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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 annually raise $2.7 million toward 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 volunteers and over 60 staff members accommodate the thousands of individuals who partake in the local arts community.
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September 5 - November 3, 2019: Carr Gallery
Idaho Watercolor Society 2019 - "Abstracted"
Opening reception with the artists Thursday, September 5, 2019 • 5:00-8:00pm at the Willard Arts Center in conjunction with Idaho Falls Gallery Walk. Local featured artist: Elizabeth Bowham.
Our challenge for this exhibit was to paint a watercolor and then abstract that painting. Some artists painted the abstract first, then painted the more realistic work. It has been an exciting challenge and a way to stretch our skills. During the year, we held a workshop to learn more about abstract painting and practice some of its techniques.
Art comes from the technical ability to use materials and techniques. Add that to our life experiences and learning from others. The result is our interpretation of what we see and feel and translate into watercolor creations.
Also in this exhibition are the award winners from our Annual Juried Show in Boise (September) and our featured artist, Elizabeth Bowhan (October).
Linda R. Carlson, Idaho Watercolor Society-East Region Rep