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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Visual Art

Re: “Cupcake Collective

Aside from the four million dollars TrICA needs for the building, remember to buy lots of cupcakes to pay executive salaries of $10,000.00+ each month!!!

Posted by Lady Snidely Whiplash on 08/12/2009 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Devorah Sperber at BAM

I have some reservations about what BAM considers art. I've seen displays that were little more than an old can of spam next two a few lucky strike wrappers (not organized in any fashion than other to display their logos?). Needless to say, Art is usually lost on me.

This exibit is a marked exception. After wading through the rooms of what appeared to be melted cardboard left to dry, and a children's exibit that looked like a playplace in a local UPS store, my family and I stumbled upon this exibit that made the trip worthwhile. Devorah Sperber's art challenges the mind and all of its perceptions. I'd love to see more like this in the future.

Posted by GameMasterNick on 07/30/2009 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Beer Swilling Artistic Elite

Was shocked to see the murals on Davies Reid, they look so tacky there and ruin the building and surrounding aesthetics. The city should have told them to stop those mural and remove them rather than allowing them to continue.

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Posted by Mike Shipman on 06/11/2009 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Seeds of the Future

Excellent article on a fascinating artist. Mr. Rockman is one of the only contemporary artists that addresses environmental issues in an interesting way. He also illustrated and was the subject of a book about the search for an extinct wolf-like predator called Carnivorous Nights--on the Trail of the Tasmanian TIger. --Dotty

Posted by michael Crewdson on 04/22/2009 at 3:33 PM

Re: “The Fine Line Between Art and History

Just a quick point of clarification; I am advocating for going through the usual channels for public art with this proposed 'art intervention.' In order for the art to have significant meaning, it would need to have a community base of support for it. It would mean that a formal proposal would need to be submitted and accepted, otherwise it would likely be viewed just as negatively as the original mural.

Posted by Larry McNeil on 06/06/2008 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Fine Line Between Art and History

Hi Anna, Thank you again for asking for my input to your essay, 'The Fine Line Between Art and History.' You handled a sensitive subject very well. Nice going Anna. It was interesting to read what the people who work in the old courthouse had to say about it. Heather and Dallas had notable takes on it too. I thought it was telling that out of the three indigenous people you interviewed, you got three different answers. It obviously means that the issue is more complex than it seems and there are no easy answers. In the meantime it stands as a beacon to American apartheid, both past and present. I posted it at my blog site: http://larrymcneil.blogspot.com/ Thanks again, Larry

Posted by Larry McNeil on 06/05/2008 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Beyond the Intellect

This sets a gold standard for writing about the arts in Boise. In fact, it reveals an area where BAM might have brought better educational programming to the Hartley show by offering talks or workshops germane to Hartley's life as a poet as well as painter. Bravo!

Posted by Norman Weinstein on 05/28/2008 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Writing on the Wall

Glad to see this article. Urban art projects will, hopefully, become more robust at Boise grows. [out of service] compiles guerrilla art items in Boise here: outofservice.vox.com.

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Posted by out of service on 05/19/2008 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Take a Break for Art

I went Art Alley to support my daughter's efforts ... and was amazed at how much fun it was ... how relaxed I became ... lots of laughter and comraderie ... and I made pretty good stuff ... practical too (I Imade a greting card) and other fun things ...

Posted by jack Williams on 03/28/2008 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Take a Break for Art

Sounds great! How lucky we are to live in such a creative community as Boise. Support the arts and artists!

Posted by cindy limber on 03/28/2008 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Lady Can Paint

Wonderful review. The writer was brilliant! I felt as though I was in the museum. I plan on attending while I am in Boise. Thank you so very much for introducing me to Faith Ringold!

Posted by Steve Updyke on 03/18/2008 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Will Dance For Cash

This story is a great rundown about what Boise has done and is doing to support the arts, both from a government and private sector perspective. There is an interesting thread going on at the link below about how much and even whether government support actually helps the arts: http://digits.hrblock.com/ssDigits/digits.php?rType=1&sPath=1453&sNode=1453&uId=234

Posted by gharri on 03/15/2008 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Handyman About Town

Tom is hands down the best structural engineer in Town. We are very luck to have him!

Posted by Matt on 02/04/2008 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Being Kate

You have got to be kidding? This is what art has come to?

Posted by Abby La Chance-Cunningham on 01/19/2008 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Gems of the Gem State

Great review!

Posted by m hill on 12/22/2007 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Idaho's Art

Well well, all the darlings of the Boise Art Community. Would it not be a better show to exhibit work of individuals who are not already fixtures in the art community. I understand that they are very talented, but they needed a break at one point too. No wonder there is no new artists, just the same old thing.

Posted by Abby La Chance-Cunningham on 08/31/2007 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Boise's Bird Man

LOL! Eat a "BAG" Chet! Chew on it real good too. Like most people around here you sound about as bright as the high school drop outs that complain the Boise is not Cool enough for them. When something different comes around you bitch till the cows come home. Where is the party? Not at Chet's, he is to busy being a hater and living the idaho scenic life surrounded by bears, ducks, deer, and jumping trout. Hope you can see past the woods, times are changin' or maybe you already know that. Just sounds like you don't. Well done, Toby and Fred.

Posted by Jeremy Lanningham on 08/04/2007 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Boise's Bird Man

haha, uh, you're kidding right? So much spite...comes off as jealousy of toby's talent. I love the mural!

Posted by tammy on 07/30/2007 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Boise's Bird Man

Oh please. The Record Exchange used to be a unique, interesting building that was fun to look at each morning on the drive to work. Now its an ugly eye-sore. The horrible orange color and sophmoric drawings certainly do not indicate to me that there is a "hip" business within and the "vision" was stale immediately. Thanks for removing one of the coolest murals in town and replacing it with such an embarrasing mess of paint. Perhaps you could make that wall around the downtown hole in the ground your next project - Toby Robin may be the only person in the world who could make that location even more embarassing.

Posted by Chet Parker on 07/07/2007 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Pushing Neon

Keep up the good work on the art articles. The ones I've read are terrific. There was a noticeable omission in the 'Pushing Neon' article, but I suspect it was at subject's request. No matter; I found info elsewhere. Bravo. DB

Posted by D G Bowman on 02/03/2007 at 4:20 AM

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