About the Idaho Falls Arts Council
Since its founding in 1990, the Idaho Falls Arts Council has committed to hosting an array of events, arts, performances, and venues to feature local and international talent within Idaho Falls and its surrounding areas. Now consisting of the Willard Arts Center, the historic Colonial Theater, the ARTitorium, and the Civic Center, these settings provide the means to have an annual impact of $2.7 million on the local community in the form of art galleries, 10 - 16 mainstage shows, 8 visual arts exhibitions, and community events all year long. The continued support of its staff members and volunteers accommodate the thousands of individuals who partake in the local arts community.
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January 11 - March 11, 2018: Hall Gallery
This is My Home Now: Narrative Textiles from Idaho Newcomers
Free opening reception with the artists, refreshments, and music on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Willard Arts Center. Reception supported by KISU, FM-91, Your Ear to the World
An exhibit of quilts stitched by Idaho newcomers working wiht Artisans for Hope volunteers. Produced by the Idaho Commission on the Arts with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
This collections focuses on quilted and stitched artworks that depict a narrative or story element in their design. The pieces embody the collective voice of some of Idaho's newest residents as they translate stories of journeys and live in transition onto textiles. These examples of living traditions demonstrate how the visual impact of place affects values related to worldview, occupation, community, and opportunity.
The artists represented in this exhibit have arrived in Boise from places as far away as Bhutan, Congo, Afghanistan, and Somalia, among others.
Todd and Melanie Mary • David Manson