Under the Influence of
Rock & Roll November 21, 2014 – January 30, 2015 he influence of rock & roll on American culture is indisputable. By the 1960s it had transcended the realm of music and had begun to shape an entire generation’s understanding of the world around them. For many fans, rock & roll offered an identity: it guided how they spent their money and time, how they dressed and wore their hair and who their friends were. Under the Influence of Rock & Roll speaks to how rock, born out of counter-culture rebellion, has permeated the very fabric of our country and our collective memories, from television and film to fashion and design to political and social history. In crafting this BIG IDEA project about the history of rock & roll and its continuing influence, we’ve drawn on photography, painting, sculpture, records, magazines and posters from local collections and beyond. On view are photographs by Edie Baskin, who spent 20 years as the photographer for Saturday Night Live; Andrew Kent and Ethan Russell’s photos of some of the most influential names in rock & roll; Scott Fife’s sculptures of rock icons; Gideon Bok’s paintings of album covers; Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin’s photography exploring band rider requirements; James Mollison’s life-sized images of Rolling Stones fans; and contemporary and historic show posters from Hatch Show Print, Dick Dahlgren, Gary Houston, Ron Jasin, Mike King, Jason Munn, Andrew Saeger, Silent Giants, Dan Stiles, John Vogl and Neal Williams. The exhibition also features a timeline created by the Sage School’s 8th- and 9th-grade students. The students spent the fall investigating rock & roll from 1960 to 1970, looking at its influence on politics, geography, music and historical and social events. We thank them for all their hard work and invite you to explore their research through the timeline. We hope you’ll attend as many events as possible. If you do, you could win your own copy of the project poster featured on the other side of the announcement, which The Center commissioned from Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN. At each event, we’ll be giving away one piece of the poster. Collect all five pieces to be entered into a drawing for a poster and other great prizes! Or you can buy one at The Center for $25.
Visual Arts Opening Celebration
Fri, Nov 21, 5:30–7pm Free at The Center, Ketchum Join us for the opening of Under the Influence of Rock & Roll. Wear your favorite concert t-shirt or dress as your favorite rock star! Evening Exhibition Tours Thu, Dec 4 & Thu, Jan 8, 5:30pm Free at The Center, Ketchum Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with Center curators and gallery guides.
Gallery Walk Sat, Dec 27, 5–7pm Free at The Center, Ketchum Start your Gallery Walk at The Center!
Concerts Guy Davis Fri, Dec 12, 6:30pm Sun Valley Opera House $25 / $35 nonmember / $15 student Rock comes straight from the blues and Guy Davis is a bluesman extraordinaire. He has dedicated himself to reviving the tradition of acoustic blues. Bill Payne Fri, Jan 30, 6:30pm Sun Valley Opera House $25 / $35 nonmember / $15 student Co-founder of Little Feat, Bill Payne is considered one of the finest American rock and blues pianists by many of rock’s greatest pianists. He has worked and recorded with a who’s who of rock and blues: Bonnie Raitt, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, J.J. Cale, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks and more. Winter Series Sponsors: American Capital Advisors Wood River Inn Footlight Dance Company presents Rockin’ Dance Wed, Feb 4, 7pm WRHS Performing Arts Theater, Hailey Free A free public performance of Rockin’ Dance, an exploration of the impact of rock & roll on dance through ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. From January 26 through February 6, Footlight dancers will be performing Rockin’ Dance in all Blaine County schools as Footlight’s annual free outreach service.
Classes Teen Workshop: DJ and Music Production Sat & Sun, Jan 10 & 11, 10am–4pm The Center, Hailey $10 pre-registration required Learn the basics of being a DJ and what goes into music production with artist Devin Throngard, a.k.a. DEEVEAUX. Students will be encouraged to do what DEEVEAUX does best: mix music and make beats! Family Day: Rock Around! Sat, Jan 24, 3–5pm The Center, Ketchum FREE Travel through history to discover big moments in America’s most popular music movement. Families will tour the exhibition and participate in rockin’ hands-on activities!
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All films will be screened at the Magic Lantern Cinemas, Ketchum This Is Spinal Tap Thu, Nov 20, 7pm
Scott Fife, Young Elvis, little, 2009, archival cardboard, courtesy the artist and Platform G allery, S eattle, photo: Mark Davison
A Hard Day’s Night Fri, Nov 21, 9:15pm
Andrew Kent, David Bowie, Moscow, 1976, archival chromogenic print, courtesy the artist
Rockumentary Film Festival Sat, Nov 22 Sun, Nov 23 Troubadours It Might Get Loud The Rise of the Singer Songwriter A documentary on 3 guitar legends
Edie Baskin, Bruce Springsteen, 1992, polaroid transfer, © Edie Baskin
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll The Last Waltz Scorsese’s documentary on The Band’s final concert
Ethan Russell, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor, 1969, photograph © Ethan Russell, all rights reserved
Pearl Jam Twenty Pending confirmation
Ethan Russell, Janis Joplin at the Royal Albert Hall, 1969, photograph © Ethan Russell, all rights reserved
Stop Making Sense One of the best concert films ever made—featuring the Talking Heads
Gideon Bok, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 2011, oil on panel, private collection, courtesy the artist and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York
Tickets for each film are $10 / $12 nonmember. Members Special Film Festival Pass: 3 films for $25 (for films screened Nov 22–23). Tickets for A Hard Day’s Night and This is Spinal Tap sold separately. Times and films subject to change.
James Mollison, R olling Stones, Twickenham Stadium, London, 20th August 2006, 2006, c ourtesy the artist
Lecture Ethan Russell: Best Seat in the House Thu, Jan 22, 6:30pm NexStage Theatre, Ketchum $25 / $35 nonmembers Author of the memoir Ethan Russell: An American Story and rock photographer of the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and The Who, Russell will share compelling behind-the-scenes stories, illustrated with original photographs and music from his experience with these rock & roll greats. The 2014–2015 Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Jane P. Watkins
Play Reading Graceland presented by Company of Fools Sat & Sun, Jan 17 & 18, 6:30pm Free at The Center, Ketchum Space is limited—please reserve your seat in advance online or with our box office! The place is the front entrance of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion. The time is 5 o’clock in the morning, three days before the estate is to be opened to the public. Two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred precinct. Featuring Jana Arnold and Russell Wilson under Andrew Alburger’s direction.
BIG IDEA Sponsor:
Exhibition listening stations sponsored by
Sun Valley Center for the Arts The Center hours & location in Ketchum: M–F 9am–5pm 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum, Idaho 208.726.9491 www.sunvalleycenter.org