Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Art Briefs

Meeting at nexStage to discuss fine arts center

The public is welcome to attend a brainstorming session at the nexStage Theatre for a fine arts center in Ketchum on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4-5 p.m.

For details, call Narda at 720-4401.

Pick o' the Flicks needs submissions

Escaping to the movies was one of the recession-proof activities that got many through 2009. Every year, the Idaho Mountain Express asks its readers to submit their top 10 flicks, regardless of whether a film is Oscar worthy. Pick o' the Flicks is a form of expression for the diverse film tastes of the Wood River Valley and a chance to reflect on the year's films by all valley film lovers.

Send submissions to, fax to 726-2329 or drop off at the Idaho Mountain Express office at 591 First Ave. N. in Ketchum. Be sure to include your full name and the town you live in.

Pick o' the Flicks will be published in the Friday, Jan. 29, edition of the Idaho Mountain Express.

Call for actors

Company of Fools, Saint Thomas Playhouse and the nexStage Theatre will hold joint general auditions on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.

The theatre organizations are looking for actors and actresses age 16 and up. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a monologue of their choice, preferably contemporary and no more than two minutes in length, or they can read from scripts provided at the audition.

Those who would like to be considered for musicals should also prepare a song. Accompaniment will be provided.

Auditions are by appointment only from 4-6 p.m. To schedule a time, call the Company of Fools office at 788-6520. The Liberty Theatre is at 110 N. Main St.

Make a wish

The Friesen Gallery in Ketchum exhibits the Yoko Ono Wish Tree for its "Speak for the Trees" exhibition in the former Anne Reed Gallery space. The Wish Tree has been a continuing art exhibition by Ono for the past 20 years. Ono has collected over 900,000 wishes from Wish Tree exhibitions and has facilitated hundreds of Wish Trees around the world.

The Wish Tree is an inspiration from Japanese "wish knots" found on trees in temple courtyards. The Friesen Gallery invites anyone to make a wish and participate in a celebration of peace.

CSI receives gas kiln donation

Sue and Bruce MacButch of Pocatello have donated a Bailey gas kiln to the ceramics area at the Blaine County Center of College of Southern Idaho in Hailey. The gas-fired kiln will enhance the educational experience of ceramic students because different fuels can give different effects.

CSI in Hailey has had access to electric and raku firing, but not gas. The kiln will be ready for fall semester 2010.

Ketchum artist published in West Coast art book

Ketchum artist Sharon Maley is featured in the art book "100 Artists of the West Coast II," published by Schiffer. Maley has been represented by the Green Antelope Gallery in Bellevue. In addition, the former Anne Reed Gallery in Ketchum was instrumental in Maley's work being published in "100 Artists of the West Coast II."

Save the dates for Expedition Inspiration

The 14th annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium will take place Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 21, in Sun Valley. The symposium will include a public forum on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room from 5-7 p.m. In addition, the symposium will include a medical forum on Friday, Feb. 19.

The Expedition Inspiration annual Twilight Snowshoe fundraising event will take place at the Valley Club on Sunday, March 21. For details, visit

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