Give all the local artist a blank looking bronco, then have them make it into art, painting it sculpting, welding it, and place them all over downtown and then have a bronco walk, where you could see all of them. Auction them all off,,, let the winner put name at bottom, and keep them fr everyone,
Another alternative for artists hoping to show their work, sell their work, and meet other artists is the Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance. TVAA is a group of about 150 local artists and we put on quarterly shows. The current exhibition, Foray 2, features 59 works by 59 local artists. Currently all our shows are hosted by Boise State Public Radio in their offices at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in the Yanke Building. Any artist can join TVAA for a small annual fee. 80% of sales go back to the artist. While not a gallery, this offers an alternative for artists hoping to have their work seen (and purchased). And while this is not official gallery space, we curate and hang the shows professionally with the help of our artist members who have professional experience in mounting exhibitions. Find out more (and view our online gallery of several hundred images) at www.treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org
A thoughtful review. Thanks
William Lewis farts, and Christopher Schnoor is there to describe the bouquet.
i used to spend many a half-hour sessions watching him on television.
Boise is not ready for a lot of things, and may not ever support much of what it should. The over educated narrow minded views of the controlling factors at play seem to have a firm grip on their place. And whats worse is the trickle down attitude that is shared commonly comes from the sweat of those sort of idiots?
I imagine if Boise were to even book one of Americas real funny and cutting edge raw in your face comics the crowd if not booing at them, would not matter after the area censorship got ahold of the matter and shut it down!
Laughter can be much like the affects of drugs, mind opening and addictive, and even lead to such behavior as open public humor, humor as it happens to be is the bazar corse of normal and not viewed to be normal human actions, brought to the attention of the conscience mind.
And if a person makes a joke about a fag, a black guy, or lesbian around Boise and even gets the laugh, there will be some anal closet cock sucking state government type bringing the situation to close. If people cant find the humor in the situation and express it freely than the joke is on them, and happens to be why those are the funniest topics on tour have been and will be!
If a queer is insulted by some guy getting a laugh about sucking dick, that STOP SUCKING DICK, or get over it, guarantee the comic has no idea who the dick sucker is or much cares, it's just funny shit that people have come to accept as normal behavior! NOTHING IS NORMAL WITH OUR CURRENT HUMAN BEHAVIOR!!!
Laughter is a way to free the sole from oppression, as in Government oppression!
I like her work...she did a great job and it just amazes me how some people don't think this is cool.
Although many people may consider Adrian's piece to be recycling instead a piece of art, what they don't realize is that art is only limited by the imagination. i believe it is a very beautiful piece of work that was created out of good intentions. Adrian's artwork is definitely "out of the box" so to speak but that is exactly what makes it so meaningful and different. Her design was quite impressive to me and it has given me inspiration to never limit myself with only a canvas and a paintbrush but to use all of my resources to create a masterpiece. I really like how she used the tapes from old VHS tapes and thus, possibly without realizing it, preserved some of the past in a creative way. Her artwork is out of the ordinary and I would have probably not thought of crocheting VHS tapes into a basket so good job to her!
She the most amazing person and will blow your mind with hers
Thank you Mr. Josh Gross. Wonderful article. No matter what we comics do as individuals outside of Boise we need to support each other here at home. This is were we network and work on our stuff. This is....where we COULD develop and build names for ourselves and each other, and also improve the quality of our acts. Please keep coming out to open mics. We know what they are, nothing too out of this world, but they can be good...as good as you and I want them to be.
I guess I'm one of the 'older' comics that 'came back out'. A lot of credit has to go to both Amspacher And B.Lee for working both sides of the comedy world here in Boise. Lee was instrumental in helping to foster one of the best comedic cultures we were ever blessed to have here in Boise, and if anybody can get a successful comedy club started in this town it's him, and the fire in Amspacher's belly is the only reason there are places for us to work out our new material in this entire city. Those of us in the local comedy community are very happy to have the support of our local media and we can't appreciate enough all of the people who keep coming to shows week after week. Thanks Boise, we love you too.
Keep talking Shoogi, someday you’ll say something intelligent.
If Shoogi and I were marooned on a desert island with a gun, two bullets, and two tigers, I'd shoot myself twice.
Baxter Regional Center is in Mountain Home Arkansas not Mountain Home Idaho. Better do your research next time.
In light of the comments on this story, I called Paul Mazier back for clarification, as my interview notes indicated his new book was published on the Publication Studios imprint. Mazier said that though he is currently only employing Publication Studios as a printer, there has been discussion of potentially moving his book from its independent status to the Publication Studios roster. Mazier said that the content of those conversations and that potential move bled over into our discussion more than he’d intended without being made explicit.
“I kind of started to speak on behalf of my experience with them,” said Mazier. “But I don’t have experience with them as an actual publisher, so it’s hard for me to say just what their model really is,” said Mazier.
He added that he’s busy in school and focusing on that rather than on marketing his book.
Had a chance to see Derrick Brown perform last time he was in town at The Reef and he puts on an enchanting, engaging performance - last time with the added pleasure of 3 other poets on his tour (much like how a band will team up with other bands to pool together their fans for one fun night of a diverse roster of music). This time, you also get Thomas Paul. What a deal!
Yeah. Looks like what I said was kinda misinterpreted... I told the writer that Publication Studio works as both printer and publisher; that I've been in the former category hoping to soon work with PS as a published author. The word imprint never even left my mouth.
Seems pretty goofy to have to post these comments in lieu of original clarity, but if anything, perhaps readers will look at the 'about' page of Publication Studio's website & watch the video of Matthew Stadler speaking on his great model of creating & building community. And perhaps, also, too, as well, readers will check out the Write Bloody site to find out more about all that they do; go see their authors or its publisher Derrick Brown perform the wildest poetry show you ever saw.
This is awesome. As is Write Bloody. But I need to clarify one thing about Publication Studio: making a public for the books we publish is the heart of what we do. Paul Mazier didn’t know this because we are not his publisher; he hired us to print and bind his new book. As publishers we host events all over North America (see our "events" page) and sell the books globally (see our "about" page). Next Tuesday we’re launching Philip Iosca’s debut poetry collection, Ballad of the Sad Young Men, with lunch for 80 people; and they all bought a book, pre-paid. That’s a good start. If/when we’re lucky enough to be Paul’s publisher we’ll aim to do the same for him.
You just came into our campground here in Madison, Ga for the night. I have never heard of you, but after reading your "Liberty, Let's Roll" brochure I had to find out more info. Your sculptor made us talk and your words to us were taken to heart. If more people had the passion for liberty like you do we would be better off. Thank you for what you are doing for the people of the United States Of America. God bless each and everyone involved. Also, if you will contact me and let me know it is okay the owner of this campground would like to put your websites and/or links on our facebook and website. You can contact me at 706-342-1799 "countryboys R.V Park" in Madison, Ga. If you would we would like for you to comment on our park at www.facebook.com/countryboysrv or www.countryboysrv.com. Thank you for staying with us and showing us your incredible sculptor. It is amazing. I contacted my boss and owner of the RV park to tell her about your project "Liberty, Let's Roll". She was really excited. Have a safe trip and we hope to see you again.
Nedra Gilstrap, On-Site Manager for "Countryboy's R.V Park. 706-342-1799
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