• In-Room Movies-yes-but what about an In-Room Film Festival?

    November 25th, 2013 by Michal

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    39 Rooms Film Festival Call for Short Film Entries

    Idaho, November 25, 2013 – The Modern Hotel in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, is pleased to issue a Call For Entries to filmmakers for our First Annual 39 Rooms Film Exhibition.


    The exhibition gives filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their films in each of the 39 rooms of the Modern Hotel for up to a year. The short film program will run on a continuous loop on a dedicated channel in each of the 39 rooms.

    In the spirit of other annual events like Modern Art, Treefort and the Modern Courtyard Music Series, 39 Rooms expands our mission to provide a creative venue for artists, musicians and filmmakers. 39 Rooms exhibition encourages artists to show their work, offering greater exposure for filmmakers in a public sphere.

    Hotel guests can enjoy the films at their leisure when staying at the Hotel. Interested guests can comment on the films, choose their favorites and contact the filmmakers for copies. The Modern Hotel will inform our guests about the films playing in the rooms and provide information on the films and filmmakers.

    Submissions are open now through November 2014. Guidelines and further information can be found online at

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  • Modern Art rules of engagement! May 2nd, 5-10pm

    April 30th, 2013 by webAdmin

    While over 60 Modern Artists are putting finishing touches on their innovative creations for Modern Art we at The Modern are gearing up with great anticipation for the Sixth annual creative blitz this Thursday May 2nd.

    Check in time for the artists is 3:00 when they will begin a 2 hour mad dash to complete their installations before the crowds setg_2009descend. Food trucks will be ready to serve up tasty selections starting at 4:00 located on both Grove and Fourteenth Streets.  The Modern Hotel and Bar will open at precisely 5:00, no earlier, in order to allow the artists the maximum amount of time to complete their displays.  Enter on 14th Street and don’t forget your ID if you’d like to enjoy Modern Cocktails, beer and wine. Participate in our Instagram photo contest and make sure to pick up a Modern Map of Artists to get the full Modern Art Experience.

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    April 23rd, 2013 by webAdmin

    Tune in to Radio Boise 89.9 FM to hear three more Modern Artists interviewed about their creations, interests and inspirations as we count down to Modern Art. Perhaps artist Brooke Burton will give insight into her fascination for the packing peanut.  Ceramicist Angela Neiwert may elaborate on the connection her work has to history and her penchant for found objects.  We expect Wil Kirkman from rocket neon to shed light on everything. Look below for the schedule of upcoming interviews and links to previous interviews with Troy Passey , Sue Latta and John Caldwell.

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    Troy Passey:

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    Sue Latta

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    April 24th at 1:30 pm: Brooke Burton, Dusky Durango’s Caravan.

    April 25th at 10:00 am:  Angela Neiwert, Toast and Jam.

    April 29th at 1:30 pm:  Wil Kirkman, Strange Feeling

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    April 7th, 2013 by webAdmin

    Artist Troy Passey was recently interviewed by Charlie Woodruff on Radio Boise 89.9 FM. Click on the link below to hear Charlie and Troy talk about Art, Leonard Cohen and Butterfly Nets, not in that order! It is a funny and insightful conversation. Troy has been creating work for Modern Art since its inception and this marks his sixth year as a participant. He also currently has a solo show at the Boise Art Museum which includes many pieces made specifically for Modern Art in years past. Stay tuned to 89.9, Charlie will be interviewing more Modern Artists as we get closer to Modern Art 2013!

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    BAGI Sue Latta part TWO

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    April 2nd, 2013 by webAdmin

    In the weeks leading up to Modern Art we are lucky to have successfully coerced five unique Modern Artists from our roster to create art installations that fill the Egyptian Theater Window located on the corner of Main and Capitol. Special thanks to artist Tomas Montano for curating, designing and organizing this and to the Egyptian for providing this unusual and inspiring mini gallery space. Come to the window for a sample of what’s brewing at the Modern on May 2nd!john_modern-egyptian1_lo-res

      On display now is the work of John Caldwell, mixed-media sculptor
      April 5-11: Wil Kirkman, neon sculptor

      April 12-18:Katherine Bajenova Grimmett, portrait artist/painter

      April 19-25: Erika Sather-Smith, installation artist

      April 26-May 4: Tyler James Bush, mixed-media/performance artist



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