North Idaho Report 

Prichard Art Gallery Exhibits Work of Johannesburg Native

Art lovers now have the chance to view an exhibition from one of South Africa's greatest artists, William Kentridge. Well known in the art world, he has contributed to many major international art exhibitions as well as having been featured in numerous museums. He gained popularity by filming the process of making his large charcoal drawings that evolved into animated films. His two main characters are Felix Teitlebaum (the alter ego of Kentridge himself) and Soho Eckstein (an archetype of a South African capitalist).

Along with stop-animation and his charcoal drawings, Kentridge is known for his collages, large-scale outdoor sculptures and his prints, which vary in media. He is also very involved in theater as an actor and director and has created many opera and theater set designs.

His current exhibition, "William Kentridge: Works on Paper" includes some small and large-scale prints, along with drawings and etchings. His metaphorical work seeks to explore the psychological effects of apartheid, memory and how people confront their history. The exhibition was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with many kind lenders and is not to be missed!

Through April 1. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 414/416 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho, 208-885-3586,

What do Kings, Queens and Giant Turkey Legs Have in Common?

It is that time of year again to step out of the doldrums of winter and welcome back the green Earth and the Lords and Ladies of the 34th Annual Moscow Renaissance Fair. Revert to a time when romance and chivalry abounded. Enter a magical world where knights, young lasses, dragons and the fairies play. Experience a world and time where people take pride in their handmade wares and trades. Like the fairs of the 16th century, this modern fair in Moscow offers a sensual feast of crafts, exotic food and drink, entertainment and games, all from artisans in the Pacific Northwest. Let's not forget the giant turkey legs. Mmm mmm good! And last but certainly not least, this fair provides an opportunity for the hoi polloi to actively participate in a historical reenactment. So, grab your wench, you tosspot, gobble down a few turkey legs, and carouse the fair. Oh, and leave the pup at home please.

May 5-6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE, East City Park, downtown Moscow, Idaho. For more information, visit

Sandpoint Goes Retro

Pull out your poodle skirt and cat-eye peepers. Grease back your duck tail and grab your ankle biters. It's time for Sandpoint's annual nostalgia Lost in the '50s Weekend. The classic car parade and show will feature muscle cars, antiques and hot rods a plenty. Combine the parade with a road rally, and you'll be burning rubber left and right. There will be street dancing and revival rock band performances, and if you're still feeling young enough to participate, there will even be a fun run. Now all you need to go with those tailfins is a nice, thick milkshake.

May 17-20, FREE, 201 Main St., Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-265-5678.

--Gina Sinisi and Vincent Miresse


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