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FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

When: November 4, 2022 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 Fifth Street

Play, create, discover and have fun! Families are invited to explore works in SVMoA’s current exhibition, Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal, and use their experience in the gallery as inspiration for art-making in the classroom.

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Artist & Educator Open House

When: November 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 Fifth Street

SVMoA invites all artists and educators in the Wood River Valley to view the Museum’s current exhibition, Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal, learn about teaching and learning opportunities at SVMoA, and help us start a valley-wide artist registry. Refreshments will be served.

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Young Patrons Circle – Museum Afterhours

When: November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 Fifth Street

Join SVMoA Educators, Sophie Sawyers and Allison Fluetsch for an exhibition Tour of Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation and Renewal followed by an activity in the Makers’ Lab.

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EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Dams

When: November 3, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Enjoy refreshments as you tour the exhibition with The Museum’s curators. Coinciding with renewed dialogue about the possibility of breaching dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, this BIG IDEA project offers a conversation about the impact of dams on Idaho and the American West. For more than a century, dams have shaped Idaho’s landscapes, ecosystems and economies. At this historic moment, the project considers the history of damming in the Pacific Northwest, the effects of dams on the region, and a reimagined future for rivers and the life dependent on them in the American West. SVMoA has commissioned artists Carolina Caycedo, Eirik Johnson, James Prosek and Rachel Teannalach to create new work for the exhibition, including large-scale and immersive installations.

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FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

When: September 30, 2022 @ 2:30 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Play, create, discover and have fun! Families are invited to explore works in SVMoA’s current exhibition, Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal, and use their experience in the gallery as inspiration for art-making in the classroom. Projects will change monthly.

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ART WORKSHOP: Bilingual ceramic workshop with artist George Rodgriguez

When: September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Join ceramic artist George Rodriguez in the creation of a Día de los Muertos community altar. In these workshops, we will be making offerings out of clay that symbolize our present community, ancestors and future hopes. George will demonstrate how to make small portraits, alebrijes and flowers with wet clay utilizing several building techniques. You will also have the opportunity to decorate a tile to be added to the exterior of the altar. All ages are welcome at this fun creation event. We will provide materials and tools — join us to add your story to the community altar. This workshop will take place on Thu, Sep 22 from 3–5pm and will be taught in both English and Spanish.

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DAMS: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

When: October 1, 2022 – October 12, 2022 all-day
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 Fifth Street East

Coinciding with renewed dialogue about the possibility of breaching dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, this BIG IDEA project offers a conversation about the impact of dams on Idaho and the American West. For more than a century, dams have shaped Idaho’s landscapes, ecosystems and economies. At this historic moment, the project considers the history of damming in the Pacific Northwest, the effects of dams on the region, and a reimagined future for rivers and the life dependent on them in the American West. SVMoA has commissioned artists Carolina Caycedo, Eirik Johnson, James Prosek and Rachel Teannalach to create new work for the exhibition, including immersive installations.

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Artist Talk: Carolina Caycedo

When: September 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Join internationally acclaimed artist Carolina Caycedo for a conversation on Be Dammed, her ongoing project investigating the impacts of dams on ecosystems and communities throughout the Americas. Caycedo will discuss her commissioned project for SVMoA and the effects of large dams on indigenous and traditional cultures in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. Now based in Los Angeles, the London-born Colombian artist was the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and has held residencies around the world, including at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, where she also had a solo exhibition.

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LECTURE: The Atlas of Drowned Towns

When: September 8, 2022 all-day
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Professor of history at Boise State University, Bob Reinhardt has created The Atlas of Drowned Towns, a public history project that explores the histories of the dozens of communities in the American West inundated by dam construction in the twentieth century. From the Snake and Sacramento to the Columbia and Colorado, massive hydroelectric, irrigation, and flood control dams tower over western rivers. Beneath the shadows and underneath the reservoirs of these dams lie the remnants of homelands, towns, villages, and other homes that were displaced or eliminated to make way for twentieth-century ideas of progress. For the broader public as well as policy makers, these disappeared places have passed out of memory and into myth. Recovering the submerged pasts of lost communities will reveal the historical significance of marginalized places in the American West, encourage appreciation of the complexity of such places, and provide lessons for the future of river development and community displacement.

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SVMoA Free Exhibition Opening Celebration: Gardens & Street Party Honoring Kristin Poole

When: June 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sun Valley Museum of Art, 191 5th St E, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

We’re closing the street and having a party! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our summer BIG IDEA project Gardens: Collaborations with Nature and honor Artistic Director Kristin Poole’s 25 years of service to the arts and our community. Guests will be able to tour the exhibition and enjoy refreshments and live music from Tibbles and Sword outside. Wine offered from SVMoA Cellar Gems. Curator of Visual Arts, Courtney Gilbert, and SVMoA’s retiring Artistic Director, Kristin Poole, will make remarks at 6 p.m. Several participating artists will also be in attendance. ADDITIONAL REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM: Warfield Kellee Havens