Art


  • Artist Maps

    May 6th, 2015 by Michal

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  • The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms

    February 20th, 2015 by Michal

    The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms
    Boise, Idaho – February 20, 2015 – The Modern Hotel and Bar present the first in-room film festival.
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    The Modern Hotel and Bar has recently launched what is possibly the first “in-room” film festival.

    Over the past year and a half the Modern has–with the help of Laura Mehlaff from Sun Valley Film Festival–acquired these films, through an open competition, for our own in-room film festival. Over 150 film submissions were received from throughout the world. They came from Idaho but they also came from Spain, the Russian Federation and even Tajikistan.

    Now guests can watch short films specifically selected for the festival on the Modern Hotel‘s own Channel 39. They will even be able to vote for their favorite films, which will be awarded the honor of Guest’s Favorite Award.

    Here are the selections for this year’s first international round of the festival:
    • Retire for the Evening, Written and Directed by Ed Hellmanilm
    • Sheltered Love, by Alex Italics, Director; Co-Producer
    • Juba-lation, Filmed and Edited by Andy Lawless
    • ZIMA by Cristina Picchi
    • Cities and Memories, by Yuqi Kang, Poetry by Italo Calvino
    • BEAST, by Brock Forrette
    • One Thing to Take, directed and animated by Bill Pettitt, story by Christian Winn
    • August, Director/Producer: Michael Moody Culpepper,
    • Baby Crazy by Haroula Rose, Writer/Director

    Several of the films are world premieres, while others have been previously selected by other festivals. Baby Crazy premiered at the Sun Valley Film Festival last year and Zima was selected by Sundance. Either way we think these films are worthy of another audience. The 39 Rooms Film Festival is another way the Modern Hotel supports the Arts: by encouraging filmmakers and providing another venue to show their work.

    This July we are accepting submissions for films about the Basque Country and culture. We will show them in the rooms during Jaialdi in July.

    Contact:
    Michal Lloyd
    Michal@themodernhotel.com
    1314 W Grove St.
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    Ph: 208-319-4684


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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL MODERN ART EVENT

    January 10th, 2015 by Michal

    modern-artTHE MODERN HOTEL IS AGAIN OPENING ITS
    ROOMS FOR ARTISTS TO DISPLAY, SHOW, CREATE
    LIVE, OR PERFORM THEIR WORK.
    SUBMISSION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE modern art artist form.2 2015 OR AT THE FRONT DESK.
    FORMS DUE AT THE MODERN HOTEL BY MARCH 9th.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL:
    modart@themodernhotel.com


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  • Modern Art and the Boise Bicycle Project

    April 30th, 2014 by Michal

    Final 2ndfloor 2Only three days left until Modern Art 2014 and things are heating up. This year we are please to be included in “24 Bicycles in 24 Hours” sponsored by the Boise Bicycle Project and Boise Gives. Their goal is to give 24 bicycles to 24 children who otherwise couldn’t afford one. The bike in our lobby is for Elma, age 8, who gave the Boise Bicycle Project a description of her dream bike, “pink and purple with a little basket.” You can help Elma by giving a donation to BBP in her name. BBP is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. BBP built the bike to her specifications and it’s adorable. If the donation threshold is reached it will be donated to Elma on the day of Modern Art.

    Speaking of which, below is the map of rooms listing the artist who will occupy and transform them. From what we’ve seen so far it is going to be a banner year.

    Artists on the 1st Floor

    Artists on the 2nd Floor


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  • Modern Art Countdown

    April 22nd, 2014 by Michal

    Only 10 days left before Modern Art. This week we’re featuring artist Ben Gin being interviewed by his alter ego KAOSEACE. That’s Kaos and Peace together. Ben will have a room at Modern Art again this year. No word yet as to whether KOASEACE will make an appearance. But the video is hysterical. So check it out.


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