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For the time being Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts will maintain separate websites, our usual phone numbers, email newsletters. In the next months, we’ll be consolidating our ticketing and more. In the meantime, make sure you’re signed up for eNewsletters, friend us on Facebook and let us know what you think.

The mission of the Sun ­Valley Center for the Arts is to stimulate and provoke the imagination while opening hearts and minds through diverse arts programs.

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts Jan – May 2013 Calendar Sun valley Center for the arts po Box 656 Sun Valley, ID 83353

You may have heard the news—that Company of Fools and Sun ­Valley Center for the Arts are becoming one organization. It’s true— and we want to celebrate with the community on January 2nd. The two organizations who you know for world-class theater, lectures, exhibitions, community events, music performances, educational experiences for all ages and more … are becoming one. We invite you to come to the Liberty Theatre to hear more about what we have planned, how we decided to come together, and what it means for our community. In a nutshell—it means more. More inspiration, more ideas, more creativity, more ways for our community to experience excellence in the arts. Join us as we all embark on this incredible new chapter for the arts in the Wood River Valley.

+ Wed, Jan 2, 5:30 at the Liberty Theatre Refreshments will be served Free—all are welcome!

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The galleries are always free and open to the public. Center hours in Ketchum: M–F 9am–5pm, Sats in Feb & Mar 11am–5pm 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum, Idaho Center hours in Hailey: W–F 2–5:30pm, during the run of an exhibition only. 314 Second Ave. S, Hailey, Idaho 208.726.9491,


Celebrate with Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts of your Sun Valley Experience!

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts

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Arts & Events

Winter–Spring 2013

Together We’re MORE!

Feb 13–Mar 1

Jan 10 & 11


Mar 2

The Second City, 7pm, Liberty Theatre, Hailey Distracted by Lisa Loomer, times vary, Liberty Theatre Casino Royale Fundraiser, 6:30pm, The Valley Club

F Reading: Guiding Light with Clay McLeod Chapman,


F Reading: Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies (K)

Apr 12

Location TBA For tickets to Second City and Distracted:

of your Sun Valley Experience!

Mar 8

Feb 8

Jan 23


Matt Andersen, 6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House David Wax Museum, 6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House Michael Kaeshammer cabaret evening, 6:30pm, ­

NexStage Theater, Ketchum


Date TBD

Feb 12

Jan 17

F Film: I am From by Jona Frank and Mary Trunk, 6pm (K)

Dec 28

Richard Rodriguez, 6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood Eric Schmitt, 6:30pm, Location TBD

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Mar 13

Mar 1

Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward Jr., 6:30pm, Opening of Family of Woman Film Festival,

F Open for Gallery Walk until 7pm, (K)

Dec 28

F Crossing Cultures: Ethnicity in Contemporary America (K)

Dec 7–Feb 23


Screening of I am From, 6pm

F Opening celebration for Home Front, 4:30–6pm.

Mar 1

F Home Front (K)

Mar 1–May 25

F Open for Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

Feb 15

F Evening Exhibition Tours of Crossing Cultures, 5:30pm (K)

Jan 10 & Feb 7

Join us before attending the opening of the 2013 Family of Woman Film Festival (K)

F Open for Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

Mar 15

F Opening celebration for Home Front: Higher Ground,

Mar 14

F Home Front: Higher Ground (H)

Mar 14–Jul 4

5–6:30pm (H)

Mar 21 & Apr 25

The Invisible War, 6pm, Sun Valley Opera House Tim O’Brien, 6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood


F Panel discussion, Homecoming: Returning From War,

Apr 4

F Open for Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

May 25

F Evening Exhibition Tours of Home Front, 5:30pm (K)

& May 23

6:30pm, The Center, Ketchum Film Series: Sign up for our eNewsletter to get ­

announcements on our upcoming film series

Tickets On Sale Now! Cover, artists’ work from left: Button Your Lip! Loose Talk Can Cost Lives, 1942, Designed by Otto Soglow, Pub. British and American Ambulance Corps, Inc., The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, Gift of the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida 1993.1.65; Ana Serrano, Gloria’s, 2012, courtesy the artist; Side 1 artists’ work from the left: Matthew Hayes, US Army Specialist (SPC) Jeremy Horsley, Higher Ground fishing camp participant, Hailey, Idaho, 2010, courtesy the artist; Side 2 artists’ work counter-clockwise from top left: Bob Dix, Proof: SHOKO/Hello Kitty, 2012, courtesy the artist; Lori McNee, Memories of Summer, courtesy the artist; Jennifer Karady, Inactive Duty Sergeant First Class Mike Sprouse, Virginia Army National Guard, veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, with wife Tammy and children, Peyton and Colin, Madison Heights, VA, August 2006, courtesy the artist.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts (K) = 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum (H) = 314 Second Ave. S, Hailey 208.726.9491

Feb 9 & 10


F Crossing Cultures (K)

Feb 9

FREE FAMILY DAYS at The Center, Saturdays 3–5pm


Apr 6 & 7

Documentary Filmmaking: Bringing the Story to Life with DeSiree’ Fawn (H) *


Drawing Fundamentals with Danica Mattias (H)

Lightroom with Dev Khalsa (H)

Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe ­

Mar 4–7

Feb 5

Jan 28–Feb 1

Jan 10


Mar 25–29


Mar 7

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

May 9 & 16


Spring Break Art Camp with Danica Mattias (H) 1st–3rd grade, 9am–12pm 4th–5th grade, 2–5pm Book Discussion of Brown by Richard Rodriguez, 6:30pm (K) *


Still Life Painting with Lori McNee, 6–9pm (H) One Night Workshop: Tracing Family History


with Donna Voyles, 5:30–8pm (H)


Book Discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, 6:30pm (K) *


Sipping and Sketching with Bob Dix, 5:30–7:30 pm (H) Art History: Orientalism, from Delacroix to Dow with Courtney Gilbert and Kristin Poole, 5:30pm (K)


* = Pre-registration required.

F = Free!

assistants in exchange for a discount on tuition.

need. Students may also inquire about becoming teaching

fee based classes. Scholarships are based on financial

Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships available for all

Sun Valley Center for the Arts

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Arts & Events

Winter–Spring 2013

of your Sun Valley Experience!


EXHIBITION: Crossing Cultures: Ethnicity in ­Contemporary America Through Feb 23 (in Ketchum) In an increasingly multiracial country, what role do ethnic and racial categories play in constructing identity? This project explores this question through artwork that takes signs and symbols from traditional cultures and translates them into a contemporary context, looking at shifts and changes in cultural meanings. Featuring installations by Joe Feddersen and Bob Dix alongside work by Julie Chang and Ana Serrano. Sponsored in part by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation with support from Robin Leavitt & Terry Friedlander.

10 FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Crossing Cultures 10 ADULT CLASS: Book Discussion of Richard

THE SECOND CITY T From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation. Sponsored in part by Redfish Technology ­— Rob Reeves.

TBD LECTURE: Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward Jr. T Vice Admiral Robert Harward is a Navy SEAL and serves as Deputy Commander of the U.S. d Command. His inle Central l credible experience and e leadership in the military give him a c unique perspectiven in understanding the conflicts our nation a c currently faces and the realities of modern warfare. He will

The Center’s Crossing Cultures T Richard Rodriguez has written an autobiographical trilogy on class, ethnicity and race, with the final installment entitled Brown: The Last Discovery of America. Rodriguez received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for his PBS NewsHour essays on American life. As a part of our project, Crossing Cultures, he will discuss themes explored Brown. Sponsored in part by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation with support from Robin Leavitt & Terry Friedlander.

23 CONCERT: Matt Andersen T

“Canada’s greatest guitarist,” Matt Andersen’s blues songs blend the reality of a workingman’s life with the zest of a good beat, a great guitar riff and the biggest voice you’ll hear this winter. ­


Still Life Drawing with Lori McNee R Learn the fundamentals of still life painting with ­ either oils or acrylics. This class is for beginner to intermediate students; however, advanced painters looking for a ­ refresher in the basics are more than welcome to attend.

February 5

7 8


ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP: Tracing Family History with Donna Voyles R In this evening workshop, Donna Voyles will show students how to begin the process of navigating through online genealogical websites. Uncovering names, dates and people from the past, students are likely to discover something new about themselves as well. Basic computer knowledge is required. FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Crossing Cultures CONCERT: David Wax Museum, as a part of The Center’s Crossing Cultures T Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering and donkey jawbone rattling, David Wax Museum fuses Mexican and American folk and rock traditions to create a unique aesthetic that has won Boston’s Americana Artist award. Performance and residency sponsored in part by: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Donald W. & Gretchen K. Fraser Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, with additional support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation and the NEA. FREE FAMILY DAY: Crossing Cultures Families can tour The Center’s exhibition at 3pm & 4pm with Center staff. Once families have toured the gallery they will work with teaching artists to explore their own family’s cultural symbols, create a hands-on project and share stories.

9 & 10 TEEN WORKSHOP: Documentary Filmmaking:

Eric Schmitt is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who covers terrorism and national security issues for The New York Times and will speak as a part of The Center’s multidisciplinary ­project Home Front.

14 FREE Opening Celebration for Home Front: Higher Ground, 5–6:30pm

15 FREE Gallery Walk—Home Front 21 FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Home Front 25–29 KIDS CLASS: Spring Break Art Camp



EXHIBITION: Home Front, Mar 1–May 25 (Ketchum) What happens when a soldier returns home from war? How does she go from a military routine to a family routine of carpools and laundry? How does he integrate back into a community that may not even know the names of the places he has been? What do we do at home to support the war effort and the needs and concerns of returning soldiers? This exhibition of contemporary and historic work will explore the ways in which individuals recover from and communities respond to the contemporary realities of war. FREE Opening Celebration for Home Front, 4:30–6pm Enjoy the exhibition before attending the opening of the 2013 Family of Woman Film Festival!


Family of Woman Film Festival T Launched in Sun Valley in 2007, to highlight the work of the United Nations Population Fund, the 2013 Sun Valley Family of Woman Film Festival will screen five dramas and documentaries at The Sun Valley Opera House. Please join us for the opening film, The Invisible War.


Company of Fools’ CASINO ROYALE T The Center’s Board of Directors and Event Co-Chairs Priscilla Pittiglio and R. L. Rowsey invite you to join them on March 2 at the Valley Club for an exciting evening of gambling, cocktailing and fundraising to benefit Company of Fools. This Monte Carlo themed night has become a favorite event in the Valley and it just keeps getting better.

4–7 ADULT CLASS: Introduction to Digital Photography



and Adobe Lightroom with Dev Khalsa R Get a solid grasp on how to use your digital SLR camera and Adobe Lightroom to organize, manage and enhance your images. This workshop is for beginning photographers or those looking to brush up on their shooting skills, and for people who want to learn to manage and process their images. ADULT CLASS: Book Discussion of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried R Join other curious readers in a lively discussion of this groundbreaking meditation on war, memory, imagination and the redemptive power of storytelling a week before the author is here to lecture.

PERFORMANCE: Michael Kaeshammer Cabaret Evening T Michael Kaeshammer is called Canada’s triplethreat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma and his performances are pure delight. When Kaeshammer performs, it’s obvious he’s having a ball, playing superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, and pop cross-over material. Nightly, Kaeshammer has the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand and never does he leave with anything short of a standing ovation. Hosted by The Center’s Junior ­Patrons Circle.

13 LECTURE: Tim O’Brien T

Bringing the Story to Life with DeSiree’ Fawn R Join filmmaker DeSiree’ Fawn to explore the art of creating a documentary film. Students will learn how to conduct an interview and build a story around that interview, creating a 3–5 minute piece. Sponsored by Wendy & Alan Pesky.

12 LECTURE: Eric Schmitt T

EXHIBITION: Home Front: Higher Ground R Mar 14–Jul 4 (Hailey) Part of The Center’s project Home Front, this exhibition features artwork made by men and women who have participated in Higher Ground’s rehabilitation programs for wounded veterans alongside Hailey photographer Matthew Hayes’s photographs of Higher Ground participants. Veterans are sharing artwork they make as part of their therapy, ranging from photography to quilts, handmade knives, pens and wooden bowls.

with Danica Mattias R Make spring break memorable by signing the kids up for Spring Break Art Camp. Students will explore a variety of art techniques and develop skills in drawing, surface design and soft sculpture. Morning session is for 1st–3rd grade and afternoon session is for 4th & 5th grade.

speak as a part of our multidisciplinary project Home Front. Generously sponsored by Elaine & John French, Barbara & John Lehman, and Jennifer & Peter Roberts.

17 LECTURE: Richard Rodriguez, as a part of

DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer R What’s wrong with 8-year-old Jesse? He raps, he swears, he’s in trouble at school—he’s just too much. Seeking help, his distraught mother turns to professionals, the internet, and even well-meaning neighbors for answers. Some say the problem is Attention Deficit Disorder; others blame allergies. With her insightful, provocative sense of humor, award-winning playwright Lisa Loomer gives us a new play that asks: are we so tuned in to our info-rich, 24/7 world that we’ve tuned out the things that really matter?

15 FREE Gallery Walk—Crossing Cultures

­ odriguez’s Brown: The Last Discovery of America R R Join other curious readers in a lively conversation about this memoir exploring issues of race and racial identity in America the week before author Richard Rodriguez’s lecture.

10 & 11 Company of Fools presents

13–Mar 1 Company of Fools presents 208.726.9491

As part of our multidisciplinary project Home Front, Tim O’Brien will speak about his craft and why he tells war stories: “That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” For over 30 years, his novels like Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods, have illustrated the experience of a soldier at war as well as soldiers returning home. Generously sponsored by Barbara & Tod Hamachek and Jeanne Meyers & Richard Carr.


Evening tours are with the curator and/or gallery guides ­beginning at 5:30pm, with wine served. R Registration required. T Ticketed events.

April 4

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: Homecoming: Returning From War Panelists with real world experience in dealing with war and its repercussions will discuss their own experiences, answer questions and explore the ways in which communities can respond to veterans’ specific needs.

4, 11, 18 & 25

ADULT CLASS: Sipping and Sketching with Bob Dix Join beloved art teacher Bob Dix as he guides students through the creative process via drawing. This class is perfect for the artist looking to have some fun and also for the person who hasn’t participated in art since grade school. Students will have weekly drawing projects accompanied by a glass of wine and good company.

6 & 7 TEEN WORKSHOP: Drawing Fundamentals with

Danica Mattias R Sharpen your drawing skills and shade your way into perspective with this skill building workshop. Explore one and two point perspective, the canon of the face and body, and drawing from observation. All skill levels welcome.

12 FREE Company of Fools presents a reading of

TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies T In his “absorbing, intelligent” and timely play, Donald Margulies uncovers the layers of a relationship between a photojournalist and foreign correspondent—once addicted to the adrenaline of documenting the atrocities of war and now grounded in the couple’s Brooklyn loft. Margulies revisits themes of what it means to be an artist as characters ask: What does it mean to capture suffering on film, rather than stopping to intervene? Sponsored in part by Jeri Wolfson.


FREE Company of Fools presents a reading of Guiding Light by Clay McLeod Chapman T COF’s newly commissioned piece by Clay Chapman who wrote last year’s spine-tingling Commencement will have its first workshop in April as part of the Center’s Home Front. Auntie Miller has been granted the capacity to communicate with the spirits of those soldiers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Or so she says. Auntie has made a good business exploiting the fresh wounds of families who have lost their sons and daughters on the battlefield. But what happens when Auntie really starts seeing soldiers who shouldn’t be there? Featuring Hanna Cheek and Denise Simone. Sponsored in part by Kathy Abelson, The CastellanoWood Family, Tim Mott, Priscilla Pittiglio.

25 FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Home Front


9 & 16

ADULT CLASS: Orientalism from Eugène Delacroix to Arthur Wesley Dow with Courtney Gilbert and Kristin Poole T In preparation for The Center’s summer exhibition on Japanese printmaking and American art, Courtney Gilbert, Curator of Visual Arts, and Kristin Poole, Artistic Director, present two lectures on Orientalism in European and American art. The lectures will trace the relationship between Asian and Western art in the 19th century, from the Romantic era paintings of Delacroix and Ingres that exoticized the Middle East to the work of artists like Monet, Gauguin, Whistler and Arthur Wesley Dow, who looked to Asian art for aesthetic inspiration.

23 FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Home Front 25 FREE Gallery Walk—Home Front

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