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WORKSHOP: Vegetable Garden Sketching

Grab your art supplies and get outside! Painting and drawing nature are ways to develop an informal art practice that connects us to the ecology of the places we inhabit. Sign up for one or both of these 4-hour workshops! In workshops offered on July 5 and 6, students will tap into observation skills and learn basic drawing or painting techniques as we sketch plants and vegetables growing in our backyards. Students should come prepared to carry their art materials for sketching and exploring the blooms in The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, just steps from SVMoA’s Hailey Classroom. Age & ability: 16 and older, beginners welcome! $100 member / $125 nonmember

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Mexico en el Corazon

A free event open to the public, México en el Corazón immerses the audience in the colors, artistry, and music of Mexico with Mariachis, folkloric ballet and more. A showcase of traditional Mexican culture, Mexico en el Corazón features more than 50 performers in traditional costumes as part of a North American tour presented by NAIMA, the North American Institute for Mexican Advancement, sponsored by the government of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. With special thanks to Sun Valley Resort, México en el Corazón will visit Sun Valley for the first time in an extravaganza of Mexican folkloric traditions for a magical evening of culture and community.

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“Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition” Film Screening

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has put together the largest Vermeer exhibition in history – it will never be repeated. This momentous retrospective is the largest ever devoted exclusively to the “master of light”, with 28 of his 35 known works from countries all over the world. Never have so many Vermeer masterpieces been brought together in one place. Exhibition on Screen’s documentary film “Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition” brings this historic exhibition to more audiences worldwide. This stunning documentary, released in April 2023, invites audiences to a private viewing of this spectacular exhibition on the big screen, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show. The film is directed by David Bickerstaff (Pisarro: Father of Impressionism, Sunflowers) and provides art lovers with a chance to see Vermeer’s masterpieces – including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid and the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window – in a way that no one else can. As well as a unique encounter with the work of the great 17th Century artist, the film reveals insights from the team behind the Exhibition, world-renowned curators and Vermeer experts, shedding new light on Vermeer’s mysterious …

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THE SPOT Annual Summer Fundraiser | July 9th

Sunday, July 9th 5-7:30PM The Spot’s Summer Fundraiser & Season Announcement Private Residence Mid-Valley THE SPOT’S MISSION: To connect through fearless theater and to train performing artists. Contributions to The Spot through this invitation-only event tangibly help us tell vital stories, promote important discussions, support the teens in our Young Company and provide a safe space for the community where all are welcome. To be included on the invitation list for this free fundraising event and the announcement of our 9th season of theater, please email [email protected]. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WORK POSSIBLE. x The Spot Cr3W

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TEEN NIGHT: Clay Creatures

Join SVMoA Interns for an evening of creative fun! Using air-dry clay and acrylic paints, we’ll be making small sculptures of creatures both real and imaginary. Drop in anytime – no experience necessary. Snacks and all materials will be provided. Open to all teenagers.

FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

Play, create, discover and have fun! Families and friends are invited to visit SVMoA’s Hailey Classroom, explore various art materials and craft away. Project suggestions will be provided and change weekly. Age & Ability: all ages, families encouraged to attend together

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OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Go Figure! Elevate your Tuesday evening and join SVMoA for a creative studio session that will explore the human figure in variations of lighting, pose, and setting. SVMoA provides a clothed or unclothed model, refreshments, and an open, self-guided studio setting for participants of all abilities. Open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level. Familiarity with basic drawing fundamentals is recommended. Bring your own supplies; drawing boards will be provided. Age & ability: 16 years and older, all skill levels welcome! Participants under 18 years of age need to provide a waiver signed by their guardian. CLICK HERE to download.  

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Mayme Kratz: Shadow & Substance

Mayme Kratz is a mixed media artist whose work suspends found natural objects in resin. An observant investigator of her surroundings, Kratz collects these objects while hiking, camping, and even walking by the railway behind her studio. From native grasses to animal bones, her delicate handling of fragile materials create formal designs that elude to the cosmos. Materiality is both heightened and diminished as the earthen matter transforms into a macro ecosystem of its own.

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A Leap of Faith: Rodney Smith Retrospective

Running June 13th-July 25th, 2023, this exhibition celebrates Smith’s 46-year career and the newly published book by the J. Paul Getty Museum. Paul Martieau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum will be in attendance July 7th during the opening of the exhibition and copies of Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith are available through the gallery. Rodney Smith (1947-2016) was a renowned New York based photographer who in the tradition of Avedon, Penn and William Klein, transcended fashion photography into fine art. With a career that lasted more than 45 years, Rodney Smith developed a unique style balancing technical mastery and a desire to portray the best of humanity. Long acclaimed for his iconic images that combine portraiture and landscape, Smith created enchanted worlds full of subtle contradictions and surprises. Using only film and light, his un-retouched, dream-like images are matched in quality by the craft and physical beauty of his prints. He was a creator who cared deeply about sharing his vision of the world with humor, grace, and optimism. Smith’s work continues to be shown at museums and galleries worldwide. In 2021 the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired ten of his photographs for their permanent …