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Visual artists needed for Moscow's Broadsides on the Bus

Visual artists needed for Moscow's Broadsides on the Bus

 

Submissions are needed for The Moscow Arts Commission's 3rd annual Broadsides on the Bus.

 

Visual artists are asked to submit new or existing artwork that complements any of the excerpts from four selected poems. The poems included in the call for visual artists are "Meditation by Chickens" by Stephen Siperstein, "Excerpt from Earth Body" by Kristen George Bagdanov, "Conversation between Fox and Field" by Cecily Parks, and "Firefighters Walk into Mountain Sports" by Derek Sheffield.

 

The winning visual art, selected by a Committee of the Moscow Arts Commission, will be turned into tabloid-sized broadsides which will include the selected exerts paired with the winning artwork. These broadsides will be displayed on City buses and in the Transit Center.

 

An opening reception revealing the winning pairings will occur at 4:00 p.m. on June 12th during the Moscow Artwalk, and the work will be left on display through the week of June 22nd.

 

UI MFA candidate winds Academy of American Poets prize

UI MFA candidate winds Academy of American Poets prize

 

A poem by University of Idaho third-year MFA student Max Eberts was selected as the winning entry in UI's Creative Program's annual Academy of American Poets contest.

 

UI's competition was judged by Allison Joseph, who said Eberts' winning poem "Blue Jay and Sparrow," left her "enchanted." Joseph will be the visiting poet through UI's Distinguished Visiting Writer series next year. Ebert is currently UI's Creative Writing Program's Hemingway Fellow in fiction, though he also writes poetry.

 

"I was quite startled as I am keenly aware of the many talented poets in the program who submitted their work for the competition," Eberts said. "Yes, I was thrilled but completely surprised."

 

Eberts was born in Washington D.C., but grew up living overseas, primarily Europe, as a result of his father's career as a military and foreign service officer. He received his bachelor's from Rice University in art history and classics.

 

Master's students exhibit work at WSU art museum April 10 - May 9

Master's students exhibit work at WSU art museum April 10 - May 9

 

Thesis works by master of fine arts graduate candidates at Washington State University will be on exhibit April 10-May 9 at the Museum of Art/WSU. A free public gallery opening reception for WSU Mom's Weekend will take place Friday April 10th at 6:00 p.m.

 

"Our overarching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who seek out divergent opinions and examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives," said Chris Bruce, director of the museum. "Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years of work from our graduate candidates enriches community life by providing meaningful encounters with this creativity and innovation."

 

The museum is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, open until 7:00 p.m. Thursday. More information can be found at http://museum.wsu.edu.

 

Best of British theatre to be broadcast on the Kenworthy's big screen

Best of British theatre to be broadcast on the Kenworthy's big screen

 

The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow will soon host some of the best British theatre performances on the big screen. The National Theatre Live Series is a groundbreaking project by London's National Theatre to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world.

 

National Theater Live (NT Live) is a successful initiative that takes performances from the National's stages in London to cinemas and performing arts centers worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phedre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.

 

Applications now available for Moscow Artwalk 2015

Applications now available for Moscow Artwalk 2015

The Moscow Artwalk is now accepting artist and host location applications for their 2015 event.

 

Applications are available at the Arts Department in Moscow City Hall, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, or at http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/arts/Pages/artwalk.aspx. The Registration Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. No business/artists applications will be accepted after the deadline.

 

More information can be found on the Moscow Artwalk webpage.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens at WSU April 3

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens at WSU April 3

Lobotomies and electroshock treatments are weaponized in Dale Wasserman’s play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which will run at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre April 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly with 2:00 p.m. matinees April 4th and 11th.

 

In the play, based on Ken Kesey’s novel, the roguish R. P. McMurphy contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy Oregon psychiatric institution instead of prison. He soon realizes his miscalculation, however, when he clashes with the fierce Nurse Ratched in an escalating contest of wills with life-altering consequences.

 

The production contains strong language and mild adult themes.

 

“‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is undoubtedly an American classic,” said Benjamin Gonzales, the production’s director. “It’s about how we as people put labels on those who need help, or are simply not like us, and send them into exile for not being ‘normal.’”

 

Reserved seating costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (60+), students and youth. Groups of eight or more are eligible for a discount.

 

UI’s Sapaatka’yn Cinema brings Native American culture to the screen March 27 & 28

UI’s Sapaatka’yn Cinema brings Native American culture to the screen March 27 & 28

 

On March 27th and 28th the University of Idaho's American Indian Studies Program will celebrate the 13th year of its Native American Film Festival. The Festival, Sapaatka’yn Cinema, features a mix of documentaries, animated shorts, and feature films with programming designed for children, students and adults.

 

Sapaatka’yn is a Nez Perce word that means  "to open for display" and "moving picture". UI's campus is located on ancestral Nez Perce land.

 

The documentary films include a look at the Columbia Plateau people's beadwork, pioneering Indian education and rights activist LaDonna Harris, and the art and significance of tattoos for indigenous peoples.

 

Animated shorts include animal-people stories and a selection of important issues in Indian country. Saturday afternoon's lineup includes a short video on the effects of historical trauma on tribal communities by the Stylehorse Collective, filmed on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation.