Saturday, February 16, 2013

Artists Bring the Love With New Treasure Valley Artists Alliance Exhibit

Posted By on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Alize Normans STOP! as part of the What the World Needs Now exhibit.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Alize Norman's "STOP!" is part of the What the World Needs Now exhibit.

On the white walls at Boise State Public Radio's offices, a group of artists has spread the love in a variety of mediums for the new Treasure Valley Artists Alliance exhibit, What the World Needs Now.

The show debuted with an opening reception Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, and includes works by 38 artists spanning mediums like acrylics, pen, ink, watercolor and even felt and fabric.

Upon walking into the Yanke Building, at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., visitors are greeted by both Alize Norman's "STOP!," an intricate portrait comprised of multicolored fabrics, and Betty Hayzlett's "Late Blooming Joy," a layered yarn creation that bursts out of its black rectangular borders.

In keeping with the Valentine's theme, artists offer both conventional and unconventional takes on love. Cindy Wolff tackled the former with her dark, plum-like heart on a cream-colored background, and Martin Wilke the latter with his "Love. Or Something Like It."

Though the artists' skills range from technical to less skilled, the exhibition as a whole is lively, colorful and a good excuse to pop in to BSPR's digs. The show remains up through Thursday, April 25, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pam McKnights Global Garden: What the World Needs Now is Care, made of found objects
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Pam McKnight's "Global Garden: What the World Needs Now is Care," is made with found objects.

Mark McGinnis three-panel paintings paired with words by Walt Whitman.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Mark McGinnis' three-panel paintings are paired with words by Walt Whitman.

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