September 1 2004 


Boise Art Museum (BAM) has received the largest gift in its history, a $250,000 grant from Paul and Charlotte Corddry, co-chairs of Boise Art Museum's National Advisory Council. The gift is a one-to-one challenge grant to be awarded over a five-year period in annual installments of $50,000. The monies will help sustain the continued growth and general operations of Boise Art Museum and support major initiatives such as the current Degas in Bronze exhibition and the upcoming exhibit, Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of the Sublime.

Paul Corddry is past CEO of Ore-Ida and HJ Heinz Europe and served as President of Boise Art Museum in 1972-73. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Albertsons Inc., and is a Trustee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the American University in Cairo, Egypt; and the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL. Charlotte Corddry serves as a Trustee of the Florida Gulf Coast University Museum. The Corddrys currently reside in Naples, FL.


The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony (TVYS), a full orchestra comprised of talented and highly accomplished young musicians from throughout the Treasure Valley area, will be holding auditions September 15-17. Members of the symphony perform three full programs each year, plus occasional special concerts and events at different venues throughout the area. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in downtown Boise. TVYS concerts present exciting and challenging literature from the major orchestral repertoire with the experience of professional guidance and the thrill of public performance. Some of the most advanced instrumentalists also have the opportunity to perform as soloists.

The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony draws its membership from music programs throughout Southwestern Idaho and beyond including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Emmett, Idaho City, and Ontario, Oregon. TVYS members have entered into music programs at the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, Boise State University and the University of Idaho. Former members have moved into professional careers with the Boise Philharmonic, the San Antonio Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and other professional orchestras.

Interested musicians (minimum of 13-years-old) should be aware of the following audition requirements: major scales up 4 sharps and 4 flats; solo of choice (concerto or similar solo); sight-reading materials available for pickup one week prior to audition in the Boise Philharmonic office.

To reserve an audition time or for more details call 344-7849.

Public Works Graphic Artist Receives award

Boise City Public Works graphic artist Kris Hudson has been named winner in the 2004 American Graphic Design Awards competition. Now in its 25th year, the national design competition honors new, outstanding graphic design, advertising art and marketing communications created by American graphic designers and art directors. Hudson was recognized for Excellence in Communication and Graphic Design for her work on a promotional piece for Earth Day. The full-color poster entitled Our City, Our Environment, Our Quality of Life invites citizens to celebrate the quality of life enjoyed in Boise. The city received an embossed certificate and eligibility to showcase the poster in the 2004 Graphic Design USA Design Annual and special edition hardcover book.

Wine Festival Winners

The inaugural Idaho Wine Festival took place last Saturday, August 28 at The Winery at Eagle Knoll after the first ever Idaho juried wine competition. And ... the gold medal competition winners were:

Camas Prairie Merlot NV, Coeur d'Alene Viognier 2003 Washington, Eagle Knoll Syrah, Parma Ridge Merlot 2002, Pend d'Oreille Chardonnay 2002 and Ste. Chapelle Riesling Ice Wine 2003 Reserve Series. The Best of Show award went to Williamson Cabernet Sauvignon 2002.

For a complete list of all the awards, visit :

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