Exhibitions in Ketchum

Bees
April 13–June 22, 2018

This BIG IDEA project explores the central role pollinators play in our food supply and our environment. It offers a community-wide conversation about the challenges bees and pollinators face today, from colony collapse disorder to shrinking habitat. One factor behind The Center’s decision to pursue a project on bees is the appeal the topic holds for contemporary artists working across the disciplines. The project presents work by visual artists, filmmakers and playwrights who have all chosen to illuminate the mysterious world of bees and other pollinators through their artistic practices, celebrating pollinators’ diversity and their contributions to our ecosystems.

The Bees BIG IDEA project offers opportunities to learn about steps we can take to help all kinds of pollinator species. It features a wide variety of events, ranging from seed-paper-making workshops to the installation of an outdoor seed-paper quilt and pollinator pasture, from a class on cooking with honey to a backyard beekeeping workshop, and more. We invite you to take part in these events and join in the conversation.

Partnering with Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective as part of their ongoing proj-ect Border Free Bees, The Center worked with community volunteers to make paper embed-ded with native pollinator plant seeds. 3,333 bees were cut from the paper and installed on The Center’s walls and ceiling alongside 6,667 bees from earlier Border Free Bees projects. In June, The Center’s staff and volunteers will lay the sheets from which the bees were cut on The Center Lot, alongside other plant starts and seeds, to emerge into a pollinator pasture over the summer.

The Center commissioned artist Mary Early to create a site-specific installation in its Project Room gallery. Working with beeswax, Early has used simple, repeating forms and shapes to cre-ate a geometric installation that hangs from the ceiling. Visitors are invited to move through the space, taking in the fragrance of beeswax as they experience the installation.

Boise-based artist Kirsten Furlong’s Imagined Pollinators is a two-dimensional wall installation of hand-drawn, hand-cut, artist-invented moths and butterflies. The project represents human imagination and empathy as powerful tools in protecting species that are vitally important to us.

The exhibition features a selection of renowned photographer Emmet Gowin’s Mariposas nocturnas, grids of photographs of moths Gowin has made during visits to Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and elsewhere. Depicting hundreds, if not thousands, of species, Gowin’s project illuminates the incredible diversity among pollinators and gives viewers the op-portunity to see pollinators who do their work primarily at night, largely hidden from human view.

jasna guy has created several bodies of work about bees, including large-scale prints on silk tissue of tens of thousands of bees and honey-comb images. Recently, she’s begun making photographic prints of a wide variety of pollina-tor plants, sampling their pollen as part of her process and presenting the range of hues in swatches of color.

Museum exhibition generously supported by the Dawson Family.

Click here to view the exhibition brochure.

Exhibition Video

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2018 Bees BIG IDEA Project & Visual Arts Exhibition

Visual Arts Events

Museum Exhibition
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Apr 13–June 22, 2018
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Opening Celebration*
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Friday, Apr 13, 5–7pm

*Join The Center’s staff and artists Cameron Cartiere, Mary Early, Kirsten Furlong and jasna guy as we celebrate the opening of Bees! Remarks at 6pm.

Evening Exhibition Tour
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Thursday, Apr 26, 5:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm
Thursday, Jun 14, 5:30pm

Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Favor de llamar al Centro de las Artes para arreglar visitas guiadas en español.

Associated Events: Bees

  • Workshops: Seed Paper Making…..Feb 2–3, various times
  • Lecture: Ruth Reichl “Protect What We Eat”…..Feb 8, 6:30pm
  • Creative Jump-in: Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners with Sawtooth Botanical Garden…..Apr 5, 5:30–7pm
  • Lecture: Cameron Cartiere Border Free Bees…..Apr 12, 5:30pm
  • Museum Exhibition…..Apr 13–Jun 22
  • Exhibition Opening Celebration…..Apr 13, 5–7pm
  • Special Event: Pollinator Pop-up (Celebrate Earth Day!)…..Apr 20, 5-7:30pm
  • Inside, Outside, Upside Down! A Mini-Musical Commissioned by Company of Fools & Sun Valley Center for the Arts…..Apr 21, 6pm & Apr 22, 2pm
  • Panel Discussion: What is the Threat?…..Apr 24, 6:30pm
  • Evening Exhibition Tours…..Apr 26, May 24 & Jun 14, 5:30pm
  • Teen Workshop: Ceramic Bee Baths with Boulder Mountain Clayworks…..Apr 28, 10am-1pm
  • Film: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?…..Apr 26, 7pm
  • Family Day…..May 12, 12–4pm
  • Creative Jump-in: Cooking with Honey with The Haven…..May 17, 6–8pm
  • Special Event: Community Planting Party…..Jun 9, 1-5pm

Community partners include:

  • Boulder Mountain Clayworks
  • City of Ketchum
  • Environmental Resource Center (ERC) Ernest Hemingway STEAM School Five Bee Hives—Tom Harned
  • The Haven
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game Local Food Alliance
  • Magic Valley Beekeepers
  • Native Landscapes
  • The Sage School
  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden
  • Squash Blossom Farm—Sara Berman Wood River Community YMCA Wood River Sustainability Center

This Land Is Whose Land?
January 26–March 31, 2018

Prompted by current global and local conversations about refugees and immigration, This Land Is Whose Land? explores these timely topics in the context of the United States’ history as place of resettlement and contested (and sometimes contentious) claims over land. This BIG IDEA project challenges us with difficult questions: What role should the U.S. play in resettling refugees? What responsibilities do we have as a nation? What are the risks and rewards of welcoming refugees to our communities?

The Center’s exhibition for This Land Is Whose Land? features works by artists who consider the history of refugees in the U.S. as well as the broader contemporary refugee crisis.

Participating Artists: 

  • Tiffany Chung, an artist who works in a wide range of media, from sculpture and embroidery to photography and film, has devoted much of her career to examining migration, displacement and the complex relationships between the political, economic and environmental factors that can trigger refugee crises.
  • Angie Smith, a Los Angeles-based artist who has spent the past several years making portraits and recording the stories of refugees who have resettled in Boise after leaving their home countries in Africa and Southeast Asia.
  • Fazal Sheikh, an artist who uses photography to document the lives of people living in misplaced or marginalized communities around the world, including refugee camps that have been in place for decades.
  • Shiva Ahmadi, an artist born in Tehran (and now based in California) whose hand-drawn works are inspired by Middle Eastern creative traditions and the current Syrian refugee crisis.

Click here to view the exhibition brochure.

Exhibition Video

Photo Gallery

2018 This Land is Whose Land Exhibit_001

Visual Arts Events

Museum Exhibition
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Jan. 26–March 31, 2018
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sats in Feb & Mar, 11am-5pm

Opening Celebration*
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Friday, Jan 26, 5–7pm

*Participating artist Angie Smith, whose photographs of members of Boise’s refugee community have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, will speak about her project at 6pm.

Evening Exhibition Tour
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Thursday, Feb 22, 5:30pm
Thursday, Mar 22, 5:30pm

Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Favor de llamar al Centro de las Artes para arreglar visitas guiadas en español.

Gallery Walk
FREE at The Center, Ketchum

Friday, Feb 16, 5–7pm
Friday, Mar 9, 5–7pm

Associated Events: This Land is Whose Land?

  • Film: Big Sonia with Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday  Thursday, Jan 25, 7pm
  • Exhibition Opening Celebration:  Jan 26, 5-7pm
  • Company of Fools Theatre: Staged Reading of The Diary of Anne Frank  Friday, Jan 27, 7pm & Sunday, Jan 28, 2pm
  • Company of Fools Theatre: Clybourne Park with post-show conversation  Feb. 21 – March 10, various times and dates
  • FREE Creative Jump-in: “Seeing Other People: Photography, Difference, and Ethics at the Limit” with Sarah Sentilles  Thursday, Jan 30, 5:30–7pm
  • Book Discussion: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen  Thursday, March 1, 5:30–6:30pm
  • FREE Family Day:  Saturday, March 3, 3–5pm
  • FREE Panel Discussion: Whose Land Is it?  March 13, 6:30pm
  • Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen (co-presented with The Community Library)  Thursday, March 8, 6:30pm
  • Film: Welcome to Refugeestan  Thursday, March 22, 7pm

This Land is Whose Land? BIG IDEA project is generously sponsored by Jeanne Meyers and Richard Carr.

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is grateful to the many community collaborators supporting this BIG IDEA project: The Community Library, the Wood River Jewish Community and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

   


Art into Architecture:
Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll

December 1–January 17, 2018

Idaho is home to only one building designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright: the Archie Teater Studio, located in rural Bliss, Idaho. Designed in 1952 and constructed over the next eight years on the edge of the Snake River, Teater’s Knoll also happens to be the only Wright-designed artist studio that was ever built. This exhibition considers Teater’s Knoll within the larger context of Wright’s architectural practice and philosophy. It features architectural plans, photographs and furniture as well as a selection of paintings by Archie Teater (1901–1978), the artist for whom Teater’s Knoll was designed. An Idaho native, Teater was a prolific painter whose impressionistic landscape images and history paintings documented his experience of Idaho and the American West, as well as his extensive travels around the globe.

Archie Teater and Frank Lloyd Wright shared a love of landscape that drove their work. This exhibition presents Wright’s architecture and Teater’s paintings in conversation, with Teater’s Knoll as the outcome of that dialog.

SPECIAL THANKS to Henry Whiting, Lester Taylor and the Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum for their assistance with Art into Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll.

Click here to view the exhibition brochure.

Exhibition Video

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 2017 Art into Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll Visual Arts Exhibition

The following special events are associated with the Art into Architecture exhibition:

Visual Arts Events

Museum Exhibition
Dec 1, 2017–Jan 17, 2018

Opening Celebration
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Friday, Dec 1, 5–7pm, with remarks at 6pm
Special guest: Henry Whiting current owner of the Archie Teater Studio

Evening Exhibition Tour
FREE at The Center, Ketchum
Thursday, Dec 7, 5:30pm
Thursday, Dec 11, 5:30pm

Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. Favor de llamar al Centro de las Artes para arreglar visitas guiadas en español.

Gallery Walk
FREE at The Center, Ketchum

Friday, Dec 29, 5–7pm