The Community Library
Nov 1 2022 – Jan 31 2023 all-day
Chihuly Blanket Cyliders Exhibit @ The Community Library
12:00 am
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.
The Community Library
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Creating the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join Idaho State Historical Society’s Executive Director Janet L. Gallimore in a conversation about the journey to create the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture. A legacy of the 2020 “Idaho Women 100: Courageous Past, Unlimited Future” initiative, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage, this will be the first monument dedicated to women on the Idaho State House grounds. Irene Deely, the respected Idaho sculptor known for her figurative sculptures in bronze, is the project’s artist. Inspired in part by the Idaho State Seal, this woman walks metaphorically in the footsteps of those who came before and then hands off her shoe to the future. The piece will be dedicated in December of 2022. The Idaho Capitol Commission approved the sculpture for placement on the Idaho State Capitol grounds and it will become part of the Idaho State Historical Society’s collections, in the Capitol Collections portfolio. In 1896, Idaho was the 4th state to grant its women suffrage through Idaho Senate Resolution 2. The Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture reminds all Idahoans of Idaho’s historic leadership as the 4th state to grant women suffrage and the 30th state to ratify the national women’s suffrage amendment; these were ...
"The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War" @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
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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