"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 ...
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!
'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
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.
St. Thomas Playhouse presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, featuring a cast of over 50 locals of all ages. Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.
Play, create, discover, and have fun! Families and friends are invited to visit SVMoA's Hailey Classroom, explore various art materials, and create art inspired by SVMoA's summer exhibition Hidden Gems: Sun Valley Collects. Projects will change monthly. Age & Ability: all ages, families encouraged to attend together. FREE! Drop in anytime between 1:30–4:30pm; no registration required!
Join the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association for their 16th annual Sawtooth Forum & Lecture Series at the Stanley Museum, 5pm every other Friday June 30-August 25. June 30: Grizzly Bears and the Bitterroot and Central Idaho Wilderness presented by Steve Nadeau, Wildlife Biologist July 14: What Lies Beneath: How the Idaho Batholith Influenced the Yellowstone- Snake River Plain Supervolcanoes presented by Kathrine Potter, PhD July 28: Multiple Voices, Varied Spaces: Literature and History in the American West presented by Amanda J. Zink, PhD August 11: Seeking Beauty: The Wanderings of a Vagabond presented by Ed Cannady, Photographer and retired SNRA Backcountry Manager August 25: Advocates For Our Future: A Youth Perspective on Salmon Recovery presented by Lilly Wilson, Salmon Youth Protectors September 22 at The Community Library in Ketchum: The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind presented by Amy Gulick, Photographer and Author
What is it like to have a relationship with salmon? Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and salmon are linked, photographer and author Amy Gulick traveled throughout Alaska to explore the web of human relationships with these extraordinary fish. Commercial fishermen took her on as crew; Alaska Native families taught her the art of preserving both fish and culture; and sport fishing guides showed her how to cast her line as well as her mind. Amy will share stories and images from her book, The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, and speak to salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest based on the relationships and conservation efforts she witnessed in Alaska. Amy Gulick is a photographer and writer, whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Audubon, National Wildlife, and Outdoor Photographer. She is the recipient of the Voice of the Wild Award from the Alaska Wilderness League, the Conservation Voices Award from Washington Wild, and the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Her award-winning books include The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind and Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest. Registration is ...
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
Please join Idaho Rivers United for this IN PERSON event at the Limelight Hotel in beautiful Ketchum, ID on September 22nd, 2023! Doors open at 6:00 pm MST, with the show to follow shortly after. Our staff will be there to share our current conservation project updates and how you can get involved in our work. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet. Thank you for your support in the name of adventure storytelling!
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.” Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, theater, jazz, baroque, and folkloric music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for The Window, Dreams and Daggers, and For One To Love, and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album WomanChild. In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. Nonesuch Records released Ghost Song in March of 2022, and has since gone onto receive two Grammy Nominations as well as appearing on several year-end best lists for 2022