Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Need Something To Do Tuesday?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:00 AM


While some parts of Boise's downtown and surrounding environs have been renovated and modernized, other areas of the city harken back to earlier times.

For newcomers and oldtimers alike, the Library at Cole and Ustick is hosting Boise Double Take, a conversation with Rich Binsacca about his book of the same name, which compares 50 images from Boise's past with images of the same location from the present day.

If you've ever wondered what downtown looked like in the 1930s or what was on the walls in Idaho classrooms at the turn of the 20th century, this event is for you. The program runs from 7-8 p.m. and is free. For more info, call 208-570-6900.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

  • Daniel Beltra

When it was first invented, photography was derided by those not immediately seduced by the clarity and realism of its images. Some indigenous cultures refuse to be photographed because they believe that pictures appropriate and capture their subjects, imprisoning parts of their souls.

But part of the desire to capture can be the intent to preserve. Such is the case for environmental photographer Daniel Beltra, who will display and discuss his work, which spans the tropics to the Gulf oil spill to the Arctic, at Hotel 43 today at 7 p.m.

Beltra is the 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year and has been churning out award-winning photographs on nature and the environment since 2006. Tickets are $15.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Need Something To Do Wednesday?

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM


So you got a fancy-schmancy digital camera, but it has more gadgets and features than a Swiss Army knife—thereby rendering it nearly impossible to use.

Today, you can bring your photo-taking toy to the Boise Public Library's Collister branch at 7:30 p.m. for Digital Photography 101, which will get you going on your photography adventure. The class covers basic operating skills, like how to hold the camera, compose shots and review and delete photos.

There isn't any cost for the adults-only class, but registration is requested. You can register by calling 208-562-4995 or you can visit the library's website for more info.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gettin' Funky at The Knit

Posted By on Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Hundreds braved the cold on Feb. 3, standing in line at the Knitting Factory to check out some funky music and local art to help support a good cause.

More than 500 people attended the Funky Music and Art Fest, which hosted over 30 local artists and 26 musicians, including tattoo artists, painters, photographers, sculptors and musical acts like the Scott Pemberton Trio, Phantasmagoria, Danger Beard, The Like Its and Shon Sanders.

"I had no expectations, but it's phenomenal," said event organizer Seth Brown, referring to the turnout. "We are streaming it live and archiving it so that people can go to that same link and watch it anytime."

Brown said the event supported Growing Change, a local nonprofit that helps people in third world countries get access to clean drinking water. The group's main goal is to promote LED Water Purification Systems, and they used the event as an opportunity to educate the public about their mission.

"It's all about awareness; we are getting the word out," said deputy director Caroline Nutter.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Views of Idaho From 9,000 feet

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM

A few pics from a recent flight up north in a Cessna 172:

A December morning over the Boise Foothills.

Council Mountain

Cascade Reservoir fully frozen over.

Tamarack Resort

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pictured: A World At 7 Billion Provides Year-End Time Capsule

Posted By on Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 6:00 AM

There will be a lot of year-end photo collections, but it’s worth taking some time to explore this one created by The New York Times.

Pictured: A World at 7 Billion features more than 300 photographs shot around the world by an array of photographers. From everyday scenes to extraordinary and sometimes gut-wrenching moments, the collection serves as what NYT editors call a “visual time capsule” of the world at this point in time.

Set aside some time and check it out here.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Slideshow: October First Thursday in Pictures

Posted By on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Art galleries in the City of Trees once again opened their doors for First Thursday to display their latest collections. Some places even offered the public a chance to get their hands dirty.

Boise Art Museum welcomed visitors to create art with crayons, paints and colored pencils. It was a real hit with young children, as well as the parents who brought them. BOSCO artists were also on hand at BAM with work to preview the upcoming open studios weekend on Oct. 15-16.

At Boise Art Glass, experts guided people on how to blow glass vases and create Christmas tree ornaments, as well as teach a special technique that uses real gold and stenciling to recreate signage that was quite popular around the 1880s.

"Once a year in October, we create gold leaf on glass," said Noel Weber, owner of the Classic Design Studio.

The gold leaf lessons were quite a contrast to the photo realism from new Artist-in-Residence program participant Anne Boyles just two blocks away at the Renewal Underground.

Though some gallery owners blamed the rain for a low turnout, Art Source Gallery was packed. Several artists were on hand to display their work, including glass artisan Zion Warne. Down the block, secondhand store Exposure drew in passersby with window dancers.

See a slideshow of First Thursday here.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Slideshows: The Weekend in Review

Posted By on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:26 PM

BW's photo crew was out all weekend snapping photos.

On July 30, Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa was hopping with concurrent events Lovin' From the Oven, which was a fundraiser for the Idaho Food Bank, and the second annual Super Summer Craft Market. Check out photos here.

Also on July 30, Bad Boy Burgers 2 on Fairview Avenue wrapped up its weekly Saturday night car cruises. Check out the hot rides here.

And last, but certainly not least, Sawtooth Music Festival may have gotten slapped with the nasty Sunday weather but good times were definitely had before Mother Nature intervened. Check out the show that did happen here.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Fritz Liedtke Reveals a "Skeleton In The Closet" at Boise State SUB Gallery

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM


While a rich emotional life may not seem to have as tangible an effect on the rest of your life as, say, the effect created by riches showered on your bank account, it nonetheless can have just as much impact. And whether it's joy, anger or even revulsion, good art should stir the emotions and make you feel something.

So why not make a deposit into your emotional bank account?

Though art is not likely to inspire the same emotions in any two people, it's hard to imagine anyone could see Fritz Liedtke's photo series, "Skeleton in the Closet," without feeling something. The photos are gritty, intensely personal images of people battling eating disorders, paired with statements from the subjects about their struggle. Some of the images are downright uncomfortable to look at. Others brim with hope.

The exhibit can be seen in the Boise State SUB Gallery for FREE. It will be up until Tuesday, Feb. 22.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Best Job Ever?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Apparently, this is how panda researchers spend their days. Also, they ride unicorns to work and eat a bowl full of rainbows for lunch.


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