By: IBR StaffSeptember 7, 2016Comments Off on September First Thursday in downtown Boise
Idaho Business Review Special Publications Editor Jeanne Huff hit the town for September’s First Thursday in downtown Boise on Sept. 1.
Swell Artist Collective artists (l-r) in their Bodo studio Kelly Knopp, Victor A. Jimenez, Julia Green and Noble Hardesty. Swell reopened the 32 Cells show, which the collective originally collaborated on with the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Thirty-two artists were given the bio of a former Idaho Pen prisoner and tasked with creating a piece that told their story. The show initially opened at the Old Idaho Pen on August 19th and more than 800 people were in attendance. First Thursday in October will mark the closing of the 32 Cells show at Swell. Photo by Jeanne Huff.
Candy Renee Canning next to her temporary public art piece, on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Broad Street in BoDo, titled Le Retour. Photo by Jeanne Huff.
The first project in the Modern Hotel & Bar’s new artist in residence program is Wonder Stories by Judas Arrieta (pictured). The mural on the north side of the hotel depicts stories of growing up and old in the American West and Idaho. Photo by Jeanne Huff.
In Search of the Truth, a project begun in 2011 by the New York City-based Cause Collective, is a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth.’ The interior acts as a photo booth compiling two-minute video responses from the public. Once seated inside, people are invited to record their opinions and thoughts as they finish the statement: “The truth is…”. Throughout this long-term project, the video footage is compiled and edited into a video artwork. Photo by Jeanne Huff.