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In a prelude to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival, the Magic Valley Arts Council presents the Titan Hot Seven at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Come enjoy American Jazz from its early beginnings to today’s New Orleans Jazz. Sponsored by Watkins Distributing, Mountain America Credit Union, the McBride Family and Elevation 486, tickets are $15 for Magic Valley Arts Council Members, $25 for non-members. Space is limited so reserve your seat today.

For more information call the MVAC at 734-ARTS(2787) or visit Hot Seven

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The Magic Valley Arts Council proudly hosts a “Sip & See” for the new arrivals to the Full Moon Gallery. The free event is from 5-7 pm on Thursday, October 1 at the Twin Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. Enjoy refreshments and help welcome the newest additions to the cooperative gallery. New FMG members are artists Betsy Horner Morishirta, Connie Pepper and Corinne Slusser.

Nature inspired Betsy to begin textile painting as a way to combine her love of nature, printmaking and design. The Twin Falls resident uses 100% black cotton with metallic and acrylic and paint. Layers of texture, depth and color remind us of the joy we experience outdoors. Betsy is a freelance artist specializing in illustration, design but her passion has become textile painting. This is a combination of creating original hand printed artwork using various techniques with acrylic on cloth. With this medium, she is developing one-of-kind painting and cards.

Connie finds painting in watercolor the perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what she wants the paint to do. Her work shows she is perfectly balanced. Her colorful watercolor paintings take the form of anything from teacups to aspen groves. She coordinates the Idaho Watercolor Society Second Tuesday painting sessions at Twin Falls Center for the Arts and welcomes everyone to join in the fun.

Corinne graduated with a BS in Industrial Design, Visual Communication from Ohio State University way back when Macs had 4″ screens.” She worked in corporate advertising until she and her husband moved to rural Idaho. After taking an oil painting class from her mentor and friend, artist Robert Moore, she fell in love with the creative process and hasn’t stopped since. Her oil paintings are known by their bold, bright palette knife and brush textures, compelling shapes and vibrant chords of color.

Additional Full Moon Gallery Artist Members are: Joyce DeFord, Paula Dodd, Rosi Eckert, Neva Edwards, Gerilyn Fuestel, Gloria Hann, Rick Kuhn, Roy Mason, Barbara Michener, Jan Mittleider, Joyce Roberts, Paula Brown Sinclair, Leon Smith Bud Starr and Bev Stone.

For more information call 734-ARTS(2787) or visit


Rosi PearPainting Between the Wines with Rosi Eckert

Join us Oct. 9 for artist Rosi Eckert’s Painting Between the Wines, from 6-9 pm. Enjoy great conversation, food and beverage while Eckert guides you in creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. The fee for Magic Valley Arts Council Members is $45, $60 for non-members. Class size is limited so reserve your space today. For more information call the MVAC at 734-ARTS(2787).

Gift Box Making Class Wednesday, October 28 from 6-8 pm

Artist Mickey Tanner guides your hands in the craft of gift box making.
Class fee for MVAC Members is $5, $8 for non-members.
Class size is limited.
Reserve your space today! 734-ARTS(2787)

PBS Rainbow-doveHoliday Watercolor Cards with Paula Brown Sinclair

Saturday, November 7
10 am -2pm(or later)
$45 for Magic Valley Arts Council Members and $60 for non-members
Class size is strictly limited to 8
Reserve your space today! 734-ARTS(2787)

Someone special will treasure the greeting card you paint. OK, you haven’t wet a brush since 2nd grade, and you are sure you have no talent. Perfect. Just come ready for fun. Leave amazed at what you can do (and take home 3 or more all-occasion cards you will be proud to sign and send.) We furnish everything– materials, basic watercolor technique, design ideas. Experienced and talented painters also welcome.

This class starts with short exercises to get comfortable with the pigments and brush. Then Paula builds your skills with two projects she does then enjoy?free play until everyone has had enough fun.

All materials are included in the fee but extra cards will be available at $1 each. A student could do a half dozen or more in the class.

Drawing Class with Karen Fothergill

November 11, 12 19 & 20

6:30 – 8 pm

Twin Falls Center for the Arts

Learn to draw what you see! A variety of subject matter and techniques will be taught to make your drawings convey more than just realism. Learn how to use line to communicate feeling, shading to convey depth and form. Explore black and white drawing with graphite and color drawing with pastel. A basic sketchbook and a $5 Supply Fee are required. Class fee is $45 for Magic Valley Arts Council Members, $60 for non-MVAC members. For more information call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-ARTS (2787).


The Art of Teaching on display through November 7, 2015

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Sponsored by Middlekauff Auto Mall, the Magic Valley Arts Council and Full Moon Gallery of Fine Art offer The Art of Teaching at the Twin Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. The exhibit features the creative expressions of area school art teachers and FMG teachers with Special Guest Artists Laurelle Gardner and Richard Meugerl.

A portion of proceeds from art sold during the exhibition will benefit area school art programs.

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

T Aufderheide BounderFeatured artists are: Tami Aufderheide – Kimberly High School; Paul Hanson, Jason Hicks and Robert Ransom – Xavier Charter Schools, Jay Bryan – Robert Stuart Middle School; Keith Farnsworth – Jerome High School; Karen Fothergill – Filer High School; Camille Johnson – Twin Falls High School and Jacob Carder – Twin Falls and Canyon Ridge High Schools.

Laurelle TwinsSpecial Guest ArtistsLaurelle Gardner and Richard Muegerl showcase works in mixed media and Intarsia.

Full Moon Gallery Artists who have taught school or art classes: Joyce DeFord, Paula Dodd, Rosi Eckert, Gloria Hann, Roy Mason, Jan Mittleider, Betsy Morishirta, Connie Pepper, Paula Brown Sinclair and Bev Stone.

For more information call 734-ARTS(2787) or visit

Indie Lens Pop-Up logo blk-grayThe Magic Valley Arts Council and Independent Television Service (ITVS) announces the Indie Lens Pop-Up Free Film Screening of Stray Dog at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in the Sligar Auditorium of the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place, Twin Falls. Captured by filmmaker Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), Stray Dog is a portrait of Vietnam Veteran Ron “Stray Dog” Hall and his struggle with conscience, remorse and forgiveness. A moderated discussion will immediately follow the film with Sgt. 1st Class (retired) Michael Burton and CSI Refugee Center Director Zeze Rwasama.

A burly and bearded biker, Ron “Stray Dog” Hall lives in southern Missouri where he owns and operates the At Ease RV Park. A Vietnam veteran, Stray Dog is forever wrestling with the brutal legacy of the war on his soul, a constant struggle of conscience, remorse, and forgiveness. The film follows Stray Dog as he caravans on his Harley with his fellow vets to pay tribute to their fallen brothers at the Vietnam Memorial. Back home, he forges a new life of domesticity with his Mexican wife Alicia and her two sons, who are also struggling to find their place in the ever-changing hardscrabble heartland of America. Stray Dog?premieres on PBS Independent Lens on November 9, 2015, as part of Veterans Day programming.

“Too many times we want to reduce people to fit into the categories of either red Americans or blue Americans. Ron Hall challenges those lazy stereotypes,” said Lois Vossen, Executive Producer of Independent Lens. “With humor and grace, director Debra Granik captures American life on the margins through the life of one extraordinary ordinary man. Stray Dog is a remarkable portrait that captures the fellowship among veterans and the lingering trauma of war.”

Every year, Stray Dog joins thousands of bikers on a cross-country ride, hurtling down America’s highways, staving off specters of post-traumatic stress and haunting memories while forging deep bonds along the way. And from the back of his bike, Alicia tries to decipher a totally unfamiliar world. Back at home, Stray Dog navigates the pressures of everyday life, including the economic survival of his extended family and the financial woes of his tenants. The arrival of Alicia’s twin sons from Mexico illustrates the huge divide between the America of an immigrant’s dreams and the grim reality of rural communities that offer little hope of opportunity. As he strives daily to be the man he wants to be for his family and community, Stray Dog continues to tally the cost of war, bearing witness to the soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan – both the dead and the living.

The Next Screenings are:

Nov. 11- Mimi and Dona

Dec. 10 – Autism In Love

Jan. 21 – In Football We Trust

Feb. 18 – Black Panthers

Mar. 24 – Sex Trafficking in the USA

Apr. 21 – Peace Officers

May 12 – The Armor of Light

June 9 – T-Rex

The series is free and open to the public. A moderated open-forum discussion after each screening. Films are shown at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts.?Find out more about the series here



Savannah Fuentes NorthLights


The Magic Valley Arts Council hosts Northern Lights at 8 pm on Friday, October 23 at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. Northern Lights Fall Flamenco Tour will be a presentation of Flamenco as interpreted by three very different artists; Puerto Rican/Irish dancer Savannah Fuentes, Guitarist Bobby de Sofia, and direct from Spain, singer Juanarito.

Tickets are $23 for general admission, $10 for students/low-income and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at

CSI Theater Department presents
October 7, 10 and 14, 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater
Acting: The First Six Lessons, a dramatization by Beau Bridges and his daughter, Emily, is based on a classic text on the art and craft of the thespian. Written by Richard Boleslavsky, in 1933, the Boleslavsky handbook gained the understated admiration of the knights of the British Theatre, however; it also caught on among the budding method actors in America.?After all, Boleslavsky’s Lessons number only six concentration, memory-of-emotions, dramatic action, characterization, observation, and rhythm and take place as a series of dialogues between The Teacher and The Creature. The former is a guru in the orthodoxy of acting. The latter is a lovely and callow aspirant to the art form. Through their Socratic interchanges and theatrical incantations, we see the slow-moving headway being made by The Creature toward the artist she shall become. Tickets:$8/adults, $6/seniors or students and free for CSI students.
Magic Valley Chorale Auditions
Oct. 8
The Magic Valley Chorale is holding auditions for solos for Vivaldi’s Gloria on Thursday, October 8 at 8:30 p.m. in the choir room at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Building.There are solos for two sopranos and one alto.An additional Christmas selection has a solo for a baritone. The concert will be held on Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.For more information call 733-4482.

Oct. 8, at 7 pm
CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall

Sponsored by Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho Writer-in-Residence Diane Raptosh gives a reading from her work American Amnesia.A graduate of the University of Michigan MFA Program, Diane Raptosh was named the Boise Poet Laureate (2013). Her most latest book of poems, American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press), was Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. She holds the Eyck-Berringer Endowed Chair in English at the College of Idaho, where she teaches literature and creative writing as well as directs the program in criminal justice/prison studies.The event is free.

Stage Door Extra
Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm
Stage Door Extra with Bad Luck (drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch), at 7:30 pm on Oct. 8, CSI Fine Arts auditorium stage. Presented by CSI Jazz Club. The Seattle duo performs original compositions using live loops and pedals to create a range of sound. Info: Brent Jensen at Free admission; donations to the CSI Jazz Club accepted at the door.

featuring musical families of many kinds

All concerts performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the College of Southern Idaho

Sunday, October 11, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Musical Families 101: a potpourri program of concert pieces for orchestral instrument families,
short compositions about families, and featuring the premier performance of Five Metric Dances by Dr. Randy Earles

Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Honoring the musical legacy of John and Marge Coleman with solo performances by
Aaron Miller, bass
Jenete Miller St. Clair, mezzo soprano
Angela Miller, viola
and Sue Miller at the organ with
Camille Saint-Sa’ns’?Symphony No. 3

Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of CSI
with our CSI family, and presenting
the premier performance of a new orchestral work
by Dr. George Halsell;
Serena and Katie Clark, duo sopranos;
the premier performance of James Romig’s Small Infinities
featuring Scott Farkas, glockenspiel
a special CSI Music Department jazz ensemble
and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait
narrated by Doug Maughan

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

A Pops Concert to remember the lifetime of leadership and
Magic Valley performances of
Roger Vincent and the Vincent family, with
a musical tribute by Allen Vizzutti;
spotlight performances by Laura Vincent Vizzutti, piano
and Allen Vizzutti, trumpet;
and Rogers Broadway show favorites

Tickets are $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6 for Students
Tickets are sold at Kurt’s Pharmacy, Dunkley Music, Sav-Nor Drug, CSI Box Office and at the door

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