Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Art Briefs

Express Staff Writer

Courtesy photo, The Bigwood 4 Cinemas in Hailey will present the Metropolitan Opera’s “Iphigenie en Tauride” on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m.

Greek mythology hits the big screen

The Bigwood 4 Cinemas in Hailey will present the Metropolitan Opera's "Iphigenie en Tauride" from the Met HD: Live film series based in New York City. Susan Graham and Placido Domingo perform in Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck's masterful interpretation of the ancient Greek myth. The drama is based on the play "Iphigenia in Tauris" by the ancient Greek dramatist Euripides, which deals with Greek mythological stories concerning the family of Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War. The live film presentation begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for children and $18 for students. The performance is two hours and fifty minutes with one intermission.

Winter Feast for the Soul concludes

The fourth annual Winter Feast for the Soul will conclude today with a closing ceremony and meditation at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Rd. Participants are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for St. Thomas' Taize service or to walk the outdoor labyrinth, which will be illuminated. Doors to the sanctuary will be closed from 5:30-6:15 p.m. for the service. The closing ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. R.L. Rowsey and the En Chante girls choir from Wood River High School will provide music for the closing ceremony. All are welcome. It is not necessary to have participated in any of the daily meditations that took place throughout the Wood River Valley for the feast. For details, call 720-7530 or 539-3771 or visit

Save the date for the Children's Arts Festival


The Wood River Arts Alliance will present its fourth annual Children's Arts Festival on Saturday, March 5, at the Community Campus in Hailey from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The free event for elementary school children includes classes, performances and a student art show. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For details, call 578-7720, e-mail, or visit

Sun Valley Center for the Arts to hold spring break art camp

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and collage at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts' spring break art camp. The camps meet Monday, March 21, through Friday, March 25, at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts' classroom in Hailey. Morning sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 1--3, and afternoon sessions will take place 2-5 p.m. for grades 4--5.

The cost for a week of half-day camp is $50 for Center members and $65 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available for all Center classes and are based on financial need. Applications are available online. Scholarship applications must be submitted before the class registration deadline. Registration deadline is Monday, March 7. To register, visit, call The Center at 726-9491 or stop by The Center in Ketchum.

Save the date for Our Moveable Feast

The Community Library will hold its annual benefit, Our Moveable Feast, on Sunday, March 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the library in Ketchum. The theme for this year's fundraising event is "Insatiable: Tales From a Life of Delicious Excess and Other Culinary Comedies." The event will include several themed rooms with food and drinks as well as a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $100. For details, call 726-3493.

Northern Rockies Folk Fest can accept tax-deductible donations

In January, the Northern Rockies Folk Festival, a 34-year tradition in the Wood River Valley, received its 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service. This enables the annual event to accept tax-deductible contributions for the first time. The festival has always accepted in-kind donations, and cash donations through the Folk-A-Thon fundraising event held each spring. The festival relies on donations from the community and businesses in the area for the event to occur each year.

The upcoming festival, Aug. 5-6, will feature James McMurtry on Friday, Aug. 5, and The Gourds on Saturday, Aug. 6. In addition, the festival will have a couple of student bands, several local bands and a band or two from Boise. For details, visit

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