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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 ...


SNRA End of Season Clean-Up

Join Idaho Conservation League, the Environmental Resource Center, Idaho Trails Association, Idaho Rivers United, Wood River Trails Coalition, Sawtooth Society, Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association, and the U.S. Forest Service for the fourth annual SNRA End-of-Season Cleanup! The 2023 SNRA End-of-Season Cleanup effort runs from Friday, September 15th, to Saturday, September 30th. Volunteers are self-guided – you choose the date that best suits your schedule and the locations you’d like to help out with! You’ll be provided with instructions, trash bags, latex gloves, snacks, and other resources to facilitate the work. To register, click HERE! We encourage you to grab friends, family, or coworkers and help give back to this iconic slice of Idaho!



Hemmings Gallery Walnut Avenue, 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



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.


Stanley, Idaho Fall Yoga Retreat

3 days of nourishing yoga, meditation, food, and community in the sawtooth mountains with Taryn Smith Movement. Hosted at Triangle C Lodge in Stanley, Idaho. Schedule Friday, september 15 12pm check in, tea time snacks, introductions 2pm kundalini 3pm vinyasa flow 7pm dinner at the Sawtooth Hotel 9pm meditation and sound bath Saturday, september 16 9am-11am morning vinyasa practice, meditation and breath work 12pm brunch at Redfish Lake Lodge 1-6pm a day at the lake! kayaking, boat time, hiking 6pm sunset appetizer cruise 7:30pm wine pairing dinner at Limbert's 10pm sound bath Sunday, september 17 9am-11am morning vinyasa practice, meditation, & breath work 12pm check out, brunch following at the Stanley Bakery

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff!

Hailey Town Center West 116 S River St, Hailey

The Hailey Public Library will host the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Friday, September 15, 4:00-7:00 PM at Town Center West. Celebrate our community’s rich Hispanic traditions with these family-friendly offerings: music by Quinta Generaćion; food from Taqueria Al Pastor (first 25 meals free!); face painting, tissue paper flowers, games and piñatas for the kids; and bilingual Lotería and prizes with callers Herbert Romero & friends. A bilingual StoryWalk© about a girl of Peruvian and American heritage will be installed at Town Center West, 9/14-10/12.

Event Series WORKSHOP: Astrophotography 101

WORKSHOP: Astrophotography 101

SVMoA Hailey Classroom 314 2nd Ave S, Hailey

Learn how to create stunning images under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states with astrophotographer Nate Liles! This class will cover pre-trip planning, camera settings and ideal equipment, composition, panorama creation, and post-processing techniques. Participants will meet at the Sun Valley Museum of Art's Hailey Classroom on Fri, Sep 15 at 4:30pm to make a pre-trip plan and review camera basics. Carpools will depart for the shooting location at Craters of the Moon by 6pm. Students will photograph the sunset (7:50pm), discuss camera settings and composition, and shoot a bit during blue hour (twilight) before astronomical twilight (fully dark sky). Once the sky fully darkens (9pm), participants will practice creating long-exposure night sky compositions before heading back to Hailey around 10:30pm. If the sky is cloudy at the chosen site, arrangements will be made to find an alternate site with clear skies. On Saturday, students will discuss post-processing techniques, including light noise reduction, panorama stitching, lens corrections, and image retouching. Age and ability: 17+ years old and basic knowledge of how to operate your camera in manual mode; advanced photography skills not required.

$180 – $200
Event Series Limelight Lounge – Live Music Series

Limelight Lounge – Live Music Series

Limelight Lounge 151 Main St S

Throughout the year, The Limelight Lounge is the place to be in Ketchum for live local music. It's the perfect way to unwind after a day on the mountain. Order a beer and a few apps (or go all out with dinner from our menu), and enjoy some of the best local talent in an intimate setting. Live music schedule: November  Fri 3rd- Travis McDaniel Sat 4th- Katie Buxton Fri 10th- Mark Mueller Sat 11th- Kevin Ware Fri 17th- Johnny & Jen Pisano Sat 18th- Michaela French Fri 24th- Soulbots Sat 25th- Soulbots

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