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Idaho Watercolor Society's traveling show comes to Moscow Dec. 16

Idaho Watercolor Society's traveling show comes to Moscow Dec. 16

Third Street Gallery in Moscow, ID announced its newest exhibit titled Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show. The exhibit will feature work from the 2014 IWS Traveling show and will run December 16, 2014 through January 30 2015.

 

The reception for the exhibit will take place January 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Every year, the Idaho Watercolor Society sponsors an annual juried competition for its members throughout the state.  From all the entries received, only a select few were chosen for a show which was exhibited at Boise State University.  The paintings exhibited are those from the North Region of IWS that were shown in Boise and a few works from the Palouse Watercolor Society.

 

UI Dean’s book earns top award from Librarians’ Association

UI Dean’s book earns top award from Librarians’ Association

A book written by Jie Chen, dean of the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies, is gaining international recognition. Chen’s book, “A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China,” was named the 2014 Best Academic Book by the Chinese American Librarians Association.

The book takes an in-depth look at what kind of role the middle class plays in potential democratization in China. Chen explores of the attitudes and behaviors toward democracy of China’s new and emerging middle class.

“This award to some extent shows that the fast growing middle class in this most populous country has drawn increasing attention from almost all walks of people in the world,” explained Chen. 

“A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China” was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 and can be ordered here. An edition translated into Chinese is planned for release.

Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert warms up the season

Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert warms up the season

The temperature outside has plunged past comfortable, but holiday cheer will warm thousands of concertgoers Friday, December 12, inside the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center during the University of Idaho’s annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free, though donations of cash will be accepted at the door to benefit the Lionel Hampton School of Music.

With musical selections from around the world encompassing seasonal holidays and traditions, the evening features the UI Jazz Choirs, who invited 700 local and regional elementary, junior high school and high school choir members to perform, along with the Alpine Carillons, the Holiday String Orchestra and Jazz Band IV.

“This concert has been a part of Moscow’s holiday tradition for so many years,” said Dan Bukvich, professor of music and concert director. “It continues to offer local students the opportunity to work with university musicians in an exciting and high-pressure environment.”

Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest tickets on sale now

Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest tickets on sale now

Tickets for the general public are on sale now for the 48th annual University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

The festival runs February 25-28. Tickets are available for all evening concerts with prices ranging from $20-$50 per night, with discounts for participating students and youth.

“These artists are traveling hundreds of miles – often from across the country – to perform in this amazing festival,” said Steven Remington, festival executive director. “The artists and jazz educators we invite are dedicated to performing for our community, fans and students.”

The Wednesday, February 25, opening evening concert, presented by Avista Corp., will feature saxophonists Grace Kelly and Jeff Coffin, the All-Star Quartet, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and a performance by the Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1 directed by UI professor of music Vern Sielert.

30 • 30 • 30 Art Event Dec. 3rd-6th

30 • 30 • 30 Art Event Dec. 3rd-6th

The City of Moscow Arts Commission is pleased to announce the newest exhibit at the Third Street Gallery titled “30 • 30 • 30”.

The 30 • 30 • 30 exhibit showcases the works of 30 artists who each created 30 works in a 30 day time frame. Each work is offered for sale at $30 plus 6% sales tax. All 900 original works of art were created on 6”x6” canvas panels and feature a broad range of mediums, including: photography, painting, mixed media, drawing, fiber art, printmaking, and so much more.

An Artist Reception will take place on December 3, 2014 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). The Sneak Peeks of the exhibit will take place on December 4, 2014 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and December 5, 2014 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). The One Day Sale will be on December 5, 2014 (4:05 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.). Refreshments and a no host bar will be offered compliments of Camas Prairie Winery and Moscow Brewery. Live music will be provided by the The Palouse Jazz Trio.

Hands on Holiday Fun! art workshop at the 1912 Center

Hands on Holiday Fun! art workshop at the 1912 Center

The City of Moscow Arts Commission and the 1912 Center have partnered to provide art workshops for children and adults. These workshops provide not only a day of fun, but an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in a variety of art fields.

In Hands-on Holiday Fun! children will choose from eight to ten ornament options to make and take home. Choices will include a lighted snowman, a flower pot, Santa, reindeer, star, holiday finger puppets, and more.​

The event will take place on December 6th, at the 1912 Center Arts Room from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Children 6 to 10 years of age welcome. The fee to participate is $25, and supplies will be included.

The deadline to register is December 4, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. After the deadline, registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

David Lee-Painter has an intimate knowledge of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. He’s played Scrooge in three different productions over the decades and for the second consecutive year directs the play for University of Idaho Theatre Arts and Idaho Repertory Theatre.

A self-described “terminally naïve optimist”, Lee-Painter is a theatre professor at UI, and continues to be moved by the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

“His journey from death to life – from hard-hearted to open – from scarcity to abundance – moves me every single time I read it or see it,” Lee-Painter said.  

Filled with music, heart and spirit and with a cast and crew of about 50, Lee-Painter’s production will capture the magic and menace of Dickens’ story in spectacular form — from the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Daniel Haley, and the ever joyful Tiny Tim, played by 5-year-old newcomer Isaak Crout, to larger-than-life puppets created by props master Michael Brandt and UI theatre professor Stephanie Miller.