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FEBRUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

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Curating Creativity FEBRUARY—IT’S THE SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR, BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY NO SHORTAGE OF EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING HERE IN BOISE. 

STAFF WRITER

Christina Lords CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jamie Ames, Jordan Gray, John LaBry, Julie Meyer, Roger Phillips

When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented

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local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local the-

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ater performances, the Boise arts scene or handmade goods from local artisans, we were inspired by the creative culture our city is bursting with. Some of our favorite visual art experiences around the area include the Boise Art Museum, the LaBry Fine Art Gallery and the Visual Arts Collective. Local performance arts venues to visit are the Morrison Center, the Little Theater, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho and the Boise Contemporary Theater.    With our own bustling creative scene—from artists and crafters to musicians and actors—we hope you find inspiration in these pages and come to appreciate our unique perspective here in Boise. Consider this issue your guide to all things

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 16 No Sled? No Problem! Snowmobiling for Beginners

20 Art for All Boise’s Thriving Public Artwork Scene

28 Confessions of an Art Addict John LaBry of LaBry Fine Art Gallery

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34 Inspired by Success John Killmaster, Boise’s own Master Enamelist

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

14

Local Limelight

16

Water & Woods

24 City Scene 28 Artist’s Palette 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES 1.

2.

BSU Broncos Skate with Special Needs Children The Boise State Broncos hockey club took 15 people with special needs ice skating at the Manchester Ice and Events Centre in McCall. For some, it was their first time on the ice. Special equipment provided by Courageous Kids Climbing was available for those who faced physical challenges.

3.

4.

1. Boise State University hockey players (left to right) Holden Greene (93), Kendal Olson (49) and Kyler Ayers (29) help a girl with special needs. | 2. Boise State University hockey player Cameron Benson of Sun Valley gives a youngster with special needs a fun ride around the ice. | 3. Boise State University hockey player Jake Minton of Dublin, California, shares the ice skating experience with Christine Bryant of McCall. | 4. Hockey players help a child with special needs get on the ice as part of a free ice-skating opportunity for people with special needs.

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Andrus Center for Public Policy's Women and Leadership Conference The Andrus Center for Public Policy welcomed a sold-out crowd of 920 women and men to its sixth annual Women and Leadership Conference. The conference highlights women leaders across a variety of backgrounds to emphasize the importance of gender balance within America's leadership ranks and encourages both women and men to foster growth in themselves and others. 1. Corporation for Public Broadcasting President & CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison was one of six keynote speakers. | 2. CEO & Co-Founder of Fairygodboss Georgene Huang was one of six keynote speakers. | 3. Academy Award-winning actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Geena Davis was one of six keynote speakers. 8

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N UED)

Jan Bennetts and Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens, were honored for their service to their respective counties and to the Idaho Association of Counties at the IAC’s annual conference in Boise. The annual Mills Adler Award is presented to individuals to recognize those county elected officials who strive to improve local government. The award is decided upon the Idaho organizations affiliated with their county office. The award is named in honor of two distinguished county officials: the late Darwin Mills, a former Lincoln County sheriff; and the late Betty Adler, the former Payette County treasurer.

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OSTEOSTRONG OPENS NEW FRANCHISE LOCATION IN BOISE Houston-based

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expanding to Boise. The company, which aims to help build bone density in clients to fight conditions such as osteoporosis,

uses

patent-pending

Spectrum equipment, a system where members spend approximately 15 minutes, one time per week, to strengthen a person’s skeletal system. It is not a gym, diet, supplement, pharmaceutical or medical treatment. It’s a system that improves bone density, muscular strength, balance and athletic performance for individuals of all ages. Using a process known as Osteogenic Loading, OsteoStrong is growing throughout the country. OsteoStrong, which celebrated its Boise grand opening in January, will be located at 2475 S. Apple St., Suite 103. New centers offer two free trial sessions to anyone interested through the OsteosStrong.me website.  

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thousands of submissions, only the 10 nominees in each subcategory with the most nominations were retained for the voting round.

SILVIES VALLEY RANCH ANNOUNCES NEW LUXURY SPA The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch has announced the opening of its Rocking Heart Spa. Silvies, already known as a swank Western destination with travel experiences ranging from gourmet dinners to pistol shooting to a reversible golf course, has unveiled a new way to relax in Eastern Oregon. Silvies Valley Ranch, with a commitment to sustainability and environmental revitalization, features organic spa products that incorporate plants native to Oregon. Spa visitors will be able to enjoy these products through aromatherapy treatments, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. The Rocking Heart Spa is a new 17,000-square-foot facility that sits on the north end of the Ranch with a southern view over 10 miles of Silvies Valley’s beautiful high mountain meadows. For more information, or to make a reservation, call

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT ARTICLE JULIE MEYER

What Are You Working on with Hammer & Stain

HAMMER & STAIN OWNER JENNIFER BRAASKMA TELLS US ABOUT HER BUSINESS HOSTING  PUBLIC WORKSHOPS THAT  TEACH YOU HOW  TO USE PAINT AND STAIN  TO TRANSFORM YOUR  UNFINISHED WOOD PROJECT  INTO A CUSTOM-DESIGNED PIECE OF ART.

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WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS? The love of crafting really inspired me to do this. I love to work and play with others. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIVITY? WHERE DO YOUR PROJECT IDEAS COME FROM? We are a licensee of a corporation. We are like one big family who talks daily, shares ideas and designs. Unlike a typical franchise, we are allowed to put our own twist on things and offer things that we want or our customers want. We also offer personalization on most projects, so come and make it your own. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THEY 'RE NOT "CRAFTY?" No need to be crafty. I am a great copier, but crafty I am not. If I can do it, anyone can. We love doing birthday parties even for the young ones. Our 8-year-old customers are the best! WHAT ARE YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT FOR 2019? We are introducing quite a few new projects come 2019, from our jumbo cozy knit blan-

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT HAMMER & STAIN? Hammer & Stain is a great place have fun with a friend or a group of friends. Bring your food and drinks and have a great time. We love ideas and inspirations from our customers. Private parties have been a big success, and we love to host them. 1500 N. Locust Grove Road #102, Meridian, 208.781.8511

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WATER & WOODS

No Problem!

SNOWMOBILING FOR BEGINNERS ARTICLE ROGER PHILLIPS | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN RESORT

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW ON A ONE-HORSE OPEN

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sport accessible to an even wider swath of outdoor adventurers.”

MORE FUN. Snowmobiles are amazing pieces of machinery that make

To start, let’s talk about what makes snowmobiling fun. They

snowy places like McCall a vast playground and a great winter getaway.

allow you to access places you couldn’t normally go in winter unless

Snowmobiling poses some obvious challenges for people who

you’re snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. But you can experience

don’t own them, who have no experience with them, or who don’t

more country in a day on a snowmobile than you could all winter if

have friends or family who are snowmobilers and willing to introduce

you were on foot. They’re also just plain fun to ride. You can glide

them to the sport. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying snowmo-

effortlessly across a smoothly groomed trail or float across a snowy

biling because getting started is easier than you might think.

meadow and carve graceful arcs.

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Let’s dispel a few preconceptions about snowmobiles that might make you hesitant to try one.


First, they’re not difficult to ride. If you’ve ridden an ATV, a jet ski or similar machine, it will be a natural transition. To grossly simplify, you sit, push a button and go. To get started, that’s really all you need to know. Obviously, there’s more to it, but don’t let “I don’t know how to ride one” stop you from getting started. And if you’re still nervous about riding one yourself, you can ride as a passenger because many snowmobiles are designed for two people, so it will still be a safe, comfortable ride if you’re on back. Second, you won’t freeze. Yes, it’s winter, and yes, it’s cold outside, but you will stay plenty warm. Most modern snowmobiles have grip warmers, some even have heated seats, and they all have windshields and fairings that protect your body from the elements. If you’re taking a guided trip or renting a snowmobile, it usually includes a snowmobile suit, helmet, boots, gloves, and other equipment. Third, you can make it as easy, or as challenging  as you want. Your trip can range from a casual, fun ride down a groomed trail under the guidance of an expert, or you can take a snowmobile off-trail and play in the meadows and mountains.

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How do you get started? Guided trips are the best way to have a good first experience on a snowmobile. Brundage Mountain Resort is practically synonymous with winter recreation in McCall, and it offers fully guided snowmobile trips out of the resort. Brundage offers half-day and full-day tours starting at $219 to scenic locations near the resort, including trips to Hazard Lake, Upper Payette Lake or Burgdorf Hotsprings for an amazing backcountry experience. Just show up and suit up because jackets, pants and helmets are included. Don’t forget winter boots and gloves. After you’re comfortable on the machines, Brundage will rent them to you for unguided adventures. Brundage.com 208.634.4151 CM Backcountry Rentals and Adventure in McCall also offers guided snowmobile tours and rentals. In addition, it offers clinics and avalanche courses to help you progress through the learning curve if you decide to venture off on your own, and avalanche training helps prevent you from getting into dangerous situations. CMBackcountryRentals.com 208.634.0017 If you are comfortable and feel like you could safely go it on your own, Cheap Thrills rentals offers dropoff and pickup service to one of the trailheads around McCall.  Rentals include a snowmobile suit, full-face helmet, snowmobile boots and gloves. CheapThrillsRentals.com 800.831.1025.

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As the nation’s first restaurant distillery, Bardenay has set an industry precedent as the first full service restaurant and bar with the ability to create handcrafted liquor onsite. Nearly 20 years ago, in December of 1999, they obtained a distillery license and began experimenting with recipes! The Boise location opened in March of 2000 and on April 25th, 2000, history was made when Bardenay served the first cocktail to include spirits distilled in a restaurant in the US.

Strawberry (2014), Banana (2015), Cassis (2017) and Cherry (2017) have all been added. These are all whole fruit liqueurs, using only the highest quality, real fruits.

It all started with rum, and shortly thereafter vodka was introduced. “We believe our vodka is the first commercial vodka from cane sugar in the US,” said Chief Operating Officer Joely Rhodes. In the Summer of 2000, the gin recipe was finally approved and added to the lineup and in 2004, Bardenay began producing and using Lemon Vodka behind the bars. The selection continued to grow, and Ginger Rum was added in December 2012. Since then fruit liqueur including

To sample the different drinks, visit these locations: Boise (Rum and Ginger Rum, aging rum and aging whiskey), Eagle (Lemon Vodka, Gin, all fruit Liqueurs) and Coeur d’Alene (Vodka). While you are in Eagle be sure to check out the beautiful new still. “She is more efficient, has a double column and is really pretty to look at,” says Joely. Bardenay also serves a full menu, happy hour menu and late-night tapas.

What can patrons expect to see in the future? They have recently received approval for aged rum and are in the process of bottling. It has been aging since November 2011 and will be a limited release. They are also aging Rye Whiskey (July 2014), which should be ready within the next few years.

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Vox Poplar by Janet Zweig with writer, Katherine Kyle, Courtesy of Boise City Department of Arts & History

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VOX POPLAR, LIBRARY! at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive While some public artwork is just for admiring, some of it lets people become part of the piece. That’s the case with Janet Zweig’s Vox Poplar.  At the Boise Public Library branch at Bown Crossing, wordsmiths can tap away at an antique typewriter. Paper, just awaiting ink and creativity, comes from the massive (28,000 linear feet), wall-mounted roll with a bas-relief of trees. The Cabin, a local literary arts organization, partnered with the City of Boise to supply authors for twomonth residencies with the piece. You can see them in action at special engagements (check the calendar at BoisePublicLibrary.org). If you miss an author, you can still see what they’ve created in a glass display case next to the installation. Think the piece’s title sounds a bit like Latin? You’re not wrong. It’s a combination of “Vox Populi” (translated as “voice of the people”) and “poplar” (the trees featured in the design).

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RT FOR LL BOISE’S THRIVING PUBLIC ARTWORK SCENE

ARTICLE JORDAN GRAY

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TRACTORS AND STEAM ENGINES, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St.

Photo by Aaron Snethen

Potato magnate J.R. Simplot had a knack for collecting vintage steam engines and tractors. After his passing in 2008, his dream of sharing his collection transformed into Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP). The community center offers studios, play areas and a fresh take on an agricultural museum.  “Pretty much the building was built around (the tractors),” JUMP’s Rob Bearden says. Both a special crane jig and dolly were built to move the industrial art to its new home. Rob, known as the “Tractor Doctor,” oversees the 50-piece collection, of which 80 percent is operable. “We have prototypes, steam engines, just about every type of tractor you can imagine is here,” he says. “We’re restoring them all to their original appearance. [We have a] 1921 Frick Eclipse Steam Engine painted exactly like it would have been in 1921, with the exception of the logos.” For an agricultural history lesson, join Rob on his weekly Wednesday walking tour. “You can pretty much see the whole development on how they evolved into rubber-tired tractors,” he says. “They are all so unique.” Wander around JUMP and discover the tractors, or reserve your free Tractor Doctor tour spot through JUMPBoise.org or 208.639.6610.

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ART FOR ALL

4

(CON TI N U ED)

FREAK ALLEY GALLERY, 210 N. Ninth St. Billing itself as “the largest mural gallery

in the Northwest,” Freak Alley has been providing 24/7 access to art since 2002. Founder Colby Akers and more than 200 local artists have shared their pieces on the alley’s walls. Permission to decorate the bricks comes from business and building owners, as well as public officials. Artists, who can submit their ideas for

Do Not Open by Sue Latta. Photo by Richard Meyer

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DO NOT OPEN TRAFFIC BOX, Fulton and Eighth Street 

the alley year-round, get to work painting in the first part of August. They climb ladders, crouch in doorways and scale scaffolding to cover the alleyway with their work as the public wanders by. An unveiling is then held on the second Saturday in August to showcase the completed works. The murals range from the realistic to the fantastical. There are even pop culture-inspired ones, such as the Breaking Boise mural that mixes Breaking Bad with Batman. Be sure to look up, down and around as you explore the alley, as some works may be tucked into spaces you may not expect.

Artful camouflage is the name of the game when it comes to Boise’s traffic boxes. Do Not Open by Sue Latta has been warning passersby not to mess with the sharks (and the necessary components to control the city streetlights and Ada County Highway District traffic signals) since 2013. The piece is one of 192 vinyl-wrapped boxes in areas across Boise that are highly visible to motorists and pedestrians. The call for box art goes out each wintertime, selections are made in spring, and artists finalize their work over the summer. By autumn, the boxes disappear under animals, trees, teddy bears, geometric shapes, words and whimsical creatures. “The traffic box program is one of the more publicly recognized ones we run,” says Karl LeClair, Boise City Department of Arts & History Public Art manager. “It’s primarily local artists, and it brings the art right out onto the street where everyone can enjoy it. We’re really proud we can pay a local artist to support their work and bring it out into such a public platform. 22

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Freak Alley. Photo by Richard Meyer


Freak Alley. Photo by Richard Meyer

Find More, Create More Tracking down public art can be as simple as taking a stroll through downtown Boise and picking a direction to look in. However, if you’re more the type to scope out a route in advance, the Boise City Department of Arts & History provides an interactive, filterable map of public artwork on its website, BoiseArtsAndHistory.org. It covers everything from traffic box masterpieces to pieces with hidden surprises, like the old-timey camera stationed at Main and First Street (formally known as Spanish Village; Jesus Urquides). For those who fancy themselves talented with a paintbrush (or sculpting knife, chisel or wire nippers), prospects abound to share your talent with the world. BCDAH maintains a list of opportunities for local, national and even international art submissions. Never proposed on a public artwork before? BCDAH has you covered there as well. The department outlines art types, funding, portfolio builders and what to do when you win an opportunity.   February 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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CITY SCENE

ARTICLE JAMIE AMES

A Date with the Arts

DAT E N I G H T

SO MUCH FUN!

FA M I LY N I G H T O U T

1. Rent bikes downtown (weather per-

1. Stop by Fat Guy's Fresh Deli (1626 S. Wells

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Ave., Meridian) and try what is quickly becom-

Ride to Boise Art Glass (1124 W. Front St.)

ing their legendary grilled PB&J with (or

for a one-hour glass blowing class, sched-

without) bacon. Then drop in at the Boise Art

ule online, $80/2 people, check Groupon.

Museum for Family Art Saturday, 12-3 p.m.

mitting).

$5/hr,

Finished? Ride, walk or drive to Fork (199 N. Eighth St.) for dinner.

2. Check out ComedySportz (CSz Boise), clean comedy every Friday and Saturday

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2. Rock the house with dinner and karaoke,

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DAT E N I G H T

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Enjoy an early dinner at Asiago's (1002 Main

Practice restaurant manners with a progres-

St., Reservations recommended, walk-ins wel-

sive dinner. Each stop offers a new opportu-

come, based on limited availability.) Then either:

nity to polish pleases and thank-yous. Start with french fries at Boise Fry Company (204 N. Capitol Blvd.), next, The Lift (4091 W. State

1. SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 7:30 P.M. Philharmonic Silent Films at the Egyptian Theater (corner of Capitol and Main), doors open at 6 p.m., title TBA. $14.15-$23.58, Tickets.BoisePhil.org.

some drinks at Jacksons (3110 W. State St.) on your way to The Children's Museum of Idaho (790 S. Progress Ave., Meridian) where you can diffuse some of those stifled wiggles from all the sitting and nice manners. Wind down

2. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 6:30 P.M. MET Opera (movie) production of Carmen at Regal Edwards Boise & IMAX.

PUT THE ACTIVE INTO ACTIVIT Y!

St.) for house-battered chicken tenders. Grab

the evening with a cone from Reed's Dairy (1735 W. Chinden Blvd).

Get moving with Idaho Ballroom Dance

Take a sample dance class at Echo School of

Center's (943 W. Overland, Meridian) private

Dance (9953 W. Cable Car St., Suite 110) together.

and group beginner lesson packages. See

They have hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, break-

IdahoBallroom.com for details. Check out

dance and stretching. Call to schedule a free trial

the Introductory Private Lessons Package.

class (887.1200) or email echo@echodance.com

Make your date a Latin night with dinner at

to reserve your spot. After your class, head over to

The Matador (3690 E. Monarch Sky Lane at

a happening dive, El Gallo Giro (5285 Glenwood

The Village). Then try out your new skills at a

St.) for a kid-friendly, fun and colorful atmosphere

practice (dance) party at the Dance Center.

and some knock-your-socks-off tacos that will be guilt-free after all the dancing you just did.

SOPHISTICATED, DINNER & MUSIC

1. Visit the Stewart Gallery (2230 W. Main St.),

FOR PICKY EATERS:

open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4

The Griddle (404 E. Park Center Blvd.)

p.m. or by appointment, or the LaBry Fine Art Gallery (404 S. Eighth St. #166) open from

FOR ADVENTUROUS PALATES:

3-8 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Then

Pad Thai at their new location (10038 W.

luxuriate

in an evening of live jazz and elegant food at

Overland Road)

Chandlers (981 W. Grove St.).

...and a short discussion of concert etiquette* followed by a live performance such as...

2. Enjoy Wine and Romance Wednesday at The Restaurant at the Chateau. (176

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a

S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle) From 5-9 p.m.,

Day! Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m., at the Morrison

enjoy the music of classic crooner Adam

Center, MorrisonCenter.com, $22.50- $75.

Gottesman. Order from the global menu, or

OR, FOR KIDS WHO'VE LEVELED UP IN:

select a prix fixe meal, $39 on weekdays and

Trebelle Piano Trio: Russian Romance, Saturday,

$49 on weekends. A new Italian special is

Feb. 17, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th

added to the menu each Wednesday, and a

St., Boise. Violinist Jennifer Dunn, cellist Heidi

special treat is available for those celebrating

Nagel and pianist Robyn Wells present music

an anniversary! ChateauEagle.com

of Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander

Borodin and

Nikolai

Rimsky-

Korsakov. Suggested donation: $15 general, $10 students/seniors. TrebellePianoTrio.org *Printable of concert etiquette available at Boise Lifestyle's Facebook page. February 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

confessions of an art addict

ARTICLE JOHN LABRY

I ADMIT IT. I have an addiction. I'm addicted to great art in all genres and from all cultures. In a previous article in Boise Lifestyle, I wrote of some of the benefits of owning and displaying original art. Now I'll tell you why I've chosen to collect and own great art, although it might be said that I'm an extreme case. When I was young, I nurtured myself on stories of adventure and hunts for treasure.  From those stories and much life experience in the meantime, I've come to believe that treasure lies in things that result from human creative passion.

That creative passion can produce many different results, some tangible, some intangible and some very transient. From this creativity, to name a few, spring Acheulean hand axe, Approx. 300,000-plus years old, St. Acheul, France

the performing arts, the literary arts, music, the visual arts, imaginative cuisine, athletic exceptionalism and altruistic sacrifice (arguably the highest achievement). I will focus here on the visual arts since this is a perspective view from an art collector. So what is it that compels me to collect and display art objects throughout my home? It's not quite an experience like Night in the Museum but close. The objects do come to life in a sense, in my imagination. The antiquities in my collection take me back into the ancient past, sometimes long before written history and often into past civilizations that have left major marks on our collective histories. When I look upon an Acheulean hand axe, I'm transported back hundreds of thousands to more than a million years ago when early hominids were expanding their footprint across the globe. That "Swiss army

Mycenaean Bronze Censure, 2,500-plus years old, Ancient Greece

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knife" of a stone tool is considered to be the earliest surviving form of aesthetic expression contrived by


John LaBry

human ancestors. Imagine holding in your hand an object made by hand more than a million years ago! When I see the Vinca venus figures in my collection, I try to imagine the cultures from 5,000-plus years ago whose survival so depended on their ability to procreate that cults of fertility provide us with the most compelling evidence of their Vinca Venus Figure, 5000-plus years old. Slovakia

existence. When I hold my Mycenaean bronze censure, I find myself wandering through the Agora in Athens or boarding a trireme off to battle the Spartans. And when I surround myself with my early African masks, I imagine nighttime on the edge of

Lega Bwami Society Mask, Congo, mid-20th century

an open fire, drums resonating while masked dancers step to the rhythm in a scene that has likely not changed for millennia. Moving into the modern era—though I'm very taken by the art of the Renaissance which is inaccessible to me except in museums—I greatly admire the audacity of the groups of artists who broke away from the rigid formulas of the past, like the impressionists, the 20th-century modernists and the expressionists. Now because they were first and were exceptional artists, and because their works are limited and greatly admired the world over, they also are relatively inaccessible. However, we have many artists right here among us whose works rival those breakaway masters in technique, execution and imagination.  There are artists here whose talents are so exceptional and whose work is so accessible, it's almost a crime not to own one. I have acquired many works of local artists for my personal collection, and I'm sure I will continue to add more as I meet others and am exposed to their works. Some warm the heart with nostalgia of place or time, while others challenge the mind psychologically and philosophically. These works transport me, in my imagination, to wonderful places and challenging states of mind. They keep me forever entertained. February 2019 | Boise Lifestyle

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FEBRUARY

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contemporary work from internation-

days working in her father’s junkyard

ally acclaimed choreographers, Ballet

or stewing herbs for her mother, a

THE BAKER'S DOZEN

Idaho’s winter series will explore the

self-taught herbalist and midwife.

range and depth of the company's danc-

Boise Little Theater

ers as they push the limits of dance.

Join Idaho’s oldest all-volunteer com-

This series includes choreography by

munity theater for The Baker’s Dozen, a

George Balanchine, Alejandro Cerrudo,

dramedy centering around Terry, a food

Craig Davidson, Penny Saunders and a

critic for a local newsletter who has been

world premiere by Danielle Rowe. The

assigned to write a doughnut shop review.

show runs Feb. 8-9.

for vulnerability. And sweetness does not always come with cream and sugar.

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WILD AT HEART AT ZOO BOISE

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BOISE GOLF SHOW

Stories from the Penitentiary; play

up or find the true meaning of “ball and chain.” Visitors can read ‘Love’

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games like Match-In’ Mates, Honey

Get a leg up on the upcoming golf

Bee Heist and Pin the Rose on the

season with more than 80 exhibitors

Gardener; and enjoy complimentary

at the Boise Golf Show. The event will

hot chocolate and tea.

feature a free round of golf for every

Enjoy free admission Feb. 2 for Wild at

paid admission, a free club for every

Heart at Zoo Boise. This family-friendly

child 12 and under, interactive games,

event will be full of fun things to do,

swag and prizes. For information, go

including face painting, photo-ops and

to BoiseGolfShow.com.

special Valentine's Day-themed enrichyou’ll be able to make a Valentine’s Day card for your favorite animal.

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BOISE PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS VIENNESE MASTERS The Morrison Center

Join the Boise Philharmonic for an

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY'S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Morrison Center

Join

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the

Boise

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evening of Viennese masters, led by Music Director Eric Garcia and joined by soloist Natasha Paremski. Celebrate the

musical

city

of

University

Vienna with Mozart, Schubert and

Symphony Orchestra for one of its

Beethoven. Don't miss the pre-con-

four major orchestral concerts of the

cert event with Jamey Lamar at 6:30

The Cabin

year. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for

p.m., or the post-concert event with

Feeling stagnant in your creative writ-

seniors. Children, non-BSU students

Garcia. For tickets, call 208.344.7849

ing practice? Looking for inspiration?

of any age (with ID) and BSU faculty,

or visit BoisePhil.org.

Reconnect with your curiosity and cre-

staff and students with ID are admit-

ativity this new year by returning to the

ted for free. All concert proceeds fund

simple truth: writing is a physical act.

BSU Music Scholarships.

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FREE GUIDED HISTORIC BOISE DEPOT TOUR

TARA WESTOVER

A Historic Boise Train Depot tour guide

The Egyptian Theatre

will highlight the history of the iconic

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Educated: A Memoir author Tara

landmark and take guests through the

Westover will speak at an event

progression of local rail service, from

(RE)DEFINE PRESENTED BY BALLET IDAHO

hosted by The Cabin. Westover is a

the railroad’s arrival in Boise, to its

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years of operation and renovation. See

WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

In Writing for Performance, Heidi Kraay will provide active writing practices during a six-week workshop beginning Feb. 6 using a performer’s vocabulary that engages the full body/mind.

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in the U.K. Born in Idaho to a father

the building inside and out, and finish

The Morrison Center

opposed to public education, she

with an up-close look at the bells in

In an evening that spans classical and

never attended school. She spent her

the 96-foot tower.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

I n s pi r e d by S u cc e s s

John Killmaster

+ OBSERVER + EXPERIMENTER + CREATOR + MENTOR

WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO HAVE A CAREER IN ART? I always made things, drawings, carvings, paintings, colored paper shapes, and objects and cartoons, so art was what I was interested in above all else, and that lead to a career. OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR CAREER, WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PROUDEST MOMENTS? In 1974, I won the competition to create the “big wall” for the newly remodeled Boise Art Museum which led to my introduction to porcelain enameling, and subsequently, in 1978 led to my being chosen to represent Idaho in the First Western States Biennial at the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. At the same time, I received the

Self Portrait

Governor’s Award in Idaho. Presently, I am considered a “Master Enamellist” and was given a lifetime award by the International Enamellist Society in 2001. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS? Pursue your artistic passion, and keep challenging your ongoing development and opportunities will open. Never stop working toward your goal. Believe in your own concepts, and learn from nature and other artists while developing your imagination and trust your intuition. Aim for quality, not merely copying what is popular. Also, seek out good art instruc-

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tors who can assist you on your journey. FROM AN ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE, WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS?   My definition of artistic success is setting out—in

"Believe in your own concepts, and learn from nature

one’s youth—upon a vision and goal of pursuing and

and other artists while developing your imagination

ually developing, improving and enjoying the journey

and trust your intuition."

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