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.
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
This 6-week workshop series offers a welcoming and supportive space for people interested in drawing the natural world. The focus will be on nature journaling. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Led by artist Leslie Rego. Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m., November 2 - December 14 (no class the week of Thanksgiving). Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 12 students.
Join The Community Library for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) events through November! Writers of all genres, ages, experiences welcome. Come write with your peers for some designated "quiet time" in the library's Idaho Room (or join us via Zoom). Get support, ideas, and time to accomplish your writing goals at your leisure. Come for an hour or the whole time. Moderated by local author and NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison AJ Super. Visit comlib.org/2023/nanowrimo2023 for all event dates and times.
Everyone feels it: The faster pace. The divisions in society. The increasing complexity. To help us navigate the changing times with confidence and creativity, Mary Ann Allison will be presenting pictures of our journey from the past to the future. Her presentation, A Time Traveler's Guide to Social Change, promises to be both informative and entertaining. The founding principal of the Allison Group, Mary Ann helps organizations and individuals feel—and be—powerful in times of rapid social change. Her approach combines skinned knees (real business experience) and rigorous scientific theory. Her research is peer-reviewed and field tested. Mary Ann has co-authored a murder mystery and four books on business and science, and she serves on the board of the Idaho Humanities Council. Although she is a professor emerita and has an MBA and PhD, Mary Ann believes in having fun and hopes you won’t hold her degrees against her. Space is limited, and registration is required to join this small-group workshop and discussion.
SVFF November Monthly Movie Worried about the survival of small farmers, ranchers, and chefs hobbled by America’s policy of producing cheap food, trailblazing food writer Ruth Reichl reaches across political and social divides to report on the country's broken food system and the innovators risking everything to transform it.