Arts News April 14, 2004 


Boise State assistant professor of printmaking Kimiko Miyoshi has been awarded a fellowship from the Jentel Artist Residency Program. Miyoshi will be granted private accommodations, a workspace and a stipend to reduce living expenses during the residency. The program is conducted on a working cattle ranch in Wyoming for four weeks, allowing artists unfettered time to reflect and meditate on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.

The focus of Miyoshi's work is to transform insignificant objects or mundane phenomena into seductive art works that challenge the hierarchal status of things and their socially assigned values. Her recent exhibitions include 70 W / m2: Remarks on Solar Phenomena and Sky in Water at Plan B.

log cabin Youth Read

Log Cabin writers in grades 3-12 will read their own work at the Log Cabin Literary Center's Young Writers Reading on Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Each student will read a short piece he or she has written during this year's Writers in the Schools (WITS) program—a program that places professional writers in 28-week residencies in 40 sites in Southern Idaho. This year WITS serves 1,000 at-risk children and young adults in after school programs, alternative schools, migrant camps, juvenile detention centers, teen parent centers and traditional classrooms.


The Idaho Human Rights Education Center Fourth Annual Human Rights Art Contest received over 190 entries from students from all over Idaho. Students were asked to create an original piece of art that expresses the value of human rights after thinking about the following statement: "When children are born, they are free and each should be treated the same way, despite a different sex, different skin color, speaking a different language, thinking different things, believing in another religion, owning more or less, being born in another social group, or coming from a different country; the same rights belong to everyone." The winners are as follows:

Headstart/Kindergarten: 1st—Shalana Dredge, Ammon Elementary

Grades 1-3: 1st—Jennifer Porter, Maple Grove Elementary; Honorable Mention—Sydnie Nichols, Maple Grove Elementary

Grades 4-6: 1st—Victoria Gillin, Foothills School and Maddie Eyolfson, Foothills School; 2nd—Kimmie Kreiter, Garfield Elementary; Honorable Mention—Nicole McMillan, Valley View Elementary; Honorable Mention—Hyonjee Joo, Adams Elementary

Grades 7-9 : 1st—Katie Smith, Les Bois Jr. High; 2nd—Stephen Clark, West Jr. High; Honorable Mention—Loralie Grentz, Les Bois Jr. High

Grade 10-12: 1st—Annelise Bertleson, Borah High School; 2nd—Amy MacKinnon, Timberline High School; 3rd—Adam Logan, Mountain Cove High School; Honorable Mention—Katy Butler, Mountain Cove High School; Honorable Mention—Shauna Murakami, Borah High School; Honorable Mention—Veronica Miller, Rigby High School


The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts has announced a new education and outreach program—ENCORE! (Explore Never-ending Creative-arts Opportunities Related to Education). Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, ENCORE! will offer a series of four performances by national touring companies, specifically targeted to elementary school students.

ENCORE! will work with teachers to enhance educational experiencing by offering performances specifically designed to not only cover topics related to the Idaho State Board of Education Humanities standards, but also to improve students' skills in areas like critical thinking, communication and teamwork.

For each production, there will be two matinee performances, allowing 4,000 students the opportunity to see each show. Tickets will be sold for $4 per student. Reservations for the 2004-2005 season will be accepted beginning April 12. All participating classes will receive a detailed study guide in advance of each performance.

Nov. 12, 2004—Coyote Tales from Dallas Children's Theatre

Jan. 21, 2005—New Shanghai Circus

Feb. 14, 2005—Tom Sawyer from Kennedy Center

April 4, 2005—The Little Mermaid from American Family Theatre

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