BIG IDEAS / Multidisciplinary Projects

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What’s the Big Idea? For more than 15 years, The Center has focused on creating original programs and exhibitions that consider one BIG IDEA. These multidisciplinary projects are designed to stimulate the imagination, promote conversations, provoke thought and engage our community. When exploring a BIG IDEA, you can count on a project that will include:

  • Gallery exhibition in Ketchum (and sometimes at The Center, Hailey too!)
  • Exhibition Tours with Center curators and docents
  • Teen Workshop
  • Family Day (with gallery tours for families)
  • Documentary and/or Feature Films
  • Lecture/Talk

—all addressing the BIG IDEA from different points of view.

In addition to the core elements above, a BIG IDEA might also include:

  • Company of Fools Play or Play Reading
  • Concert or Performance
  • Talk by an artist included in the exhibition
  • Seminar or Panel Discussion
  • Artist Residency in the schools
  • Studio art, writing or theatre classes for adults

We’ve got three BIG IDEAS scheduled for the 2014–2015 season. The key elements of each project are listed below, but films and additional programs will be added closer to the opening of the projects. Check out our website and Facebook page to learn more—or sign up for our emails. Members will receive exhibition announcements that list all programs and events related to the BIG IDEA.


2014-2015 BIG IDEAS / Multidisciplinary Projects

shannon-durbin---forest-fires-01---201250pxForests, Foraging and Fires
Aug 23–Nov 12, 2014

A look at the forest as an ecosystem, a resource and a place of transformation, this project considers our relationship to the forest. What do we take from it, both materially and spiritually? What kinds of human and animal societies inhabit it? What role does fire play in maintaining the health of the forest and what is its impact? How do we and should we manage the forest?

 

  • Gallery Exhibition……….Aug 23–Nov 12, 2014
  • Evening Exhibition Tours……….Sep 4, 5:30pm
  • Panel Discussion……….Sep 16, 6:30pm
  • Play Reading Series: A Walk in the Woods……….Sep 27 (TBA)
  • Lecture: Timothy Egan……….Oct 2, 6:30pm
  • Family Day………. Oct 4, 3-5pm
  • Film: The Fruit Hunters……….Oct 9, 7pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Oct 16, 5:30pm
  • Film: Documentary Short Films of Forest Fires……….Oct 16, 7pm
  • Adult Class: Drawing & Painting……….Oct 18 & 19, 10am-4pm
  • Adult Class Set Design……….Oct 21, 23, 28 & 30, 6-8pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Nov 6, 5:30pm

Mollison---057_RollingStones_0001_600x200pxUnder the Influence of Rock & Roll
Nov 21, 2014–Jan 30, 2015

A celebration of an art form with uniquely American origins and its impact on our culture. Since the 1950s, Rock & Roll has influenced not just music in America (and around the world) but fashion, film, television, design and visual art. The project will include a timeline illustrating connections between Rock & Roll and social, political and historical events. How did a musical genre come to define an era?

  • Gallery Exhibition……….Nov 21, 2014–Jan 30, 2015
  • Film: Rockumentary Film Festival……….Nov 21–23
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Dec 4, 5:30pm
  • Concert: Guy Davis……….Dec 12, 6:30pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Jan 8, 5:30pm
  • Teen Workshop……….Jan 10–11, 10am–4pm
  • Play Reading Series: Graceland……….Jan 17 (TBA)
  • Lecture & Slideshow: Ethan Russell………. Jan 22, 6:30pm
  • Family Day………. Jan 24, 3-5pm
  • Concert: Bill Payne……….Jan 30, 6:30pm

aschheim---nostalgia---8_250pxThe Brain
Feb 6–Apr 17, 2015

An exploration of the most complex and least understood part of the human body. The Center presents The Brain as a community-wide conversation about recent advances in neuroscience (scientists have learned more about the brain in the past ten years than in all previous centuries) as well as a celebration of its wonder and mystery. The project will consider multiple aspects of the brain: its structure, memory, vision, the impacts of brain injuries and strokes, diseases that target the brain, how it can heal and more. Additionally The Center is developing a symposium that will include films, brown bag lunches and small format classes to investigate the brain, how it works and how we can care for it.

  • Gallery Exhibition……….Feb 6–April 17, 2015
  • Lecture: Will Shortz……….Jan 13, 6:30pm
  • Lecture: Shankar Vedantam……….Feb 5, 6:30pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Feb 9, 5:30pm
  • Company of Fools Theatre: Proof……….Feb 11–28
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Mar 12, 5:30pm
  • Family Day……….Mar 14, 3-5pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tour……….Apr 9, 5:30pm
  • Teen Workshop……….Apr 11–12, 10am–4pm