Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Art Briefs

Express Staff Writer

Open call for artist proposals

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Wine Auction fundraiser. The Center is inviting artists to submit proposals for artwork made from wine barrels. Proposals are due Feb. 15. Ten artists will be chosen to execute their projects, which will be displayed in Ketchum in July and sold to the highest bidders during the Wine Auction, July 21-23. Proceeds from the auction allow The Center to continue to offer high-quality, affordable arts programming to the entire Wood River Valley community. The 10 artists chosen will each receive $500, and one People's Choice winner, chosen by popular vote, will receive $1,000.

Artwork must use at least one of the barrel heads and one of the hoops, must be portable and must be able to be displayed outside. The Center will supply the barrels. For full details on deadlines and other requirements, visit or call 726-9491.

'Don Giovanni' to screen at Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern Cinema will present the San Francisco Opera's production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni," in the downstairs Screening Rooms on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. The opera has been filmed live in High Definition, conducted by Donald Runnicles and is a co-production with the Theatre de la Monnaie-Brussels. Caritas Chorale Director Dick Brown will give a pre-show informative talk about "Don Giovanni" on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. before the showing. Tickets are $10 for Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and $12 general admission. For details, call 726-4274.

Ski museum receives grant

The Idaho Humanities Council awarded the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum a grant of $1,775 to host an exhibit of artifacts on loan from the museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, pertaining to the life of Idaho loner Sylvan Hart (1906-1980). Hart, known as "Buckskin Bill" was a modern-day mountain man who lived off the land and made his home on the Salmon River.

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