Bosco Logo - Cabin Camps - Up and Coming 

Got ideas? BOSCO Needs a New Logo

An organization of artists is seeking a little creative help from the greater community. Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, known as BOSCO, is taking submissions for a new logo, and they're asking all able and willing artistic types to take a stab at it.

The grassroots collective of professional artists established in 2003 is an exclusive group in which members are juried in and once yearly open their studios to the public. Former president of BOSCO Bingo Barnes once described the group's mission as a way for Boise to get to know its soul.

"It has been said that artists are the soul of the community," he told BW in a 2005 interview. "If that's so, then how does the community come to know its soul?" By flinging wide open the doors of their studios and inviting in the community to see firsthand what they do and where they do it.

BOSCO has asked that logo submissions be visually distinctive for all media, create name recognition for the organization, reflect the creative nature of BOSCO while reflecting its professionalism. All submissions must be original work, BOSCO reserves the rights to reproduce it, and all color submissions must also be presented in black and white. Designs should be submitted as 5-inch by 5-inch 300 dpi jpeg files via e-mail before 5 p.m. on May 21. Several other guidelines apply. For more information, e-mail red@beadidea.com.

The Cabin Extends Camps

The budding writer in your household can take advantage of The Cabin's recently expanded Idaho Writing Camps this summer. New camp sessions have been added to this year's schedule, as have new locations in Eagle and Caldwell. Students grades 4 through 12 are eligible to participate in one-week creative writing camps that have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as among the top in the nation for kids' summer programs. Students spend the week working with professional writers, working towards the publishing of Words Work Wonders, the annual compilation of student camp pieces.

For more information, visit thecabinidaho.org or call 208-331-8000.

Coming Up

Most of Boise's major performing arts organizations may be between seasons, but that doesn't mean they break altogether. Only a little long-term planning will ensure you get your outdoor time, your vacation time and your arts time in line. Here are a couple of things happening in the arts this June you may want to plan for.

• At Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the curtain goes up for the first time this season on June 6 with a preview of All's Well That Ends Well, the Bard's rarely seen romantic comedy about a woman determined to find her husband no matter the cost. Opening night is June 7. Arthur Miller's dark classic about the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible, opens June 14 after a June 13 preview show. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

For info and tickets, call 208-336-9221 or visit idahoshakespeare.org.

• Opera Idaho gets out of the opera house and under the stars for its annual Opera Under the Stars performance at Idaho Botanical Garden on June 13. Guests Adam Flowers, a tenor from San Francisco, and bass baritone Valerian Ruminski from New York join the resident company for a performance from "Met to the Best of Broadway." It's the company's most casual show of the season, which means you should leave the suit and tie at home and instead bring along a blanket and a picnic basket.

June 13, doors open at 6 p.m., Idaho Botanical Garden. Information and tickets at operaidaho.org.

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