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Three groups ‘Combine’ for two nights of art, music, dance, story

Robert Rauschenberg’s “Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)],” (1998), one of the artist’s pieces that combines elements of sculpture and painting.
Robert Rauschenberg’s “Port of Entry [Anagram (A Pun)],” (1998), one of the artist’s pieces that combines elements of sculpture and painting.

Celebrate three Treasure Valley arts groups — Off Center Dance, Story, Story Night and the Visual Arts Collective — at “CombineBoise,” a collaborative performance experience by the three groups that each received Rauschenberg Foundation SEED grants in 2013. The $30,000 grants, doled out over three years, helped them build their groups’ infrastructures. This collaboration is done in the spirit of artist Robert Rauschenberg, one of the leaders of the pop-art movement in the mid-20th century. He was known for his “Combines,” a process of incorporating nontraditional items on a painted canvas. “CombineBoise” focuses on these three groups’ connections with a night of art, theater, dance, music and stories.

6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $25. BrownPaperTickets.

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