Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Changes afoot for Gallery DeNovo
    After 11 years of creating international exhibitions in Sun Valley and participating in art fairs throughout the United States and Canada, Gallery DeNovo has planned a Grand Finale Celebration, commemorating the end of an era, as director and owner Robin Reiners is leaving the gallery to launch DeNovo Art Consulting in San Francisco.
    The exhibit, “Transitions: Gallery DeNovo Retrospective and Final Exhibition,” will open on Friday, Aug. 2, including works from nearly every artist who has been represented there. The opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m.
    Gallery DeNovo has featured more than 50 artists from 13 countries. In addition to the many different styles of international work, the emphasis will be on the growth and change of each artist’s career in the last 11 years.
    Husband and wife team Michael Carpenter and Robin Reiners moved to Sun Valley from Seattle 12 years ago, looking for a healthier lifestyle and a community that embraces art. “We certainly found it,” said Reiners. “We have met so many incredible people, clients, artists and active community members. Many will remain friends for the rest of our lives. We created a lifestyle that we loved and have been given so many gifts in return— our experience was truly priceless.” For a tribute video visit
Couple opens summer-long gallery
    Marybeth Flower and Joe Bauwens have opened a photography gallery at 491 Leadville Ave. N. in Ketchum to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Bauwens and Flower are a married couple who enjoy photographing in nature and creating abstract landscapes, many in Idaho.
    The couple’s collective work was published in their book, “Piazza: Italy’s Heart and Soul.”

Join Artisans Invitational Show   
    Dunbar Interiors in Ketchum will once again celebrate art and raise money for The Community Library with the Artisans Invitational Show on Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Located in the central core of Ketchum across the street from the Visitor Center, this diverse show features unique work ranging from fine art, jewelry and clothing to florals and culinary arts. The artists will donate 10 percent of their sales to The Community Library.

Spanish speakers can learn healthy cooking
    A class called Cocina Saludable, which teaches Spanish-speaking participants to make healthier choices when cooking their favorite foods, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA in Ketchum.
    The class—led once a month by Cyndi Ochoa—is taught all in Spanish. This month’s lessons will feature dips—such as hummus—and healthy ranch salad dressing.
     According to the Centers for Disease Control, Hispanic and Mexican-American adults and children have some of the highest rates of obesity in the nation.
    For details, contact the Y at 727-9622.
The sounds of mining through the banjo
    The Community Library will host banjo musician Gary Eller to provide a musical backdrop for a presentation about the history of mining on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.
    Eller has played American roots music since he grew up in rural West Virginia.  Following a 30-year career as a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he retired to Nampa and immediately became deeply involved in Idaho history and music.
    With funding from the Idaho Humanities Council in 2007 and 2008, he compiled almost 200 historically rooted songs and performs them at many events throughout Idaho.  Eller works closely with regional museums and universities to collect, archive and bring to life through performance and interpretation the windows into Idaho’s heritage that these songs present.

Tribute to the ‘Dead’
    Longtime musicians Johnny Valenzuela, Chip Booth, Sean Jackson, Lee Chubb and Peter Heekin are offering a tribute to the to the rock band the Grateful Dead.
    DEADSHOW will be performed today, July 31, at the Wicked Spud in Hailey and Thursday, Aug. 1, at Mahoney’s in Bellevue (the date of former band leader Jerry Garcia’s birthday.)
    “We’ve been working up a couple of great set lists, and it’s starting to sound pretty good,” Valenzuela said. “There is quite a large Deadhead contingent in this valley, and I expect the turnout for these shows will be pretty good.”
    For specific times, see the calendar on Page C6.

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