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Chihuly Blanket Cyliders Exhibit
Chihuly Blanket Cyliders Exhibit @ The Community Library
Jan 1 – Jan 21 all-day
Chihuly Blanket Cyliders Exhibit @ The Community Library
The Foyer of Community Library In Ketchum is housing 21 exquisite art glass cylinders from renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. With this extraordinary body of work, Chihuly aims to convey his appreciation and respect for the histories, cultures, and arts of the Indigenous tribes of North America, and to recognize the influence of Native cultures on contemporary arts.
Deck Your Walls
Deck Your Walls @ Gilman Contemporary
Jan 1 – Jan 17 all-day
Deck Your Walls @ Gilman Contemporary | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
Each December Gilman Contemporary celebrates the diversity of the artists they bring to Sun Valley with a dynamic group exhibition. This year the gallery teases future summer exhibitions including Carmen McNall and Mayme Kratz, who will have solo exhibitions in 2023. Also featured in December’s group exhibit are gallery newcomers Matt Duffin and Ghislain Brown-Kossi. Matt Duffin explores the themes of solitude and irony through moody and “neurotically meticulous” encaustic wax paintings. He uses the stark contrast of extreme light and shadow, as well as strong compositional strategies, to enhance his implied narratives creating works that are simultaneously dark and humorous. Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s childhood in France and Ivory Coast heritage feed his work as an archeological pop artist. Mixed dialects and cultures inspire his colorful, bold, and geometric work with hieroglyphic symbols emerging through sand. Gilman will also present works by local artist Jill Lear, Brazilian artist Thai Mainhard, and Hunt Slonem whose art can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Pictured work is Carmen McNall’s “Enfold in a Greater Space #3”, acrylic on hand carved wood panel.
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Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass 5:00 pm
Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass @ The Community Library
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass @ The Community Library
Dr. Letitia Chambers will present a program discussing glass art created by American Indian artists. Chambers is the curator of the exhibit “Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass,” which is slated to travel to ten major museums around the U.S. over the next four years. She also authored the beautifully illustrated book of the same name, which is now in its third printing. The exhibit includes 120 glass art creations and tells the story of how glass art came to Indian Country. Leading glass artist Dale Chihuly was the first to introduce glass blowing to American Indian students, which has led over the past 50 years to the creation of an exceptional body of work. In turn, Chihuly was influenced by Native arts. The reciprocal nature of this influence, with Chihuly’s own art enhanced by the inspiration of Native design, is a serendipitous result. Chihuly’s first Native-inspired works in glass were created in 1975, shortly after he created a glass art curriculum and taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Chihuly’s first Native-inspired works in glass incorporated glass threads fused onto the surface of blown cylinders to create designs based on patterns in Navajo weaving. ...
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“Eleutheria” with Allegra Hyde 6:00 pm
“Eleutheria” with Allegra Hyde @ The Community Library
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Eleutheria" with Allegra Hyde @ The Community Library
Writer-In-Residence at the Hemingway House, Allegra Hyde, will discuss her 2022 novel “Eleutheria,” a story of idealism, activism, and systemic corruption, centered on a naïve young woman’s quest for agency in a world ravaged by climate change. The novel was recently named one of the best books of the year The New Yorker. Willa Marks has spent her whole life choosing hope. She chooses hope over her parents’ paranoid conspiracy theories, over her dead-end job, over rising ocean levels. And when she meets Sylvia Gill, renowned Harvard professor, she feels she’s found the justification of that hope. Sylvia is the woman-in-black: the only person smart and sharp enough to compel the world to action. But when Sylvia betrays her, Willa fears she has lost hope forever. And then she finds a book in Sylvia’s library: a guide to fighting climate change called Living the Solution. Inspired by its message and with nothing to lose, Willa flies to the island of Eleutheria in the Bahamas to join the author and his group of ecowarriors at Camp Hope. Upon arrival, things are not what she expected. The group’s leader, Roy Adams, is missing, and the compound’s public launch is delayed. With time ...
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Nutrient Cycles in Macroinvertebrates 6:00 pm
Nutrient Cycles in Macroinvertebrates @ The Community Library
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nutrient Cycles in Macroinvertebrates @ The Community Library
Is the Big Wood River healthy? As with any ecological system, that is a complicated question that will take a lot of science, data, and study to determine. Anecdotally, community members of the Wood River Valley have very different answers. Some people look at the stunning beauty of the river on a fall day and can’t imagine a better picture of the word “vibrant,” while others may notice that they’re catching less fish than they used to and therefore think of the river as somehow less healthy than it once was, or could be. One way to determine the health of an ecosystem is to look at the living creatures that live within it! Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals that live in water, are big enough to see with the naked eye, and have no backbone. These animals include many types of insects as well as other animals such as worms, mollusks, and crustaceans. Most aquatic macroinvertebrates make their homes in rocks, leaves, and the sediment of streambeds. These aquatic creatures are excellent for studying when trying to find out how healthy an ecosystem is. Macroinvertebrate sampling is a critical tool in the arsenal of river evaluation techniques, and the ...
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Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Jackson, Wyoming’s Housing Director 6:00 pm
Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Jackson, Wyoming’s Housing Director @ The Community Library
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Jackson, Wyoming’s Housing Director @ The Community Library
In 2016, April Norton joined the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department as its first director, focusing on partnerships to create affordable housing in the Jackson Hole area. She spent the previous decade developing programs and projects that help communities thrive. Through her work at the LOR Foundation, she engaged with rural landscapes and people throughout the Intermountain West, working on projects that included land and water conservation and affordable housing. In many respects, the Jackson Hole area is a peer community and as such has similar struggles. April will describe these struggles and successes, what makes resort communities’ housing challenges unique, and what solutions and tools work well there. One such solution is deed-restricting housing units to people who live and/or work in the area and by income – which can be accomplished with a range of tools. Her county-wide efforts and diverse work experience also contributes to her understanding of the different roles that non-profits, governments, and for-profits play in the housing sphere and how best to allocate funds. Register on www.comlib.org to save your seat. This program will be livestreamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo. In collaboration with the City of Ketchum.
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“The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War” 5:30 pm
“The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War” @ The Community Library
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War" @ The Community Library
Crowds swarm when U.S. presidents travel abroad, though many never hear their voices. The presidential body, moving from one secured location to another, communicates as much or more to these audiences than the texts of their speeches. In “The World is Our Stage,” Allison M. Prasch considers how presidential appearances overseas broadcast American superiority during the Cold War. Drawing on extensive archival research, Prasch examines five foundational moments in the development of what she calls the “global rhetorical presidency:” Truman at Potsdam, Eisenhower’s “Goodwill Tours,” Kennedy in West Berlin, Nixon in the People’s Republic of China, and Reagan in Normandy. In each case, Prasch reveals how the president’s physical presence defined the boundaries of the “Free World” and elevated the United States as the central actor in Cold War geopolitics. This program is presented in partnership with the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University. The event will be livestreamed and available to view later. Allison M. Prasch is assistant professor of rhetoric, politics, and culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She will be joined by Sam Martin, scholar of public address and political communication with the Frank Church Institute.
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Preserving Family Recipes: A Writing Workshop with Cynthia Nims 10:30 am
Preserving Family Recipes: A Writing Workshop with Cynthia Nims @ The Community Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Preserving Family Recipes: A Writing Workshop with Cynthia Nims @ The Community Library
Preserving cherished recipes from family and friends is a meaningful way to keep traditions alive and to ensure associated memories remain vibrant. Join Cynthia Nims for a workshop focused on the value of these most beloved recipes. Cynthia has been writing recipes for cookbooks and magazines for many years. Inspiration for those recipes comes from countless sources, among them are recipes that had a beginning in her mom’s kitchen. She’ll talk about the treasure that she considers her mother’s falling-apart recipe folder to be. And she’ll share examples of how recipes that may seem a bit dated can find a place in your kitchen today. Bring along a cherished family recipe or two, if you like. There will be time for an informal exercise to help capture the stories of these recipes. Space is limited, and registration is required. Cynthia Nims is a Seattle-based author and consultant. Her most recent cookbook, Shellfish, was released in early 2022. Previous books include Oysters and Salty Snacks. Cynthia has served as the food editor of Seattle magazine, editor of Simply Seafood magazine and has contributed to Alaska Airlines Beyond, Cooking Light, and Coastal Living, among others. She publishes a bi-weekly newsletter Seafood Savvy ...
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