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Gallery walk with artist SARAH BIRD

Join us for Gallery walk night on December 29th from 5:00-7:30 pm. Meet artist Sarah Bird whose solo exhibition “Tiny Fruits” is currently on display at the gallery. Sarah Bird is an Idaho- and Oregon-based realist oil painter. She draws on nineteenth-century techniques and seventeenth-century imaginative Flemish perspectives to weave still life and landscape into intimate tabletop worlds that sometimes tip into the surreal. In her arrangements, both individually and taken together, one can also see the passing of the seasons and a loose calendar of a year, of a life, emerges. These pieces are the “tiny fruits” of seasonal pleasures and of painting. Bird paints only with a very small, size zero round brush which makes the process similar to egg tempura painting or needlework: the whole surface is carefully, heavily touched. For more info visit www.hemmingsgallery.com

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TINY FRUITS by SARAH BIRD

Opening December 12th, “Tiny Fruits” is a solo exhibition of oil paintings by artist Sarah Bird at Hemmings Gallery in Ketchum. Bird is an Idaho- and Oregon-based realist oil painter. She draws on nineteenth-century techniques and seventeenth-century imaginative Flemish perspectives to weave still life and landscape into intimate tabletop worlds that sometimes tip into the surreal. In her arrangements, both individually and taken together, one can also see the passing of the seasons and a loose calendar of a year, of a life, emerges. These pieces are the “tiny fruits” of seasonal pleasures and of painting. Bird paints only with a very small, size zero round brush which makes the process similar to egg tempura painting or needlework: the whole surface is carefully, heavily touched. Come meet the artist at the Opening Reception on December 29th from 5:00-7:30 pm, same night as the local gallery walk.

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OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Use this opportunity to hone technical drawing skills in a relaxed environment while drawing directly from the human figure. A model will hold a variety of poses throughout the 2-hour session. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies; drawing boards will be provided. Age & ability: 16+, all skill levels welcome! $25 for adults / $15 for students

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EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Bodies of Work: Art & Healing

Enjoy a preview and tour of the exhibition with the Museum’s curator. Bodies of Work features artwork by contemporary artists who have used their practices as ways of navigating and processing their personal experience of medical illness as well as the experiences of others. Working in a range of media and from widely varying points of view, participating artists include Dylan Mortimer, Estelle L. Roberge, Katherine Sherwood, and Renee Stout with new work by Katherine Shaughnessy and Heather Watkins. Refreshments will be served in the Museum classroom prior to the start of the tour.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Winter Craft Workshops

Play, create, discover, and have fun! Join SVMoA for Winter Craft Workshops, three days of wintery-themed craft activities. Families and friends are invited to visit the Museum in Ketchum, explore the current exhibition, Sightings, and energize their creative spirits with a variety of art projects in the classroom. Projects will vary daily.

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Live Nativity

Local costumed actors and live animals unfold the reenactment of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth while vocalists set the scene musically and a Narrator tells the story. Featured again this year will be three live camels and a donkey from Camels R Fun in Idaho Falls. The production starts at 5:00 PM and will be finished by 6:15pm. Come early to get parking, seats, hot cocoa and cookies. Hay bale seating will be available, but please remember your blankets and hand warmers. DRESS WARMLY, it is an outdoor event

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The Spot Young Co: ALICE BY HEART

THE SPOT YOUNG COMPANY 2023 PRESENTS ALICE BY HEART DECEMBER 6-10, 2023 Music/Lyrics by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik Book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson Directed by Yanna Lantz Music Director R.L. Rowsey Choreography Megan Mahoney Movement Director Kevin Wade with The Spot Cr3w From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening (our inaugural Spot Young Co. production), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress) comes ALICE BY HEART. Join us to see the incredible Spot Young Company–our flagship educational program–take on this beautiful new story! In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the …