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On the Fold: John Westmark

Using delicate paper sewing patterns applied directly to canvas Westmark creates strong female protagonists, often stoic martyrs, fantastical beings or the hapless everywoman. Westmark embellishes the garment patterns with custom text inspired by feminist writing, creating a conceptual narrative alongside the existing assembly instructions to complete the familiar dialogue presented to women throughout history. The viewer is asked to read both the text embedded surface and the pictorial narrative as a whole to disrupt the stereotypical notion of women’s work in order to create a feminist dialogue in the visual conversation.

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These Days: Joanne Freeman

Abstract painter Joanne Freeman does not rely on direct observation but rather process and precedence. The title These Days, borrowed from the song written by Jackson Browne in the late 1960’s, conjured up comparisons to her own state of mind during her daily studio practice where the realities and upheavals of the external world collide with the inner workings and solitude of her studio. The reductive abstract paintings are about the beauty of singular color, the impact of pure abstract forms and the quiet order that cuts through the noise.

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Deck the Walls: Group Exhibition

Each December/January Gilman Contemporary celebrates the diversity of the artists they bring to Sun Valley with their group exhibition, Deck the Walls. This dynamic group show teases upcoming feature exhibitions with works by Joanne Freeman, John Westmark, Matt Duffin and Paul Béliveau, as well as introducing new artists to the gallery Tony Hernandez and Jason Wheatley. We will also feature one of Jill Lear’s newest large scale works alongside Michael Massaia, Kelly Ording, Ellie Davies, Rodney Smith, Thai Mainhard and Frances McCormack.

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Darn it! At The Community Library

Bring your holey sweaters, socks, beanies or other knits and learn to mend them yourself in a supportive and cozy environment. Don’t have anything to darn? Check out the holey cashmere bin at The Gold Mine Thrift Store starting on November 16 at the cashmere opening. All ages welcome. Drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. by the fireplace. Supplies provided.

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Imani Winds

Celebrating over a quarter century of music making, the twice GRAMMY nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and newly commissioned works from voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.

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New York Philharmonic String Quartet

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four Principal musicians from the Orchestra: Concertmaster, Frank Huang; Principal Second Violin, Qianqian Li; Principal Viola, Cynthia Phelps; and Principal Cello, Carter Brey. All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

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Fall Scenery Paint & Sip

Join Idaho Conservation League and Ketchum-based artist Alex Torquemada for an evening of beautiful fall scenes & delicious beverages at Ketchum’s TNT Taproom! This paint night is geared towards all levels, & at the end of the night, you’ll get to go home with your own beautiful painting. Spots are limited! Reserve your spot today! Please note that this is a 21+ event.

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Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego

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.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

Play, create, discover, and have fun! Families and friends are invited to visit the Museum, explore the current exhibition, Sightings, and energize their creative spirits with artmaking in the classroom. Projects will change monthly. Age & Ability: all ages, families encouraged to attend together

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EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Sightings

Enjoy a tour of the exhibition with The Museum’s curators. Living through the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans developed a new relationship to the night sky, looking to the stars for connection at a time of isolation. 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. Motivated by this geography and by local lore surrounding the possibility of extraterrestrial life, SVMoA’s fall exhibition considers our human experience of UFOs and the extraterrestrial. Rather than ask what those who report UFO sightings have actually seen, 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. Refreshments will be served in the Museum classroom prior to the start of the tour.