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 descend. 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.
Check out more about Modern Art 2013 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModernArt2013AtTheModernHotel?ref=hl
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.
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
Modern Art 2013 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModernArt2013AtTheModernHotel
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!
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
Join us Feb. 7 at the Basque Center for a fundraiser benefitting the Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
See a sneak preview performance of Trey McIntyre’s Arrantza, part of our February 16 Spring Show.
We also welcome the Oinkari Basque Dancers as part of the celebration.
Wine, paella and dance … come Basque in the fun!
First Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30pm
Tickets are $40 each, $140 for four—wine and paella included
Call the Basque Museum at 208-343-2671 for tickets and reservations.
Proceeds benefit the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s Expanding Horizons Campaign.
The Modern would like to thank all the Modern Resolutionists who participated in the Modern Resolutions event in December. The fire dancers, personal trainers, Radio Boise, and the Record Exchange all made this an evening to remember And I must say, Edward’s Greenhouse knocked our socks off with their bed of flowers.
The Boise Sesqui-Shop, a shop put together to help celebrate Boise’s 150th birthday, made a fun presentation, too. If you haven’t had the chance, I suggest that you scurry down to have a peek at their shop on 10th and Main Street. http://www.facebook.com/BoiseArtsandHistory/app_100265896690345
1st Floor Courtyard:
116 – Record Exchange / Duck Club / Radio Boise / Treefort Music Festival
117 – Hyde Park Books / The Cabin
118 – Tarot Cards by Kathy Ackaret
2nd Floor CourtYard:
233 – Bricolage / Social Good Network /
234 – Graeber and Company / Think Boise First
235 – Boise 150 / Sustainable Futures
236 – In Retrospect
237 – Victoria Greener Photography
239 – Peaceful Belly Farms
240 – Active & Fit / My Fit Foods / Catch your Balance
241 – Story Story Night
242 – Renu MediSpa / Jayden Deluca Foundation
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