Ballet Idaho Brings Nick Cave Soundsuits to Life 

And Art Source hosts 11th Annual National Juried Show

Angela Neiwert's "Paper Doll Dresses" will cling to the walls at Art Source Gallery's 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

Angela Neiwert

Angela Neiwert's "Paper Doll Dresses" will cling to the walls at Art Source Gallery's 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

On First Thursday, July 5, Boise Art Museum will team up with Ballet Idaho to combine the funky and outrageously fun work of Nick Cave with live dance.

Cave's Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibit--which features 40 brightly colored soundsuits comprised mainly of recycled sequins, buttons, doilies and brightly dyed human hair--will be brought to life by Ballet Idaho dancers.

"The soundsuits you see in the exhibition are presented as non-moving sculptures," said Terra Feast, curator of education at BAM. "There is a special set of suits that come with the exhibition that are specifically made to be danced and performed."

Performances will take place at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Additionally, impromptu breakout performances by Balance Dance Company will bring Cave's art to life at undisclosed locations throughout the evening.

From 5-8 p.m., the BAM studios will also be open for hands-on activities, where gallery-goers can create prints.

"That is inspired by the other exhibition we have at the museum, which is making wood block prints, or some sort of print inspired by the Eastern Traditions Western Expressions exhibition," Feast said.

If you'd rather get down in a less-formal atmosphere, the taps are once again flowing at The Crux coffeeshop, which will combine art, music and dance into an eccentric First Thursday evening from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at 1022 W. Main St.

Special guest singer Miss Bobbi Pins will take to the stage and Iridessa Blossoms will showcase her fusion-style belly dancing. Featured artist Christina Birkinbine's photography will be displayed throughout The Crux on high-definition aluminum. Her work captures the essence of Boise's inaugural Treefort Music Fest.

Across the street at 1015 W. Main St., Art Source Gallery will host an opening reception for its 11th Annual National Juried Show, which features multimedia artwork from a number of artists including Linda Berberick, Tim Elam, Betty Hayzlett, Michael Luque and Angela Neiwert.

Juror Amy Pence-Brown selected the pieces for the exhibition from hundreds of submitted entries and will be announcing $1,000 in awards on First Thursday.

Musician Jessie Proksa will entertain with her cello and musical improvisation, while Indian Creek Winery serves sips. The ceremony and opening reception will take place from 5-9 p.m.

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