Grant Deadlines - More Than a Marriage License - BCT Cut Short 

Grant Deadline Still Alive

Due to the popularity of the Boise Weekly Cover Auction Grant—or because some of you tend to procrastinate—we have extended the deadline to Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

Much of the nearly $13,000 raised in our 2008 cover auction will be parsed out to both individuals and organizations who recognize the importance of art in our community.

You'll need to answer the following questions: How does your organization support local visual artists? Will this grant fund a new or existing project? What's the budget? How will the grant be used? What's the location/accessibility? How will it benefit the community and support the Boise Weekly Cover Auction mission?

For more information contact Office Manager Shea Sutton at or 208-344-2055.

More Than Marriage Licenses

Meridian City Hall commissioned Nampa artist Amber Conger to create a metal sculpture suspended from the ceiling in the lobby that provides "an artistic vision of the future ... inspired by the city's past."

The selection process for the public art began last fall and, according to a press release, "The history was particularly important and [Conger] captured that in a way that matched our vision," said Meg Glasgow, chairwoman of the Meridian Arts Commission.

Conger, who works in recycled materials and found objects, will create the sculpture using copper, brass, steel, cable, nuts, bolts and turnbuckles in line with her "signature industrial style ... [which will] fit well with the modern design of the building."

To see Conger's work, visit

BCT Cut Short

Boise Contemporary Theater recently announced it is cutting this season short.

"It's sad, but it's not a decision we took lightly," Matthew Cameron Clark, BCT artistic director, told the audience at opening night of what has become the final play of the 2008-2009 season, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me By a Young Lady From Rwanda (review on Page 27).

Clark called the cancellation of Eurydice, which had been set to run April 1-18, an adjustment to "the way the world is working these days."

He said the move was necessary in order for the company to be able to afford to continue staging productions in the future.

For more information, visit

—Amy Atkins and Deanna Darr

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