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Frances McCormack: Above and Below

Gilman Contemporary 661 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley

"I am almost never satisfied with a painting until it has surprised me in some way, and probably after working on it for long while, weeks or months sometimes...This happens when the image I am chasing on the canvas suddenly suggests another direction—color, orientation even—and it is so compelling I am willing to undo weeks of work to try to integrate this upstart outlier, this strange event." - Frances McCormack Frances McCormack is a Professor Emerita of Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute who's work as an abstract painter draws on the history of gardens and landscape design. Her paintings are invented spaces or interior theaters that are essentially images of the process of growth and transformation within a contained space. She has sought out these spaces or walled gardens in Rome at the Villa d'Este and Villa Lante, at the Alhambra in Spain, the Topkai Palace in Istanbul, in Mexico at the houses of the architect Luis Barragan, or Santa Barbara at Ganna Walska's LotusLand. These places provide a container where the urgency and noise of everyday obligations fall away and the visitor has access to other dimensions of thought and feeling. Combining architectural elements and loosely interpreted ...

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Ongoing

FRANCES B. ASHFORTH

Hemmings Gallery 340 Walnut Ave, Ketchum

'LAY OF THE LAND' An exhibition by FRANCES B. ASHFORTH at Hemmings Gallery on 340 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum Come meet the artist and celebrate the OPENING NIGHT on FRIDAY 9/1 from 5:00-7:30pm! "Land, water, mountains and deserts are what inspire Frances B. Ashforth. Her passion for fly fishing and time spent in remote places has allowed her to experience sparsely populated and wild lands across the United States. In her latest show 'Lay of the Land' at Hemmings Gallery, Ashforth’s paintings, drawings and waterbase monotypes reflect the geography and geology of intersecting habitats that she has visited and studied. She often orients her compositions along a strong horizon line, exploring its relationships within land, water and sky. Ashforth states, “I am acutely aware of the tension and balance within that line. Weather patterns and time of day temper this balance and translate to composition.” She manipulates light, perspective and contrasts within the elements of the studied habitats. Her work can appear deceptively simple and spare, yet by focusing on the details and editing the composition, Ashforth’s work evokes memory and knowledge that can only evolve from the focused study of a particular landscape." More info at www.hemmingsgallery.com

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Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours

Sun Valley Culinary Institute 211 N Main St, Ketchum

The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer tours open to the general public. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Come see for yourself…free tours are offered every Thursday at 10AM

Event Series Volunteer For Veggies

Volunteer For Veggies

Bloom Community Food Center 110 Honeysuckle Street, Bellevue

Join in community gardening sessions at The Hope Garden (corner of Walnut and 1st in Hailey) and the Bloom Community Food Center (110 Honeysuckle St., Bellevue). Tasks include harvesting, planting, weeding, and flower bouquet making! Fresh vegetables shared with everyone each session. JUNE 5 – SEPT 28 Hope Garden (Hailey) Monday evenings 5:30pm-7:00pm Wednesday mornings 9-10:30am Bloom Community Food Center (Bellevue) Thursday mornings 10-11:30am

EXHIBITION: Sightings

Sun Valley Museum of Art 191 5th St E, Ketchum

Sightings considers our connection to the night skies and our fascination with the extraterrestrial. The exhibition asks why we look to the night skies for signs of life, and how we experience phenomena we can’t explain. Featuring commissioned projects by artists Deb Sokolow and Cable Griffith alongside work by Karla Knight, Robyn O’Neil, Ionel Talpazan, Esther Pearl Watson, and Timothy Wyllie. Located in rural Idaho, the number one state per capita for UFO sightings, SVMoA sits at the edge of the 1,416 square-mile Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The exhibition is motivated in part by this geography and by local lore surrounding the possibility of extraterrestrial activity in the region.

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ARTIST TALK: Deb Sokolow & Cable Griffith

Sun Valley Museum of Art 191 5th St E, Ketchum

Join artists Deb Sokolow and Cable Griffith for a conversation about their practices, processes, and mutual interest in the human fascination with night skies and the extraterrestrial.

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The Elephant’s Perch and SVSEF Present The Mountain Athlete Speaker Series: An evening with Olympians

Elephant's Perch, Ketchum, ID 280 East Ave, Ketchum

Come seat on the grass at the Elephant's Perch, and learn to what it takes to become a world class athlete. The “Evening with Olympians” will feature: Maja Dahlqvist, Olympic Silver Medalist and World Cup sprinter. Kevin Bolger, Olympic and World Cup sprinter. Jake Adicoff, Paralympic Gold medalist, US Para-Nordic team member adn SVESF Gold Team member.. Wylde Beet and Warfield food trucks will be on site. Music by DJ Marlin. There also will be a raffle to benefit the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Cross Country and Gold teams.

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Cultura – Solito / El Salvador

Hailey Town Center West 116 S River St, Hailey

The Hailey Public Library will host Cultura, a 4-part series celebrating the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic neighbors. An Hispanic Heritage Month offering, Cultura invites community leaders to share personal stories, images, and conversation about their home countries. On Thursday, September 14, from 5:30-7:00 PM, Salvadoran and community advocate Herbert Romero and dual immersion teacher Edith Lopez Millard will discuss Javier Zamora’s remarkable memoir Solito which describes his illegal migration as a 9-year-old boy from El Salvador to the US to join his parents. Held at Town Center West, 116 S River.

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Is it The End of Night? with Paul Bogard

The Community Library 415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum

The beauty of darkness, the costs of light pollution, and what we can do to protect the night. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his critically acclaimed book "The End of Night," Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. Using a blend of personal narrative, natural history, science, and astronomy, Bogard shares the importance of darkness—what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain—and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. Registration recommended to save a seat. Special thanks to Boise State University for bringing Paul to Idaho as part of their Sawtooth Writing Retreat Sept. 14-17 at the Central Idaho 4-H Camp. Paul Bogard is author of "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He is also the author of "The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest ...

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EXHIBITION OPENING CELEBRATION: Sightings

Sun Valley Museum of Art 191 5th St E, Ketchum

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Sightings. Living through the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans developed a new relationship to the night sky, looking to the stars for connection at a time of isolation. Located in rural Idaho, the number one state per capita for UFO sightings, SVMoA sits at the edge of the 1,416 square-mile Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. Motivated by this geography and by local lore surrounding the possibility of extraterrestrial life, SVMoA’s fall exhibition considers our human experience of UFOs and the extraterrestrial. Rather than ask what those who report UFO sightings have actually seen, the exhibition asks why we look to the night skies for signs of life, and how we experience phenomena we can’t explain. Featuring commissioned projects by artists Deb Sokolow and Cable Griffith alongside work by Karla Knight, Robyn O’Neil, Ionel Talpazan, Esther Pearl Watson, and Timothy Wyllie.

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