Owner Will Peterson, a local poet and writer, opened the gallery in November of 2004, with the idea of having a gallery not beholden to academic politics. Sharing a space with Peterson's book store, the Walrus and Carpenter (which has been in operation for 18 years), Cordillera Gallery specializes in no specialities—the exhibits run the gamut in tastes and media. The December-January exhibition is a photography exhibit of Craters of the Moon from central Idaho to the Snake River, with pictures by Tim Frazier (a professor of photography at Idaho State), Roger Bow, M.D., and Scott Hughes (a professor of geology at Idaho State). Then in February and March, the gallery will feature "The Idaho Nude" in all media. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., closed Sunday.