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 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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  • Special Event: February 7, Trey McIntyre Project

    January 29th, 2013 by webAdmin

    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.

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  • Modern Resolutions

    January 17th, 2013 by webAdmin

    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.
    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

    Live music from HillFolk Noir
    Fire/LED Dancers
    Story Story Night
    The Deep Dance Experience

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  • Modern Hotel and Bar Events

    December 15th, 2012 by Michal

    Renew, Renovate, Resolve

    Look out, here it comes: Hanukah, Christmas, and the end of 2012, then on to a new beginning in 2013, and a chance for renewal.  To help you cope with the madness, the Modern will host several events, beginning with Modern Resolutions.

     Modern Resolutions – December 28 and 29

    On the nights of December 28 and 29, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Boise vendors and nonprofits will come together at the Modern, dedicated to creating change – and we’re not talking about nickels and dimes. Instead, organizations like Boise 150, Sustainable Futures, Bricolage, The Record Exchange, Hyde Park Books, and the Cabin Literary Center will be setting up pop-up shops in our rooms. This is your chance to grab a drink and peruse these mini-boutiques, some of which could inspire you to be a better person: more fit, more literary, or maybe – with the help of personal trainer, Renu Medispa and Graeber & Company Salon –  much hotter.

    And yes, you can do this all while balancing a beautiful cocktail created by master mixologists and bow tie-wearing bearded gentlefolk here at the Modern Hotel Bar. Giddy up!
    Modern Resolutions is our way of creating fun, even when we can’t check in guests. (Our rooms will be closed for renovations from December 27-30. We’ll reroof, build valances, paint walls, and install new carpet.)

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