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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Visual Art

Re: “Paint For Life

John Collias, I must agree with you . . . the word "Scribblism" is a great word! That is why I invented it in 2003 and purchased in 2004. The correct definition of the word Scribblism is the art and practice of the scribble. That is, to take scribbles - whether intentional or inadvertant, and look for Resemblances in the lines. Once these Replicas/Similars have been Recognized there is a process of Extraction and Utilization. It was this way of seeing the world that prompted me to later invent the Old Man in the Peanut!

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Posted by Ismael M Cavazos on 04/04/2013 at 2:27 AM

Re: “A Daylight Tour of The Haunted World

I loved working at The Haunted World. I hope I'm hired again this next Halloween season!

Posted by Derrick Brown on 03/29/2013 at 5:02 PM

Re: “A Daylight Tour of The Haunted World

Wilsey, ur the best boss ever and anyone who hasn't been to haunted world definately needs to go, its not your average haunted maze :-)

Posted by Nicole Sheets on 12/18/2012 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Beer Swilling Artistic Elite

I would like to know where I can find a pbr tshirt with the pink elephants in a size XL?

Posted by cris10 on 11/12/2012 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Creative Districts

Give all the local artist a blank looking bronco, then have them make it into art, painting it sculpting, welding it, and place them all over downtown and then have a bronco walk, where you could see all of them. Auction them all off,,, let the winner put name at bottom, and keep them fr everyone,

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Posted by Et Smokeybear on 10/17/2012 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Art in the Park Returns to Julia Davis for 58th Annual Installment

Artsy fartsy.

Posted by dikweed on 09/07/2012 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Hitting a Wall

Another alternative for artists hoping to show their work, sell their work, and meet other artists is the Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance. TVAA is a group of about 150 local artists and we put on quarterly shows. The current exhibition, Foray 2, features 59 works by 59 local artists. Currently all our shows are hosted by Boise State Public Radio in their offices at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in the Yanke Building. Any artist can join TVAA for a small annual fee. 80% of sales go back to the artist. While not a gallery, this offers an alternative for artists hoping to have their work seen (and purchased). And while this is not official gallery space, we curate and hang the shows professionally with the help of our artist members who have professional experience in mounting exhibitions. Find out more (and view our online gallery of several hundred images) at

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Posted by MikeCh4mbers on 07/06/2012 at 9:34 AM

Re: “William Lewis' Rapid Oxidation Ignites Enso Artspace

A thoughtful review. Thanks

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Posted by Friendly Ghost on 05/21/2012 at 1:16 PM

Re: “William Lewis' Rapid Oxidation Ignites Enso Artspace

William Lewis farts, and Christopher Schnoor is there to describe the bouquet.

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Posted by Caspar on 05/17/2012 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Get Your Happy-Cloud Fix with Bob Ross-Style Painting at Nampa Rec

i used to spend many a half-hour sessions watching him on television.

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Posted by Rico Gutierrez on 04/08/2012 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Local Comics Go DIY

Boise is not ready for a lot of things, and may not ever support much of what it should. The over educated narrow minded views of the controlling factors at play seem to have a firm grip on their place. And whats worse is the trickle down attitude that is shared commonly comes from the sweat of those sort of idiots?

I imagine if Boise were to even book one of Americas real funny and cutting edge raw in your face comics the crowd if not booing at them, would not matter after the area censorship got ahold of the matter and shut it down!

Laughter can be much like the affects of drugs, mind opening and addictive, and even lead to such behavior as open public humor, humor as it happens to be is the bazar corse of normal and not viewed to be normal human actions, brought to the attention of the conscience mind.

And if a person makes a joke about a fag, a black guy, or lesbian around Boise and even gets the laugh, there will be some anal closet cock sucking state government type bringing the situation to close. If people cant find the humor in the situation and express it freely than the joke is on them, and happens to be why those are the funniest topics on tour have been and will be!

If a queer is insulted by some guy getting a laugh about sucking dick, that STOP SUCKING DICK, or get over it, guarantee the comic has no idea who the dick sucker is or much cares, it's just funny shit that people have come to accept as normal behavior! NOTHING IS NORMAL WITH OUR CURRENT HUMAN BEHAVIOR!!!

Laughter is a way to free the sole from oppression, as in Government oppression!

DBreaux diklxik

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Posted by David A Breaux on 03/06/2012 at 1:56 AM

Re: “Utilizing the Obsolete

I like her work...she did a great job and it just amazes me how some people don't think this is cool.

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Posted by emmaline on 01/06/2012 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Utilizing the Obsolete

Although many people may consider Adrian's piece to be recycling instead a piece of art, what they don't realize is that art is only limited by the imagination. i believe it is a very beautiful piece of work that was created out of good intentions. Adrian's artwork is definitely "out of the box" so to speak but that is exactly what makes it so meaningful and different. Her design was quite impressive to me and it has given me inspiration to never limit myself with only a canvas and a paintbrush but to use all of my resources to create a masterpiece. I really like how she used the tapes from old VHS tapes and thus, possibly without realizing it, preserved some of the past in a creative way. Her artwork is out of the ordinary and I would have probably not thought of crocheting VHS tapes into a basket so good job to her!

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Posted by mariah on 01/05/2012 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Utilizing the Obsolete

She the most amazing person and will blow your mind with hers

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Posted by Max Brobeck on 12/23/2011 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Art in the Park Returns for 57th Year

Artsy Fartsy

Posted by dikweed on 09/10/2011 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Local Comics Go DIY

Thank you Mr. Josh Gross. Wonderful article. No matter what we comics do as individuals outside of Boise we need to support each other here at home. This is were we network and work on our stuff. This is....where we COULD develop and build names for ourselves and each other, and also improve the quality of our acts. Please keep coming out to open mics. We know what they are, nothing too out of this world, but they can be good as you and I want them to be.

Danny Amspacher

Posted by oriolesfan14 on 08/10/2011 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Local Comics Go DIY

I guess I'm one of the 'older' comics that 'came back out'. A lot of credit has to go to both Amspacher And B.Lee for working both sides of the comedy world here in Boise. Lee was instrumental in helping to foster one of the best comedic cultures we were ever blessed to have here in Boise, and if anybody can get a successful comedy club started in this town it's him, and the fire in Amspacher's belly is the only reason there are places for us to work out our new material in this entire city. Those of us in the local comedy community are very happy to have the support of our local media and we can't appreciate enough all of the people who keep coming to shows week after week. Thanks Boise, we love you too.

Posted by Mikey Pullman on 08/10/2011 at 3:38 PM

Re: “F is for font

Keep talking Shoogi, someday you’ll say something intelligent.

If Shoogi and I were marooned on a desert island with a gun, two bullets, and two tigers, I'd shoot myself twice.

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Posted by Moss on 06/02/2011 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Searching for Quartzburg

Baxter Regional Center is in Mountain Home Arkansas not Mountain Home Idaho. Better do your research next time.

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Posted by IdahoPioneer on 03/28/2011 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Poet Derrick Brown Blends Rock 'n' Poetry

In light of the comments on this story, I called Paul Mazier back for clarification, as my interview notes indicated his new book was published on the Publication Studios imprint. Mazier said that though he is currently only employing Publication Studios as a printer, there has been discussion of potentially moving his book from its independent status to the Publication Studios roster. Mazier said that the content of those conversations and that potential move bled over into our discussion more than he’d intended without being made explicit.

“I kind of started to speak on behalf of my experience with them,” said Mazier. “But I don’t have experience with them as an actual publisher, so it’s hard for me to say just what their model really is,” said Mazier.

He added that he’s busy in school and focusing on that rather than on marketing his book.

Posted by Josh Gross on 02/10/2011 at 3:07 PM

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