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Painter Karen Woods takes you on ‘The Way to Wilder’ through art

Karen Woods’ “Fan IV (Aqua),” painted from a photograph taken by the artist on a trip to Wilder earlier this year. You can see this piece and many others from the artist at the Boise Art Museum Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, Sept. 11.
Karen Woods’ “Fan IV (Aqua),” painted from a photograph taken by the artist on a trip to Wilder earlier this year. You can see this piece and many others from the artist at the Boise Art Museum Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, Sept. 11.

Boise artist Karen Woods elevates Idaho’s ribbons of highways and acres of rolling meadows — from the perspective of a rainy windshield. Through glass spattered with water droplets, her images are both impressionistic and realistic, and Woods puts the viewer in the passenger seat during her stormy road trip. This new body of work compels you to explore “The Way to Wilder” at the Boise Art Museum.

Saturday, May 21, to Sunday, Sept. 11, Boise Art Museum, 670 S. Julia Davis Drive. $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 grades 1-12 and full-time college, 5 and younger and members are free. BoiseArtMuseum.org.

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