Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Business briefs

US Bank names Ketchum president

US Bank has named Mackay native Tracy Silver to the position of market president in Ketchum.

"I will oversee the U.S. Bank team, making sure the company's financial strength is delivered with a small -town touch," Silver said in a news release.

Silver has 29 years of experience in banking and in managing retail branches. He previously was a market president for US Bank in Idaho Falls.

Silver earned a business administration degree from The College of Idaho in Caldwell. He also is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, a graduate-level management education program affiliated with the University of Washington.

His community service activities have included founding Agape Youth Ranch, coaching youth baseball, basketball and football, and serving on the local school board. He also was a Kiwanis Club and chamber of commerce member.

Artist opens new gallery

Sun Valley resident and artist Dave McGary has opened Expressions Gallery, formerly ArtQuest West, in Ketchum. The gallery features several Western artists as well as McGary's sculptures. McGary is considered a master of realism depicting Native Americans, and his many awards during the past decade more than verify his popularity among collectors and fellow artists. Expressions Gallery will offer contemporary and traditional works that capture the unique lifestyle of the American West at 360 East Ave., in the Courtyard complex.

Remodeled space now a gallery

Wood River Valley resident Shirley Baer has opened First Avenue Contemporary Art to offer Ketchum accessible fine art along with figure drawing and drawing classes. Formerly Strega, the building at 360 First Ave. in Ketchum has been remodeled as a gallery space.

Lotus opens in Ketchum

Gay Odmark's Company of Friends is now called Lotus and has a shop location at 180 East Ave., next to Cristina's, in Ketchum. The shop offers clothing and home accessories, jewelry, wearable art, prints and more from locations all over the world. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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