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November First Thursday

November First Thursday

By April Foster

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Friday, November 4, 2011

November First Thursday Provides Nice Variety

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM

The First Thursday of November was met with amicable weather and a nice variety of arts and crafts scattered throughout downtown Boise.

Boise Weekly’s first stop was at Bricolage, where Juliana McLenna exhibited screen prints of anonymous profiles, some of which were carved out of acrylic, lined up in a row and suspended in the air between two pieces of wood, creating a colorful 3D visual.

Chelsea Snow set up a number of works that focused on shape and flow in a display titled, “We Are All Connected (Even You)."

After enjoying some delicious pie, BW left Bricolage and headed to the Flying M Coffeehouse, where the Boise State Metals Group displayed their fine hand-crafted metals, including moustache belt buckles, a variety of earrings and pens, and even little metal robots. After that, it was off to Brown’s Gallery, where Dr. Todd Palmer serenaded the guests with his acoustic guitar, and Brenda Kaye worked on a large scenic image. The gallery was filled with pottery, paintings, wood work, and more, all of which were complimented by liberal samples of chardonnay.

Then it was to the Cole Marr Gallery and Coffeehouse displayed a number of quality stills, most focusing on images and scenes of nature. After a bit of coffee and cookies, BW headed up to the AiR (Artists in Residence) studios. Here, Willow Socia showed off her disquieting visual works, most of which seemed mildly creepy, but gripping and evocative nonetheless. On the other side of the hallway, Marcus Pierce, Cody Rutty, and a few others displayed their vivid oil paintings of human figures, some of which were layered beneath sheets of acrylic, giving them a three-dimensional quality.

Finally, it was off to the Record Exchange to check out the Munny display. Here, artists from the area were given little plastic-looking dolls to do with as they pleased. Shelley McCarl turned hers into a radio host, and Erin Ruiz added fur to hers, while Will Kirkman stuffed tubes of neon lights inside the severed skull of his Munny. The individual dolls are being silent-auctioned off next month, with proceeds going to Radio Boise.

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