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Art of Teaching & Autumn Abstracts Open Sept. 6, 2017


Sponsored by Design 125, the Magic Valley Arts Council and Full Moon Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft proudly host the free Open House for The Art of Teaching and Autumn Abstracts exhibits from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, September 6 at the Twin Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. The exhibits feature the creative expressions of area school art teachers, Full Moon Gallery artists and Guest Artists. The public is encouraged to come enjoy conversation with the artists, refreshments and music.

Area school art teachers are often overlooked in their abilities as creative artists in their own right.

The Magic Valley Arts Council and Full Moon Gallery will highlight the expressive talents of 17 educational heroes with The Art of Teaching exhibition. Featured artists are:

Tami Aufderheide – Kimberly High School, Jay Bryan – Robert Stuart Middle School, Jacob Carder – Canyon Ridge High School, Keith Farnsworth – Jerome High School, Karen Fothergill – Filer High School, Paul Hanson – Xavier Charter Schools, James Haycock – Twin Falls High School, Jason Hicks – Xavier Charter Schools, Marc Hiscox – Jackpot High School, Seve Isaacs – Canyon Ridge High School, Camille Johnson – Twin Falls High School, Frank Kiska – Gooding High School, Nikki Kindred – Kimberly Elementary, Victoria Lock – Valley High School, Leslie Redhead – Declo High School, LeAnne SasserCollins – Acorn Learning and Tammy Scott – Hagerman Elementary.

Full Moon Gallery Artists who have taught school or art classes: Paula Brown Sinclair, Joyce DeFord, Paula Dodd, Gloria Hann, Rosi Martinez Eckert, Roy Mason, Jan Mittleider, Betsy Morishita, Connie Pepper, Corinne Slusser and Bev Stone. Other Full Moon Gallery Artists are: Jerry Dodds, Neva Edwards, Gerilyn Fuestel, Rick Kuhn, Barbara Michener, Leon Smith and Monica Yamamoto-Hoffman.

The Art of Teaching exhibition is on display September 6 through October 7, 2017.

Autumn Abstracts features Guest Artists: Connor Acklin, Jenna Harder, David Horalek, Jessica Larsen, and Stephen Poppino.

Connor Acklin – Exploring the multifaceted brain of the human psyche, I like to engage multiple colors and textures, embracing the diverse dimensions from every glance angle or perspective that you take.

Jenna Harder believes that art is not always refined, but often messy and full of life and emotion. Her creative explorations have been in theatre, music, writing and belly dancing.

David Horalek works in mixed media painting and focuses on reusing and repurposing everyday materials and discarded junk. His art embodies the theme of recycling. Much of the proceeds of his art sales are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jessica Larsen began her craft when she started painting lessons at age 15. She attended the Art Institute of Seattle, Boise State University and Chautauqua Institute for the Arts in New York.

Stephen Poppino attributes his greatest inspiration is the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950’s and 60’s, because of their emphasis on portraying emotions through their works.

Autumn Abstracts exhibit show September 6 through November 11, 2017.

For more information call 208-734-ARTS(2787).

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