Kathleen Probst, sculptor Susan Madasci and many others.
Alexa Rose Howell was a painter, arts supporter, writer, teacher and unshakeable optimist whose mission included nurturing and supporting other artists.
The wife of Downtown developer and preservationist Ken Howell, she became a quiet force behind the development of Boise’s cultural infrastructure.
Alexa Howell died in 2013 after a 12-year battle with lymphoma. Her family established the foundation in 2014.